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ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM Quad-Core
  • 8GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
  • nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M Graphics (2GB)
  • 15.6" HD Widescreen LED-Backlit Display
  • 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Integrated Webcam, Microphone & Speakers
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)
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The Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6" Notebook Computer from ASUS houses the power of a tricked out desktop gaming PC in one portable notebook computer. This ASUS notebook redefines the term "mobile gaming." Full resolution graphics, consistent frames per second (fps) and high definition multimedia are compacted into a notebook which allows you to dominate the competition while on the go.

This ASUS notebook has a 15.6" Full HD anti-glare widescreen display that is backlit with LED lamps, which brighten faster, use less power and provide better picture quality than their CCFL counterparts. The screen has a true 16:9 aspect ratio, which is also the standard of HDTVs. The Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution is supported by an nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M graphics card with 2GB of dedicated memory.

The system is powered by a quad-core Ivy Bridge 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM processor. It also comes with 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 750GB 7200rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone. The built-in stereo speakers are also accompanied by a built-in subwoofer. Windows 8 (64-bit) is the installed operating system.

Hardware

Quad-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7 Performance
This ASUS notebook imposes its will on other gaming notebooks with its powerful Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7-3630QM processor. Its quad cores can run at 2.4GHz and up to 8 threads. It can also be overclocked up to 3.4GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The 8GB of DDR3 RAM memory ensures that programs and games open quickly so you can jump right into the fray with minimum loading times. Multitasking is also a breeze for when you have to take a break from being awesome in order to check email, surf the Web and more
Full 1080p HD Video Quality
When it comes to gaming computers, the graphics processor is one of the most important, if not the most important, component. Luckily, this ASUS notebook doesn't disappoint with an nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M graphics processing unit (GPU). It has an enormous 2GB of dedicated memory just for rendering graphics. No longer will you have to deal with jagged edges and screen tearing because the nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M provides smooth visual effects and stunning 1080p quality
Sleek Design
Inspired by a stealth fighter, this ASUS notebook regains superiority over the competition with advanced design and battle-hardened build quality. The soft, sleek but muscular lines will allow you to outmaneuver and dominate ungainly competitors, while the advanced thermals and gamer friendly design will keep you immersed. The spacious, adjustable and back-illuminated seamless one-piece keyboard with soft-touch palm rest and isolated arrow keys will allow you to keep gaming without cramping up. No need to just beat the competition, when you can also look good while you're doing it
An Intense Audio & Visual Experience
Eye strain will be the thing of the past with this ASUS notebook's anti-glare matte screen. The display also has a wide viewing angle to reduce the dead zone and helps to improve visibility during gaming, particularly in dark environments. The built-in subwoofer and SonicMaster audio technology ensure a rich and powerful experience that will ward off challengers
Incredible Thermal Efficiency
This ASUS notebook packs a massive performance punch, which needs to be kept cool. The dual fan filter system enables you to keep your system running cooler and quieter for a long period of time. The unique, intelligent thermal design improves power and thermal efficiency by exhausting hot air from the back of the machine, enabling you to leave the competition battling for survival in your wake

Windows 8

The New Start Screen
Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a more tablet style design featuring tiles. These tiles are customizable to your liking as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen. If you prefer the traditional Start screen of Windows 7, you have the option to switch to it
To the Cloud
With Windows 8, you'll be able to bring all your personalized Start screen with you by signing into your Microsoft account. When signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your own Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to your services as well, such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
Windows Store
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it
Performance
Processor 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM Quad-Core Ivy Bridge
Cache L3: 6MB
System Bus 5GT/s
Memory SO-DIMM 204-PinType: DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 8GB
Graphics Card Type: Dedicated
Installed: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M with 2GB Dedicated
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 15.6"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Antiglare
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 500GB 7200rpm
Type: SATA
Optical Drive SuperMulti DVD Burner
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 4x USB 3.0 (A)
Display 1x Mini DisplayPort
1x HDMI
1x VGA
Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
Integrated Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Microphone Input
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
1x MMC
1x Memory Stick
Communications
Network 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
NFC No
Webcam Yes
2.0MP Photo
General
Operating System Windows 8 (64-bit)
Security Kensington Lock Slot
Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Pointing Device TouchPad
Battery 8-Cell Lithium-Ion (5200mAh)
Power Requirements AC: 100-240 V AC, 50/60Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 15.1 x 2.0 x 11.8" / 38.4 x 5.1 x 29.9 cm
Weight 8.4 lb / 3.81 kg
ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black)
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  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 8-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
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    ASUSRepublic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good power output (8)
    • Quality display (8)
    • Fast (7)
    • Quiet (7)
    • Comfortable keyboard (6)

