Is this Asus gaming worth it?

Discussion in 'Mobile Computing' started by buschman31, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. buschman31

    buschman31 2[H]4U

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    Just seen today an Asus G75vx gaming laptop at the local pawnshop.

    Price: $200 plus tax

    I dont game and just may get it just for regular usage. Is it worth it?
     
  2. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ardOCP Motherboard Editor

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    I have one. II bought it new. It' been a great machine. It was good at having back in the day. It can still handle some newer games on medium to low settings.

    The factory AC adapter does have a high failure rate though. This is a rare case where an aftermarket ones is better.
     
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  3. Spun Ducky

    Spun Ducky Gawd

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    It is a 17" laptop running an ivy bridge era cpu/gpu. $200 bucks is fair for the unit so long as it doesn't need any immediate repair. If it needs any immediate upgrades/ac adapter/battery/etc the value diminishes quickly especially if you don't need the 17" form factor.
     
  4. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ardOCP Motherboard Editor

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    I agree completely. As far as speed goes, I through an SSD in mine and its still quite pleasant to use for browsing and general tasks.
     
  5. buschman31

    buschman31 2[H]4U

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    Does it take two hdd's?
     
  6. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ardOCP Motherboard Editor

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    Yes. It can. It even supports RAID 0 and 1.
     
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    tangoseal [H]ardness Supreme

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    I'm not thread crapping so please forgive. But I've owned gaming laptops, sager, msi, Dell, etc.. and in the end they are not worth it. Unless you literally live on the go and have no way to desktop.

    I just recommend laptops for productivity and desktops for gaming.

    Reasons mainly is weight and size and most if not all have inadequate cooling. Battery life is utterly atrocious. You'd be better off dropping money on your desktops.

    Again I know you didnt ask this question but just in case you've never owned a gaming laptop I wanted to share the dark side of those machines.
     
  8. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ardOCP Motherboard Editor

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    He's talking about using it for productivity, not gaming.