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|How good are asus laptops|
So I have been looking for a laptop for a while now. I haven't pulled the trigger yet because i haven't found anything that really jumped out at me. I was looking at an ad that has Asus laptops and they seem to be pretty well priced for what you get. Anyone have an Asus or have any pro/cons on them?
Intel® Core™ i7 6700HQ Processor,
Windows 10 Home
Intel® HM170 Chipset
16 GB DDR4 2133MHz SDRAM
17.3" (16:9) LED backlit FHD (1920x1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 72% NTSC with G-Sync With WideView Technology
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 , with GDDR5, 6GB VRAM
1TB 7200RPM SATA HDD
Solid State Drives:
256GB SATA3 SSD
Chicklet keyboard with isolated Num key
Optional Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard is available
Multi-format card reader
HD Web Camera
1 x COMBO audio jack
1 x USB 3.1 TYPE C port(s)
3 x USB 3.0 port(s)
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1 x HDMI
1 x mini Display Port
1 x Thunderbolt port
1X AC adapter plug
Battery - 76 Whrs Polymer Battery
Dimensions 16.33 x 11.02 x 0.86 ~0.94 inch (WxDxH)
Weight 5.95 lbs with Battery
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10/18/2016 9:37:41 PM (last edit: 10/18/2016 9:37:55 PM)
Note that the ASUS ROG GL702VM-DB71 model ships without SSD and the DB74 ships with SSD.
Kaby Lake is coming but adds nothing here other than perhaps shave off $50 of the price of this model, or sees this model equipped with a Kaby Lake processor instead in coming months.
My 2 cents:
Buy a desktop with 2 screens if you use a computer for prolonged periods of time for business or professional development. Swappable components and a modular power supply assembled in a roomy quiet case is preferred over a small form factor heat trap device that is not easy to repair if something breaks. Desktop: USB keyboard or mouse faulty, get a new one. Laptop: Touchpad or keyboard breaks, get a new one (laptop, that is - depending on vendor warranty). Buy a laptop if it is for entertainment or travel. If it was for entertainment/travel I'd opt for a touchscreen tablet + hotspot my mobile (Windows, iPad or Chromebook depending on requirements). Ergonomics and desk setup are important. RSI and eye strain are serious health risks.
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10/20/2016 11:14:58 AM (last edit: 10/20/2016 12:04:11 PM)
Asus is fine. We have them on our favorite list along with Lenovo and Toshiba.
Also those brands tend to have better warranty here in DK.
Terribly boring signature.
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10/20/2016 2:05:47 PM (last edit: 10/20/2016 2:05:47 PM)
Thanks for the input. I already have a desktop but i need to be able to do some work on the road. I have been doing some with my current laptop and remoting into the desktop, but that just doesn't work well enough. You get a lag and the display isn't as clear. So i was looking for an option of being able to work on the road and sync up when i get back to my office.
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10/20/2016 3:36:17 PM (last edit: 10/20/2016 3:36:17 PM)
I have an Asus zenbook pro
Personally I think they are awesome, I think its the best laptop brand with video cards in a laptop!
One thing is just don't expect PC speeds on a laptop, mine has a GTX 960M in it and its slower than my pc that has a GTX 660TI, when its uplugged the video card throttles down huge (which makes sense considering how much power those things need).
So ya, awesome to have, great for doing work in 3d and photoshop! all around awesome product, but not a pc replacement as it does cost about double what a pc of equal speed would be.
Just mentioning that because most people that get laptops with video cards in them expect it to do the world.
edit: Oh ya the boot time is super nuts with the type of SSD it has.... its virtually instant-on, quicker than most phone startups and thats after I installed a whole bunch of #@$%.
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10/21/2016 10:51:22 PM (last edit: 10/21/2016 11:02:27 PM)