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I have an opportunity to upgrade from a samsung Series 7 Gamer to G750JH - Have Q's?

Caustic
Level 7
I currently own a Samsung Series 7 Gamer NP700G7C. There is nothing wrong with it, but it is older, so I can upgrade at work for free.

NP700G7C:
Intel core_i7 Processor 2.3GHz 3610QM
16 GB RAM
1.5TB Hard Drive
17.3-Inch Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M 2048memory
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
2x 750Gig 7200 rpm Hard Drives (non-raid) with an 80gig SSD to speed bootup
16 GB SO-DIMM RAM

This laptop probably has the best display I've ever seen in my life on a laptop - and I've used a LOT! It has a scorching 400 nit full 1080p glossy display. Blurays look better on the laptop than my TV. 😞


With that said... I have the opportunity to upgrade to an: Asus ROG G750JH-DB71
Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4GHz (Turbo 3.4GHz) Haswell
24 GB DDR3; HD Version
128GB SSD * 2 + 1TB 5400 RPM HDD
17.3-Inch Screen, Nvidia GTX780M 4GB GDDR5
Windows 8, 3.5-hour battery life

The G750JH is already purchased. I can either keep it and upgrade, or give it to a co-worker and possibly upgrade at a later date.

I am just curious as to how your G750JH laptop is holding up. I care about Ergonomics, since I'll be using it for large portions of the day. I like logical port placement and power cord placement (IE not something that gets in the way of my mouse).

My concerns:

  • How is the Build quality and layout? My last Asus product - a TF300 Android tablet only survived 6-8 months before it took a crap and the ports all started falling apart.
  • Hard Drvies... specifically the 5400 RPM storage drive. That seems really slow... I would essentially be downgrading from my existing 7200RPM drives, but the dual 128 SSD's would be an upgrade.
  • How is the display compared to my Old sammy? (17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080) 400nit SuperBright Plus LED Display)
  • How is the keyboard? I've never really liked the chicklet style keyboards, so I'm actually amazed they put one on a gaming laptop.
  • Is the headphone AMP really any better? How is the sound quality? How is the max volume?
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Darnassus
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The build quality is good as far as I'm aware, I've got no wear and tear and I've had the laptop already for 2 months. ( JX )

The Hard Drives are fine, 5400 isn't as bad as you think, though if it's really an issue, you can always take one out of the 7200rpm 750gigs from the other laptop and shove it into the JH.

The display changes and varies between which model you get, the Matte and Gloss are different of course. The Matte however I find personally is over-kill. It's a really thick coating. Also, technically it's larger than 17 inch, it's more so almost a 20 inch.

The Chiclet Keyboard takes some getting used to. Like all keyboards. I find it easily to clean though.

The sound is fine as far as I'm aware, you can turn off the sound amp applications if they're too annoying or change too much. Personally I like them.


The only downside of the laptop is the rubber can peel if you use a bad case for it, and that the palmrest deck is annoying to clean. The steel brush finish has a 'grain' going up and down, and collects dirt.

Make sure you didn't get a defect, this particular model seems to be difficult in finding a 'good manufactured' one.

hmscott
Level 12
Caustic wrote:
I currently own a Samsung Series 7 Gamer NP700G7C. There is nothing wrong with it, but it is older, so I can upgrade at work for free.

NP700G7C:
Intel core_i7 Processor 2.3GHz 3610QM
16 GB RAM
1.5TB Hard Drive
17.3-Inch Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M 2048memory
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
2x 750Gig 7200 rpm Hard Drives (non-raid) with an 80gig SSD to speed bootup
16 GB SO-DIMM RAM

This laptop probably has the best display I've ever seen in my life on a laptop - and I've used a LOT! It has a scorching 400 nit full 1080p glossy display. Blurays look better on the laptop than my TV. 😞


With that said... I have the opportunity to upgrade to an: Asus ROG G750JH-DB71
Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4GHz (Turbo 3.4GHz) Haswell
24 GB DDR3; HD Version
128GB SSD * 2 + 1TB 5400 RPM HDD
17.3-Inch Screen, Nvidia GTX780M 4GB GDDR5
Windows 8, 3.5-hour battery life

The G750JH is already purchased. I can either keep it and upgrade, or give it to a co-worker and possibly upgrade at a later date.

