ASUS has launched about two months ago a new generation of portables. They are part of the ASUS N Series (multimedia laptops), the ASUS K (laptops for the entry level), ASUS G (laptops for gaming) and all come equipped with the new Intel Ivy Bridge.
The launch of the new processors mean a refresh of the old configuration, but for the rest of the portable manufacturers means a new challenge. ASUS is one of the producers that change their entire products. From year to year they come up with new technologies, with change in design and always take into account the views of consumers and industry developments.
We consider any laptop that is bigger than 15.6 inches as desktop replacement. Mobility decreases with the increase of the notebook diagonal, and the weight is proportional to the laptop size, with few exceptions.
In addition to size and mobility, the setup is very important. ASUS K75VM can successfully replace a desktop, with a configuration based on Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 2 750GB Hitachi drives each and NVIDIA GeForce GT 630m.
The performance of this laptop is very good and the reliable model can be used in image/video processing at basic/medium and even for gaming. Its video card is not dedicated for games, but can run almost any new game if you are not picky and do not give importance to details.
Experience with this model was pleasant, even if there were some problems in accommodating its size along with the keyboard. We recognize that we are not really fans of portables bigger than 15.6-inch, especially when you have to carry it at various business meetings.
We must keep in mind that the ASUS K75VM laptop is entry level and the emphasis is on its price. Even so, ASUS did not do much at its quality. They managed to produce a hard plastic housing and aluminum, to implement a balanced configuration and even to introduce a very good cooling.
ASUS K75VM strengths:
+ Very good and balanced configuration for entry level laptop;
+ Good cooling system;
+ Good price;
+ Screen of 17.3 inch, 1600 x 900 resolution.
ASUS K75VM weaknesses:
- Good materials, but the center of the keyboard flex on the lid. We can explain this by having a 17.3 inch screen.
We conclude by saying that ASUS K75VM is a laptop enjoying the latest technology. The price is good, accessible to a larger number of users!
ASUS K75VM takes part of the new generation of ASUS K laptops. Compared to the Kx3 generation, new models are superior in performance and design. For ASUS is a step forward, although they dropped the quantity of aluminum and introduced more plastic on its casing. The cover design has a textured finish.
From the previous generations were kept ASUS IceCool and Palm Proof technologies. As I told you in the case of the ASUS K53SV model, ASUS IceCool technology is based on the location of internal components that generates heat (such as a processor and graphics core) on the palm rest. The fan and its IceCool heat pipes cool the K series notebooks and eliminates air through specially designed holes and the palm rest temperature remains at a temperature which is always acceptable and comfortable.
Another interesting and important technology is ASUS Palm Proof. This is to protect you from unpleasant moments when you accidentally touch the touchpad. Detects the unintentional touch of the surface and prevents the movement of the cursor.
Touchpad and Keyboard
I am pleased with the touchpad and the "chiclet" keyboard, with large keys and good tactile feedback. Its tactile surface was significantly increased compared with that found in previous generation.
Its 17.3 inch screen offers a good viewing experience. The model we tested came with an HD + LED screen with 1600 x 900 pixels resolution. I cannot say I was impressed with something special. It is a common screen, which we meet frequently at the other 17.3 inch models. I could name two small disadvantages: the bright screen and the small tilt angle of the screen. But we cannot consider these two negative points, this laptop model is positioned in the area dedicated to office work and not mobility.