- Republic of Gamers
- Intel Core i7 4700HQ(2.40GHz)
- 24GB Memory 1TB HDD 256GB SSD
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
- 1920 x 1080
Disappointing after six months 03/03/2014
-POWERFUL; will run games like Battlefield 4 and War Thunder on maximum settings with little or no noticeable frame drops.
-FAST; Main Drive SSD and 24GB of memory make for a quick boot and fast access to your primary games.
-EFFICIENT; Low temps in the most demanding gaming. Battery will last hours on a dimmed screen and no backlit keyboard if you're word-processing or browsing the internet.
BATTERY FAILS; Six months in, I started getting a blinking battery LED. I tried multiple things, from reinstalling battery charge drivers to rolling back the BIOS to even wiping the computer with a fresh copy of Windows. No joy. Swapping batteries with a fellow G750 owner revealed a faulty battery. Fortunately, his is holding up. UN-fortunately, the battery is proprietary and will take until World War 3 to receive from ASUS. Their customer support has been unresponsive, at best.
SSD; Solid-State Drives have limited writes. It will eventually die. Great for the OS and your primary games while it lasts, though.
INTERMITTENT KEYBOARD; Various keys ranging from F and R to T and N have habits of not properly keying when you stroke them. This can be a huge pain when typing reports for school or even writing a review like this. Suggest opting for an external keyboard if you can spare the slots.
SLOPPY BIOS; Every iteration of BIOS release has had a bug of some sort. It started with heavy CPU throttling from the factory in battery mode, to intermittent backlighting in the first upgrade. The newest is still too new to really dial down the issues with it, but the apparent "fix" for WHQL support wasn't much of a fix.
WINDOWS 8 and BLUETOOTH; Not the worst OS, but its driver support is funky. Because of this, the Bluetooth drivers tend to cause false shutdowns and restarts if they're not disabled.
For the price of the laptop, I expected better product quality in things like the keyboard and battery. Things like that should not be prone to failure within the first six months of ownership.
The driver support of Windows 8 and this laptop are AWFUL. You have to disable the Atheros Bluetooth drivers if you encounter any issues shutting down or restarting the laptop.
I wanted to give this laptop a 3.5, but halves are not featured in the egg ratings. Bummer, because it just doesn't deserve four eggs, let alone five, for the deficient keyboard and battery issues that seem to plague MANY who have bought this laptop.
Dear Mr. Jarek Cyphus,
I apologized for your disappointment with the laptop. All ASUS products undergo quality control testing and inspections, the issue with the battery is an isolated case. To improve system stability and performance, we recommend installing all recommended WINDOWS Update and upgrade to WINDOWS 8.1. If you need further assistance, please email me at email@example.com and write down service# 3564636 on the subject line.
ASUS Customer Loyalty
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