Summary: If you want to buy a "budget" gaming laptop, the Asus G75VW-AS71 offers plenty of horsepower and features in its heavy 17-inch body. Just don't expect anything svelte -- or good battery life.
Pros: The Asus G75VW-AS71 has a cutting-edge processor, a new Nvidia GPU, a slightly thinned-down body, a matte antiglare screen, and faster ports and connections than its predecessor, including tons of USB 3.0 ports and Thunderbolt.
Cons: This laptop's still not cheap; it may not be $2,000, but it's far more expensive than the average laptop. And, let's face it: this machine's still a boat. Also, in performance it lags behind more powerful gaming laptops like the Origin EON17-S.
Summary: Ready for the Finale. Asus is one of the first manufacturers presenting a gaming laptop with Ivy Bridge processor and GeForce 600 graphics card. After scrutinizing an amply equipped pre series model with Nvidia's 3D vision technology, a series model with standard FullHD display has to prove itself.
Pros: Matte FullHD display with good values, Rather quiet for a gaming laptop, Excellent connectivity, Insensitive surfaces, Fast Solid State Drive, Moderate temperatures, Handy touchpad, Keyboard light, Excellent performance, Blu ray drive, No Throttling, The G75 has no big weaknesses.
Cons: Big and heavy case, No Optimus, a graphics switch for longer battery life
Conclusion: Other than the confusion with using the Webcam, and the laptop's weight being about a pound heavier than other bulky 17-inch laptops, we have no complaints about the Asus G75VW. It serves up a strong mix of the latest components for a great price, and it runs quietly. It’s true that the slightly pricier MSI GT70 gives you a bit more oomph plus a rainbow of colors with its unique keyboard backlighting, but it also creates quite a racket during operation.
Pros: Aggressively priced for the components inside, Cutting-edge parts selection, Impressive performance, Quiet operation
Cons: Hefty, even for a 17-inch laptop, Webcam software setup is confusing
Summary: ASUS touts the $1,799 G75VW as the ultimate fighting machine, and while that declaration may be more hyperbole than fact, the notebook is no slouch when it comes to gaming. The G75VW delivers where it really counts -- playing the latest games at silky smooth frame rates -- and it looks great doing it. Considering that a similarly configured Alienware M17x costs about $200 more, the G75VW is a good choice for anyone looking to buy a 17-inch gaming notebook.
Summary: The New Star of the Gaming Heavens. Asus has re-worked its 17 inch giant so as to be able to compete in 2012. The new model has a fresh look and the latest hardware. Thanks to the Ivy Bridge CPU and GeForce 600 graphics card, the G75 can leave its predecessor behind in the dust. Is the fan still as quiet as it used to be in 3D use?
Pros: High contrast and bright Full-HD display with 120 Hz support, Modest noise emissions, Great performance, Fast Solid State Drive, Low temperatures, Fan is now accessible, Keyboard is lighted, Rubber top, High-class connectivity, Four USB 3.0 ports, Large touchpad, Blu-ray burner, 3D Vision 2, Such a good display is a rare pleasure.
Cons: No graphics switching (technologically not possible), Somewhat poor positioning of the ports, CPU throttling at full load, Meager battery life, Large measurements, High weight, A lower weight and better battery life.
TEST: Asus G75VW - Tøff spillbærbar med Ivy Bridge
27 May 2012
Excerpt: Vi har testet flere av Asus bærbare spill-pc-er i G-serien tidligere. Sist ut var Asus G74Sx, og før det var det et par G73-modeller. Ikke overraskende er tiden dermed inne for Asus G75VW, rettere sagt Asus G75VW-T1031V. Det kan nemlig være verdt å merke seg at det er flere G75VW-modeller å velge i, og vi har testet en av de rimeligste, med en pris på rett rundt 12 000 kroner.
Pros: Barsk og funksjonell design. Stillegående. God ytelse. Plass til ekstra disk.
Excerpt: DinSide Asus er verdens tredje største PC-produsent, og satser i alle segmenter av markedet - fra lette netbooks til svære beist av noen gaming-maskiner. G75VW havner i sistnevnte kategori, definitivt med positivt fortegn.