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Banshee
10-24-2015, 03:29 PM
A lot of us are thinking of getting a G752; myself included. While it's exciting to get a new laptop, one thing I always dread is having to deal with the bloatware.

I did have to remove some cruft from my G73 way back when I bought it in 2011, but it wasn't too bad and indeed, "add/remove programs" (programs and features?) did work well enough to terminate any nagware prompts from "helpfully reminding" me that this or that trial period was ending and it was time to pay up.

So, if you have purchased a G752, please come back here and let the rest of us know if the bloatware situation is mild or dire. Also let us know if you were able to remove unneeded programs and even if you decided to purchase one of the included programs after the trial period. I will recognize that not all bloatware is necessarily bad. Just 99.5% percent of it. :p

Edweird
10-24-2015, 05:20 PM
Wasn't bad at all on the G751 for me, no reason for it to be crap on the G752. How is that even a consideration, though? All it takes is a couple program uninstalls...

Banshee
10-25-2015, 01:48 AM
Wasn't bad at all on the G751 for me, no reason for it to be crap on the G752.
Yeah, well ask Lenovo customers about that. For a long time, Lenovo computers were fine, then they got the superfish (or whatever). Lenovo won't live that one down for years, if ever.


All it takes is a couple program uninstalls...
Not always. Sony + DRM; remember that one? Their rootkit was not removable via a simple uninstall.

Now...I'm not saying Asus would do this. But things usually are okay until they change. And certainly, some big names have done stupid stuff like that. So it's always a consideration, and since others will no doubt be buying before me, I figure why not ask now?

Edit: It also puts Asus on notice that we're watching. :eek:

toronto699
10-25-2015, 02:47 AM
Asus is usually very good about bloatware ,G751 was pretty good , maybe 3 programs I did not use , How about
W10 bloatware , u now receive Sponsored Advertising and Behavioral Advertising that's real bloat and Absolutely No Privacy
http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/anti-beacon-for-windows-10-download.html

Banshee
10-26-2015, 06:11 AM
Hi. Yes, I too am concerned about Windows 10. But on the laptop I'm using to type this post, I'm using 10 and have shut off a lot of the collection stuff. For now, it's still possible to do, so my question was about the G752. I did have to remove several things from this G73 back when I bought it, but they did remove.

Got your PM, but couldn't watch the video. "A problem has occurred". Anyway, I would be happy to hear what you think about the X9.

toronto699
11-01-2015, 11:11 PM
I went to eurocom , came home with one
https://biosmods.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/sky-x9/4/

matrixleader
11-02-2015, 11:27 AM
I went to eurocom , came home with one
https://biosmods.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/sky-x9/4/

That is the best laptop in the world. Same like the Clevo P870DM-G I have in my system specs in my profile. It blows any other laptop out of the water with a desktop CPU 6700K + Dual 980M in SLI or Single Desktop version 980 GTX = 64 GB DDR4 RAM :D

vore01
11-03-2015, 02:14 PM
Toronto....really? you have that?

vore01
11-03-2015, 02:26 PM
A lot of us are thinking of getting a G752; myself included. While it's exciting to get a new laptop, one thing I always dread is having to deal with the bloatware.

I did have to remove some cruft from my G73 way back when I bought it in 2011, but it wasn't too bad and indeed, "add/remove programs" (programs and features?) did work well enough to terminate any nagware prompts from "helpfully reminding" me that this or that trial period was ending and it was time to pay up.

So, if you have purchased a G752, please come back here and let the rest of us know if the bloatware situation is mild or dire. Also let us know if you were able to remove unneeded programs and even if you decided to purchase one of the included programs after the trial period. I will recognize that not all bloatware is necessarily bad. Just 99.5% percent of it. :p

I have my Asus ROG G752VY-RH71 on order...I'll let you know what comes with. I don;t mind easily removable bloatware...it's the spyware I get pissed off about
http://bgr.com/2015/08/14/windows-10-spying-prevention-privacy-tools/

with Microsoft and google and other large corporations spying on it's customers I don't get why there isn't more of an uproar from consumers about this
It seems that the masses don't care and reminds me of the saying "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

toronto699
11-03-2015, 03:13 PM
every software u install these days takes your personal info, some without option to opt out. Then people wonder why their internet connection is spikey. even my lowly printer wants my personal info and how I use printer {HP]. When I travel I use an encrypted satellite connection most spyware by that connection is considered a Trojan and is blocked ,The E.U {European Union} will be taking Microsoft and Google to Court soon over Spying and other US companies Those US corporations will lose any EU court proceedings. They have not won one ever In the EU court . Ill post my eurocom X9 specs soon. only negative about my X9 is battery life that's really no big deal {2 hours maybe 3}. my employer {CBC.CA} has agreed to let me buy a G752 as well for My assignments in other countries. Off To Syria Soon. Enjoy Your G752.
I Learned Today Nov 4 2015 one of My Photographer Friends Died Today in a Village In Syria by an IS {ISIL} suicide bomber .

