Proud owner of an ASUS G75VW 17" laptop. It's a few years old now but still serves me well! Just wondering what types of upgrades I can do to it as well as the costs associated with it to kick it up a few notches by today's standards? (Canadian currency if possible)
I'm thinking of saving to upgrade what I have if it's cheaper than just getting a new ASUS notebook, because I'm sure I've JUST finished paying this one out, and not quite ready to sink a few more years into paying out a new one which will be obsolete by the time it's paid out.
I really love my laptop, Long story short, I'm physically disabled so I prefer laptops so I can reach everything easily. I hardly travel with my laptop because I have a lot of devices hooked to it but it's definitely handy to just unplug everything and fold it up and stick it in my bag when I NEED to take it somewhere.
I'm not versed in PC upgrades, etc. I have a brother who works with PCs and understands it all but being my brother, he doesn't like to talk business with his sister when he comes home hahaha.
I'm big into 3D modelling, gaming, graphic design and movies.
Things I'd definitely be interested in doing (*if possible!):
3D video: (Apparently the G75 is 3D compatible? I've never been able to figure it out if mine indeed is!) UHD Blu Ray Drive (I currently have a Blu Ray burner which I use a lot!) More storage (I have 2 750GB drives of storage split to 4 drives but I'm constantly filling 2-3 drives) Better graphics card, etc...
Here's a rundown of my current specifications:
ASUS G75VW DH71-CA
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit Processor: Intel Core i7-3630QM (2.4GHz) Chipset: Intel® HM77 Memory: 12GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM, 4 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion up to 16 GB SDRAM Display: 17.3" FHD 1920x1080 Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660M with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
Storage: 2 x 750GB 7200 RPM Optical Drive: Blu-Ray DVD Combo Card Reader: 3 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ MS/ MS Pro/ MMC)
Camera: HD camera Wireless LAN: 802.11 b/g/n Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
Interface: 1 x Microphone-in jack 1 x Headphone-out jack 1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor 4 x USB 3.0 port(s) 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert 1 x HDMI 1 x SPIDIF speaker out 1 x mini Display Port
Audio: Built-in Speakers And Microphone, Built-in subwoofer
Battery: 8 Cell 5200 Power Adapter: AC adapter
Dimensions: 415 x 320 x 17 ~52 mm Weight: 4.5 kg (with 8 cell battery)
Let me see if I can help you with this. You are correct the 660M did and apparently you have the 3D screen 1920/1080 screen was shiny and 3D
You should have 1 accessible Ram slot open, you need to match the Timings and voltage of the current RAM you have 16GB should be enough even for 3D Modeling, If you think you can use more you can have the internal RAM removed and Replaced, that requires dissemble of your notebook
The Most Noticeable upgrade you can make would be to Replace your OS hard drive with an Samsung 860 Pro Even 2 of these? SSD will really cut your rendering time a lot. Even the older Samsung 850 Pro and or Evo will be Way Way faster than the hard drives you are currently running. Hold on to your hat faster.
I have to say here now the G75 left USB ports suck for USB hard Drives. the G7*** series all have a daughter card on that side and there are unsolvable issues. The Solution is to use the right side USB 3.0 Ports. I personally use a right angle USB 3.0 Adapter cable and a 4 port Powered hub. Works well for me going on 5 years now.