We regularly review laptops that are impressive in terms of performance, but don't stray too far from the pack in terms of looks and design. Brands such as Alienware and ASUS sometimes attempt something different. Like HP wants to make the perfect business laptop with its Elitebook series, ASUS has tried to make the ultimate gamer laptop with the ASUS G75VW-T1086V.
This is just a bunch of components assembled in the cheapest way possible, but a complete solution. It doesn't make the laptop very affordable, but much nicer to work with. That's also the feeling we had when we worked with the ASUS G75VW-T1086V.
It's a thick laptop, with a grill on the back that's reminiscent of fast sports cars. The ASUS G75VW-T1086V is matte black, with a rubbery coating. It looks very good, and gives it a professional feel. The 17.3-inch display also has a matte finish, and considering the £1,475 price tag it's not surprise it has Full HD resolution.