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The Good Affordable price; attractive case design includes LED lights; key number pad; nearp display resolution; combined GB of storage space; Express Gate software lets you access media and the Web without booting Windows; laptop comes with external mouse and carrying case. The Bad Woeful battery life; poor speakers; lacks hardware media controls. If not for a inch gamer from Gateway, we'd say this Asus laptop is an unbeatable value.
Visit for details. With its gamer-friendly design, which includes glowing LEDs on the lid and orange metallic accents on the keyboard deck, the And by most measures, it's a fatal blow.
Granted, the Alienware does boast some higher-end components, such as an Intel Core 2 Extreme processor, and slightly higher frame rates than the Asus. We were disappointed in the G50V's battery life, which should have been a bit longer, given its size. And if you're willing to step up to a larger, inch system, you can save a few hundred bucks and get a few more frames per second with the Gateway PFX.
But for gamers who want a laptop that's a bit more portable than the typical gaming system, the Asus G50V delivers competitive performance at an affordable price. True to its gaming focus, the Asus G50V's glossy black lid features blue LED strips along the sides and bottom of the lid; when the laptop is turned off, these accents are reflective silver.
A "Republic of Gamers" badge, which looks like a soccer team's logo, also glows blue at the top of the lid.
Above it sits a silver Asus logo, while "Asus Republic of Gamers" is also written in small black text across a silver stripe at the bottom of the lid. Despite this abundance of design elements, the exterior of the case manages to maintain an attractive, sleek look. Inside, the lid is framed by a glossy black display bezel with beveled edges that helps ease the transition from screen to case.
Below it, a metallic orange keyboard deck grabs your attention, while a black row of quick-launch buttons, black keys, and black wrist rest keep the orange from being too distracting. Traditionally, gaming laptops have been massive desktop replacements. But by virtue of its slightly smaller screen, the Asus G50V takes up less room on your desk and is more portable than its inch counterparts.
It's even lighter than the also Relative to non-gaming-oriented The Asus G50V's We'd likely appreciate the sharp resolution more if the G50V were equipped with a Blu-ray drive it's not.
But as it is, even standard-definition movies look attractive, with excellent clarity and sharpness. Our only complaint is that the display's glossy coating produced rather annoying reflections in our brightly lit environment.
Asus manages to squeeze a key number pad alongside the G50V's keyboard without ruining the typing experience--no small feat on a midsize system, and a feature likely to be welcomed by gamers. The wide touch pad and metallic mouse buttons are likewise comfortable. In a nice touch, the blue LED frame around the touchpad turns off if you disable the pad via a handy light-touch key above the keyboard to use an external mouse.
The final light-touch key launches Asus' Express Gate software, which is essentially a light Linux environment that lets you launch a Web browser, make a Skype call, or listen to music among other activities without booting Windows.
Next to the light-touch keys sits a small display panel that can be customized to display various system and battery statistics as well as e-mail and IM alerts. What's missing? Aside from a Blu-ray drive--which, while nice, is hardly a necessity--a remote control would have been welcome, particularly considering the laptop lacks dedicated media playback or volume controls.
Also missing: decent sound from the laptop's far-too-muddled Altec Lansing stereo speakers. In a nice touch, the company throws a coordinating backpack and USB optical mouse into the box so you'll have everything you need for your next LAN party. The Asus G50V is available in two nearly identical configurations, both with a 2. The Asus G50V ran for 1 hour and 46 minutes on our video playback battery drain test. That battery score is rather disappointing, given that the G50V's smaller size means it's more likely than the average gaming laptop to be used in mobile scenarios.
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The Good Affordable price; attractive case design includes LED lights; key number pad; nearp display resolution; combined GB of storage space; Express Gate software lets you access media and the Web without booting Windows; laptop comes with external mouse and carrying case. The Bad Woeful battery life; poor speakers; lacks hardware media controls. If not for a inch gamer from Gateway, we'd say this Asus laptop is an unbeatable value. Visit for details.
Asus G50V Hardware User Manual
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