Asus G53, the smaller version of the G73jh

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  1. ECKS

    ECKS Notebook Prophet

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    I agree with this post. I actually requested a gaming video, which will show its quality in most aspects. Viewing angles shouldn't really matter on a laptop anyway. Brightness, colors, bleeding/whites, and resolution matter though.

    Someone come thru, plz :)
     
  2. miahsoul

    miahsoul Notebook Deity

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    All I know is that, the 3D screen sucks pretty bad in terms of contrast and etc. It's only like 200:1. :/ A lot of people praised the M11x for having a great screen even though it was just average. It's probably a placebo effect or something, but I wouldn't be surprised if the G53's screen wasn't all too great in terms of the numbers. I guess, though since people having been praising it, it has to be at least average or else somebody would've ranted about it already.
     
  3. mhorn

    mhorn Notebook Guru

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    I've had the G53JW-A1 for a couple of weeks now and I'm loving it. I think people are being a little too picky about the screen. Yes the viewing angles aren't the best, but that tends to be a problem with most laptops. The colors and contrast look wonderful to me though and I consider myself to be an image snob since I'm a television editor and do photography as a hobby. I did have to tweak my screen to get it to look good I'll admit, but I've had to do that with every monitor I've owned whether it be a laptop or desktop monitor. I use the sypder pro 3 and everything looks incredible. Even games look better once the screen is properly calibrated. The only thing that I think could have been improved is the viewing angle. Yes it would be nice to have an IPS or have the RGB screen that Dell sometimes uses, but those significantly raise the price.

    As a side note, does anyone know if there is a way to swap the screen out for an IPS?
     
  4. shor

    shor Newbie

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    that's reassuring ... sadly, I'm not a photographer nor monitor specialist, and for me any monitor is, simply saying, thing which emits light and shows moving pictures (but that doesn't mean I can't compare 2 monitors when I see them side by side). Could you explain, if it's not hard, what calibrating does to the monitor and is it hard to do ? (I tried to google myself, but understood only that it somehow improves color distinction or something like that ... hmm, but I guess it can't turn a bad monitor into a good one) Also, I suppose, to use this spyder (?) pro 3 one has to posess some knowledge ?
     
  5. mhorn

    mhorn Notebook Guru

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    When calibrating your monitor, all you need to do is set it to some basic levels (ie, set color temp to 6500) and then a product like spyder pro does the rest of the work for you. If you know a lot about color and brightness levels then you can use the more advanced settings, but you can always use the defaults and it still makes a huge difference. The biggest draw back is that it's not the cheapest product out there, but the results are amazing. Here is the link for the version of the sypder calibrator that I use:

    Spyder3Pro - Datacolor - Global Leader in Color Management Solutions


    I also just order the Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge to help make sure that I'm using the best viewing angle when I'm color correcting my photos. I haven't actually used this product yet though, so although it looks like it should work out great I have no actual first hand experience with it. Here is a link for the gauge:

    Viewing Angle Gauge :: Photographic Accessories :: Acratech
     
  6. JediTim

    JediTim Notebook Enthusiast

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    I wish they would use an IPS monitor...even if was an option for an additional cost. I stopped by a Best Buy today and looked at the G73JH and was not impressed by the screen...especially when I was looking from the top down. While I will be using th laptop for photographs (hobby) I will use my main computer for any important color corrections.

    While the G73 looked big it didn't feel too heavy and I will be using it around my home so I am now leaning towards the G73 over the G53...the price and configurations are pretty similar anyway.
     
  7. ibraveheart

    ibraveheart Notebook Evangelist

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    Black Ops PC Gameplay hope that helps
     
  8. Abula

    Abula Puro Chapin

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    That will take a G73 above 2k maybe above 2.5k, and this is not their target market, even sager/alienware with their customizable setups dont offer IPS panels, I think only HP uses IPS panels on their Elitbooks 8540/8740, which everybody raves about their screens. But to me the screen is really good, maybe a little bleeding, but really not that big, overall one of the best screens i have had.
     
  9. ibraveheart

    ibraveheart Notebook Evangelist

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    I agree thats not there target
    But why do people who dont mind spending more have to suffer :(
    so a option to upgrade would be real nice :cool:
     
  10. Butr0sButr0s

    Butr0sButr0s Notebook Evangelist

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    Just remember the best buy version has a lower quality screen than what you'd buy through another retailer. Its both lower resolution and has weaker black levels. I haven't heard a single negative review of the direct-from-asus G73 screen.
     
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