To see what information other members provide in their System Specs, click on My System Specs in the lower left of any post by any member. I am happy to say then that the screen here is absolutely phenomenal. I have purchased the G75 and now waiting for the delivery Sunday is the day. This truly is a new standard in portable gaming hardware technology. Many now come with a large hard drive for storage and a smaller solid state drive for the operating system and applications. And I am thinking maybe the problem is with the asus drivers so I would like to find them directly from the manufacturer so intel,atheros and son but finding the correct chipset drivers and usb my knowledge dosent go that far so im hoping someone can help me find the correct and latest drivers but not from asus. The Ivy Bidge chip use a new 22 nm manufacturing process and 3D transistors, which has helped the die shrink from 216 mm² down to 160, a good difference from the previous Sandy Bridge chips.
The headsets feature Sony-certified Hi-Res. Browser: Firefox, Brave and Edge Antivirus: Defender. Finally the 660 takes less juice because it is Kepler architecture where as the 670 is Fermi. The good thing about this drive is that it is fast enough for some games to be loaded on to it without taking really any performance hit at all tested with Battlefield 3, Starcraft 2, and Guild Wars 2 Beta. You can expect to get about two hours on a full charge. When you have both windows open, put them side-by-side and simply copy the information, field by field, from the Speccy report to your System Specs.
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. The keyboard has a great layout and is made up of incredibly well-spaced chiclet-style keys; the feedback, though a little spongy for my taste, is responsive and comfortable and will be perfect for overnight cramming as well as those extended, early morning play sessions. Playing games in 3D on this notebook could not be any simpler. Just surfing the internet caused the battery to drain in just over two hours, and playing Skyrim for an hour and thirteen minutes caused the system to shut off. In the G75 I was using, not even when pushing the system as hard as I could did I ever hear more than a whisper from the exhaust fans. The keys have white back-lighting that can be made brighter or dimmer at any time, depending on your preference. I really enjoyed my time web surfing and word processing with both the pad and the buttons.
Just wanting to clarify, I should go for the 660m instead of the 670m? All this is built into an immaculate structure that really does showcase why the world's gaming community has made the 17in G-Series one of the top-selling gaming notebooks of all time. The gaming laptop is known to be heavy and cumbersome 8. The only way I was able to even play games while on battery was to keep the power settings at Maximum Performance as well, since leaving it on anything else causes insane frame rate drops. See: Post the link to the report that Speccy gives you and also open the Speccy link. The 5400rpm speed, time and time again became a point of frustration: I experienced long load times and poor boot times. The specific model number is important - there are often many models of a given series. Unfortunately there was no access to the wireless card, but regardless, this device has lots of opportunities for future upgrades.
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. However, with ultra settings enabled, it's evident that there is still a way to go before mobile graphics solutions are truly able to match the performance of their desktop counterparts. Can this be solved by a driver? For starters, everything could easily be played on the highest graphics settings — Battlefield 3 on Ultra looked phenomenal. Building with and maintaining a Strix Helios is also made simple. Just like the name would have you believing, the drive runs at 7200 rpm. Hi Shawn, Thanks for the review.
Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. They were virtually silent, which was further realized by just muting everything else while playing Battlefield 3 on Ultra — I had to actually strain myself to hear them. Six years later, the quality of Alienware rigs has noticeably declined under Dell, but the Republic of Gamers branding is stronger than ever. Again, thanks and keep it coming. Another thing you can do while you have the panel open is clean the fan filters — well one filter, the other requires you to remove another small circular panel. The in-game 3D worked well with some titles and not so well with others.
In addition this, there is a subwoofer on the bottom of the device. The anti-glare panel reduces eye-strain over long periods, while the spacious, adjustable and back-illuminated seamless one-piece keyboard with soft-touch palm rest and isolated arrow keys will keep your mind on the task in hand for longer than ever. Or was it straight from Asus to distributor to you? Please check with your supplier for exact offers. The same could be said with StarCraft 2 — my old desktop could only run it on medium settings so seeing it how it was meant to be seen finally was sure something. There were some other mods that I used that were only supposed to be run on high end machines — one made it so all the towns were pre-loaded and considered in the wilderness i. There is some nice backlighting on the raised keyboard, and while you can change the brightness levels with a quick press of the Fn and either F3 or F4 keys there is no way to change the color. Have to say I am very impressed with it, the sound is a lot better than the G74.
There seems to be a lot of confusion on which model has the thunderbolt port…This is really essential for me as I am in video post production and have waited 1 yr for windows notebooks to get thunderbolt…. A great feature of this pad is the large size, with larger dimensions than a MacBook Pro, for example, I never found myself running out of space. I have been very impressed with this computer. The left- and right-click buttons are finished with the same rubberised material as the back of the monitor and offer great feedback. Hi Shawn, thanks for the review….
The missing backlight is the biggest issue, as the letters on the keys are hard to see, as they are designet for backlight. These Asus laptops have the best form factor and incredible power, and the only true drawbacks are overall size and poor battery life- but come on, this is practically a desktop gaming rig that you can take anywhere. The G75 is the big bully on the school yard, and the games you play are its targets. How is it that the 660 is a more powerful card that takes less energy than the 670, do you know? Starcraft 2 though was really sick in 3D — but on maps where there were a ton of enemies my head started hurting fairly quickly. My previous machine was the G60Vx and just recently the display started to go. When it does go out though, there were times that I could feel my hands vibrate.