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Seigun
07-08-2012, 04:12 PM
It's assumed that everyone who buys a gaming system will do it-- ;) --of course, for gaming.

Also, some manufacturers really would like to know why you bought their system specifically. When you register your machine online with Asus, there's a survey that attempts to find out exactly that.

So, three questions:

1. What purpose did you buy your system for? (Gaming, Digital Art, Bragging Rights, Etc.)

2. Why did you choose the system configuration you have? (HDD space, more RAM, etc.)

3. Why did you choose Asus over other manufacturers?


Figured this would be something different than the usual tech support thread. To my knowledge, this isn't a repeat topic (I hope).

john_from_ohio
07-08-2012, 05:11 PM
It's assumed that everyone who buys a gaming system will do it-- ;) --of course, for gaming.

1. What purpose did you buy your system for? (Gaming, Digital Art, Bragging Rights, Etc.)

2. Why did you choose the system configuration you have? (HDD space, more RAM, etc.)

3. Why did you choose Asus over other manufacturers?



There are going to be some ( a few probably ) who buy gaming rigs that do not game on them. I am one of them.

The G75VW provides a high end laptop with a really nice design and a great screen. The ability to easily access multiple built in hard drive bays makes this machine one of the few. The cooling system is high end and not to be matched anywhere. Easy ram upgrades also plus the ability to swap in/out DVD/Blue ray drives quickly also are things found in very few places.

I tried hard to like the Toshiba Qosmio ... Toshiba makes quality products ... but the design and colors ... sorry just un acceptable.

Running the OS from a high speed SSD and having the space to run another 1 tb hard drive internally is what tipped the buying decision for me.

At this time I have 3 personal machines or maybe 4 counting the ipod touch. I have a 64 gb ipod touch for music and driving filled with about 36 gb of music. I have a new ipad "3" ( guess just ipad ) with an unreal high quality display ... not being used for much. I have a macbook air 13 inch with 256 gb ssd ... was my home/work machine before buying the G75VW. Finally the G75VW ...

For portability and flying on an airplane and getting work done when traveling hard to beat the 13 inch macbook air. For regular work at home and take a laptop work hard to beat the G75VW.

Angrybrit
07-08-2012, 05:23 PM
Desktop replacement when im not at home and when im at home second monitor with it's own OS...

UltimaRage
07-08-2012, 06:02 PM
Game art development, gaming, the ability to have all of my work and gaming capability with me wherever I go. Makes for easy LAN setup.

Multimonitor ability helps with productivity as well.

The ability to go up to 16 GB is great for the apps that I use, but I only need the 8 GB that comes stock for now. 3Ds Max, Zbrush, Mudbox, Photoshop... they need RAM for large projects.

Also have an SSD for the boot drive and to put all of my 3D programs onto, and using the 1 TB as storage.

The final deciding factor had to be cooling. I wanted a machine that I could always have running, like a true desktop replacement would be expected to do. This system achieves that. After 10 hours on, the bottom is barely warm to the touch. Thermal performance during high graphical loads is essential, and the 660m doesn't seem to exceed 65 C even when it is overclocked.

Singinwolf725
07-08-2012, 08:37 PM
Greetings to all,
I purchased my G75-BBK5 from best Buy because it had the specs I needed to do Auto CAD.
I purchased it because of the price.
I purchased an Asus because of past experiences for Asus motherborads as well as the recommendation of a sales person.

Hope this helps

chrsplmr
07-08-2012, 10:28 PM
1. For the first two.
2. For the first two.
3. Because Only the BEST Will do !!!

