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Review Asus G46VW Notebook
« am: Dezember 31, 2012, 08:42:36 »
Nvidia GTX for a subnotebook. The first ever 14-inch Republic of Gamers has been causing quite the stir for its high-end GTX 660M GPU that automatically propels it to the head of its size class in terms of graphical power. For $999, has Asus cut any corners on their introductory G46VW model?

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Asus-G46VW-Notebook.86486.0.html

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Re: Review Asus G46VW Notebook
« Antwort #1 am: Dezember 31, 2012, 11:58:42 »
Hi NotebookReview,

    I am grateful for this review as I was very close to buying this model. Instead I shall await the 1600x900 version.

 My concern is the non-user replaceable batteryDo ASUS expect me to buy a new notebook when the battery breaks?  This is a serious question as I live in Netherlands, where I have had great problems contacting Asus in the past to arrange warranty repairs. Batteries are seldom covered by warranties ( or if these are then it is only for 6 months ).

Screen brightness. You mentioned the brightness could not be turned up full whilst running in Performance mode on battery. Is this a restriction in Windows 8?  I intend to run Ubuntu.


Best regards, S

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Re: Review Asus G46VW Notebook
« Antwort #2 am: Dezember 31, 2012, 13:53:14 »
I"m confused as to how the Asus G46VW's Graphics and Gaming graphics ratings in the windows 8 experience index is notably lower than other laptops with the same GPU. Is there a reason for this?

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Re: Review Asus G46VW Notebook
« Antwort #3 am: Dezember 31, 2012, 14:44:47 »
Why are the comments not displayed on the main page?

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Re: Review Asus G46VW Notebook
« Antwort #4 am: Dezember 31, 2012, 14:48:12 »
I"m confused as to how the Asus G46VW's Graphics and Gaming graphics ratings in the windows 8 experience index is notably lower than other laptops with the same GPU. Is there a reason for this?
Perhaps the other notebooks ran a different O/S version? E.g win7 or win8.  I imagine CPU would influence these figures in some shape or form. Are the differences negligible or not?

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Re: Review Asus G46VW Notebook
« Antwort #5 am: Dezember 31, 2012, 15:53:08 »
Just Bought this note book and I love it. I have upgraded the HDD to a 512GB SSD but that is all it needs. Any other setback this computer has is in service to it's great portability!

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Re: Review Asus G46VW Notebook
« Antwort #6 am: Dezember 31, 2012, 19:54:18 »
Great review folks, I have been scanning the internet for an update on this laptop and this is the best one out there.

I am looking at purchasing one of these customized through www.hidevolution.com (xoticPC does not yet have them available). I am looking to upgrade the processor to an i7-3740 as well as 16GB Ram and a 256GB SSD - would these amendments likely improve your overall opinion of the laptop? Or alternatively would you suggest I go for the larger G55VW instead? (I am concerned about the weight of the G55VW however...)

Thanks

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Re: Review Asus G46VW Notebook
« Antwort #7 am: Dezember 31, 2012, 23:29:32 »

Screen brightness. You mentioned the brightness could not be turned up full whilst running in Performance mode on battery. Is this a restriction in Windows 8?  I intend to run Ubuntu.

Best regards, S

We have measured other Win8 notebooks where maximum brightness does not take a dip at all if running on batteries. The reduction may be manufacturer imposed.

I"m confused as to how the Asus G46VW's Graphics and Gaming graphics ratings in the windows 8 experience index is notably lower than other laptops with the same GPU. Is there a reason for this?

Windows 8 calculates index scores differently than Windows 7

Great review folks, I have been scanning the internet for an update on this laptop and this is the best one out there.

I am looking at purchasing one of these customized through www.hidevolution.com (xoticPC does not yet have them available). I am looking to upgrade the processor to an i7-3740 as well as 16GB Ram and a 256GB SSD - would these amendments likely improve your overall opinion of the laptop? Or alternatively would you suggest I go for the larger G55VW instead? (I am concerned about the weight of the G55VW however...)

Thanks

Installing an SSD would absolutely improve our overall impression of the notebook as the slow HDD is a tangible bottleneck. The 14-inch model may be preferable for frequent travelers, otherwise the 15.6-inch model is better suited as a more stationary DTR (larger display and higher resolution).

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Re: Review Asus G46VW Notebook
« Antwort #8 am: Januar 01, 2013, 14:18:33 »
I would like to know if it is possible to run 3 monitors simultaneously on this notebook.

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Re: Review Asus G46VW Notebook
« Antwort #9 am: Januar 01, 2013, 14:49:59 »
Where is power consumption reading? Please add.

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Re: Review Asus G46VW Notebook
« Antwort #10 am: Januar 01, 2013, 23:54:19 »
I would like to know if it is possible to run 3 monitors simultaneously on this notebook.

Yes, this has been tested and the notebook can indeed output to 3 monitors simultaneously. The mobile Kepler family is notable for this feature.

Where is power consumption reading? Please add.

Power consumption data is our least popular section and so it is no longer mandatory for a number of reviews. Of course, this can always change in the future if there is a large enough demand.

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Re: Review Asus G46VW Notebook
« Antwort #11 am: Januar 03, 2013, 20:19:25 »
About same fast as MBP 15 retina.WOW.What a piece of engineering.

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Re: Review Asus G46VW Notebook
« Antwort #12 am: Januar 05, 2013, 03:53:14 »
ASUS N46VZ VS ASUS G46VW

Which one is better ?

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Re: Review Asus G46VW Notebook
« Antwort #13 am: Januar 05, 2013, 21:40:40 »
Can i put window 7 on this laptop? cause i like EVERYTHING about it Except windows  >:D 8

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Re: Review Asus G46VW Notebook
« Antwort #14 am: Januar 12, 2013, 23:44:16 »
How are you getting 50fps on skyrim? I have this laptop and 30 on medium and that with performance Mod. I :-(

 

 
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