Laptop Reviews – ASUS N61JV 16-Inch Laptop
The ASUS N61JV is a 16-inch display laptop with all the latest bells and whistles. While its size means that it is technically a desktop replacement unit, ASUS have made the laptop very thin and mobile. At 2.8kg with a six-cell battery, it is at least two times lighter than most other laptops of the same class, most of which weigh around 7kg and above. Going for a standard corporate black look with a glossy finish the laptop looks like most other laptops, which means it looks good but doesn’t have any really stylized features. The laptop has a full keyboard, including the numeric keypad, but the main keys have been made larger for more comfort. The touch-pad is nice and large with multi-gesture features.
Utilizing either an Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i3 processor the ASUS N61JV can handle almost anything you can throw at it with its up to 8GB DDR3 memory and up to 640GB hard disk drive. As a laptop that uses Nvidia’s Optimus technology it offers integrated graphics along with a discrete Nvidia GeForce GT325M graphics offering 1GB DDR3 VRAM. This is displayed comfortably on the laptop’s 16-inch widescreen display with a resolution up to 1366 x 768. Choose between a super multi optical disc drive and a Blu-ray Combo drive to watch Blu-ray movies or burn DVDs for archiving purposes. Aside from this it also comes with a USB 3.0 port and embedded WiMAX to go with the HDMI connection and Wireless-N connectivity.
While it is limited to 720p, watching HD movies on the ASUS N61JV is simply awesome and the Nvidia Optimus technology works exactly as advertised, switching graphics when and where you need it. This means you can get over 2 hours of all the latest 3D games or more than 3 hours of non-gaming with the ASUS N61JV. While this may seem little compared to a thin-and-light, it is a lot better than other 16-inch laptops that usually average around 1 hour and a bit more. The extra processing and graphics power is not without its benefits as you can use the laptop for practically anything including office work, programming, video and photo work, gaming and HD movies. Overall the ASUS N61JV is about as good as it gets for any 16-inch laptop as it offers power and mobility along with all the latest technologies in a single package. This model is definitely something to consider for the anyone who can afford it.