vore01
11-03-2015, 03:30 PM
That is the best laptop in the world. Same like the Clevo P870DM-G I have in my system specs in my profile. It blows any other laptop out of the water with a desktop CPU 6700K + Dual 980M in SLI or Single Desktop version 980 GTX = 64 GB DDR4 RAM :D

OK I went to their web site and priced up similar specs to the Asus G752VY-RH71 I ordered...lists for 1999.00.

their price was about 1000.00 more +_ for the same specs minus the fingerprint reader and security chip

so your saying that their laptop is worth the +_ 800.00 more for essentially the same build?

vore01
11-03-2015, 03:45 PM
every software u install these days takes your personal info, some without option to opt out. Then people wonder why their internet connection is spikey. even my lowly printer wants my personal info and how I use printer {HP]. When I travel I use an encrypted satellite connection most spyware by that connection is considered a Trojan and is blocked ,The E.U {European Union} will be taking Microsoft and Google to Court soon over Spying and other US companies Those US corporations will lose any EU court proceedings. They have not won one ever In the EU court . Ill post my eurocom X9 specs soon. only negative about my X9 is battery life that's really no big deal {2 hours maybe 3}. my employer {CBC.CA} has agreed to let me buy a G752 as well for My assignments in other countries. Off To Syria Soon. Enjoy Your G752.

Jeez Totonto...Syria? be careful and use your laptop as a shield if need be

matrixleader
11-03-2015, 11:45 PM
OK I went to their web site and priced up similar specs to the Asus G752VY-RH71 I ordered...lists for 1999.00.

their price was about 1000.00 more +_ for the same specs minus the fingerprint reader and security chip

so your saying that their laptop is worth the +_ 800.00 more for essentially the same build?

yes at least you get a laptop that works, not some low quality laptop with flaky USB ports and bad RMA service

toronto699
11-03-2015, 11:47 PM
one cannot compare the G752 and the Eurocom X9 the X9 is a desktop replacement , different hardware architecture altogether , plus a few more options like 4HDs Dual Graphic card {SLI} but No DVD BD , motherboard and build are completely different. X9 more upgradable if u buy basic build save your coffee money for upgrades as for the huge price difference u pay for what u get. So Far So Good with the X9 and I installed The Prema V-Bios {mod} wow what I difference but a little bug that will be soon fixed. Ive been to Middle East many times crazy place Syria is nothing but rubble , I feel sorry for the children and women that are left in any city or village rubble is all they have they eat freaking grass or weeds to surive.

Nov 4 2015 one of my Photographer Friends Died today In a Syrian Village by an IS {ISIL} suicide bomber

vore01
11-04-2015, 03:09 PM
yes at least you get a laptop that works, not some low quality laptop with flaky USB ports and bad RMA service

what your saying is disturbing....every site that reviews gaming notebooks (PC Gamer, Notebookcheck and a host of other sites) list the Asus g series at the top.
the quality is high end build. I compared Asus to MSI, alienware, razorblade, even acer. So according to you the $2000.00 Asus I preordered is crap?

vore01
11-04-2015, 03:12 PM
Ive been to Middle East many times crazy place Syria is nothing but rubble , I feel sorry for the children and women that are left in any city or village rubble is all they have they eat freaking grass or weeds to surive.

That breaks my heart

toronto699
11-04-2015, 03:17 PM
vore01 My G751 was a wonderful gaming machine few issues , and the G752 will be better , you will be very happy with your choice. remember second thoughts are usually wrong, I have the eurocom X9 not for gaming but other applications for my crazy exciting job.

Mr.Smitty
11-04-2015, 04:51 PM
I am debating buying a Eurocom X6 now cause of the delay of the G752VY. I need this laptop in my hands by the 16th no later. Wish I knew for sure if the G752vy's will be available by then or not :(

Korth
11-04-2015, 05:05 PM
Not always. Sony + DRM; remember that one? Their rootkit was not removable via a simple uninstall.
The Sony DRM code still runs, just in firmware instead of software. People mod their ODD ROMs to bypass it, read and write any disc they like without dealing with region controls and write-protects, etc - and this is not the sort of forum to discuss such things. I would still call it a rootkit because it's still code which you don't really want/need to run and it still forces itself into your system before the operating system loads.


Jeez Totonto...Syria? be careful and use your laptop as a shield if need be
If any laptop can stop knives, bullets, and frags it'll be a ROG, lol.