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Asus G55VW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Asus G55VW. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price. The reliability and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the connectivity and size. Opinions about the touchpad and sound are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus G55VW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Asus G55VW from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Opinions about the price and image quality are generally positive. The screen and reliability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive comments about the portability.

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This summary is based on the products: ASUS G55VW-DS71 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop with Full HD display 1920x1080, Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor (Black)ASUS G55VW-DS71 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop with Full HD display 1920x1080, Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor (Black)

Mar, 2018

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Review Asus G55VW-S1020V Notebook


Ivy Bridge meets Kepler. The latest revision of Asus' popular 15.6-inch Republic of Gamers laptop, now known as the G55VW, is large and heavy enough to belong in the desktop replacement category. However, this tradeoff in weight is compensated by an...

Very Quiet for a Gaming Laptop, Amazing Cooling Solution, Good Keyboard/Trackpad Combo, 4x USB 3.0 Ports, The new and improved design. The fact that the 15.6-inch Republic of Gamers laptop is still the most silent-running gaming laptop on the market....

Very Heavy, No SSD, Large for a 15.6" Laptop, A lower weight, perhaps by using lighter materials. The large frame around the display feels outdated

Jun, 2012

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worst computer ever



huge,expensive,broke repeatedly, money pit, heavy

May, 2015

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Do NOT buy asus. I fear my personal information is compromised and they have had my unit for 28 days. I'm lucky newegg took the time to accept my return/exchange request, but I fear I may not get it to them in time because asus staff refuses to assist.

Graphics card is nice

Faulty hardware, terrible RMA support, customer support insults you, repair crew attempts to access personal accounts through your RMA'd unit ; DO NOT PURCHASE ASUS PRODUCTS

Oct, 2012

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Great high performance laptop. Runs Linux Well


All of the connection ports are on the side of the laptop, which means that any USB cables will be sticking out to the left and right. Not a huge issue if you are docking it on your desk and using an external keyboard and mouse, but might be an issue...

The first thing I did with this laptop was create all the necessary Window backup disks. The second thing I did was install Ubuntu Linux. Everything worked right out of the gate. I am able to play a variety of Humble Bundle games with no Issues....

No real cons here

Oct, 2012

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I have searched the internet for other people experiencing what I am. There appears to be a select amount of individuals who have high temperatures and low performance from their GTX 660M, whether the laptop be ASUS, Lenovo, or otherwise. This really...

Great specifications and matte screen, runs silently, and great design

The graphics processor is defective, and have sent it back to Newegg for an RMA to no avail. They ran their benchmarks and told me that it was running under "normal" conditions, and that the problem was on my end - that incompatible software or a virus...

Oct, 2012

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Initial Purchase Review


As I said in cons I have just purchased this beast so I don't have much to say yet however The First review the one that gives the 1 egg. Obviously must be Trolling from the other reviews alone he is the only one to get the defective models? Worse yet...

Intel Core i7 initial clocked at 2.3 GHz turbo boost brings it to 3.3 GHz ; Nvidia Geforce GTX 660m 2gig's of dedicated vram This Kepler-based GPU has 384 Unified Core pipelines clocked at 835 MHz per core ; It's memory speed is clocked at 2000 MHz ;...

Seeing as I have just purchased it but haven't received it yet I have no cons for this review yet

Jul, 2012

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Seagate?... Really?


ASUS, your one of the best... so use the best hardware, not seagarbage.

Great laptop, beautiful design, beautiful full HD screen. Nice and lightweight, i can carry it with 1 hand. I love the backlit keyboard, works well in the dark server room. Very quick and very responsive

Used it for about a week. Random BSOD... restarted... instant BSOD at windows every time. Popped the HDD cover open... Seagate?! Really?! Lost a little bit of respect for ASUS today. I would expect the best (WD) from them but guess not. So I ran the...

Jul, 2012

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Sleek and Simple


I am going to be moving to Japan for a year and needed both a portable laptop and a desktop to game on. This computer fills both tasks with out any issues what so ever.

Speed- The 3610 intel processor in this laptop makes it both a fantastic gaming computer and great for multi tasking. I am a college student and tend to multi task a great deal. The graphics processor is fantastic as a 660m would be expected and all...

Weight, It weights about twice of what my old Toshiba weighed but with the features and design of this laptop I gladly accept it

Jul, 2012

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It is Republic of Gamers!


I put SSD instead original HDD - computer just flying! World of Warcraft works faster then my desktop 6870 video and 2600K CPU!!!

Fantastic machine, very fast, stable and nice looking

A liitle bit heavy

Jul, 2012

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Looked great.....


Really to bad for Asus I did want a nice new computer but now Dell will get my money.(I have 7 year old Dell that works just fine)

Smaller than G75vw

Well I got it and day one right out of the box was running it for 1-2 hour than it died to never come back. Asus as a grounding problem with the G55. I sent it back for a refund. I will not be buying any thing Asus for some time. This was the secound...

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:HDA / SonicMaster / SonicMaster Lite
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5


Battery Capacity:74
Battery capacity (Watt hours):74
Battery performance:5200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8


Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Energy Star certified: No
RoHS compliance: No


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19


Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:12 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM


3G: No
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX: Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray RW / DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Audio system:HDA / SonicMaster / SonicMaster Lite
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD, Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
HD-Ready: Yes
Indication light: Yes
Infrared data port: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 24
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor boost frequency:3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor socket:PGA988 / Socket G2
Processor threads:8
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:105 / 105 C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64899 / 71459
Processor code:SR0UX
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:750

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):0.787 / 0.866
Height (rear):1.97 / 2.01
Weight:8.33 / 8.38
Width:14.8 / 15.1