With the release of the Asus G75VW gaming laptop just around the corner, here’s some of the system specs and features to help you decide if it’s the right laptop for you.
Is The Asus G75VW Any Good?
The Asus G75VW powerhouse is the successor to the G74SX that was introduced last summer. The G75VW’s processor has been upgraded to a quad-core Intel Core i7-Ivy Bridge CPU @ 2.3 GHz, which as well as great performance, will offer improved battery life.
We will also see a new graphics card in the form of the NVidia GeForce GT 660M, which has very healthy 2GB of GDDR5 video memory. The Asus G75VW is the first laptop to use Nvidia’s new Kelper architecture.
Asus G75VW Specs And Features
There’s no doubt the Asus G75VW ticks the right boxes when it comes to the CPU and graphics card, but what about the other specs and features?
The G75 uses the same modest, attractive design and 17.3 inch display as the G74SX. The G75VW is a bit lighter though, coming it at 8.7 lbs, which is 1.2 lbs lighter its predecessor.
You can expect to see 12GB DDR3 memory (upgradable to 16GB) running at 1600MHz, and a fast 1.5 TB hybrid hard drive.
Depending on which model you buy, you can have either a Full HD (1920 × 1080) or HD (1600 × 900) screen with support for 3D
Photos of Asus’ flagship laptop at CES earlier this year show a DVD burner, USB 3.0, a HDMI 1.4a output, as well as various other video connectors.
Asus G75VW Specs Round-up
CPU & Storage
- 2.30GHz Intel Core i7-3610QM or 2.60GHz i7-3720QM
- Dual 500GB or 750GB HDD SATA drives
- 12GB or 16GB DDR3 RAM (1600MHz)
Graphics And Display
- 2GB NVidia Geforce GTX 660M GDDR5 Graphics Card
- 17.3 inch display
- 1920×1080 Full HD resolution
Connections & Features
- Blu-Ray ROM SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW Dual Layer
- WiFi (802.11b/g/n)
- Bluetooth v4
- 2.0MP Webcam and integrated microphone
- 3-in-1 card reader (MMC/SD/Memory stick)
- Ports – Ethernet, HDMI, Headphone, Microphone, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt/mini DisplayPort, mini-VGA
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Dimensions And Battery
- 16.5 x 12.9 x 2.4 (WxDxH)
- 8.7 lbs (with 8 Cell Battery)
Asus G75VW Price
Depending on which model you buy and where you buy it from, you can expect to pay between $1,399 and $2,239. It is currently for sale on Amazon and eBay.
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