.. why I will buy the nextROGnoOther is because of Here.c.

waynes26
07-09-2012, 12:06 AM
Gaming, watching Movies when traveling, as for why ASUS i have a ASUS MB in my big rig and it has been great. the Kid next door has a G73 and he didn't break it yet, and last but not least it was the best machine on the market at this time.

jdotjdot7
07-09-2012, 06:02 AM
1. I bought my computer for gaming, and college work.
2.
I have a 1tb 5400 + 750gb Hybrid Solid State Hard Drive. I chose this for much needed storage with above normal speeds for programs. 8g of ram because the most i have ever used is 6 and that was with a Virtual machine. 660m because its cheaper, quieter and runs better than the 670m. Also i bought the entire laptop for $1400 (including the hybrid hard drive)
3. Alienware charges $1000 more for the same level. MSi was my second choice, but their laptops lack the nice cooling structure and they look less professional. I needed a main name brand because i wanted to buy it from best buy to get their amazing warranty that has proved to be useful on more than one occasion (including me getting a free brand new ASUS U46E-Bal5 ($800)

Seigun
07-09-2012, 02:19 PM
1. What purpose did you buy your system for? (Gaming, Digital Art, Bragging Rights, Etc.)

2. Why did you choose the system configuration you have? (HDD space, more RAM, etc.)

3. Why did you choose Asus over other manufacturers?


My computers need to be portable. They don't have to be lightweight, though.
I'm firmly with the digital work camp. I usually make do with notebook computers in the 700 dollar range and keep them for at least 6-7 years before I can replace them. I work with adobe software & digital media, so my last system was starting to not be able to keep up after I'd had it for only 3 years of use (speed and heating issues..but of course I was pushing it pretty hard). I was also interested in taking on even heavier programs. It was time for a system I wouldn't need to replace on software issues alone.

I went with the 1TB HDD that was available at BB, which was just fine for storage. 8GB RAM with space for 16 was also great. 660M graphics card was what I was mostly after, though.

The cooling system is unique and actually seemed like it would do the job it was intended for. The price for the hardware, as well as ease of purchase at my local BB closed the deal. Too many systems I priced were only available via online merchants. While I can work with that, it's a hassle for returns and exchanges.

My G75 is now the system I take everywhere while my older notebook is acting as a home server.

DecadenceFTW
07-09-2012, 03:09 PM
1. What purpose did you buy your system for? (Gaming, Digital Art, Bragging Rights, Etc.)

2. Why did you choose the system configuration you have? (HDD space, more RAM, etc.)

3. Why did you choose Asus over other manufacturers?


1. Gaming primarily...although bragging rights does come to mind. I love having a nice gaming rig, and haven't for some time. While I know this is "just a laptop" it's about the closest thing to a desktop I've had the pleasure of using. :)

2. I chose this configuration because it was all I needed but still packed the things I wanted, 3rd Gen i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, GTX 670 as opposed to 660 or others, etc.

3. Asus has a great reputation for providing superior cooling and great airflow, as well as sturdy components. That was very important to me as I travel all over the world for work, and am currently in sand central/hotness personified. I need something that can keep cool and not just fall apart on me.

Hyeong
07-09-2012, 04:15 PM
I bought mine for school and gaming; but, mostly for gaming; however, if I were to tell my girlfriend this she would get extremely pissed off; furthermore, I wanted a laptop that was going to last though 4 years of school and provide the power I need; for example, I can't have a laptop that doesn't power through applications slowly.

rabbert.klein
07-09-2012, 09:26 PM
1. What purpose did you buy your system for? (Gaming, Digital Art, Bragging Rights, Etc.)[/B]

2. Why did you choose the system configuration you have? (HDD space, more RAM, etc.)

3. Why did you choose Asus over other manufacturers?


1. Gaming although the main reason I bought it now instead of two or three months for now is I do not want Windows 8 anywhere near any of my computers. I highly doubt Asus would have gone Secure UEFI and locked it in to only Windows 8 but you never know and I wasn't going to take any chances.

2. Newegg had two models, after pricing the extra ram, SSD and CPU the higher cost of the G75VW-NS72 was cheaper then adding that stuff on and didn't involve warranty voiding in some cases.

3. I've used Asus motherboards ever since I started building PCs and since this is the first laptop I've ever bought for myself I trust that the laptop will be as solid as well, and so far the laptop has exceeded my expectations.

