Review Asus K75VJ Notebook

Sascha Mölck (translated by Martina Osztovits), 12/29/2012

DTR with gaming ambition. Combine a powerful Core i7 CPU with a GeForce GPU and a 17-inch display and you'll get a general-purpose DTR for everyone. Although this sounds perfect in theory, the computer system first has to stand up to our exhaustive tests.

For the original German review, see here.

Asus want to attract buyers with a Core i7-3610QM CPU, a GeForce GT 635 GPU and a 17-inch display (1600x900 pixels). Given the specs, the device should be appropriate for nearly all fields of application and many users. Our tests will show if this is actually true.

We will compare the test sample to Lenovo's IdeaPad G780 (Core i5-3210M, GeForce GT 630M) and HP's Pavilion g7-2007sg (Core i7-3612QM, Radeon HD 7670M).

Case

We already know appearance, choice of colors and materials from the Asus K55VM-SX064V (15.6-inch). Except from the metal palm rests the K75VJ is entirely made from plastic. We appreciate that all parts of the case are matte. In addition, the lid has a surface texture which improves the grip. On the contrary, the case of the Pavilion is completely made from glossy plastic. Alike the Asus, Lenovo also mainly made the IdeaPad from plastics, but used metal palm rests.

The palm rests of the K75VJ are quite pressure resistant, but the other parts of the base unit are not that stable. The case slightly gives left and right of the keyboard.  If you hold the base unit on one of the two front corners, the case slightly twists, but overall the stability is acceptable. The opened lid can also slightly be twisted and you'll observe a minimal color shift on the display, while it only slightly yields without recognizable image shifts under pressure. The hinges hold the lid stably in the adjusted position, but allow a minimal teetering. However, they are too stiff for one handed opening.

The palm rests are made from metal.
The palm rests are made from metal.
The texture is somewhat insensitive to fingerprints.
The texture is somewhat insensitive to fingerprints.
A big maintenance hatch
A big maintenance hatch

Connectivity

Alike the IdeaPad and the Pavilion the Asus K75VJ only offers standard fare in terms of connectivity. In this regard, the three devices are quite similar. Fortunately, all three support USB 3.0.

Left side: Kensington lock slot, Gigabit-Ethernet, VGA, 2x USB 3.0
Left side: Kensington lock slot, Gigabit-Ethernet, VGA, 2x USB 3.0
Right side: power-in, DVD burner, 2x USB 2.0, mic, headphones
Right side: power-in, DVD burner, 2x USB 2.0, mic, headphones
Front side: card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
Front side: card reader  (SD, SDHC, SDXC)

Communication

Contrary to the Pavilion and the IdeaPad, which only deliver Fast Ethernet, the K75VJ houses a Gigabit Ethernet chip (RTL8168/8111) from Realtek. The WLAN module of our test sample stems from Atheros (AR5B125) and supports standards 802.11 b/g/n. A Bluetooth chip is not available, but an HD web cam is incorporated into the display frame.

Accessories

In the box of the notebook the users will find a few thin guides, the warranty information and a short guide to Windows 8.

Operating System and Recovery

Asus delivers the 17.3-incher with pre-installed Windows 8 (64 Bit). An installation DVD is not included, but the notebook offers a recovery system. In order to launch it, you need to hit F9 after switching the computer on.

Maintenance

RAM, hard drive and WLAN module are accessible via a maintenance flap on the underside. In addition it is possible to clean the fan to some extent. The two RAM slots of our test model are already occupied (6 GB). The notebook supports up to 8 GB. It's easy to replace the hard drive. You simply need to loosen some screws and pull it out. Beside the hard drive there is also a second hard drive slot. So, you could equip the laptop with two hard drives: a fast SSD for the operating system and a conventional hard drive for the data. Unfortunately, a second hard drive cage is not included.

Warranty

Buyers of the K75VJ get a 24-month Collect and Return warranty. The IdeaPad also comes with a two year warranty, but the Pavilion's is only 12 month. It is possible to enhance the warranty period of the Asus notebook to 36 month for about 70 to 80 Euros (~$91 to $104), but you need to buy and enable this warranty extension within 90 days after the purchase of the notebook.

