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Asus G60Vx Gaming Laptop Review

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Tyrmot 30th July 2009, 12:21 Quote
what, no SSD? surely a must for gaming laptops these days?
xaser04 30th July 2009, 12:48 Quote
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While the G60Vx's graphical power is fine in and of itself, no product stands in isolation, and the GTX 260M's big problem is ATI's Mobility Radeon HD 4850. We had limited time with an MSI laptop using this GPU, the GT725. It uses the HD 4850, and despite having only 512MB RAM, proved slightly quicker in Crysis, and was the G60Vx's equal in GRID. The MSI posted a minimum framerate of 42fps at its native resolution of 1,680 x 1,050 - virtually identical to the G60Vx, despite the fact the latter has a lower resolution panel.

I have said it before and will say it again the HD48XX mobility series GPUs are really very good. This point is exagerated when I realise my Quad core & HD4850 mobility equipped Advent 6555 was nearly £400 less than this Asus laptop.

Sometimes PC world do have good offers : )
The boy 4rm oz 30th July 2009, 13:03 Quote
Looks nice but I would still rather have a Desktop over something like this, 5 min battery life is not worth it lol.
Bad_cancer 30th July 2009, 13:07 Quote
yeah i have to agree, the battery life kills all the appeal of most gaming laptops. so if you are going to have to plug it in to play anyway, might as well go desktop.
Hustler 30th July 2009, 13:55 Quote
Why does it take sooooooo long for Laptops to appear with the 'latest' mobile gfx chips in?......

These 260/280 chips were announced nearly a year ago, and its only now that you can find them fitted inside a reasonable number of laptops.
[PUNK] crompers 30th July 2009, 14:00 Quote
cannot believe nvidia have done it again!

seems to me this time its even worse though, they're not bringing out a new product number and pairing it with an old gpu; they're using the name of another more powerful gpu to describe an old model?! surely there are laws about this kind of crap
Burnout21 30th July 2009, 14:41 Quote
Cant believe that G92 branded as a GTX260M
wuyanxu 30th July 2009, 14:52 Quote
laptop = portable with enough battery life, able to put on lap without breaking your legs
gaming = able to play at monitor's native resolution and able to enjoy the game without overheating
gaming laptop = a huge pile of silicone that will burn your lap and have performance issues

gaming never really is meant to be for laptops. looking at that spec and its price. my 2 year old desktop can beat it. 2 years ago, i spent £1000 on my desktop with the quad core, 4GB RAM and 8800GTX and a 22inch monitor. 2 years is a LONG time in technology and yet 2 years later, the gaming laptop is still a lowly dual core, it's still a cut-down version of 8800GTX, it's still slower.

get a desktop, or a shuttle if you want to go to lanparties. along with a netbook/small laptop for portable purposes.
HourBeforeDawn 30th July 2009, 16:31 Quote
ya I will say it again the words Laptop and Gaming just doesnt mix and when it does it weighs like 16 pounds and of course has 30mins of batter life but ehh one day Im sure it will become practical.

I do like the idea of backlit keys, I would like that to be a feature on ALL laptops and netbooks.
Burnout21 30th July 2009, 19:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
laptop = portable with enough battery life, able to put on lap without breaking your legs
gaming = able to play at monitor's native resolution and able to enjoy the game without overheating
gaming laptop = a huge pile of silicone that will burn your lap and have performance issues

gaming never really is meant to be for laptops. looking at that spec and its price. my 2 year old desktop can beat it. 2 years ago, i spent £1000 on my desktop with the quad core, 4GB RAM and 8800GTX and a 22inch monitor. 2 years is a LONG time in technology and yet 2 years later, the gaming laptop is still a lowly dual core, it's still a cut-down version of 8800GTX, it's still slower.

get a desktop, or a shuttle if you want to go to lanparties. along with a netbook/small laptop for portable purposes.

totally agree, grab a shuttle for lan parties!
knyghtryda 30th July 2009, 20:27 Quote
Im looking at this laptop, but with the 1080p screen instead of the 720p screen. However, I've had bad experiences with Asus displays and just how crappy they are in quality. The last Asus I bought and returned (N81p) had one of the worst LCDs I've laid my eyes on.

As for the gaming laptop argument... yeah, a laptop will never make a perfect gaming platform. But for people on the road alot (like me) there really isnt the option of dragging along a powerful desktop, even a shuttle. I just want a powerful all around laptop, and any gaming I can throw in would be fantastic. Im cross shopping this with a fully upgraded Sony FW490 and a Dell studio xps 16 (all 16in screens), and while the Sony and Dell are down on graphics power, they have far better displays (especially the Dell with its RGBLED setup), and the Sony has a cheap bluray burner upgrade.
kenco_uk 30th July 2009, 21:17 Quote
Nice! Now crumbs from my stottie will be easier to pick out from between the keys!
Jojii 30th July 2009, 21:39 Quote
hahaha tyres
Aracos 31st July 2009, 02:54 Quote
Ha nice laptop, always laugh at the Mobility vs Desktop chipsets though, although not complaining one bit, that's a very respectable frame rate for a laptop but come on! 1GB for a display of less than 1680x(whatever the 16:9 height would be) is just a waste of money, money that would've been much better spent on more battery life!

For me a laptop needs just these specs: Decent display (most important, most lappy's have horrible viewing angles that make me cry), a high speed dual core processor (2.5GHz is a little low but it will suffice), a mid range GPU for playing older games and emulating, 2GB+ RAM and a 250GB HDD. Put a GOOD DVD-RW drive on their and we're good to go :D
wuyanxu 31st July 2009, 10:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by knyghtryda

As for the gaming laptop argument... yeah, a laptop will never make a perfect gaming platform. But for people on the road alot (like me) there really isnt the option of dragging along a powerful desktop, even a shuttle. I just want a powerful all around laptop, and any gaming I can throw in would be fantastic.

for your on-the-road needs, have you ever thought about getting a regular laptop with good battery life such as a Macbook Pro or any Dell/IBM 15inch. along with iPhone/PSP for gaming?
cjmUK 31st July 2009, 17:34 Quote
I'm satisfied customer for ASUS for a number of years, so I tend to look on them favourably... but even so, £1300+ for a old spec and mediocre performance..? I'd have given it a 6 perhaps...
rembo666 1st August 2009, 16:50 Quote
There's really not excuse for a 16in laptop to only have 768 vertical resolution. This makes it unusable for anything but gaming in my book, and that's not something I would ever be willing to pay money for.
rolly74 4th August 2009, 11:50 Quote
how's the screen with this laptop? personally think a laptop can't substitute a 22" or 24" monitor in gaming enjoyment
maluku85 23rd July 2010, 08:34 Quote
I've got this laptop and im very happy with it. I'm not traveling and all but i bought this laptop because i didn't want to be fed up with a big system in the livingroom and still be able to game. Now my laptop is hooked on a 42" Full HD screen with HDMI cable & 5.1 HDcinema set, wireless Keyboard/Mouse. Nicely hidden away in my TV furniture.
My G60Vx (with blue cover not white) didn't came with a Blue-Ray Drive. but i use my ps3 for that anyway..
I can play all latest games maxed out at 1920x1080 (except Crysis, Just Cause 2 & Prince of Persia Forgotten Sands), who seem to lag a bit when maxed out, but play normally on High setting & 2xAA).
For me personally this was a good pick for 900 Euro. And i washed away resolution problem. Plus i saved allot of space ;D
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