Woots
07-09-2012, 09:34 PM
-Gaming
-3D/Video/Digital Graphics work + Programming

Lastly, I loved the cooling design of the back of these laptops.
I knew it was something I wanted from cooling aspect alone, it's one of the best cooling designs I have seen on a laptop.

kiba
07-10-2012, 01:23 PM
Reasons why i bought mine:

1. these forums, the people here are imo, the best resource pertaining to tech support for ASUS' laptops, mobos, gpu's etc, and one of ASUS' best resources in general. some of the people here are so good, ASUS should put them on the payroll (dstrakele, chrisplmr, jrd1st)

2. i have 2 other G series laptops, and love the hell out of 'em.

3. i tried an msi and a sager, they were both rife w/ problems and garbage... the msi gt70r that i had, the cooling system was inadequate compared to my older g74sx, so i decided to wait for the g75vw.

4. i couldnt afford an alienware m18x or falcon nw drx, and imo the g75 has comparable quality to those 2 at a lower price.

5. in the end it was between the asus g75 and samsung series 7 gamer, they are both about the same but in the end i decided against going w/ samsungs first ever gaming laptop, and went with asus, a company i know and trust.

6. the G75 has the ability to easily clean the vents and fans, and like john said, the easy access to the HD's and RAM.

I use mine for gaming and work, i work at a server farm in the DC area, and i also go on several business trips a year and have to sit in on boring seminars. what i do is just sit in the back w/ headphones on and play games on my laptop, and also do the same on boring days at work when nothings going on.

Games currently on my G75
•Guild Wars 2 beta (soooo excited for aug 28th)
•BF3
•Mass Effect 3
•Diablo 3
•Skyrim

CoderGirl
07-11-2012, 12:12 AM
It's assumed that everyone who buys a gaming system will do it-- ;) --of course, for gaming.

Also, some manufacturers really would like to know why you bought their system specifically. When you register your machine online with Asus, there's a survey that attempts to find out exactly that.

So, three questions:

1. What purpose did you buy your system for? (Gaming, Digital Art, Bragging Rights, Etc.)

2. Why did you choose the system configuration you have? (HDD space, more RAM, etc.)

3. Why did you choose Asus over other manufacturers?


Figured this would be something different than the usual tech support thread. To my knowledge, this isn't a repeat topic (I hope).

1. I'm looking at buying the 55G now...this is how it happened:

One day I was compiling some open source software and the reality of how slow my EEEPC is dawned on me (on that note I HAVE run Solid Works on it which is quite impressive). Initially, I went looking for a SSD. Then, I decided I didn't have enough RAM...I needed faster RAM...Then I decided F it compiling open source stuff can be so slow sometimes I obviously NEED to get a new ASUS with a SSD...more more more. So I looked at a Zenbook (I wanted something in the <14" range. I also wanted something that was upgradable to 16gb of ram...So nothing in the <14 series was fast enough so I hopped on the 15.6 bus (bus harhar). So I was looking through the ASUS specs for K55 and N55 and then I was like dude I want faster RAM. And what is with all this 1 USB 3.0 port? So then I started looking at the G55's...Then I was like last weeks LAN party was so much fun and I couldn't run it on my own computer...I could play games again...So then I compared everything and couldn't get over the fact that the nVidia card that's in the G55's are much better then the Intel 4000s or older nVidia cards...And obviously I need the best for my black and white notepad coding haha...because then when I need a breather I can splinter cell around some buildings and mirror edge my way to relaxation.

It all seems like a good idea to me?

[2] Nothing in the mSATA because I heard it was slightly slower (though I can customize a slightly cheaper laptop). 12 GB of 1860 RAM (figured 1 more stick would be easier to add later). Primary 240 SSD drive. I'm thinking about putting a small small SSD in the optic drive just to not have a hole there because I'm turning the original optic one into an external (since I have an EEEPC). Maybe I'll just get the blueray and keep an external as well. 3610 i7 processor though the 2760 quad core seems to be about the same price and have better specs (I don't think this motherboard supports it). I wanted a quad core even though it pulls more energy...and what I really need is a small light battery lasting laptop that I can type on notepad with :S ...But I think quad cores are probably going to become more prominent in the future. They're nifty.

