Visit our Business Solutions website >>

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. People really like the usability and price. The reliability and design are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the connectivity and size, and the touchpad and sound get mixed views.

performance, design, reliability, price, usability

portability, size, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus G55VW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

See all ASUS Laptops

Review analysis

(Based on 45 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 18 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 15 of 18 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (27)

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Asus G55VW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Asus G55VW from Amazon.ca. 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 Amazon.ca. Opinions about the price and image quality are on the whole positive. The screen and reliability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the portability.

performance, reliability, screen, image quality, price

portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

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)

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

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

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

worst computer ever

 

none

huge,expensive,broke repeatedly, money pit, heavy

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Concerned consumer (newegg.com)

DO NOT BUY ASUS

 

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

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

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

Consumer review by: Chris (newegg.com)

Defective

 

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

Consumer review by: Christopher (newegg.com)

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

Consumer review by: itz_jezze (newegg.com)

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

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

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

Consumer review by: Vgene (newegg.com)

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

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

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
1
2

Product Specifications

Graphics

Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:37.5