: Laptop / desktop replacement.Processor
: Intel Core i7-2630QM (Sandy Bridge)Processor speed
: 2.0 ghz (with turbo it can go up to 2.9 when needed)Ram
: 8lbsScreen type and res
: widescreen 1600 x 900Graphics card
: Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 1024mbHard drive
: 750gb (7200 rpm)DVD Drive
: Dual-Layer DVD+/-RWOther features
: WiMaxBattery Type
: 75 Whr (Watt hours)
_________________________________Look and feel:
As you first look and touch it, it has a matte black look and ruberized finish to it which makes it feel nice and sturdy. Since it is 8lbs it is a little heavy but nothing you can not get use to (for me atleast)
As stated above it does have a Core i7, Windows 7 Home Premium, GTX 460 1gb, and something I found interested (and not specified) was the Creative EAX 5.0 soundcard inside. When listening to music or doing general tasks you can definitely hear the difference (in a good way).
Leading me to the next picture, it does include a small subwoofer (I honestly dont know the drivers of it, but does give a little punch, makes the laptop audio sound much better imo).
As we spin the laptop around, ill show you the connections. Starting from left to right:
Standard ethernet (which i believe is 10/100/1000), USB 2.0, DVD Drive, USB 2.0, Headphone and microphone jack.
Then onto the back:
You have the shiny Asus logo and under that the Republic of Gamers emblem, then as we go down we have two Massive vents that pushes out all the heat this thing pushes out:
As we move to the other side, connections from left to right:
SD card reader, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI out, VGA out, then power outlet.
Now as you finally get to have this beast on your desk or in your laptop, you will notice that the keyboard is fully back-lit with White LED's. By pushing Fn + F3 or F4 you can turn the brightness up and down to your personal preference.
This laptop can max out at 16gb of ram and the hard drive is easy upgradeable / accessible. This is possible by removing the screws that reveal the mobo.
And as quick "macro" buttons as I like to think of them. The first button turns off all the lights on the keyboard, second button changes the profile (performance, battery saver, quiet office, etc), the third button changes the viewing profile (theater, vivid, soft, etc).
I believe that covers the general aspect of the laptop physically. As im typing this from this laptop, I am installing some games, and once it is done ill get on some benchmarks and gameplay screen shots!Edited by Emerican - 6/22/11 at 12:05am