Input Devices

Keyboard

We already  know the chiclet keyboard of the K75VJ from the K55VM-SX064V. The main keys are 15 x 15 mm big. The key travel is medium and the feedback noticeable. As you type, it is only a little bit springy in its center. Unfortunately, Asus wastes a lot of space which could have been used in favor of a bigger keyboard. The keys of the numeric pad especially appear a little bit cramped. Here it gets obvious that the test sample uses the same keyboard as its 15.6-inch counterpart.

Touchpad

Asus equip the K75VJ with a 10.5 x 7.4 cm touchpad. More precisely, they use a Clickpad, i.e. a touchpad without dedicated mouse buttons. So, the whole pad is always clicked and a right click is recognized upon clicking in its lower right section. The pad has a short travel, an audible and palpable feedback and a lot of space for multi-touch gestures, which can be enabled and disabled in the configuration menu. The smooth surface features pleasant gliding traits.

Keyboard without light
Keyboard without light
Asus use a Clickpad in the K75VJ
Asus use a Clickpad in the K75VJ

Display

Asus equip the K75VJ with a glossy 17.3-inch display with a native resolution of 1600x900 pixels. Other models are not available. The average brightness of 212.7 cd/m² is mid-range. The display of the IdeaPad G780 (220.2 cd/m²) is only marginally brighter, while the Pavilion's (172.7 cd/m²) is significantly darker. Furthermore, the distribution of brightness of 77% is not especially good. In this aspect, the HP (88%) and the Lenovo (91%) perform better.

198
cd/m²
216
cd/m²
203
cd/m²
231
cd/m²
249
cd/m²
227
cd/m²
204
cd/m²
194
cd/m²
192
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Information
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 249 cd/m²
Average: 212.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 77 %
Center on Battery: 189 cd/m²
Black: 1.03 cd/m²
Contrast: 242:1
Asus K75VJ-TY102H vs. sRGB
Asus K75VJ-TY102H vs. sRGB
Asus K75VJ-TY102H vs. AdobeRGB
Asus K75VJ-TY102H vs. AdobeRGB

Contrast (242:1) and black value (1.03 cd/m²) are anything but outstanding. However, the Pavilion (166:1, 1.05 cd/m²) and the IdeaPad (141:1, 1.64 cd/m²) perform even worse. The K75VJ can neither cover sRGB nor AdobeRGB.

The brightness of the display from Samsung suffices for outdoor use, but you should avoid too bright a place. Because of the glossy display and the low contrast it will get difficult to read anything from the display.

In terms of viewing angles the K75VJ is on par with many displays: moving in vertical direction quickly results in image shifts, while the viewing angles are significantly wider in horizontal direction.

Asus K75VJ outdoors
Asus K75VJ outdoors
Viewing angles of the Asus K75VJ-TY102H
Viewing angles of the Asus K75VJ-TY102H

Performance

Asus' K75VJ series consists of a number of general-purpose DTR notebooks. Their performance more than suffices for usual tasks like internet browsing and communication and video playback. Thanks to its GeForce GPU the laptop can also run demanding 3D games. We test the current top model of the series, which costs about 800 Euros (~$1045) at the time of writing. In addition, Asus also offer two further models of the K75VJ product range with different CPUs, RAM and hard drive capacities, which are priced at about 700 Euros (~$914, TY100H) and 750 Euros (~$980, TY101H).

Systeminfo CPUZ CPU
Systeminfo CPUZ Cache
Systeminfo CPUZ Mainboard
Systeminfo CPUZ RAM
Systeminfo CPUZ RAM SPD
Systeminfo CPUZ RAM SPD
Systeminfo GPUZ
Systeminfo GPUZ
Systeminfo HWInfo
 
System information: Asus K75VJ-TY102H

Processor

Asus equip our K75VJ test model with an Intel Core i7-3610QM quad core Ivy Bridge CPU, which uses a base clock of 2.3 GHz. Its Turbo can increase the clock rate to 3.1 GHz (four cores), 3.2 GHz (two cores), or 3.3 GHz (single core).

