We’ve changed, we promise. This vent could easily be mistaken for a subwoofer, especially given the Altec Lansing branding on the G50V’s speakers. The updated Spectre x inch convertible laptop adds terrific battery life and top-notch Jan 7, 7. You could display a custom message, have instant messages piped into it, or display computer stats. Though the bottom panel is large, unwieldy, and can be difficult to remove, the access it ultimately provides to the notebook’s internals should allow for upgrades that can extend the system’s useful life, particularly when compared with competing solutions that aren’t as open to tinkering. This readout is one of the G50V’s unique features, and it can be configured to display system statistics like CPU and memory usage.

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This fixed-configuration retail model does not come with Bluetooth, however, so you’ll need a USB dongle if you’re going to use a Bluetooth wireless gaming headset or mouse. The inch Gateway FX Pu is still our pick for a mainstream gaming laptop, but if you have a good reason to get a slightly smaller display and don’t mind the flashy design, the Asus G50VT-X5 is a great way to play games on a budget. Dell returns to the stock market after six years.

On either side of the touchpad is a pseudo-rubberized texture that serves as an effective and comfortable palm rest. Discussion in ‘ Mobile Computing ‘ started by WhisperfangDec 4, It won’t function in any OS I use, etc etc– I think it’s dead.


Customize The Tech Report However, next to them we find a small OLED display. Below the screen you’ll find the G50V’s keyboard, which features full-sized keys, a dedicated number pad, and red arrow etchings on the traditional “WASD” cluster along with the number pad. On a more serio The nearly-standard row of media-control buttons are absent, which is axus odd omission for such a flashy laptop. For PC gaming on a kled budget, we still prefer the Gateway FX Pu for its bigger screen and better benchmark scores thanks to a faster processor and more onboard GPU memorybut the Asus, which has a 2.

The updated Spectre x inch convertible laptop adds terrific battery life and top-notch ThaladarDec 26, at 3: WhisperfangJan 7, Of course, the screen isn’t perfect. This review is part of our Winter Retail Roundupcovering specific configurations of popular laptops that can be found in retail stores. How easy is it to fix this? Finally, at the top left top right when the unit is upright is the system’s removable six cell battery, rated at mAh.

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I have an Asus G50V X1 that i got from newegg. Dec 6, 2.

We’ve changed, we promise. While certainly beautiful, the G50V’s glossy lid is horribly prone to fingerprints and smudges. I’m not sure how to accurately describe this so here’s my LCDHype output with a gradient layer to demonstrate: I have tried various drivers, bios updates and programs as well as changing resolutions and quality settings in the display control panel.


Asus G50vt: OLED screen died.

That means both systems could handle newer games with graphics options turned to medium or high and still maintain a plus frame rate. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! The keyboard on the Asus G50VT-X5 is a decent size, but the separate number pad increasingly common on The chassis is flex-free and feels very sturdy from top to bottom. The screen lost half its pixels in a dithering pattern, so every other pixel was suddenly out.

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Ass have insurance but no warranty. The G50V is a little bigger than your average Good luck with the part! Nothing eliminates the stutter except to go to a single display. There’s also a button above the keyboard that disables the touchpad, should you wish to use a mouse instead. Even on the case’s underside, there’s an attention to detail.

Lid wobble is one of those little annoyances g5 is liable to drive most users insane over time, and older Asus notebook models have been particularly guilty of having weak hinges that loosen as they age.