I am just curious as to how your G750JH laptop is holding up. I care about Ergonomics, since I'll be using it for large portions of the day. I like logical port placement and power cord placement (IE not something that gets in the way of my mouse).

My concerns:

  • How is the Build quality and layout? My last Asus product - a TF300 Android tablet only survived 6-8 months before it took a crap and the ports all started falling apart.
  • Hard Drvies... specifically the 5400 RPM storage drive. That seems really slow... I would essentially be downgrading from my existing 7200RPM drives, but the dual 128 SSD's would be an upgrade.
  • How is the display compared to my Old sammy? (17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080) 400nit SuperBright Plus LED Display)
  • How is the keyboard? I've never really liked the chicklet style keyboards, so I'm actually amazed they put one on a gaming laptop.
  • Is the headphone AMP really any better? How is the sound quality? How is the max volume?


It sounds like you should take the JH for a trial period, and know the answers to your questions first hand 🙂

The JH is nearing the end of it's life cycle, with the replacement G750JZ coming out soon with a GTX880m. Likely not much faster, but it is newer, so that counts for something.

I love the AUO screen on my JH, but there are some that bitch about bleeding from the right edge. Mine has minimal bleeding, and I don't see it unless I have the screen at 100% with a completely black screen. With normal images, I never see it, even at 100% brightness. The AUO screen is "retina searing" at 100%, I run it at 70%, it has extra brightness for outdoor use - but I haven't even tried it outdoors yet.

Uninstall Asus Splendid if you want accurate color.

Pull the 1TB drive and put it in an external USB 3.0 case, and use it for backups. I put in a Samsung 840 Pro 512GB instead.

These days I always use an external keyboard/mouse/trackpad, so I don't rate the keyboard/trackpad - but the times I have used them they work fine. I have found over time it is easier to replace an external keyboard than the built in one, and it keeps the laptop cleaner to keep my mitts off of it.

The Dual M.2 NGFF 128GB drives in RAID0 benchmark at 1GB/sec Read, so that's fast.

The headphone jack works great for me with a 40ohm headset, Sony MDR-XB500's sound great. But these days I use sound through the HDMI and Toslink (headphone jack too). Some have complained about the power saving mode crackling, but the newer RealTek drivers turn off power saving mode on AC.

The quality of the 3 G750's I have had have been excellent, with no defects or reason's to return them. But, I did check them out at the retail shop, booting them up to checkout the screens, before I took them home. I rejected 1 JX because it had a scratched screen - but it was a demo model - I doubt it came that way from Asus.

The other thing you need to consider is that the G750JH is a beast of a laptop. Large, heavy, but quiet. And, it has a 230w Power adapter that is 2x the size/weight of the JW/JX. You will be toting serious weight around to carry it - so be sure and get a solid cushioned case to protect it. And, don't swing it around, there is a lot of mass involved, and it can get away from you quickly. Especially compared to the Series 7.

If you can, keep your old laptop and compare the screen against the one in the G750, and let us know what you think 🙂

Keeping the old laptop wont really be an option, but I can definitely let you know my initial impressions, since I'll have to set it up anyhow.

Would I be better served waiting 6-8 months and upgrading at that time? Unfortunately, we can only order new hardware via best buy business, and the Asus ROG G750JH is the top of the line through that site, despite it being near the end of the product's life cycle. My budget was ~$2500.

With the Asus G750 - do any of you find that the headphone jack and power cord get in the way of your mouse while gaming? I hate when manufacturers place those plugs/ports on the right side of the laptop.

Caustic wrote:
Keeping the old laptop wont really be an option, but I can definitely let you know my initial impressions, since I'll have to set it up anyhow.