In the Cinebench benchmarks the laptop scores as expected. The CPU works at maximum speed (3.1 GHz) and, because of its faster CPU, our test model significantly outperforms Lenovo's IdeaPad G780 (Core i5-3210M, GeForce GT 630M) and HP's Pavilion g7-2007sg (Core i7-3612QM, Radeon HD 7670M) in the CPU tests. However, the Pavilion is fastest in the GL test as it houses the strongest GPU of the three competitors.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4538
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
17622
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6297
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
5764 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
21482 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
6268 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.36 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
6.18 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
25.14 fps
Help
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
Asus K75VJ-TY102H
GeForce GT 635M, 3610QM, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint ST500LM012
25.14 fps ∼23%
Lenovo IdeaPad G780 (M843MGE)
GeForce GT 630M, 3210M, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
25.22 fps ∼23% 0%
HP Pavilion g7-2007sg
Radeon HD 7670M, 3612QM, Toshiba MK7575GSX
34.29 fps ∼31% +36%
Medion Akoya P7815-MD98063
GeForce GT 640M, 3612QM, Samsung SpinPoint M8 HN-M750MBB
38.11 fps ∼35% +52%
Acer Aspire V3-771G
GeForce GT 650M, 3610QM, Intel SSD 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3
42.37 fps ∼39% +69%
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus K75VJ-TY102H
GeForce GT 635M, 3610QM, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint ST500LM012
6.18 Points ∼35%
Lenovo IdeaPad G780 (M843MGE)
GeForce GT 630M, 3210M, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
2.42 Points ∼14% -61%
Medion Akoya P7815-MD98063
GeForce GT 640M, 3612QM, Samsung SpinPoint M8 HN-M750MBB
5.62 Points ∼32% -9%
HP Pavilion g7-2007sg
Radeon HD 7670M, 3612QM, Toshiba MK7575GSX
5.66 Points ∼32% -8%
Acer Aspire V3-771G
GeForce GT 650M, 3610QM, Intel SSD 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3
6.19 Points ∼35% 0%

System Performance

The system works smoothly without stuttering and Windows 8 boots quickly. The total result in the PC Mark 7 benchmark confirms our subjective experience. The result of the K75VJ is nearly on par with the Pavilion's (Core i7-3612QM, Radeon HD 7670M). Both notebooks perform notably better than the IdeaPad (Core i5-3210M, GeForce GT 630M), which is equipped with a weaker dual core CPU with limited clock rates. Thanks to its fast SSD the Aspire V3-771G is significantly faster than its competitors (see figure).

5.9
Windows 8 Experience Index
Processor
Calculations per second
7.8
Memory (RAM)
Memory operations per second
7.8
Graphics
Desktop performance for Windows Aero
5.9
Gaming graphics
3D business and gaming graphics
6.5
Primary hard disk
Disk data transfer rate
5.9
PC Mark
PCMark 72601 points
Help
PCMark 7 - Score
Asus K75VJ-TY102H
GeForce GT 635M, 3610QM, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint ST500LM012
2601 Points ∼39%
Lenovo IdeaPad G780 (M843MGE)
GeForce GT 630M, 3210M, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
1933 Points ∼29% -26%
Medion Akoya P7815-MD98063
GeForce GT 640M, 3612QM, Samsung SpinPoint M8 HN-M750MBB
2318 Points ∼35% -11%
HP Pavilion g7-2007sg
Radeon HD 7670M, 3612QM, Toshiba MK7575GSX
2760 Points ∼42% +6%
Acer Aspire V3-771G
GeForce GT 650M, 3610QM, Intel SSD 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3
4160 Points ∼63% +60%

Storage Solution

HD Tune
HD Tune
CrystalDisk Mark
CrystalDisk Mark

A 5400 rpm 500 GB hard drive from Seagate's Momentus series is used as the mass storage device. CrystalDiskMark reports a read rate of 92.64 MB/s, HD Tune an average transfer rate of 80.4 MB/s. These values are alright for a 5400 rpm hard drive. Time and again we come across significantly slower hard drives.

Note: Asus partition the hard drive in a system partition (186 GB), a data partition (258 GB) and a recovery partition (20 GB). Big programs should be installed on the data partition otherwise the system partition (drive C:) will quickly fill and slow down the system.

