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This review is from: Logitech G35 USB 2.0 Connector Surround Sound Headset
Pros: Crisp, high-quality sound.
Decent bass reproduction which doesn't oversaturate the sound.
7.1 surround emulation truly does provide a much more immersive gaming experience. It cannot replace the true 7.1 theater system experience though.
Volume control on the headset is very handy. (A great feature I originally thought I wouldn't use!)
Software is user-friendly and allows fine-tuning of the EQ.
Cons: Flimsy construction. I spent hours studying reviews of various 7.1 headsets. The G35 is plagued by cheap plastic used for the swivel design where the speakers connect to the head piece. From the moment I took the headset out of the packaging, I could hear the 'creak creak' sound of the plastic slowly getting weaker. See my 'other thoughts' section for my solution to this.
Bass could be better. Seems most headsets nowadays don't deliver the bass of oldschool headsets from decades ago. (But they are much lighter, on the other hand.)
A little pricey for what it is.
Other Thoughts: Solution to the flimsy plastic:
Buy a $1 roll of black electrical tape and thoroughly wrap the plastic swivel points up. You'll lose the swivel action, but you won't end up with shattered plastic pieces.
Use electrical tape to reinforce about 3 inches of the cable starting at the point where the cable comes out of the left speaker. This will help keep the cable sturdy and should prevent internal breakage at the headset.
Do your research - search YouTube for videos.
Overall, despite Logitech's shameful approach to engineering this headset, I'm very happy with my purchase.
I haven't used the mic so I cannot speak about that.
Pros: * Looks awesome! Backlit keyboard and overall design is really nice. An attention-getter wherever I go.
* Runs very cool and quiet, even under heavy load (I ran 16 CPU burn-in processes at full throttle for an hour; fan revs up but still very cool and quiet compared to my old dual-core laptop).
* Games run at 1080p resolution at high/ultra settings without a hitch. Skyrim, BioShock, World of Warcraft, Gramd Theft Auto 4 and SA, etc.
* USB 3 transfer speeds are very fast.
* This thing screams with an SSD installed. Video conversion is no longer something I have to wait very long to accomplish.
* Wifi wireless LAN performance is good and stable (although I can only test with an older 802.11g router).
* 1 TB. of storage space provides a ton of room for software and a decent media collection.
* Very easy to upgrade RAM and storage drives.
Cons: * Windows 8. Seriously?? It boots faster. That's the only positive I can say about it. I 'downgraded' to Windows 7 after enabling CSM option in UEFI 'BIOS' options and located the appropriate Windows 7 drivers. (There's entire message forums devoted to the subject; search and you will find).
* Internal keyboard misses keystrokes. Initially I thought it was me, but nope. Look at other reviews and see what I mean. I use an external keyboard anyways so this isn't an issue for me anymore.
* Oversized touchpad is annoying. I see what Asus was going for (gestures, multi-finger swipes, etc.), but it simply interferes with typing. I use an external mouse so this isn't an issue for me anymore.
* No SSD? 5400 RPM hard drive slows the overall speed down.
* No Blu-Ray drive? A laptop of this caliber is well-suited for Blu-Ray movie playback.
* No analog surround sound outputs? Bummer.
* Exterior paint coating peels easily at the corners (so be careful when zipping up in a laptop bag). Smudges very easily which can be an eyesore.
Other Thoughts: I've owned this for over 1 month now and use it daily for hardcore PC gaming and software development. I bought it from a retail store (G750JW 8 GB. model).
Don't hold back on performance - grab a quality high-performance SSD and install it as your boot drive! You won't regret it.
The sound is decent but don't expect anything amazing. There's only one audio output which provides analog stereo 2-channel output and TOSLINK optical 5.1 surround in a single jack. Most PC surround systems use analog surround sound using multi jacks for L, R, MID, etc. I use a 7.1 surround USB headset when gaming instead.
For those experiencing graphical issues, I recommend sticking with the nVidia driver that Asus provides for the laptop. I've read that upgrading the driver to a newer version will cause problems.
The screen is not glossy. It's the non-reflective type, which may initially look "blurred", but in fact it's much sharper and more ideal for gaming. Do your research.
This thing's a beast! Pretty heavy. Invest in a quality carrying bag.
Pros: Low-profile design perfect for situations where the CPU heatsink overlaps the memory slots. Solid, reliable performance.
Cons: Fancy packaging, but not useful instructions on how to set the timings/etc. No big deal. That's what the Internet's for I guess.
Other Thoughts: I run these at STOCK 9-9-9-24 2T 1333 MHz. on my older Asus M4A79T motherboard and the performance is still really good. (My mobo is spec'd for 1600 but it's not stable at that.) Holding onto these for my next high-end board.READ FULL REVIEW
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