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Friday, September 11, 2020
- Style is super subtle for a gaming laptop - Light weight - Great screen at 144hz - Bloatware is actually useful - Keyboard feels great (Unlike what popular reviewers say) - Secondary speakers are great when on tabletop - Play mid-tier to demanding games easily
- Loud fans when gaming - Runs hot when gaming (can remove plastic coverings to improve temps if warranties are not your thing) - Smudges (Gives you a reason to keep it clean) - Secondary speakers are on bottom loses sound when laying down
Are you a sophisticated gamer that needs to convince your wife or parents that you aren't buying a gaming laptop? Do you expect to use your laptop for watching shows or work purposes as well? I think you are looking at the right product. Purchased this laptop, and I've been thoroughly enjoying it's power in a sleek package. I wasn't looking for a machine that looked like a gaming laptop since I would be bringing to meetings. Otherwise might have gone for something in ASUS Tuf gaming machines where you can get similar to better power. Also, opted for this for the G15 instead of the G14 due to looking for a more budget friendly machine. This laptop handles day to day easily for work and streaming tasks. The speakers at the bottom create great acoustics, although get sound loss when laying down to watch. The G15 also can handle games pretty easily. I've tested Valorant, Overwatch, and Warzone and they run really well on this and the 144hz screen is great at preventing ghosting. This also brings to light I think the main downside to this otherwise great laptop. It's hot and loud. When running any game and switching to performance mode (which can happen in a touch of a button) the laptop fans are loud enough hide in game footsteps. Imagine the gaming for 4h and only hearing fans. Can be annoying if you don't like gaming with headphones. Also, the heat that was registering in the ASUS Armour crate was hitting 85C+ temps. You are able to help reduce the temps of this laptop by removing two fan covers ASUS put in there to improve thermals. This will inevitably void your warranty. I've owned an old ASUS N56DP before and found the same issues so I'm used to dealing with this. AMD laptops usually have this issue so it's was an expected outcome. I just bought a cooling stand for it anyways for ergonomics and it help cool down the laptop as well. Either way, the G15 is a excellent package with great features, power with a sleek look!
Saturday, August 22, 2020
From: North Vancouver
Good laptop, well built, it is able to keep itself cool. Battery life is incredibly long for such a powerful laptop.
GTX 1660 Ti might be a bit of a weak pairing with an 8 core Ryzen 7, and the screen is both dim and has poor colours. The GA502IV-ES76 is the exact same laptop but outclasses it by both having an RTX 2060 Max-Q and a 240 Hz display with much much better colours (full sRGB colour space coverage instead of about half for the 144 Hz). Fans can get loud at times, make sure not to damage them.
Get the GA502IV-ES76: MX81031 It's often on sale, giving you performance on par with many $2,000+ dollar laptops.
Thursday, August 06, 2020
Battery is very good - better than my surface laptop Very fast processor and USB Type-C charging is useful Decent amount of IO ports. Speakers are surprisingly very good. Lots of bass
SCREEN IS VERY DIM, forget about working in any bright/reflective area. It make its really hard to work on out on my patio or even in Starbucks sometimes. Fan can be very loud when gaming, but that is somewhat expected with a thin laptop
This replaced my surface laptop and the battery is phenomenal. When I plug in my external battery (USB Type-C), I can easily get an extra 5 hours battery. Aside from the display, I am overall very happy with this laptop.