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»Re: [Notebooks] New ASUS G50v
•Intel® Core™2 Duo processor T5750
•4GB memory for multitasking power; 667MHz frontside bus, 2MB L2 cache and 2.0GHz processor speed
•15.6" WXGA widescreen display with Asus Splendid Video Enhancement technology and 1366 x 768 resolution
•200GB SATA hard drive (7200 rpm)
•NVIDIA GeForce G9700M GT graphics with 512MB of dedicated DDR3 graphics memory; Azalia audio chip with built-in Altec Lansing stereo speakers; HDMI output
•8-in-1 media reader
•1 IEEE 1394 port and 4 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
•Built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector; V.92 modem
•Weighs 6.2 lbs. and measures 1.3" thin for portable power; lithium-ion battery and AC adapter
•Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system with Service Pack 1
•Also came with Recovery DVDs (something the Best Buy rep said it didn't have)
Vista performance score 4.5
Processor -- 4.9
Memory -- 4.5
Graphics -- 5.9
Gaming graphics -- 5.6
Hard drive -- 5.4
I seen some of the HP notebooks have a smooth and glossy keyboard. The keyboard on this is kind of a flat black look to it. Feels just fine and is easy to type on. The keyboard also does not leave any finger prints behind same for the touchpad. Around the Touch pad is a blue lcd with some brushed aluminum frame around it.
The glossy black on the top cover does get a lot of fingerprints on it. There is also LCDs in four locations on the cover.
The message center (right above the keyboard) has the battery % left along with a note that you want to set, memory and cpu usage, MSN messages, and mail.
I wouldn't want to go to far without having the power cord with me. You can just watch it eat up the battery juice.
I'll try and get some 3dmark / pcmark scores later.
Some of the things I don't like. It doesn't have built in Bluetooth and it does get nice and toasty warm. You could almost use it as a blow dryer while gaming.
$1250 @ BestBuy 08-04-2008
Would I buy this again? Yes.
Just as a note. unlike a desktop there is very limited airflow. ANY laptop gets toasty when it is running dedicated graphics and high performance components. Same goes for battery life. Any high performance laptop is expected to be used (and i consider them) mobile computers rather than a nopebook/laptop with the battery being more for show than anything. Try running a high performance game on any gaming laptop on battery power. You will be lucky if it lasts 15 minutes.