Seagate Momentus SpinPoint ST500LM012
Transfer Rate Minimum: 42.7 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 109.6 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 80.4 MB/s
Access Time: 17.3 ms
Burst Rate: 121.9 MB/s
CPU Usage: 1.9 %

Graphics card

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 and the dedicated Nvidia GeForce GT 635M are responsible for graphics. The GeForce chip is a mid-range graphics card, supports DirectX 11 and uses 2 GB video memory. In the K75VJ, its maximum clock rate is 661.5 MHz. The integrated graphics chip from Intel also supports DirectX 11 and clocks between 350 MHz and 1150 MHz.

Both GPUs work together. Calculations can be done by both graphics chips (high performance: Nvidia; usual tasks: Intel), but the picture is always displayed by the Intel GPU. For example, if the GeForce GPU calculates a game, it writes the data into the video memory of the Intel GPU. Generally, both GPUs can be used for all tasks. GPU profiles specify which GPU is used for which task. If required, the user can modify existing profiles or add new profiles. Nvidia's Optimus technology automatically switches the GPUs.

The results in the 3D-Mark benchmarks are as expected. The IdeaPad (Core i5-3210M, GeForce GT 630M) is outperformed in all benchmarks. Because of its slightly faster Radeon GPU, the Pavilion (Core i7-3612QM, Radeon HD 7670M) is a tad faster than the K75VJ in 3DMark11 and Vantage.

3D Mark
3DMark 0515839 points
3DMark 06
 1280x1024
8463 points
3DMark Vantage4950 points
3DMark 111100 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance
Asus K75VJ-TY102H
GeForce GT 635M, 3610QM, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint ST500LM012
1100 Points ∼8%
Lenovo IdeaPad G780 (M843MGE)
GeForce GT 630M, 3210M, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
1074 Points ∼8% -2%
HP Pavilion g7-2007sg
Radeon HD 7670M, 3612QM, Toshiba MK7575GSX
1205 Points ∼9% +10%
Medion Akoya P7815-MD98063
GeForce GT 640M, 3612QM, Samsung SpinPoint M8 HN-M750MBB
1879 Points ∼14% +71%
Acer Aspire V3-771G
GeForce GT 650M, 3610QM, Intel SSD 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3
2143 Points ∼16% +95%

Gaming performance

The K75VJ can play current computer games in medium and often also in high quality at a resolution of 1366x768 pixels without problems. Frugal games like FIFA 13 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive also run smoothly in Full HD resolution  (1920x1080 pixels). In cutting-edge, performance-hungry games like Hitman: Absolution the limits of the GeForce GT 635M GPU get obvious. This game can barely be played at medium settings. The following table about Anno 2070 depicts that the Radeon HD 7670M in the Pavilion is the fastest GPU in our comparison. Its frame rates are a tad higher than the K75VJ's.

low med.high ultra
StarCraft 2 (2010) 226.348.831.6fps
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) 41.230.921.6fps
Anno 2070 (2011) 78.530.920fps
Mass Effect 3 (2012) 55.140.923.4fps
Counter-Strike: GO (2012) 166.9117.281.635.9fps
F1 2012 (2012) 74665119fps
Fifa 13 (2012) 263.5141.511969fps
Hitman: Absolution (2012) 42.526.912.7fps
Asus K75VJ-TY102H
Intel Core i7-3610QM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint ST500LM012
Lenovo IdeaPad G780 (M843MGE)
Intel Core i5-3210M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
HP Pavilion g7-2007sg
Intel Core i7-3612QM, AMD Radeon HD 7670M, Toshiba MK7575GSX
Anno 2070
2%
11%
1024x768 Low Preset78.580
2%
89.5
14%
1366x768 Medium Preset AA:on 30.932
4%
34.5
12%
1366x768 High Preset AA:on AF:2x2020
0%
21.3
7%

Emissions

System Noise

While idle the K75VJ works quietly at noise levels between 31.5 and 33.4 dB and  its powerful components are not noticeable. If the DVD drive is used, the noise increases to 36.2 dB. The Ideapad G780 (31.4 - 32.4 dB) and Pavilion (33.1 - 34.2 dB) achieve similar values. Under full load (Prime95 and Furmark) the Asus shows its strength and the noise climbs to 46.8 dB. Under medium load (3D Mark 06) the noise (46.1 dB) hardly decreases. However, the IdeaPad works quieter than the K75VJ in both load scenarios.

