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ASUS Laptop G Series G50VT-X6 Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 (2.53 GHz) 4 GB Memory 320 GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS 15.4" Windows Vista Home Premium

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  • Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53G
  • 4GB Memory 320GB HDD
  • Windows Vista Home Premium

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The G50Vt from Asus revolutionizes the way you get your entertainment on the go. The Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of RAM and the NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS with 512MB dedicated card provide an optimized, multithreaded architecture, and incredible visual performance for improved multimedia and multitasking performance, perfect for those that have lots to do and little time to do it.

The 15.4" widescreen with 1680 x 1050 pixel resolution displays movies and pictures with stunning clarity, true-to-life color, and razor-sharp detail. Plus, with a second display, you are posted about incoming messages or system status information for disruption-free gaming. You may never run out of room to store your documents, pictures, and audio and video files with the 320GB hard drive. Use the DVD Super Multi drive to create your own portable media and backup files.

The webcam works with face recognition software so you can log on with just a look. Windows Vista Home Premium rounds out this efficient and stylish hardware. Let the Asus G50Vt-X6 notebook enhance your life from entertainment all the way to pleasure.

  • newegg Intel Notebook Processor Technology with "Genius" Rating Rated "Genius" (five brains), the Intel Centrino 2 processor technology pushes the limits of mobile computing enabling you to enjoy the latest and greatest applications, extreme 3D games and HD media.
  • newegg Intel Centrino 2 Processor Technology The Asus G50VT-X6 is built upon the cutting-edge Intel Centrino 2 processor technology platform with a 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 processor, Mobile Intel PM45 Express chipset and Intel 802.11n Wireless LAN adapter. Blazing performance, amazing battery life and universal wireless connectivity are all hallmarks of this package.
  • newegg NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS GPU The powerful NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS with 512MB DDR3 discrete video memory delivers optimized performance for immersive gaming on-the-go, and features NVIDIA PureVideo HD and HybridPower technologies for the ultimate HD video experience and minimized power consumption.
  • newegg Dual Display The 15.4" wide SXGA+ main screen provides fast response time for sharper graphics without any ghosting or shadow. With Asus' exclusive crystal bright screen technology, enjoy more vibrant colors and details than ever before! A second display keeps you posted about any incoming messages, emails and system status information for disruption-free full-screen gameplay.
  • newegg Smart Logon Technology The Smart Logon system takes advantage of the integrated webcam to intelligently recognize the user's face and grant access to the Asus G50V-X5 without any user intervention.
  • newegg Built-in DVD Super Multi The built-in DVD Super Multi burns any DVD+R/-R, DVD+RW/-RW or DVD-RAM disc and supports the dual-layer function allowing up to 8.5GB data to be burned and saved on a single dual-layer disc. Burn your own DVD/VCD movies or backup data with ease!

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Cooling, reply to danwat1234 5/4/2015 3:39:11 PM

Pros: I purchased this laptop in July 2009, and it's now May 2015, so it's been six years of ownership. I noticed about four months ago that loading up Faster Than Light, or even just web browsing, my CPU temperature was hovering around 85 degrees Celsius. I browsed around the net and found a number of possible solutions:
*Try using 186.83 nVidia drivers, or use WHQL drivers, try one until you find lower temperatures; *Try undervolting your GPU by using the bundled software, but be careful, it could lead to an unstable system; *Open the laptop and remove all dust, disconnect the fan assembly from the CPU completely and remove the PWM cable, and remove all traces of dust from the fan, fan housing, vents, and chipset area; *install a new fan, the F8U5 unit available around the net. *some people say to remove the blockage from the circular air vent on the bottom, but it may negate the negative air pressure: I left mine blocked.
What I've done so far is cleaned out the internals thoroughly, bought the F8U5 fan and reinstalled it using quality CPU paste. I'm not sure if it was the paste, or the new fan, but my new temperatures are: CPU: 33C; ACPI CPU: 40C; GPU: 51C. In-game, GPU gets between 75C and 85C in Torchlight 2 at max resolution with AA (better than the previous 105)
So recommendations going forward for those of you who want to continue using the G50V and want to have lower idle temps: remove the stock fan assembly from the CPU, clean off both CPU blocks and the heatsinks, remove the blue thermal pad, and apply good cpu paste, then put it all back together. If that didn't solve the problem, consider buying the F8U5 fan unit to replace the stock fan. And don't forget to plug the fan back in!

