Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. The touchpad is bordered by brushed aluminum trim. The trim surrounding the keyboard and bordering the right and left edges of the chassis are glossy orange plastic. The heat is kept well under control at all times — the surface of the notebook is barely warm, as is the bottom. Please see our big comparison thread here. The inside of the notebook has a design that is just as flashy as the lid.

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The chassis resists twisting, and all surfaces are difficult to find flex in. These results indicate the G50V-A1 is a high-performance machine, though with faster hard drives it could have an even better score. Two light bars are located at either end of the lid on the very edge, which blink in patterns. Please see our big comparison thread here.

Asus G50V Specs – CNET

Above the keyboard is a series of touch-activated buttons that access various menus. You get a nice LCD, Intel It is corded and has a high resolution optical sensor.

The cooling system of this notebook is quite good. If these had no name brand, I would have dismissed them as typical notebook speakers, but given the brand-name badge, they should have produced better sound. While idling, the notebook is essentially inaudible. There are two compartments; a sleeve inside the main compartment holds the notebook securely in place during travel.


The A1 version we are reviewing has the following specifications:. The hinges securely anchor the display to the base of the notebook, and the lid itself is rigid and is hard to twist. The processor is well under its rated specification, as are the hard drives.

The backpack is of reasonable quality and has good padding. One large fan takes care of the heat from both the processor and graphics card, and expels it out the left side through a large vent.

The right side acts as a vertical scrolling pad. There is basically no display wobble.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Note that the hard drives are not in a RAID 0 configuration; we prefer this approach, as dealing with RAID 0 – particularly on notebooks – can be frustrating and the performance benefits are usually negligible. It is for those that want to be noticed.

As someone who uses those keys frequently, I found this to be an inconvenient setup. Unfortunately, you don’t get direct access to any of those keys when numlock is on, so we actually prefer either doing away with the number keypad and putting a column with the missing keys on the right side, or else they just need to figure out a different arrangement in order to provide dedicated keys.

There is noticeable light leakage coming from the bottom of the display, but it is only noticeable when viewing a black screen.

Asus G50V laptop chipset drivers

The G50V is aimed squarely at the gaming crowd. The G50V comes with several accessories, including a backpack and a gaming mouse.


The high contrast and exceptional clarity of this display makes gaming and even simple web browsing an enjoyable experience. I had no trouble connecting to a variety of secured networks.

The G50V-A1 weighs in at 6.

All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. The inside of chipser notebook has a design that is just as flashy as the lid. I am more than impressed with the build quality of this notebook.

ASUS G50V-A1 Review

The GeForce M GT is still a step down in performance relative to the M options, but it’s at least a viable midrange solution capable of running most games at x at high detail settings. At the very bottom of the lid below the horizontal light bar is a rubberized and textured section that acts as a grip for carrying the notebook. It’s a heavier notebook, almost as large as most 17″ offerings, but the features, build quality, warranty, and accessories add up to a very good overall package.

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