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Ivy Bridge-based Asus G55VW Laptop Seen for Pre-Order

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With the desktop Ivy Bridge CPUs set to release on April 23, we get more information on another laptop based on the Ivy Bridge mobile CPU, which is set for pre-order.

Information coming out of Laptoping has the upcoming Asus G55VW-DS71, featuring the new Ivy Bridge mobile CPUs, set for release on April 29. The G55VW-DS71 will be powered by the new Intel Core i7 3610QM (@ 2.3 GHz). It will feature a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) FullHD display with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M - 2 GB GDDR5 SDRAM. As for memory, the G55VW-DS71 will offer 12 GB of DDR3 1600 MHz and is expandable to 16 GB via 4 SO DIMM slots. It comes standard with a 750 GB HDD / 7200 rpm with an available hard drive bay. Users have the options to add an additional hard drive or SSD to improve the speed and storage of the laptop.  


In addition, the G55VW-DS71 features Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an 3-in-1 card reader, a 2.0 megapixel webcam, an HDMI output, a Thunderbolt port, one USB 3.0 connector, and an 8-cell battery. The G55VW-DS71 weights in at 8.4 lbs with a starting price of around $1,450.
 

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    memadmax , April 23, 2012 4:33 PM
    I like Charcoal Grey.

    =D
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    shardey , April 23, 2012 4:44 PM
    Not sure how I feel about where the screen hinge location appears to be.
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    DroKing , April 23, 2012 5:00 PM
    I 2nd shardey, hinges are in weird location ^_^
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    Tuishimi , April 23, 2012 5:05 PM
    It looks nice (specs and physically)… how does the 660M perform? Can it be used for gaming if you want to? Anyway, full keyboard. Nice I guess but I haven't used a full keyboard in years. How do people feel about that?
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    trumpeter1994 , April 23, 2012 5:25 PM
    Anybody else noticed that majority of the laptops that don't run off the intel graphics don't have an eSATA port? :( 
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    djscribbles , April 23, 2012 5:27 PM
    Actually, putting the hinge there means that you can open the laptop one handed with out it trying to flip over backwards.
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    ojas , April 23, 2012 5:33 PM
    Welcome Thunderbolt!
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    sully101 , April 23, 2012 6:07 PM
    The Hinges are a moot point, the design makes them really strong and well built, I have the g74sx and it never was an issue, It's a big laptop but has excellent cooling because of it. It will run anything you throw at it for gaming.
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    drapacioli , April 23, 2012 6:16 PM
    Sounds nice, and if it's anything like my Asus laptop (The N53SV), it should run nice and cool too! I'm just not sure about the hinge design, as if it is too big, it may not fit in standard 15" sleeves and carrying cases. I would have to see some dimensions.

    However, the 2MP camera is a letdown. Then again, all integrated webcams are...


    Quote:
    It looks nice (specs and physically)… how does the 660M perform? Can it be used for gaming if you want to? Anyway, full keyboard. Nice I guess but I haven't used a full keyboard in years. How do people feel about that?


    My laptop has a GT 540M (Which is around the same as a Radeon 5650), and while it can run anything I throw at it, you just can't crank up the settings past medium-high on high-intensity games (Ultra is out, of course). Older games (2008 and older) can usually run near maxxed out, except you may have to turn down shadows and AA a bit. For an example, I can run Skyrim on the default medium settings, but I can turn the texture quality up to high as long as I don't turn up shadows and AA beyond medium. However for games like Portal 2, I can turn everything up as high as it can go.

    Now, since my laptop's resolution is only 1366x768 vs this new one's 1080p, and the 540M is a midrange vs the 660M which is probably getting towards the high-end stuff, the settings would probably end up being around the same for both laptops; so you could probably expect medium to high settings, but you'll need to turn shadows and AA down for high-intensity games. However, this is just speculation based on the specs and my own experience, you would have to check some benchmarks to be sure.
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    jrwizbang , April 23, 2012 6:46 PM
    Pretty sweet
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    sully101 , April 23, 2012 7:24 PM
    This should be a significant boost, I wonder if I can upgrade my CPU to Sandy bridge for my G74sx, I've done some research and found some desktop motherboards will be backwards compatible, but I don't know about the mobile motherboards. Anyone do any research on this?
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    sully101 , April 23, 2012 7:26 PM
    Whoops I mean upgrade to ivy bridge from Sandy bridge
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    Blarg44 , April 23, 2012 7:40 PM
    I think i already love this laptop.

    Love the design.
    Love the CPU.
    Love the GPU.
    Love the 15.6' screen.
    Love the extra drive slot.
    Love the ports.
    And the price doesn't seem too bad either.
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    cknobman , April 23, 2012 8:01 PM
    660M? No thanks not enough graphics horsepower.
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    agnickolov , April 23, 2012 8:44 PM
    shardeyNot sure how I feel about where the screen hinge location appears to be.

    I have an older G73SW and I can assure you that it's a tough fit in standard 17" backpacks (it's a 17" model). It won't fit in most and the one I found to fit it within, it's outside of the intended pouch and touches the zipper. So for this one, essentially you need a 17" backpack for a 15" laptop. However, keep in mind you are not going to move it a lot considering its weight (8.4 pounds, likely without the power brick). The excellent cooling design more than pays off for the extra size.
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    bejabbers , April 23, 2012 9:46 PM
    Again with the low end GPU? I'm unimpressed. Weake ASUS, weak. I was hoping for at least the 670m
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    Anonymous , April 23, 2012 10:41 PM
    8.4 Pounds LOL to heavy
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    amuffin , April 23, 2012 11:15 PM
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    Again with the low end GPU? I'm unimpressed. Weake ASUS, weak. I was hoping for at least the 670m

    Well this is kepler! The lower end kepler gpu's perform to the low end gtx models of the previous gen. The gtx660m should perform roughly in between the 570m and 675m. This is kepler remember! :bounce: 
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    Anonymous , April 24, 2012 12:10 AM
    Model number of the thunderbolt controller on the computer, the make is definitely Intel, but I want the Intel controller that has 2 channels/4 lanes and not the controller that has 1 channel/2 lanes!
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    mcd023 , April 24, 2012 3:36 AM
    TuishimiIt looks nice (specs and physically)… how does the 660M perform? Can it be used for gaming if you want to? Anyway, full keyboard. Nice I guess but I haven't used a full keyboard in years. How do people feel about that?

    I have an ASUS G51VX. It has a 260M and is used in the higher model laptops to play Battlefield 3 at 1080p. With my screen at 1366x768, I can play with all graphics settings on max (this is a DX9 card), even though it is underclocked in my model (which I change if I see fit ;)  ). The full size keyboard is convenient, though probably not necessary; but using it for math functions beats the normal keyboard. Now if there was something I could do about the 1:30 of battery life.
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