Cons: Limited upgrade path. It's possible to replace the 9800GS with a 280 IIRC, but it may not work. Like danwat1234 said, there are a number of CPUs you can upgrade to. Swap out the old HDD for an SSD for lower temperatures and better performance.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Sexy laptop, very upgradeable, ergonomic 9/3/2014 5:09:04 PM

Pros: It’s quite the laptop with the G50VT-X6, which is a version with the red trim. You can upgrade the fan from the Delta 0.4 Amp fan to the Forcecon DFS541305MH0T “F8U5” 17 fin 0.5 amp fan, which is what the G50VX uses, for more air flow.
The cooling system is very well designed. The air is sucked isn’t sucked in from a spot beneath the fan like many an HP DV7 Other laptops, But Instead, air is sucked through a multitude of vents along the bottom of the unit, allowing all components to get cool air flow because of the negative air pressure caused by the fan. Also this makes it very difficult to hinder the intake airflow for the fan, yielding in less likelihood of overheating when on your lap or bed / couch. This laptop does not burn one’s legs, or any other tissue in the lap region.
Then you can upgrade to an X9100 Extreme CPU for about $100 from a popular auction site. Get an SSD and put in a mechanical drive as well. It may support another hard drive where the optical drive goes.
It’s still a responsive laptop for today (2014) and looks really good. It is too bad Asus has stopped making batteries for this laptop (A32-M50 (6 cell) A33-M50 (9 cell).. I stock piled 3 of them and put them in my fridge.
Battery life can easily be 2.5-3 hours with a 9 cell. Beware of the aftermarket batteries, not all of them can handle a large power drain (full CPU/GPU usage).
The LEDs along the touchpad and lid hardly take any power. You can unplug all LEDs in the lid by unplugging the little circuit board in the lid by removing the screen bezel (4 philips screws) but that is a hassle.

Reliability is great, with the exception of having to replace the screen backlight CCFL, and the OLED screen going bad.

Cons: Aftermarket batteries cannot handle this laptop. Unreliable when power consumption increases.
Can be loud.
Speakers not that loud.
Some system noise through headphones jack.
OLED screen has died on mine after 4 years or so. Does not light up at all.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
good specs for a good price 1/27/2011 11:32:52 AM

Pros: Specs are amazing, especially for the price

Cons: I've had to send it in for repairs twice.
Big and heavy: I had to buy a new bag because it couldn't fit in the one that I had.
Headphones are a must, but what kind of gamer wouldn't use them anyways?
Very ugly, and nobody will take me seriously when they see me using it

Overall Review: The fan blows hotter had harder than those hand dryers in public bathrooms - even when I'm not gaming. I guess this is good if you want to fry an egg....

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Great gaming laptop 7/28/2009 7:03:47 AM

Pros: Excellent performance. Good screen quality. Plays GTA IV in native resolution at a framerate equivalent to what I got with an AMD Athlon X2 6000+ and a Radeon 4850 1GB, 2 GBs RAM, Win XP. How that's possible? I think the computer in the old system severly hindered performance. Plays Fallout 3 well with good settings. I don't think anything newer will run at Max settings, but Half-Life 2 runs with all max settings and native resolution with nary a hiccough. All in all, I'm very pleased with the performance.

Cons: To be expected, but poor battery life. If I'm playing a game, such as Fallout 3, without the laptop plugged in I get about 45 minutes of juice. The built-in speakers are quiet. Really quiet. The sound quality isn't bad, but at its loudest I cannot hear a movie if I have a fan on, or the windows open. Invest in a good set of headphones and you'll be fine though.

Overall Review: Many people complained that this computer came pre-installed with 32-bit Windows Vista, but my computer came preinstalled with 64-bit.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
A solid laptop. 7/27/2009 5:09:07 PM

Pros: Good amount of RAM, decent CPU and GPU. Many flashy bells and whistles like blinking LED lights and a digital display screen above keyboard that shows miscellaneous statistics like memory/CPU usage. Plays Armed Assault and all my Steam games a lot better than my desktop.

