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d3m0nr0cks
08-09-2012, 12:31 PM
Hi I'm Tristan from Malaysia.

I was thinking about getting the G75 when I saw the thread about the audio thingy which I read through, the audio problem seemed terrible for me (It's not thoroughly fixed yet) as I do like to enjoy a nice audio experience from the laptop apart from gaming. Previously I had my desktop before I sold it as I needed to move back to my country. Now I'm back to my Toshiba Satellite M100 which clearly does not meet up my requirements ( besides the harman kardon speakers broke down and FUBAR recently). I need to buy a laptop that will last a while, like my old faithful M100.

Should I continue with my choice with the G75? It sounds silly to ask question like this in a ROG forum and I would like to know the experience from the owners. If not what would be the other choices? (Alienware is really expensive and I'm reluctant to pay that much, but I'm open to opinions and experiences)

Thanks guys. Peace.

c_man
08-09-2012, 12:55 PM
I have always been honest.

There is a chance for you to get a defective G75 as QC seems rather poor. Now the problem is that this can happen with other brands as well (I know from my very own experience since I only use laptops for years). But if you get a G75 with problems you will blame Asus and maybe us who told you to buy one. So consider very carefully what support you get from those that sell these laptops (any of them). Best support might mean more than the laptop itself.

I have a G75. It's hard to compare prices, I'm in Europe, I got a great deal on it with good warranty (still I hope I won't need it). But I had to try several laptop 'till I got a good one (other brand as well as Asus).

I like my G75 very much. It's a very decent gaming machine at a very decent price (for me was cheaper than G55 with 660M and same specs as overall system). It makes a bit more noise than G55, but I can handle it.

The sound problem, oh yes. Well, I'll put my settings up soon. If you are very serious about sound alone, it might be a good idea to buy a speaker system. Microlab or Creative Gigaworks maybe. It's not that expensive either.

Should you buy one? I don't know. I got one and that is all I can say.

ImperfectLink
08-09-2012, 01:25 PM
Yes but make sure you get it from somewhere you can return it if there are issues you can't live with. Also, make sure do some thermal stress tests since these machines have questionable build quality in that area.

d3m0nr0cks
08-09-2012, 01:44 PM
Thanks c_man for your honest opinion.

Actually I did a lot of research and I narrowed it down to G75, I got cold feet when I saw the audio problem and other problems as well which concerned me. I think I just need the final push off the cliff and you just gave me that. I do like the G75 very much from what I saw in the internet and by trying out G55 (It's hard to find a real model of G75 at here due to the price and short on demands).

I think I'm going to order an unit pretty soon.

As for the audio problem, I do hope it will get fixed as soon as possible and meanwhile thank you for your efforts in desire to post up your settings. A speaker system is not an option for me, otherwise I would have bought myself a desktop, I do not have a lot of space so a high end gaming laptop with good audio, a razer mouse and mousepad are all I gonna put on my desk. I appreciated the suggestion though. :)

I will continue to follow up with the forum and hopefully be part of the community soon.


P.S. Will G75 ever get the upgrade version of 7970m or gtx680m?

d3m0nr0cks
08-09-2012, 01:48 PM
Yes but make sure you get it from somewhere you can return it if there are issues you can't live with. Also, make sure do some thermal stress tests since these machines have questionable build quality in that area.

Ok noted. Thanks! I will keep that in mind.

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08-09-2012, 01:49 PM
P.S. Will G75 ever get the upgrade version of 7970m or gtx680m?

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?20102-Asus-WHY-YU-NO-GTX-680m

I'm still chasing up the audio issues which can be fixed with the right drivers.

I strongly disagree that QC is poor. This is a support forum so predominantly people who have issues come here, while the many owners we sell to have no issues they would rarely come here to say "Oh hi all is great, bye". Take this one G75 for example: mostly 5 eggs on Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230408

d3m0nr0cks
08-09-2012, 02:00 PM
Thanks Richard for answering that. Appreciated.

c_man
08-09-2012, 02:16 PM
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?20102-Asus-WHY-YU-NO-GTX-680m

I'm still chasing up the audio issues which can be fixed with the right drivers.