    Cons

    • Heavy (6)
    • Short battery life (3)

    Best Uses

    • Graphics (7)
    • Video (7)
    • Music (4)
    • Web browsing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (4), Avid gamer (3), Multimedia professional (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (10)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    exactly as expeceted

    By Chris

    from syracuse ny

    About Me Technically Challenged

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Quiet
    • Screen Keyboard And Cool

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Replacement

    Comments about ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

    in perfect condition in original packaging. Used as home computer. Especially like screen and rear fans.

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    • Personal

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    5.0

    Great Notebook for gaming

    By MauricioNO

    from Brazil

    About Me Avid Gamer, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Keyboard
    • Fast
    • Powerful
    • Quality Display
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Graphics

    Comments about ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

    I was looking for a not so expensive notebook to play some games, and this was the one I chose after some looking around, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in pc gaming.
    It is powerfull enough for everything I`ve thrown at it(haven`t tried a lot of games yet).
    It runs cool and quiet, it looks amazing and it handles games in a fairly high settings, what more could you want from a notebook for this price?

    Just be aware that it is pretty big and heavy, so probably most backpacks for 15.6" notebooks won`t fit it.

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    • Personal

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    4.0

    Great so far

    By maghoxfr

    from Uruguay, South America

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Keyboard
    • Fast
    • Powerful
    • Quality Display
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Graphics
    • Music
    • Video
    • Web Browsing
    • Word Processing

    Comments about ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

    I use the laptop for editing. So far so good. It's really bulky, but it has compartments underneath for RAM and HDD, which is awesome for upgrading easily.Comes with windows 8, which is awful, but I'm installing ubuntu 12.04 anyway. Cool thing is that the HDD comes with 2 partitions too, so less work to install another OS.The keyboard is very good, backlit (dimmable with a keyboard shortcut), the keys are comfortable and the mousepad is very good too.

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    • Personal

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    5.0

    Good for the price

    By Bit Tex

    from Texas

    About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Keyboard
    • Fast
    • Quality Display

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Video

    Comments about ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

    Matched the listed stats, worked well for a few days, nothing funny or weird about it. I found cheaper laptops, and I found better laptops, but none at this level of value.

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    • Personal

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    5.0

    Nice laptop

    By gpig

    from New Jersey

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

    Overall an excellent laptop, 4.75 stars.

    Pros
    -Has the Geforce GTX 660m. Its gaming performance is better than any graphics card currently available for HP, Apple, and Dell branded laptops, even 17+ inch ones.
    -Runs very cool and quiet
    -Good screen (and has 1920x1080 resolution)
    -Feels like the build quality is good
    -1 year warranty includes accidental damage (may vary based on country)

    Cons
    -Has a big nasty ferrite cord (bulge right near where the power cord goes in the laptop).
    -Has an mSata socket which could support your own SSD while keeping the Hard Drive in use as well. However there is no access to it (without voiding your warranty), so it's basically useless.
    -The wireless card supports Wireless N 2.4ghz but not Wireless N 5ghz (5ghz can be better in some situations).
    -No Windows "recovery DVD" to reinstall Windows. There is instead a recovery partition on the hard drive. This not only wastes some hard drive space but also isn't so useful since the main reason someone would need to reinstall would be because the hard drive is "busted".