Noise Level

Idle 31.5 / 33.4 / 33.4 dB(A)
HDD 32.6 dB(A)
DVD 36.2 / dB(A)
Load 46.1 / 46.8 dB(A)
 
    30 dB
silent
40 dB
audible
50 dB
loud
 
min: , med: , max:    Voltcraft sl-320 (15 cm distance)

Temperature

The K75VJ during the stress test: the CPU temperature leveled off at 73 °C.
The K75VJ during the stress test: the CPU temperature leveled off at 73 °C.

Regardless of the scenario we are very satisfied with the surface temperatures. While idle the temperatures range from 25.6 to 33.1 °C. Under full load (Prime 95 and Furmark) the values increase to 26.6 to 44.1 °C. So, it is possible to use the 17.3-incher on the lap. In addition the cool palm rests  (30 °C) allow for a pleasant working experience. The Pavilion and the IdeaPad get clearly hotter under full load.

During our stress test (Prime 95 and Furmark for at least one hour) the speed of the CPU varies in mains operation. It basically works at 2.3 GHz, but sometimes the clock of all three cores is increased to 3.1 GHz. The longer the test runs, the less frequently this happens. Sometimes a single core is throttled to 1.2 GHz. The GPU starts the stress test with a clock rate of 661.5 MHz. After about 5 minutes it falls to 630 MHz. Sometimes the GPU throttles to 594.8 MHz. If the stress test is run in battery mode, the CPU basically clocks at 1.2 GHz. Sometimes it accelerates to 3.1 GHz. After initial ups and downs (about  2-3 minutes, 67.5 MHz to 661.5 MHz) the CPU works at a constant 661.5 MHz.

Max. Load
 31.8 °C28.6 °C31.3 °C 
 36 °C41.5 °C31.1 °C 
 28 °C32.6 °C26.6 °C 
Maximum: 41.5 °C
Average: 31.9 °C
27.7 °C37.7 °C36.3 °C
27.1 °C36.6 °C44.1 °C
24.6 °C31 °C34.6 °C
Maximum: 44.1 °C
Average: 33.3 °C
Power Supply (max.)  57.1 °C | Room Temperature 22 °C | Voltcraft IR-360

Speakers

A general-purpose multimedia device like the K75VJ should deliver a halfway decent sound and the Asus indeed does. The two Altec Lansing speakers sit on the underside and sound somewhat voluminous, but lack bass. Speech is clearly audible. However, headphones or external speakers are recommended for a better audio experience.

Battery Life

Power consumption

While idle the power consumption is between 7.9 and 13.3 Watt. Considering the hardware inside, these are decent values, similar to the G780's and the HP Pavilion's. Under full load (Prime95 and Furmark) the power consumption increases to nearly 98.1 Watt, which exceeds the 90 Watt specified on the power adapter. While the IdeaPad with 62.9 Watt is much more frugal, the Pavilion also reaches a high value of 86.6 Watt. The differences are also quite noticeable under medium load (3D Mark 2006). The K75VJ (65.1 Watt) demands significantly more power than its competitors (HP: 44 Watt, Lenovo: 55.7 Watt).

Power Consumption

Off / Standby 0.2 / 0.4 Watt
Idle 7.9 / 13.2 / 13.3 Watt
Load 65.1 / 98.1 Watt
 
Key: min: , med: , max:         Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Life

When idle the K75VJ achieves a battery life of 5:33 h. The Pavilion (5:38 h) and the IdeaPad G780 (5:49 h) only run a tad longer. We test the idle scenario by means of the Battery Eater Reader's test with energy saving profile, disabled Wi-Fi modules and lowest display brightness.  Under load the K75VJ only runs 0:55 h on battery. The HP's battery life of 0:46 h is even shorter, while the G780 does not shut down before 1:34 h. As usual, we used the Battery Eater Classic with maximum display brightness, high performance profile and enabled Wi-Fi modules to record the minimum battery runtime.

