When I originally got the ASUS G75-VW-DS73 machine, I was just planning to give it a proper mention in our upcoming holiday buying guide. However, I’ve started to use it so regularly and for so many things, it seemed deserving of its own article.
I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t all that necessary to reduce my resolution or eye candy settings to play my favorite titles in 3D, and the machine is such a stylish workhorse, it completely suits my needs of having a lot of processing power on the go. The only caveats with the G75VW is its weight and dismal battery life. It’s best suited for professionals who need to close the hotel room door and get down to work, or fellow gamers that are stuck at Grandma’s.
Recognizing that the year is just about done and ASUS has the next refresh around the corner, now is the best time to buy this baby. A full gaming desktop with inferior specs and without a 3D monitor can easily go for $1,200 plus. Thanks to some sharp holiday pricing and beating, I got this machine for less than $1,700 plus tax. When you figure that the unit comes with a standard two year warranty, excellent specs, decent mobility, and portable 3D support to boot – you’d be crazy NOT to buy it.