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Asus G750JH : A swift, silent superhero of a gaming laptop

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | Oct. 29, 2013
The laptop may be heavy, lacks the lights and pizzazz that other gaming machines can offer but it provides the best graphics performance, and that's what really matters to the gaming crowd.

...and BioShock Infinite also yielded to its raw power.

Though you'd never mistake it for a sleek Ultrabook, the G750JH is a reasonably attractive machine for a desktop replacement. The system is housed in a matte-black chassis with a soft, angled cover. The cover does pick up greasy fingerprints, but as long as you refrain from eating potato chips at the keyboard, you should be fine. The keyboard is large and easy to type on, and it feels solid; yet it's fairly quiet when you're typing quickly. The trackpad is acceptable, but most gamers will probably opt for an external mouse just for the feel of it.

The G750JH enhances its immersive gaming experience with impressive speakers, which provide a good bass range and full sound. If you use headphones, you'll appreciate the headphone amplifier, which will help plunge you in the middle of the on-screen action.

When a laptop emphasizes raw power, it sacrifices some refinement. The Asus G750JH is heavy, at 10 pounds sans peripherals, and the power brick weighs 2 to 3 pounds more. The system also lacks the lights and pizzazz that gaming machines like the Razer Blade got just right. But you can't beat the graphics performance, and that's what really matters to the gaming crowd.


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