Would I be better served waiting 6-8 months and upgrading at that time? Unfortunately, we can only order new hardware via best buy business, and the Asus ROG G750JH is the top of the line through that site, despite it being near the end of the product's life cycle. My budget was ~$2500.

With the Asus G750 - do any of you find that the headphone jack and power cord get in the way of your mouse while gaming? I hate when manufacturers place those plugs/ports on the right side of the laptop.


Best Buy does price matching, and right now newegg.com has the G750JH for only $2109.99 and it includes a free $100 laptop backpack - a very nice one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231088

I have a plethora of cords coming out of the right side, and 2 on the left too, but one of the plugs is the wireless dongle for my wireless keyboard, no wires.

Time was you had to have a wire to get good response, but I don't notice any lag using wireless - I do like my wired keyboards better Logitech G15 + Lycosa but with those I use a Razor Mamba - mostly wirelessly.

So, if you don't like cables, go wireless 🙂

Caustic wrote:

With the Asus G750 - do any of you find that the headphone jack and power cord get in the way of your mouse while gaming? I hate when manufacturers place those plugs/ports on the right side of the laptop.


This is the only thing I have a grief about, otherwise I very satisfied with the G750JH.
Just like #Crmn1625 I lead the power cord towards the back of the laptop but do find the headphone jack and Supercharger USB port a little annoying.
Using a Icemat headset and the 3,5mm jack sticks out about 2/3" which means I regularly bump the jack with back of my thumb when using the mouse and to a certain extend also the Supercharger USB port when charging my iPhone.
I have gotten used to it now but those 3 ports (audio/mic/supercharger) should have been moved to the front of the laptop and it would have made the laptop perfect.
I use a 18"4 zipper sleeve when transporting. Not a snug fit but servers its purpose.
ROG 750 JH - 256 SSD - 750 HDD - GTX 780M

Hey best buy have a new model releasing on the 20th of april, I know because we have 2 in stock now but wont be on the shelves till the 20th.

Might be worth looking at.



Caustic wrote:
Keeping the old laptop wont really be an option, but I can definitely let you know my initial impressions, since I'll have to set it up anyhow.

Would I be better served waiting 6-8 months and upgrading at that time? Unfortunately, we can only order new hardware via best buy business, and the Asus ROG G750JH is the top of the line through that site, despite it being near the end of the product's life cycle. My budget was ~$2500.

With the Asus G750 - do any of you find that the headphone jack and power cord get in the way of your mouse while gaming? I hate when manufacturers place those plugs/ports on the right side of the laptop.

ednevell wrote:
Hey best buy have a new model releasing on the 20th of april, I know because we have 2 in stock now but wont be on the shelves till the 20th.

Might be worth looking at.

Best buy and Best Buy's Business site are two different animals, unfortunately. It also doesn't matter because the order is already placed.

So what is the concensus? Would you take the upgrade or no? I know this is an Asus forum, but it is a legit question. I want to know how you owners feel about the laptop. I will likely not be using an external keyboard, but will use an external mouse. The chicklet keyboard on this concerns me.

Caustic wrote:
So what is the concensus? Would you take the upgrade or no? I know this is an Asus forum, but it is a legit question. I want to know how you owners feel about the laptop. I will likely not be using an external keyboard, but will use an external mouse. The chicklet keyboard on this concerns me.


Yes, take the upgrade. 🙂

It is an amazing laptop, and given the small niggles you have can be worked around, I would say go for it.

I do recommend an external keyboard for all desktop replacement laptops, but you already know that.

There have been reports of WASD failures already with the built-in keyboard, so if you intend on wailing on the keys for gaming I would be prepared to replace/repair the keyboard in the future. If you are doing normal work on the built-in keyboard, then it shouldn't be a problem. The keyboard feels fine the few times I have used it.

If you have to pick this sight unseen, I think we have all prepared you, but a trial period is recommended before accepting it as your long term upgrade.