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Asus G50VT-X5

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Papahyooie, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Papahyooie

    Papahyooie

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    I just wanted to thank 1Kurgan1 for recommending this to me, and to recommend it to everyone else:

    My laptop got stolen, so I decided to go ahead and get a new one and 1Kurgan1 recommended this one:
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9173262&type=product&id=1218044029168

    And its a beast! It gets around 20-30fps on crysis on everything High, plays left4dead at like... 60 or something (ie too fast for me to care) oblivion at 100 on ultra high, its an amazing laptop, and under a grand! The lights are cool (though im already thinking about tearing it apart and changing the color... i must resist the urge... dont think that will be covered in my damage policy...) my girlfriend has already comandeered the little LCD screen to write sappy little messages for me to find at work, touch buttons are awesome, splashtop works like a charm, gets twice the 3dmark06 score as my desktop, etc etc etc etc... Its awesome.

    One thing I didnt expect though: it doesnt have an s-video output. I know that sounds silly as it has hdmi output, but I have an older standard-def big screen that I used to hook the laptop up to to watch movies etc. But hey i can always build a quick media center from spare parts so no big deal. Also, as the reviews say, the sound is pretty terrible. Get some speakers. Or replace the stock ones... still havent decided if I want to take that chance either lol... gonna try the realtek mod drivers though, they helped alot on my old toshiba. So... all in all, if youre looking for a gaming laptop, this thing is awesome. I heartily recommend it, and thanks Kurgan for recommending it to me!
    1Kurgan1 says thanks.
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    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    Enjoy that thing, what did you end up getting for a 3d06 score?
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    8-9k depending on the OC mode. Havent OC'd the graphics yet cause atitool kinda screws up. I'd post actual numbers, but I dont have excel installed on the laptop yet so i cant look at them. Maybe later.
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    Yeah Asus makes some killer laptops. I personally want the Asus W90 with dual 4870x2 gpu's, QX cpu, and 8GB DDR3! :D :D :D
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    Try using RivaTuner, I've had more success with it than I have with ATI Tool.
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    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    That laptop runs 2x 4870's not 4, either way still a crazy powerful laptop.
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    I have the G50VT-A1

    It is also a beast.

    I love it.
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    Dude you got an awesome deal. 900$ for a 9800m laptop? You don't find deals like that in Europe... :cry:

    Enjoy it!
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    I stand corrected, but to clarify the Asus W90Vp uses a single 4870x2(not dual cards). The x2 is the best single card out there even compared to Nvidia's latest 280m.
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    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Newsentry.153 M5f5dfb2e843.0.html
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    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    Its the samething, i just meant that it has 2x RV770 GPU's, the only real difference though is the x2 is just 2 cards on one PCB.. But yeah that thing pakcs some power for only like $2500.

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