Asus G55VW Gaming Laptop Armed with an Ivy Bridge Processor
Asus has been consistently churning out solid gaming laptops with its sleek G-series notebooks, and the Ivy-Bridge powered G55VW-DS71 model promises to continue that fine tradition. The first to appear in Asus' G55 lineup, the G55VW's specifications include a quad-core Ivy Bridge i7-3610QM at the helm, and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 660M 2GB GDDR5 GPU to match the speedy processor. The G55 form-factor has enough space to accommodate a 750GB hard disk, 12GB DDR3 memory, a DVD burner, and two additional drive bays should you wish to install an SSD. The 3.85kg G55VW also includes a Thunderbolt port, one USB 3.0 and three USB 2.0 ports, along with an 8-cell battery.
Its estimated $1,475 price tag makes it an attractive option for gamers looking for a reasonably-priced gaming laptop, while its high-end brothers should be in the pipeline soon for those looking for something more powerful. The Asus G55VW can be pre-ordered now, with an expected release date by the end of April.