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Posted by: Heath
« on: September 23, 2013, 22:08:20 »

Can this run FF14 ARR. It is at my bestbuy for 698. Thats all i need it for. Just need a laptop to be able to run that game smooth.

Yes, it can run FFXIV on high settings smoothly. The screen resolution would be the only disappointment but that may be because I'm use to my 1080 monitor. I'll try hooking it up to it to see how it runs.
Posted by: emi
« on: September 20, 2013, 19:04:05 »

Can this run FF14 ARR. It is at my bestbuy for 698. Thats all i need it for. Just need a laptop to be able to run that game smooth.
Posted by: James_wood
« on: September 07, 2013, 15:32:28 »

My first laptop and I'm dissapointed. The USB port are not working correctly, the space bar sucks.
This shutdown out of the blue and wasn''t able to backup any of my information, all was lost to the hands of the repair center. Never buying asus again.
Posted by: ronmccord
« on: April 13, 2013, 01:17:42 »

This is by far the best 14 inch gaming laptop out there, better then Alienware M14x and new gygabyte 14 inch. since you can have this built with a ssd there is no negatives. Now as far as the one negative that is the built in battery you can buy an external battery for around 150 dollars that will double the internal battery for 8 hours of heavy use.
Posted by: Lance
« on: February 16, 2013, 21:14:24 »

When is notebookcheck going to review the y400 SLI? It's a far more impressive competitior to the G46 than the MX14 is and its base model costs less as well.
Posted by: Ed
« on: February 13, 2013, 21:16:31 »

 :(Returning one of these today.    The space bar and touchpad keys both stick.   the positioning of my hands on this is not good.  It is fast.
Posted by: Secretstash
« on: January 31, 2013, 16:56:53 »

I bought this machine a week after the line came out for $950 at best buy. Two days later while attempting to switch the onscreen text size the built in monitor shorted producing a grey line across the whole screen.

I will be taking this thing to best buy by the end of the week.

Otherwise an absolutely great machine. Works great as a media center machine plugged into my flat screen.

I'm just very frustrated that something as minimal as adjusting my settings cause my gpu to die. Oh well at least asus has industry best customer service.
Posted by: dclanz
« on: January 20, 2013, 13:29:27 »

Solid review! I purchased one of the first units when Best Buy released for sale and I am still pretty impressed with it. As reported by another user, I just ordered a 500GB SSD to toss in. I'm glad ASUS recognized that there is an emerging category of gamers who value mobility and power above all else. Like it was mentioned, I intend to enjoy this laptop for a few years to come and will recommend it to anyone else (along with a SSD upgrade). :)
Posted by: Allen.Ngo
« on: January 15, 2013, 10:10:11 »

hi Burrito,

Unfortunately we did not explicitly test 5.1 output through HDMI, so we can't give a definite answer. This is however an excellent suggestion for future gaming notebook reviews.

There shouldn't be any stability issues if running the laptop with the lid closed. I have run many laptops this way without problems.
Posted by: SepticBurrito
« on: January 13, 2013, 07:05:51 »

First, I want to thank you for not only being the first review on this thing, but making the review as in depth as it is.  It's going to take weeks to months for everyone else to get around to this machine.  Good job.

Now, I have a couple questions.

The portability of this aggressively priced mid/high gaming laptop is very appealing to me, but I'm would to hook it up to a much larger screen from time to time at home.  That screen, being my 3D-TV.  The TV handles the surround sound incoming from HDMI and sends it out via optical to my receiver.

Can this Laptop output 5.1 surround over HDMI when playing games?

If this Laptop is closed or mostly shut and running games, I assume it will damage the machine over time.  Does this assumption seem reasonable?
Posted by: Gene
« on: January 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 :-(
Posted by: Forbiddina
« on: January 05, 2013, 21:40:40 »

Can i put window 7 on this laptop? cause i like EVERYTHING about it Except windows  >:D 8
Posted by: joe smieth
« on: January 05, 2013, 03:53:14 »


Which one is better ?
Posted by: Smith
« on: January 03, 2013, 20:19:25 »

About same fast as MBP 15 retina.WOW.What a piece of engineering.
Posted by: Allen.Ngo
« on: January 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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