If anyone has any suggestions for my logic message me what I should do. I'd appreciate the help!

[3] Originally what I found with the specs I want was a HP. Then I found a cheap Acer. I think Acer is the plague. Then I found out I could do the same thing to an ASUS for the price of the HP. I had no problems with HP but their stuff in the recent past seemed to be a bit shoddy. And I love ASUS. I heart them for starting in on the laptops. Their stuff tends to last. Good quality, great processors, everything I wanted etc. Then I looked at some comparisons that were done and it seems that the HP blows some of the ASUS laptops out of the water...but then I thought I'd rather the capitalized ASUS on the back of my laptop because in all honesty I'd feel a little more shamed if I got a Acer and people would think I should feel shame if I got a HP. Peer pressure. The MSI's are pretty but I was to lazy to look into them because I'm a fan of ASUS and found what I want.

Cecil_2099
07-11-2012, 05:58 AM
1. Needed a new rig to replace my personal 12-year old Dell and my sub-par work Dell so I can actually get back into PC Gaming and also get up-to-date with the newest version of Adobe Creative Suite.

2. The G75VW-BBK5 was for me the best bang for the buck giving me more than enough ram, CPU speed and GPU processing power to play the games I want to play and handle my graphic arts hobby while saving me enough money and having room for an SSD upgrade and more RAM if/when I need it. I also went with the BBK5 because at the time only Best Buy stocked it and I much rather purchase from a brick-and-mortar store so I can have face-to-face interaction if I needed to return it (thankfully I did not). Only thing I wish the G75 had is either Thunderbolt or a 4-pin Firewire port so I can easily export my DV footage...good thing my 12-year old laptop still works!

3. Went with ASUS because of the design of the laptop (especially the cooling) and price point. Similar specs on other name-brand manufacturers were more expensive and did not run (or look) as cool. Also own an EeePC and had a good experience with that so figured I'd give ASUS another round.

Redking117
07-12-2012, 12:01 AM
1. What purpose did you buy your system for? (Gaming, Digital Art, Bragging Rights, Etc.)
Gaming / I work at a comp store - kinda like how the guys at the auto shops have muscle cars :P

2. Why did you choose the system configuration you have? (HDD space, more RAM, etc.)

Cheapest / wanted the 660m

3. Why did you choose Asus over other manufacturers?

I have always dealt with Asus products they have always had good quality control in the past, and their warranties were the best in the business. unfortunately not anymore :(

RecceDG
07-12-2012, 03:22 AM
My previous machine was an Alienware m9700 - RAID1, GS7800Go SLI, 1920 x 1200 screen, Turion 64, 2Gb RAM

The 2Gb RAM limit, and to some extent, the speed of the processor, were fast becoming hard limits on the usefulness of that rig. To be honest, if there was a way to increase the RAM beyond 2Gb and put a modern multi-core processor into that machine I would have done it. The SLI graphics did a great job of future-proofing that machine too - I played Portal 2 on it with no problems at all at native resolution.

My requirements for a new machine were:

1. 1920 x 1080 screen as a minimum, 1920 x 1200 even better (sadly, those are very rare)

2. The ability to do RAID 1 (RAID 1 has saved my ass more than once and I refuse to own a machine that is single-drive)

3. The ability to go big with RAM

4. A full-size keyboard with number pad

5. A high-end video card setup capable of driving the top end games of today, as a way of future-proofing

That the G75 met these specs at a reasonable price did the deal for me. Half the price of my old machine and way more powerful.

Machine will be used for SportTracks, Solidworks, video editing with Vegas Studio, some Photoshop/Illustrator, general Office stuff, and gaming.

DG

Guitarmaker
07-16-2012, 12:48 AM
Why did I get my G75?

1. 3D CAD, Video editing & production, Photo editing & re-sizing, and dabbling in epub/HTML code when I feel like it.

