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

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

ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6" Laptop 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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ASUS G55VW Overview

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The Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6" Laptop 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
In the Box
ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6" Laptop Computer (Black)
  • Cable Tie
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 8-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
  • 1 Year International/1 Year Accidental Damage/30-Day Zero Bright Dot Warranty /2-way FREE Shipping/24-7 Tech Support
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    ASUS G55VW Specs

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    Processor Intel Core i7-3630QM
    GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M with 2 GB
    Display
    Size 15.6"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Finish Matte
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    Optical Drive SuperMulti DVD Burner
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    Display 1 x Mini DisplayPort
    1 x HDMI
    1 x VGA
    Audio
    Integrated Microphone
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone Output
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Microphone Input
    Media Card Slots SD
    MMC
    Memory Stick
    Communications
    Network 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
    NFC No
    Webcam User-Facing
    Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    General
    Operating System  (64-Bit)
    Security Kensington Lock Slot
    Keyboard Standard Notebook Keyboard
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 15.1 x 2.0 x 11.8" / 38.4 x 5.1 x 30.0 cm
    Weight 8.4 lb / 3.8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.0 x 14.0 x 4.0"

    ASUS G55VW Reviews

    Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6" Laptop Computer (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great laptop once Windows 8 is removed! 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.
    Date published: 2012-12-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent gaming notebook under$ 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.
    Date published: 2013-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice laptop 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.
    Date published: 2013-04-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laptop for gamers 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.
    Date published: 2012-12-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent laptop 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.
    Date published: 2012-12-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great configuration but small problems.. 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.
    Date published: 2012-11-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Notebook for gaming 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 Ive thrown at it(havent 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 wont fit it.
    Date published: 2013-07-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy so far 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.
    Date published: 2013-02-18
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