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ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6-Inch Laptop

ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6-Inch Laptop
ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6-Inch Laptop


Product Added : February 17th, 2013
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ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6-Inch Laptop

(ROG) G55VW-DH71, Black, 15.6-Inch FHD (1920 x 1080), Intel Core i7-3630QM (2.4GHz), 8GB DDR3, Nvidia GTX 660M 2G GDDR5, 500GB 7200RPM, DL DVD±RW/CDRW, W8 Home Premium (64-bit), 802.11BGN, HD Camera, 1YR Global/1YR Accidental Damage/30-Day Zero Bright Dot/2-way FREE shipping/24-7 tech support

  • Intel Core i7-3610M 2.4 GHz Processor
  • 8 GB DDR3; Windows 8
  • 500 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Full-HD 1080P LED Screen, Nvidia GTX 660M 2G GDDR5 Graphics
  • Windows 8

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  1. 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    some upgrade info, December 23, 2012
    By 
    Ron
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    This review is from: ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6-Inch Laptop (Personal Computers)

    I agree with most other reviews here. It is large and heavy, but overall has a good design. I’ll add a few notes about upgrading.

    Memory upgrade:
    You can get to 16GB by purchasing a 2x 4GB package from Crucial and installing them in the user accessible area under the laptop. Unofficially, it will support 8GB sticks, so you can purchase a 2x 8GB package and get 24GB total (2x 4GB factory installed + 2x 8GB user installed). If you really wanted, you could also replace the two factory installed 4GB sticks with 8GB sticks to get 32GB, but you need to take apart the laptop to get to them (void warranty).

    SSD upgrade:
    There is only one hard drive bay (occupied by 500GB drive) so you can’t easily just drop a 2.5 SSD drive in. Here are your options:
    1. Replace the existing 500GB HDD with a 2.5 SSD. With only the SSD drive, you won’t have much space for bulk storage.
    2. Replace your DVD drive with a hard drive caddy and install a 2.5 SSD in the caddy. This allows for the SSD and 500GB HDD, but you lose your internal DVD. You can always purchase an external USB DVD drive.
    3. Get an mSATA SSD. In order to get to the mSATA slot, you have to take apart the entire laptop (void warranty). It is a real pain to do this, but in the end you’ll have your SSD, 500GB HDD and your DVD drive.

    I ended up taking apart the laptop, replacing the two factory installed 4GB sticks with 8GB sticks and installing a 256GB mSATA SSD. The remaining 2x 4GB sticks were then reinstalled in the user accessible memory slots. So I now have 24GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, 500GB HDD. Later, I’ll probably replace the 500GB HDD with a higher capacity and higher RPM HDD.

    NOTE: Taking apart the laptop was no easy task. Do not do this unless you have experience and are willing to accept the risk of breaking your laptop. I’ve been told that this voids your warranty.

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  2. 6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very fast, very cool, very heavy, December 10, 2012
    By 
    Eugene Shen
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    This review is from: ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6-Inch Laptop (Personal Computers)

    Bought it for portable gaming when I’m not at home. In a nutshull, I agree with other, more professional reviews that point out it has excellent cooling and performance at the expense of weight.

    Cons:
    1) Other reviews point out it’s significantly heavier than most 15.6″ laptops, but in practice I’ve found that the sheer size of the thing is actually more a problem for me than weight. I can carry it just fine in my backpack, but only after snugly fitting it in there. The power brick is also huge.
    2) The keyboard is a little flimsy. The keys feel like they’re precariously balanced such that when you hit a key it goes down at a slight angle – in actual usage I haven’t had problems with typing EXCEPT I have to hit the Esc key hard to get it to register. None of the other keys have given me issues.

    Pros:
    1) I have used it to play Guild Wars 2 for 4 straight hours at relatively high settings in 1920×1200 resolution without a noticeable rise in noise or temperature. I very much agree with Notebookcheck’s review that said the cooling solution on this thing is in a class of its own.
    2) Full keyboard with num pad.
    3) Good viewing angles.

    I recommend this laptop to anyone looking for a serious gaming solution on the move. I really really recommend this laptop to some looking for a primary gaming machine that doesn’t plan to move it much – I predict that its excellent and unique cooling system will provide stability and longevity that other gaming laptops will not stand up to after a year or two of heavy gaming usage.

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  3. 11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic! But…, November 13, 2012
    By 
    Justin
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    This review is from: ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6-Inch Laptop (Personal Computers)

    First off let me just say that asus did a fantastic job building this beast. It is insanely fast and runs all of my games on the highest of settings. The screen is wonderful and holds up well even in well lit rooms. The speakers are much better than my old laptop but hey they are just laptop speakers. The track pad is a little off but i always use a wireless mouse so no set back there. It has FOUR usb 3.0 AND a thunderbolt port. yea a THUNDERBOLT port its crazy fast. Key board is back lit which is nice for gaming in the dark and has a dimmer so as to not distract you.

    The only thing that I do not like about this product is windows 8. Windows 8 is really beautiful but it is slow and clunky and the learning curve is steep. I learned something new every day for a week when i got on my laptop. But my biggest peeve is that it has updated about 4 times in a week each update does nothing noticeable and each took about an hour!

    P.S. the power brick weighs as much as a small child but if your going to complain about that go buy an ultrabook and complain about how it cant run half as fast as this machine.

    Overall windows 8 isnt for everyone but this computer is for you serious gamers who need to be mobile!

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