ASUS N71JQ Owners Lounge

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  1. tarlyn

    tarlyn Notebook Consultant

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    Ok as promised and a day late since UPS didnt deliver until after 7 pm and I was at work all night here are some unboxing pictures...the system is burning the backup discs now so figured it was a good time to try to get this started.

    BTW....I love this laptop as soon as I unboxed it....the chocolate brown with the swirl pattern is AWESOME....the keyboard is great as well...not backlit but I never had one that was so not missing anything there. Screen out of the box looks good...will have to play with that. Havent played with sound at all yet.

    Here is my basic config....only thing I changed from the standard that GenTech had was to add the IC Diamond cooling.

    Optical Drive: 4X Blu-Ray Read/DVDRW Optical Drive
    Webcam: Built-in 2.0 MP Webcam
    Screen: 17.3 inch 16:9 WXGA+ 1600x900 glossy
    Primary Hard Drive: 320GB 7200rpm SATA II
    Secondary Hard Drive: 320GB 7200rpm SATA II
    Dead Pixel Warranty: Standard Manufacturer Dead Pixel Warranty
    Thermal Compound: IC Diamond 24 Carat Thermal Compound on CPU/GPU
    CPU: i7-720QM, 1.60~2.80GHz, 2.5 GT/s, 45nm, 6MB, 45W
    RAM: 4GB PC3-1066Mhz DDR3 (2GBx2)
    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit System Recovery DVD
    WiFi: 802.11 Wireless a/b/g/n
    Bluetooth: Built-in Bluetooth 2.0
    Windows Recovery Disk and Drivers CD: Included
    30 days Zero Bright Dot Guaranteed: Yes through Asus
    Packaging: Shipping with Double Box
    Warranty: Asus 2 Year Limited Global Warranty
    Accidental Damage Warranty (ADW): http://adw.asus.com
    GPU: ATI HD5730 1GB GDDR3, DX11
     

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    tarlyn Notebook Consultant

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    Some more pics...
     

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    cookieofdoom Notebook Consultant

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    It's funny how one of the first things you did was take it apart. You gonna run it in RAID 0 (more dangerous to your data, but safe if you have a backup drive)?
     
  4. tarlyn

    tarlyn Notebook Consultant

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    Let me know what you want run and I will get it done for ya after I burn my disks....

    Haha ya just the access panels...not brave enough to rip it completely apart yet heh.....

    Raid - Nope just gonna use one for OS and programs and the other for data....long term plan is to replace the 1st drive with a SSD when they get a easier to swallow price wise and the 2nd drive if/when I ever want more storage.

    Coming from a laptop with a total of 180 gb I think I should be good for a bit.
     
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    Reicheru Notebook Consultant

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    Congratulations!!! My in on transit in my city, on the delivery truck, so it should arrive pretty darn soon I think. The pictures look so great!!!
     
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    cookieofdoom Notebook Consultant

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    Sounds like a good plan. I really wanna do RAID. I'll take my 750GB out of my desktop and use it as a backup. Though I work with video files a bit, so it kinda makes sense for me to want a lot of HDD bandwidth.

    I dunno if your RAID controller supports it, but you might be able to use something called JBOD (just a bunch of disks) to combine the two drives into one. I'm pretty sure it's fault tolerant (though you'd want to look into that) and would give you one big 640GB C:\ rather than two 320's. Though I definitely understand wanting to keep them separate.

    I think most of us are curious about temps... specifically temps under load. The N71JQ should behave better under heat than the N61JQ since Asus is really good at using extra space to add ventilation.
     
  7. tarlyn

    tarlyn Notebook Consultant

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    Ya I think my wife thought I was crazy taking pictures of everything like that so I had to explain that I promised here to post some pics as soon as I got it.....btw burning the recovery disks is painfully slow!

    Ya want to keep the drives seperate...would have gotten a smaller drive for the 1st one if it was an option and I'm sure I will waste alot of space on that drive for now.

    Yup temps are important no doubt....I dont usually run benchmarking stuff so give me a list of what you want to see and I'll do my best to get it all done by tonight.

    Have to sleep sometime as I just got off a 12 hour graveyard shift a few hours ago :)
     
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    cookieofdoom Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for the pics and offering to run tests. Here's what would be good (imho):

    • Passmark Performance Test Mostly of the memory, since we've seen the GPU and CPU tests from the N61JQ in other threads
    • Crysis Demo with Fraps... If you could post whatever settings you use (the default is fine) with the native resolution (1600x900) and give us an idea of your framerate... plus temps while playing. I dunno what program people are using to track temperatures, though.
    • CPU temps during some sort of stress test. I haven't done stress testing in a while, though, so I'm not sure what would be best to use.
     
  9. tarlyn

    tarlyn Notebook Consultant

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    Once I get the disks burned and the bloat off as best I can I'll start running some programs then.....if I disappear for 6 or so hours its my sleep cycle heh :)

    Keep letting me know any questions you have or tests to run.

    Didnt remove the bloat yet but here is Passmark results:

    and Windows 7 Rating:
     

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  10. rwny1

    rwny1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    im in for one

    thx cookieofdoom for linking the official thread for owners...

    cant wait for mine to come in...sigh my eta is a few weeks :(

    just missed the last one by a day :(
     
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