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boomandvibe
02-03-2013, 01:30 PM
Im waiting on g46vw to come out with 1600x900p screen, but if it doesnt then id like to get a g55vw. I was rooting for g46vw based on two reasons: one because its not heavy, and two because the 900p resolution would be good for future proofing.

Is g55vw really that heavy?

And i know how blurry it gets when you run games on non-native resolution. I used to do a scaled 900p gaming on a 23 inch monitor, but since g55vw is a 15 inch, i dont want to be playing on a little tiny space. How bad does it look to play fullscreen 900p on a 1080p 15 inch monitor?

AgenBlaze
02-03-2013, 05:22 PM
G55VW IDK
G75VW about 4.5 KG minus the brick size charger :D

Bellic
02-03-2013, 06:17 PM
Hi there,

I believe the G55vw weighs roughly around 3.8 kg. Should you compare it to other 15 inch laptops, then yes it is quite heavy - but it is a gaming laptop after all. Its cooling system (which evidently contributes to its weight) is excellent. It's surprisingly quiet too.

Tomislav
02-03-2013, 08:24 PM
Why would you play 900p on a 1080p monitor? I'm not sure what are you trying to say. ( smaller screen with with same resolution always looks better compared to a bigger screen because the pixel densitiy is higher ) G55/G75 are heavy when compared to other laptops...but dude they run quietly and cold...and thats is more important than weight of a gamng laptop.

Zygomorphic
02-03-2013, 09:18 PM
OK, I have the G53SX and it is slightly heavier than the G55VW. My G53SX is 8.5 lbs by itself (with battery) and 10 lbs with brick and external mouse (ready to game :p). You definitely feel it in a backpack, but once you get used to it, it really isn't that bad. The only time you really notice it is when you are using someone else's computer and in the process of picking the laptop off the table you nearly throw it across the room. ;)

taz291819
02-03-2013, 10:49 PM
Yeah, my old G53SW was heavier than my G55. That was actually the first thing I noticed about the G55. And though it has a 15.6" screen, it's really about the size of a 17" laptop. Just something to think about when buying a bag or backpack.

boomandvibe
02-03-2013, 10:55 PM
Why would you play 900p on a 1080p monitor? I'm not sure what are you trying to say. ( smaller screen with with same resolution always looks better compared to a bigger screen because the pixel densitiy is higher ) G55/G75 are heavy when compared to other laptops...but dude they run quietly and cold...and thats is more important than weight of a gamng laptop.

I had a gtx 550 ti on my desktop which i cant use anymore. Some games would run under 60 fps (i cant stand playing under 60 fps. It's too choppy for me)

Now, i know 660m is slightly worse than 550 ti. Which means i would have to deal with the same kind of sacrifice as i did with 550 ti.

660m is powerful but it cant run every single game on high settings. It wont run chivalry medieval warfare at 1080p with 60+ fps. And having high fps is very important in that game.

Zygomorphic
02-04-2013, 02:59 AM
Yeah, my old G53SW was heavier than my G55. That was actually the first thing I noticed about the G55. And though it has a 15.6" screen, it's really about the size of a 17" laptop. Just something to think about when buying a bag or backpack.

Second that, I have a 17" backpack that just barely fits my notebook. It is huge by comparison with other 15" laptops. The key is the air coolers in the back beyond the hinge. I put my 15" work laptop in there, and I was amazed at how much space the work computer had to wiggle around in! :D

Tomislav
02-04-2013, 09:08 AM
I had a gtx 550 ti on my desktop which i cant use anymore. Some games would run under 60 fps (i cant stand playing under 60 fps. It's too choppy for me)

Now, i know 660m is slightly worse than 550 ti. Which means i would have to deal with the same kind of sacrifice as i did with 550 ti.

660m is powerful but it cant run every single game on high settings. It wont run chivalry medieval warfare at 1080p with 60+ fps. And having high fps is very important in that game. OK fair enough now I've got it. The thing I've said about pixel density still applies. You could do a bit of calculations to see what's the pixel density on 14" 900p vs 15" 1080p. whichever is higher has crispier picture. pixel density for 14 inch 900p is 121,29 ppi(pixels per inch) for 15.4 is 110.27 ppi. so you'll have a better picture on a 14 inch display.Here's a calculator for pixel density. (http://pixeldensitycalculator.com)

Slow-pC
02-04-2013, 02:39 PM
I dont always see the scaling in some of my games so I run 1600x900 on just about all my games so that it can some extra fps out of it without a huge drop in IQ.

Thats on my gt660 g75

Zygomorphic
02-05-2013, 01:27 AM
I dont always see the scaling in some of my games so I run 1600x900 on just about all my games so that it can some extra fps out of it without a huge drop in IQ.

Thats on my gt660 g75

I can't do that, I see the pixel blending too well. Anyway, I would rather dial down settings than go sub-resolution. Also, I pretty much only play older games, so it is not like I have problems with my GTX560M not being able to handle the game. lol