2. Expansion in the future. I stuck an unused 500GB-7200 HDD in the 2nd slot temporarily. Eventually I will replace the 1Tb with an SSD and use the 1Tb for external storage. RAM expansion will be done when needed.

3. My wife and I have used the ASUS G73's for three years without problems (we did fill the RAM slots and added another HDD to both of them. With our experience with the G73's, there was no choice on what to get! Go with the Gold!

As a side note, we have 6 PC's at last count - Dell Dimension, Dell XPS, Toshiba Qosmio 17", Hitachi laptop (ancient, but runs Win XP), ASUS G73 and my G75. The G73 and G75 can more than replaced them all.

chrsplmr
07-16-2012, 02:00 AM
Edit to my remarks above: (J/K)

1. To meet women.
2. For anyone else.
3. I will Win.

hahaha.

.. as my wife of 24 years reminds me .. 2 out of 3 aint Bad !!! c.

Hoder
07-19-2012, 04:58 AM
1. What purpose did you buy your system for? (Gaming, Digital Art, Bragging Rights, Etc.)

2. Why did you choose the system configuration you have? (HDD space, more RAM, etc.)

3. Why did you choose Asus over other manufacturers?


1. Second work computer so I could work away from my desktop (couch, bed, client meetings, etc.) and personal entertainment - mostly movies in bed. I've never been a gamer but I did get Arkham Asylum just to check out a 3D game.

2. Wanted 3D & Blu-ray without going (much) over $2k.

3. Best specs for the buck, best cooling, matte screen.

toink
07-20-2012, 05:07 AM
got mine for the sole purpose of work....i'm working with 3D stuff...rendering, compositing and alikes....thanks Asus!!:cool:

wontolla
07-20-2012, 11:57 AM
1. What purpose did you buy your system for? (Gaming, Digital Art, Bragging Rights, Etc.)[/B]

2. Why did you choose the system configuration you have? (HDD space, more RAM, etc.)

3. Why did you choose Asus over other manufacturers?



I'm trying to purchase one right now... Still delivery date.

1 & 2 - I need a big screen to organize and clean several thousand photos, I need a lot of HD and the capacity to take all of it with me.

3- All my Motherboards were Asus, sorry MiniITX format rules, I'd a R1E (R.I.P.) AIO 2400XVT even nVidia GFX cards so I'm used to their way of thinking.

Clintlgm
07-22-2012, 10:16 PM
G75VW-DS72 I purchased from Amazon.
I am not a gamer I don't play games much at all and when i do they are very simple ones.
I do work remotly, and run faily intense programs Auto Cad, Project and standard MS Office programs. I also do some Video editing and burning to DVD, Now to BD it that all woks out.
I have just moved up from a G70, it crashed the video card after 4 years. I bought Asus again because of the quality, power and support. I can count on this machine not to break down on me, when I'm 200 miles offshore on a working ship and have the power to do what ever I need to do.

Gr8tHand
07-23-2012, 12:17 AM
1. I purchased my G75 for general use and for it's video editing capabilities. I haven't played a game on it yet, though I intend on getting something eventually since it would seem like a waste of hardware if I didn't. I'm thinking probably Civ 5 or something.

2. I got the DS71 primarily for the 660, but also liked that it came with a backpack that I knew it would fit since I travel a lot. I immediatly replace the OS HDD with an SSD though.

3. As per the quote below from an earlier thread, I got it because of past experience. My original ASUS was just too good for me to try something new. The only other thing I considered was Macbook pro since it seems to be the machine of choice for video editing. I just couldn't see a reason to pay almost twice as much for a lesser machine with an apple on it. I don't bring my laptop to Starbucks anyway...


"I have had nothing but good luck with my original ASUS laptop. It's an ASUS G1, over 6 years old, and it's as robust a laptop as I have ever seen. It has traveled probably in excess of 100,000 km, been dropped several times even onto hard floors, been literally urinated on, and been used by my son since he was 3. With the exception of a couple hairline fractures near the hinge and having to re-glue the rubber pads underneath, it still runs fine. I can only hope I get another 5 years or so out of my new g75."