Our Asus ends the WLAN test after 3:36 h (HP: 3:53 h, Lenovo: 3:22 h). Here our looping script automatically loads web sites in 40-second intervals. The energy saving profile is active and the display brightness is set to 150 cd/m². A full battery capacity is sufficient for 2:36 h DVD playback. The values of the competitors (Pavilion: 2:52 h, G780: 2:30 h) do not differ much. The DVD test is run with energy saving profile (or higher, if the DVD does not play smoothly), maximum display brightness and active Wi-Fi modules. As the three notebooks have batteries with nearly identical capacities (HP, Lenovo: 48 Wh; Asus: 50 Wh) the battery runtimes are easily comparable.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
5h 33min
WiFi Surfing
3h 36min
DVD
2h 36min
Load (maximum brightness)
0h 55min

Verdict

Asus's K75VJ-TY102H
Asus's K75VJ-TY102H

With the K75VJ, Asus offer a balanced system, which delivers an excellent system performance and a good gaming performance. When running regular tasks, it works quietly and does not heat excessively. In addition, we appreciate its two year warranty period. A further pro is its second hard drive slot. Furthermore, the notebook also has a saving potential. If the performance of a Core i5 dual core CPU suffices your needs, you can opt for one of the other models of the series and save 50 or 100 Euros (~$65 or $130). Unfortunately the K75VJ series only comes with a moderate, poor-contrast display. If Asus used a better display, the computer would rate much better.

If you focus on computer games, you should consider the Pavilion g7-2007sg, which achieves better frame rates. If you look for a quiet and frugal notebook, the IdeaPad G780 is a good choice, but keep in mind that Lenovo crops the performance of the CPU.

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Specifications

Asus K75VJ-TY102H

:: Processor
:: Mainboard
Intel HM76 (Panther Point)
:: Memory
6144 MB, DDR3
:: Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M - 2048 MB, Core: 595-662 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, Forceware 306.97, Optimus
:: Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1600x900 pixel, Samsung 17KT02-P01, TN LED, glossy: yes
:: Harddisk
Seagate Momentus SpinPoint ST500LM012, 500 GB 5400 rpm
:: Soundcard
Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
:: Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphones, mic, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC,
:: Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Atheros AR5B125 Wireless Network Adapter (b g n )
:: Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM
:: Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 39 x 420 x 282
:: Weight
3.1 kg Power Supply: 0.355 kg
:: Battery
50 Wh Lithium-Ion, 10.8 V, 4700 mAh
:: Price
799 Euro
:: Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit
:: Additional features
Webcam: HD-Webcam, Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, McAfee Internet Security (60 days trial), Cyberlink WinDVD, Skype, 24 Months Warranty

 

The DVD burner reads and writes any kind of DVD and CD.
The DVD burner reads and writes any kind of DVD and CD.
The battery weighs 320.3 grams...
The battery weighs 320.3 grams...
...and delivers a maximum of 90 Watt.
...and delivers a maximum of 90 Watt.
The power adapter weighs 355 grams...
The power adapter weighs 355 grams...
Keys
Keys
The fan can only be cleaned to some extent.
The fan can only be cleaned to some extent.
Fortunately, there are two WLAN antennas.
Fortunately, there are two WLAN antennas.
Place for a second hard drive
Place for a second hard drive
The hard drive could be replaced quickly.
The hard drive could be replaced quickly.
The K75VJ has two RAM slots.
The K75VJ has two RAM slots.
A complete number pad is available.
A complete number pad is available.
...and has a capacity of 50 Wh.
...and has a capacity of 50 Wh.

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Pro

+decent system performance
+second hard drive slot
+24 month warranty
+acceptable battery life
 

Cons

-low-contrast display
-very loud under full load

Shortcut

What we like

The excellent system performance, the second hard drive slot.

What we'd like to see

A better display.

What surprises us

Despite powerful hardware the K75VJ only heats moderately.

The competition

HP Pavilion g7-2007sg, Lenovo IdeaPad G780, Acer Aspire V3-771G, Medion Akoya P7815-MD98063, HP Pavilion dv7-7000sg, MSI GE70-i547W7H

Rating

Asus K75VJ-TY102H
12/20/2012 v3
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
80%
Keyboard
83%
Pointing Device
82%
Connectivity
68%
Weight
71%
Battery
77%
Display
66%
Games Performance
80%
Application Performance
91%
Temperature
84%
Noise
76%
Add Points
81%
Average
78%
78%
Multimedia *
Weighted Average

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Author: Sascha Mölck, 2012-12-29 (Update: 2013-06- 6)