Cons: The GPU runs a little hot even while in idle (Around to 50-55 degreed Celsius), even hotter while gaming. I had to buy laptop cooler so I didn't accidentally kill my investment prematurely.

ASUS also formatted the HDD into two partitions which I found annoying, they encrypted the second partition for use with their data protection software (Much like TrueCrypt). Anyways, it's probably a plus for those who have naughty things on their hard drive, but I just find it annoying because ASUS didn't give me the option to choose to have an encrypted partition and TrueCrypt is so much more better...

Overall Review: I had this laptop for good 2 months now, didn't act up on me so far. I mainly use it for gaming now as it puts my desktop to shame. As I said before this notebook runs hot while gaming, definitely get a laptop cooler for it! I got Antec notebook cooler and I see a significant change in temp (Around 10-15C difference).

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Great laptop but... 7/14/2009 11:14:38 AM

Pros: top of the line components, everything is fast

Cons: wireless connection fails once every half an hour or so. It won't reconnect again unless I restart the machine. Max time it stayed online is about 1 hour. Tried with the ASUS driver, then Intel, called ASUS tech support, did full system restore, that didn't help. They also said I should take the battery out and leave it for half hour without any power just in case there was some static electricity.
That didn't help either.... I am tired of restarting it every 30 minutes

Overall Review: I like the laptop but this wireless card is ruining it . I had the Asus M50 before this one, never had any issues. I don't know if I am going to go with Asus again unless I find a way to resolve this issue

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
AMAZING 7/10/2009 2:59:10 PM

Pros: Snazzy looking laptop.
No keyboard flex whatsoever, and the right amount of pressure needed to press keys, not too loose like other laptops.
Spacious keyboard.
the digital display thing & the touch buttons
the asus software thats used to control everything from volume to profiles to all other stuff is pretty and convenient.
came here in two days

Cons: its a 15.4 inch screen in a 17 inch chassis, i can barely fit it into my laptop backpack for 15.4 inch laptops.

I wasnt home when the UPS guy came and you need to sign for it, i sadly had to go pick it up from the dispatch place.

it didnt come with a pizza, and i had to pick it up at dinner time

Overall Review: Amazing, sturdy well built laptop.

not a con but it does run a little hot.

wish i got it when it was on sale for 1,149$ but its still an amazing deal for 1500$

GET THIS LAPTOP

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
4/ 5
very satisfied 7/5/2009 2:07:21 AM

Pros: great: cpu, video card, screen, functionality (the expressgate feature, basically a quick loading linux) direct console for overclocking, not very heavy for the technical specs
good: price, frame, handy little screen that can display things just above the keyboard, little bloat ware to speak of. the 9800m GS's BIOS can be flashed to a 9800m GTS if you're brave.
as stated numerous times below, this laptop can handle pretty much anything you throw at it. it plays Crysis very smoothly.

Cons: the not so good: for starters, its great that this machine has a numpad, but it takes a good deal of getting used to, many of the keys are out of place, and some don't function in game. occasionally while typing, some keypresses are not recognized, however this can be fixed by uninstalling the Synaptics driver - go on the Asus forums to see.
the sound is kind of quiet, but that can also be fixed in the bios, it can become much louder with tweaking.
the battery life is not so good. even at full charge i get around 1.5 to 2 hours in ExpressGate mode, or 1.5 hours in Windows, just browsing the net. but what can you expect ? the dual cpu, video card, and display draw a lot of power.

Overall Review: hmm. It shipped pretty quickly. it comes with a recovery disk, a driver disk, a cloth for wiping off finger prints, and a 6-cell battery. 9-cells are available somewhere. many of the problems people complain of in these othr reviews can be repaired by looking at the ASUS tech forums for this model.
before purchasing this, i looked at laptops by Acer, HP, Falcon Northwest, Alienware, Lenovo and a bunch of others. most of them did not have this video card coupled with this display (i don't want 17" display, its just too big.), or the did but were 12 pounds and cost $3000. this really IS the best deal out there.
if you're on the fence on buying this, just do it. its well worth it.

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