At the very bottom of the lid below the horizontal light bar is a rubberized and textured section that acts as a grip for carrying the notebook. This section is a high point for the G50V-A1. Gamers in the market for a well-priced This is one of the sacrifices ASUS made by including the numeric keypad in a These results indicate the G50V-A1 is a high-performance machine, though with faster hard drives it could have an even better score.

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The heat is kept well under control at all times — the surface of the notebook is barely warm, as is the bottom.

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Battery life as we will see in a moment is nothing special, and it would have been nice to get a bit more performance from RPM drives – or more storage from RPM drives. Finally, towards the bottom there is a horizontal light bar that spans about half hcipset the lid. The glossy finish helps this display bring colors to life. It is for those that want to be noticed.

Truthfully, the P or at most P is sufficient for all but the most extreme users and would cost quite a bit less, or four bit more money you could get the P that has a lower power requirement but the same performance as the T One component that you can’t upgrade that we have an issue with is the keyboard.

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Under full load, the only sound to be heard is a rush of air — motor noise is thankfully absent. It’s a bit odd that the b50v version of the G50V to date also has the lowest resolution LCD, but regardless there’s still plenty to like with the G50V.

Note that the hard drives are not in a RAID 0 configuration; we prefer this approach, as dealing with RAID 0 – particularly on notebooks – can be frustrating and the performance benefits are usually negligible.

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They are tinny, and there is no hint of bass. Overall, the speakers are a disappointment. PCMark Vantage is a Vista-only benchmark. The keys are only dedicated if the number lock is turned off. Log in Don’t have an account? There is nothing understated about the design of this notebook.

The GeForce M GT is still a step down in performance relative to the M options, but it’s at least a viable midrange solution capable of running most games at x at high detail settings. Please see our big comparison thread here. The backpack is of reasonable quality and has good padding.

This is one of the sacrifices ASUS made by including the numeric keypad in a I had no trouble connecting to a variety of secured networks.

The G50V is made of strong plastic and has a solid feel. It is very bright and has high contrast. The palmrest area is made of the same rubberized textured material found on the back of the lid. The main benefit of the larger chassis is the inclusion of a separate number pad, but the downside is slightly reduced portability.

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There is ample tactile feedback, with minimal flex. The mouse is a well-respected Logitech MX gaming mouse. There is basically no display wobble. I am more g5v impressed with the build quality of this notebook. These results indicate the G50V-A1 is a high-performance machine, though with faster hard drives it could have an even better score. Though two asuw is not a lot, it is reasonable for a gaming notebook with a 6-cell battery.

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The G50V comes with several accessories, including a backpack and a gaming mouse. There is enough room in the backpack for the notebook, power adapter, mouse, and perhaps a textbook.

That’s a lot of negatives, but besides the lower price there’s one major positive: I have to give up number pad functionality in order to use those keys.