I strongly disagree that QC is poor. This is a support forum so predominantly people who have issues come here, while the many owners we sell to have no issues they would rarely come here to say "Oh hi all is great, bye". Take this one G75 for example: mostly 5 eggs on Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230408

But I have tested quite a few of them. Most with heating problems, some with defective fans and minor stuff. So my opinion is based on my very own experience with G55 and G75s. Still, the fact that I got a G55 first and a G75 second (cheaper than G55, same hardware except 670M) SHOULD speak for itself.

Is there a chance for a problem? Yes. Is this limited to G75? NO! Is this limited to Asus? Definetly NO!

And I speak from first experience. So the best we can do here is agree to disagree about QC.

Best regards!

ImperfectLink
08-09-2012, 02:23 PM
This also my second Asus notebook. I started with an N56 and returned it for external build quality issues. But it didn't have any of the problems that my G55 has. I'm not on a roll here.

chrsplmr
08-09-2012, 03:22 PM
d3m0nr0cks ... Welcome to ROG .. In one word. Yes.

QC is exceptional .. worry not of this .. a few may slip through, we hear of those, but never ALL the others.
Protect yourself from this:
1. Buy from a retailer with a return/exchange policy .. If 'anything' is not as expected .. take it back.
2. Make sure you know what you are buying : BestBuy and others have non-1920x1080 versions.
and be aware that some have the 660gpu..while the top versions have the 670.
3. If you want 3d on board the laptop - make sure thats the model you buy.
4. If an extended warranty or accidental damage, especially the latter is offered, consider it, money well spent.
5. Your speakers will be great on this .. and as MarshallR says .. it is a driver issue .. and WILL be resolved.
6. As to any RMA issues ... hahahhahaaa .. mostly user frustration .. with few exceptions, always resolved satisfactorily.

Triston, Only one question ? Why are you still reading ??? hahahhahhaa Get the G and experience to joy for yourself.
For everything else .. there is This forum... Open 24/7...........Best of Luck.c.

c_man
08-09-2012, 04:30 PM
As for the audio problem, I do hope it will get fixed as soon as possible and meanwhile thank you for your efforts in desire to post up your settings. A speaker system is not an option for me, otherwise I would have bought myself a desktop, I do not have a lot of space so a high end gaming laptop with good audio, a razer mouse and mousepad are all I gonna put on my desk. I appreciated the suggestion though. :)


How about headphones?

d3m0nr0cks
08-10-2012, 03:04 AM
Well actually I do own an Ultrasone HFI 780 and it serves me well. Just that I have to put them on every time I turn on my old laptop (the speakers are broken beyond repair) in order to entertain which it's quite annoying. I put them on too much and too long. Sometimes I just want to lay back and listen through the laptop not my cans, if you get what I mean. That's why I am in need to get a new laptop to replace my retiring M100 (7 years with no upgrades!). :)

d3m0nr0cks
08-10-2012, 03:13 AM
d3m0nr0cks ... Welcome to ROG .. In one word. Yes.

QC is exceptional .. worry not of this .. a few may slip through, we hear of those, but never ALL the others.
Protect yourself from this:
1. Buy from a retailer with a return/exchange policy .. If 'anything' is not as expected .. take it back.
2. Make sure you know what you are buying : BestBuy and others have non-1920x1080 versions.
and be aware that some have the 660gpu..while the top versions have the 670.
3. If you want 3d on board the laptop - make sure thats the model you buy.
4. If an extended warranty or accidental damage, especially the latter is offered, consider it, money well spent.
5. Your speakers will be great on this .. and as MarshallR says .. it is a driver issue .. and WILL be resolved.
6. As to any RMA issues ... hahahhahaaa .. mostly user frustration .. with few exceptions, always resolved satisfactorily.

Triston, Only one question ? Why are you still reading ??? hahahhahhaa Get the G and experience to joy for yourself.
For everything else .. there is This forum... Open 24/7...........Best of Luck.c.


Thanks! I am ordering one this week and I will keep in mind with the tips! Very useful!

Honestly I do feel very welcomed, people gave honest opinions and being eagerly helpful, thank you for not making me felt like this is just another "forum", but a community, which I will be joining soon!