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    5.0

    Excellent gaming notebook under[$]

    By Godman

    from Mumbai, India

    About Me Avid Gamer, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent build quality
    • Fast
    • Powerful
    • Quality Display
    • Quiet
    • Superior Cooling System

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Issues With Sound

    Best Uses

    • Gaming
    • Graphics
    • Video

    Comments about ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

    Received the laptop a couple of weeks ago and have had a great experience with it so far.I have tried playing Bioshock: Infinite, Far Cry 3 and Skyrim on it and have had done so on ultra settings without a hitch. Further, due to the more than impressive cooling system on this g55, the laptop runs very cool and very very quiet. Unlike most other gaming laptops, you can barely hear a sound coming out of the g55 even under heavy load.Though I have faced some issues with the sound (over both headphones and speakers), I'm quite sure this is a more of a driver issue which can be fixed. Haven't gotten around to testing that theory out though.All-in-all, for the price, there is no other laptop with comparable build quality from a top brand like Asus. I am very happy with the laptop and would definitely recommend to anyone who is in the market for a sub [$] gaming and entertainment rig.Cheers.

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    5.0

    Happy so far

    By john

    from Cincinnati

    About Me Semi Tech Savy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Keyboard
    • Fast
    • Powerful
    • Quality Display
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Graphics
      • Video

      Comments about ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

      Will using for gaming. Have not played a high demand game yet. But the look and feel of this laptop is great. Screen is very nice and programs load almost instantly. My only complaint is when typing some times my had hits the mouse pad causing errors. I think i just need to get use to typing on it.

      And people who say stay away from windows 8 probably don't have it. Because you can operate in a windows 7 set up if you want.

      B&H is great, don't hesitate to order from them.

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      4.0

      Great laptop once Windows 8 is removed!

      By AV IT Guy

      from Coastal Maine

      About Me IT Administrator, Multimedia Professional, Network Tech, Recording Engineer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Keyboard
      • Fast
      • Powerful
      • Quality Display
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Graphics
      • Music
      • Video

      Comments about ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

      Windows 8 should only be sold with touch screens IMO.
      Can't say enough about how clunky and counter productive W8 is.

      Now for the DH71. Once I installed Windows 7 Pro 64 this became a dream machine. Asus makes the down grade simple enough. Their support page has all the correct drivers easily available. I also have had no hardware issues with setting up a dual boot for Linux (kxstudio and ultimate edition). Everything in windows and Linux is running beautifully on this laptop. It's quicker than quick, super quiet, runs cool, great screen, and it sends 3D to my TV. Got it here for much lower than currently listed.

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      • Personal

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      5.0

      Laptop for gamers

      By Baeroth

      from San Jose, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Powerful
      • Quality Display

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Games

        Comments about ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

        So far, so good. I really like the feel of the keyboard and the matte screen. It handles games pretty well--I haven't done stress tests though. One minor problem I have is that my hands tend to lie on the touchpad, which does some pretty annoying things, like bringing up the charms menu, or randomly highlighting words. Should be fine if you just turn off the touchpad and use an external mouse.

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        • Personal

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        4.0

        Excellent laptop

        By AV Pro

        from Maine

        About Me IT Admin, Multimedia Professional, Recording Engineer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Backlit Keyboard
        • Debian Ubuntu Working
        • Great Screen
        • Great speakers
        • Powerful
        • Quality Display
        • Runs linux
        • VERY quiet
        • Will Run Windows 7

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Short Battery Life
        • Windows 8

        Best Uses

        • Graphics
        • Music
        • Video
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

        Got it at B&H for [$]. Windows 8 had to go! Just horrible. Windows 7 pro was easy to install and it's a dream machine now. Could be better with an SSD and Bluray. Be advised that this laptop is heavy. Windows 8 without a touch screen is clunky and annoying. Not that you'd want to, but this laptop will not let you install Windows Xp. So if your Windows 7 is an upgrade disk your out of luck unless you have an Xp image you can copy over.

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        • Personal

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        4.0

        great configuration but small problems..

        By spawklez

        from riverside, ca

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Keyboard
        • Fast
        • Powerful
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Poorly Designed Keyboard

        Best Uses

        • Graphics
        • Music
        • Video
        • Web Browsing
        • Word Processing

        Comments about ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

        laptop runs like a dream. i'm loving what it is and the price but the after testing the unit i received for about a week and a half, i've learned that the "insert" buttons don't work. also, the battery life is only decent on power saver mode. given the configuration i suppose that should be expected.

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