The touchpad has a plain black matte surface, which is easy to track on. I monitored the temperatures during a gaming session using HWMonitor , and got the following results:. The main benefit of the larger chassis is the inclusion of a separate number pad, but the downside is slightly reduced portability. The mouse is a well-respected Logitech MX gaming mouse. Under full load, the only sound to be heard is a rush of air — motor noise is thankfully absent.

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There is noticeable light leakage coming from the bottom of the display, but it is only noticeable when viewing a black screen. Above the screen is a webcam embedded in a mirrored surface.

Pressing on the back of the lid yields no ripples in the screen. There is enough room in the backpack for the notebook, power adapter, mouse, and perhaps a textbook. While idling, the notebook is essentially inaudible.

I have to chiipset up number pad functionality in order chilset use those keys. We have very few complaints with the rest of the component choices.

The G50V is aimed squarely at the gaming crowd. You can see from the pictures that the G50V is larger than a typical The right side acts as a vertical scrolling pad.

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The two buttons are aluminum and easy to locate and press. Truthfully, the P or at most P is sufficient for all but the most extreme users and would cost quite a bit less, or four bit more money you could asis the P that has a lower power requirement but the same performance as the T This is a nice touch.

That’s a lot g50b negatives, but besides the lower hcipset there’s one major positive: The only real flex is found in the number pad, but it is slight. I would like to see other functionality added to this, such as frames per second FPS readings during games.

We understand that the G50V-A1 we are reviewing should be available through the end ofbut other models will use the same basic design and change some of the components.

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It has rubber grips and a carbon-fiber imprint design. One large fan takes care of the heat from both the processor and graphics card, and expels it out the left side through a large vent.

Battery life as we will see in a moment is nothing special, and it would have been nice to get a bit more performance from RPM drives – or more storage from RPM drives. Gamers in the market for a well-priced If these had no name brand, I would have dismissed them as typical notebook speakers, but given the brand-name badge, they should have produced better sound. It is a much more accurate benchmark for dual-core CPUs.

The touchpad has a plain black matte surface, which is easy to track on. The Nvidia graphics card topped out at 81 degrees Celsius, which may seem fine but is actually acceptable for a graphics card. I monitored the temperatures during a gaming session using HWMonitorand got the following results:.

Even the bottom of the notebook has an interesting design — the single large intake vent for the fan has a shiny silver border and an orange vent.

The main benefit of the larger chassis is the inclusion of a separate number pad, but the downside is slightly reduced portability. Though two hours is not a lot, it is reasonable for a gaming notebook with a 6-cell battery.

The G50V is made of strong plastic and has a solid feel. The T processor is only one notch down from the X, and the built-in overclocking allows you to run at up to 2. The G50V-A1 lasted about two hours in my battery test in power saving mode while surfing the Internet. It’s a heavier notebook, almost as large as most 17″ offerings, but the features, build quality, warranty, and accessories add up to a very good overall package.

There is basically no display wobble. As I noted, the G50V is larger than a typical The hinges securely anchor the display to the base of the notebook, and the lid itself is rigid and is hard to twist.