Overall rating: 8/10
Value for money rating: 9/10
This week, we look at the ASUS G750 JH notebook, otherwise known as the higher-spec unit of the range of ASUS notebooks currently available. With gamers chomping at the bit to test run the G750, it’s bursting at the seams with specs to suit the most demanding of users, we’ve gladly tested the muscle on this machine.
With a powerful 4th generation Core i7 processor, this unit also comes with two hard drives. Primary 256GB Solid State Drive for extremely fast boot and load times and a mechanical 1TB drive for storage of all your music, photos and videos.
One of the most enticing aspects of the ASUS G750 is the price. You can be set up with this solid unit for $2899, which is surprisingly kind considering the tricks on board.
With a matt black casing and minimal outward embellishments, this look is simple and 4 kilos of dead serious professional laptop. This is a heavy set, broad shouldered gaming machine that is shameless in being all about the power. For those who need the storage speed and power, the stealthy appearance of the ASUS G750 will do more than appeal.
We’ve noted excellent endurance in battery life, where full power can provide almost 4 hours before drain-out. Light use can see you happily using without AC power for over 5 hours, which is enviable when weighed up against competitor gaming laptops. This vault of battery power is enough for most anybody away from a power source and especially considerable for the gaming market for this reason.
Running along either side of the unit are four USB 3.0 ports, a Thunderbolt/mini –Display Port, Ethernet Port, individual headphone and microphone jacks, a card reader, and VGA monitor output. Call it the epicentre for connectivity, this ASUS is certainly a cut above the competition when variety is to be considered. Gamers will be most impressed with the range of options and the generous amount of expansion ports.
ASUS seems to have separated itself from the gamer’s peril of a lacklustre cooling system. Efficient, quiet and almost undetectable, the ASUS G series stand up against the best when it comes to cooling solutions. External temperatures are also minimised by a pinpoint cooling system that stays below 40 degrees at high load.
Those who appreciate room to move around on their notebook will appreciate the layout of this 17.5-inch laptop. Again, casting aside expectations of a minimalist and slight-set keypad, what we’re looking at here is functionality, ease of use and a pleasant experience without frills. With thick-set keys and a full size number pad which mirrors the set up of a desktop PC, they keyboard is extremely responsive and pleasant to the touch, the keys are spaced and set in a very accessible style, which will be of huge advantage to gamers and fast typers.
With a 1080p High Definition matte finish LED panel, the screen avoids glare and boasts a crystal clear range with precise definition. The dark matte contrast of the screen husk is complimentary to the viewer’s experience. Viewers are treated to a cinematic capture with true-life colour and scintillating composition when it comes to well thought out screen dynamics.
A brilliant sound system provides satisfying bass and stacked treble. With plenty of internal volume, the bass can be enjoyed without causing distortion. Even with medium value headphones, the sound-scope is exceptionally good and crystal clear with premier tones on all levels.
For all its power, persuasion and stealth, the ASUS G750 is a thing of beauty. One piece of advice we can give interested consumers is to make sure you’ve got a good sized laptop bag on hand, the size of this beast means most bags will need to be revised. See our professional and friendly team at The Laptop Man and let us help with all your carry and casing requirements.
All in all, we review the ASUS G750 to be a highly suitable, powerful, serious machine for those who want raw power and performance from a laptop.