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New G751JM owner's thoughts

guvadc
Level 7
Ok, so I figured I'd make a new thread just for the G751JM. I haven't had it long, but figured I'd give some thoughts.

I really do love the touch screen. so far, Windows 8 is much better with it. The screen itself is not matte, its much like a screen on your smartphone. I have no if the screens on the higher end models are like this, but I can say that I MUCH prefer this screen to a matt screen. I find it a lot more pleasing to look at and work with.

This model with the GTX860m does have the Optimus drivers. From what I have gathered reading about last years models this is supposed to be bad. I don't know if anything has changed this year to make it better or not. If anyone knows id there is a way to disable the use of the HD4600 let me know. I think I did get a little over 4 hours of battery time and that was messing around with some game demos from Steam , like GRID 2. If the Optimus does improve batter life, then I think that will be a plus for my usage patterns.

I haven been in with PC gaming for a few years ( console game mostly), and am completely new to the ASUS ROG series. If anyone has tips for me , like should I uninstall the Nvidia Experience software, please let me know.

EDIT: So I see that I still can't get the thread title right . I meant it G751JM with the JM in all caps. can that be fixed?

Edit by cl-Albert: Ok, title has been edited to let readers know what to expect, so hope it's okay. Thanks.
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Richdog wrote:
We shall have to agree to disagree on this one hmscott... on a desktop replacement of this size, the tiny and almost insignificant amount of heat put out by a 2.5" HD makes zero practical difference. As a pure storage drive (which is all I need as I will have a 1TB SSD as my OS and games drive), the benefits of a 2TB mechanical drive like the Samsung Spinpoint M9T far outweigh that of an SSD. Much more storage, 8x more GB per dollar. On a storage drive all the average user needs for 99% of scenarios are the speeds afforded by a mechanical drive... an SSD on a SATA II connection and used for that purpose would be largely pointless.


Richdog, the heat thing is real, you can feel it on the palm rest on the side with the HDD. For some reason Asus hasn't implemented vents in the Bay's, not sure why, perhaps to get the most effect from the sealed body and only vent air in from underneath.

When you put a 2.5" HDD in a compact USB enclosure you can really feel the heat, and put in an SSD and it is cool to the touch. It's a big difference.

If you need space I would get a Thunderbolt enclosure and put a couple of SSD's in RAID0, up to 2 x 1TB would be pretty sweet, and as fast or faster than the single M.2 PCIE.

After living on SSD's for many years now, starting with SATA II SSD's running close to 300MB/sec, I have to say I really don't see the point of HDD's - even in large storage array's, SSD's have the win there too.

HDD's are essentially just like this, only smaller 🙂

43472

After so many years of working through the progression of storage medium, I am ready to say goodbye to the HDD 🙂

hmscott wrote:
Richdog, the heat thing is real, you can feel it on the palm rest on the side with the HDD. For some reason Asus hasn't implemented vents in the Bay's, not sure why, perhaps to get the most effect from the sealed body and only vent air in from underneath.

When you put a 2.5" HDD in a compact USB enclosure you can really feel the heat, and put in an SSD and it is cool to the touch. It's a big difference.

If you need to space I would get a Thunderbolt enclosure and put a couple of SSD's in RAID0, up to 2 x 1TB would be pretty sweet, and as fast or faster than the single M.2 PCIE.

After living on SSD's for many years now, starting with SATA II SSD's running close to 300MB/sec, I have to say I really don't see the point of HDD's - even in large storage array's, SSD's have the win there too.

HDD's are essentially just like this, only smaller 🙂

After so many years of working through the progression of storage medium, I am ready to say goodbye to the HDD 🙂


Like I said, we shall agree to disagree on this one... the thunderbolt SSD Raid 0 storage is also stupendously (no offence intended, but it is) bad value as a storage solution. if I was going external then obviously the heat from a regular HDD wouldn't matter. For my needs I require a large amount of internal storage, and I want the largest and most cost efficient. The heat, in a chassis like the G751, is negligible to me... and I shall be sure to post back with results when I get it. 😉

Richdog wrote:
Like I said, we shall agree to disagree on this one... the thunderbolt SSD Raid 0 storage is also laughably (no offence, but it is) bad value as a storage solution. if I was going external then obviously the heat from a regular HDD wouldn't matter. For my needs I require a large amount of internal storage, and I want the largest and most cost efficient. The heat, in a chassis like the G751, is negligible to me... and I shall be sure to post back with results when I get it. 😉


Richdog, it makes me smile too 🙂

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Sagi
Level 7
The JY model with m.2 pcie might come with a SATA III port ?

I didn't get that version tho, I only have SATA II port in my 2 bay.
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