Thursday, January 18, 2018

{#TechThursday} Found out why the @ASUS_ROG is the first product reco in my #AmazonStore #ROG #Technology

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ASUS ROG Gaming Notebook PC G752 with Webroot Unboxed

For the past few years me and gadgets, me and appliances and tech haven't had a very good run. You already know I tend to test stuff for MORE than 30 days to make sure it survives until warranty and I am NOT afraid to update a review if a product dies on me before it should.

A little over a year ago my desktop died out on me. I brought it to the well known Geeks and they could NOT fix it, (they of course offered me the option to escalate it to a higher level of support for an additional fee - I declined on that, um nah!)

I lost a ton of photos, I had all my music backed up but ran out of room on my back up drive and ended up losing more photos than I would have liked.

I have stepped up my photography and I thought only a desktop would be able to handle everything I put a system through in a typical day - I am a Life Coach, Social Media Consultant, Freelance Writer, Blogger and I edit A LOT of photos - RAW, hi-resolution photography, usually have a ton of client databases open and very few systems seem to be able to handle what I dish out.

While at the Geeks I decided to start looking over systems - my gut told me they wouldn't be able to fix it, and I was right. I let them know what I put a system through and asked almost off-handedly if a laptop was even an option for me. What did they recommend that could handle such a heavy workload. They recommended three different systems, unfortunately I ruled the HP out because after 2 decades of using them almost exclusively I was replacing them too quickly and my last one just did not last long enough to justify trusting them with my hard earned cash again.

So that left us down to two.

I took a shot of both spec sheets on my phone, and while I was in the store I toyed around with both machines. When I got home I immediately got on social and polled my tribe: friends, family and colleagues and read pretty much every consumer review from a ton of online sources and narrowed my decision down.

When I got the final call saying my HP Desktop could not be fixed, I went to the store to pick it up and left with one of the recommended laptops the Asus ROG G752VL-DH71.

I will admit I put a three year extended warranty on this little puppy. And vowed that if it survived me for a year and I was just as happy with it as the day I bought it I would share about it.

I am already an Amazon Affiliate, but I also recently got approved for their influencer program, where you can build a store with your custom recos to share with your online tribe via social media. I LOVED this idea.

And because this laptop really has been able to dish out anything I have thrown at it, I thought I would make it the first item in my 'online influencer amazon store'.

You will obviously want the NEWER model which is the G752VS which I am linking you directly to it.

I can whole-heartedly recommend the ASUS ROG (ROG = Republic of Gamers) - this is a 'gaming rig' and so far it has been able to dish out everything I have thrown at it.

PROS:

I operate two different browsers with an average of 30 tabs on EACH of the browsers, several client databases, and I also do a ton of RAW photo editing SIMULTANEOUSLY. This system does NOT hiccup or cough.

I know this is probably the most off handed and weird thing a reviewer might mention in a tech review, but out of all three laptops I played with, I LOVE the keyboard, it just helps me types faster, and I already type pretty fast, I test out at 90 WPM with 0 errors. and it of course has backlight so when my nightly insomnia hits and I decide to write, the keyboard being lit means I do not have to put on the light or break my flow and train of thought.

Cons:

This bad boy is HEAVY. I want something lighter for Press Trips.

And for some reason this is an issue across brands for me, but it does not wake up well from 'sleep mode' but in all fairness it is probably because I had a million things open and I should just shut down more and let it update.

What computer are you currently using? Desktop or Laptop? If you love yours, feel free to drop the model name in your comment, I prefer 'real reviews' and your reco might help someone who is narrowing down choices before they get ready to buy.

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39 comments:

  1. My first laptop was an Asus. It was big and bulky and it lasted forever!

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    1. @Pam - Most of the gaming rigs I tested that day were pretty heavy as they are more of a desktop replacement unit. To survive me a laptop needs to be sturdy! :-)

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  2. It is so interesting to read your views on this Asus laptop. I have to have a light laptop so it definitely wouldn't work for me, so thank you for sharing that bit.

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    1. @Sarah - I have a Microsoft Surface Tablet that I use for travel, this rig is my desktop replacement, so it travels mostly from room to room in my home! :)

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  3. I use a MacPro, but I can see the value of having a lighter desktop or tablet for press trips. I'm currently having issues with an HP scanner, so I feel your pain.
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    1. oh man, sorry to hear about your scanner! I have actually never owned a Mac at home but have worked on them for graphic design and photography work onsite for clients. I am equally adept at both but it has been more convenient to have a PC at home.

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  4. This is a great and honest review! And I get the keyboard issue, I hate new ones that just make typing more difficult, I get used to what feels right and I do not want to change!

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    1. I spend so much typing that the keyboard really needs to be comfortable, I am equally picky with the mouse I use as well. For some reason I hate trackpad's and still prefer to use a mouse even on my laptop.

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  5. Wow, I have been here, done that! I lost all my kids pictures when I was younger because my computer crashed. I also bought a ASUS as a replacement.

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    1. Amy how long have you had your Asus so far? If something were to happen would you go with Asus again?

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  6. These are some really interesting insights. I love being sponsored.

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    1. This is NOT a sponsored or compensated post Sara, I purchased this system with my own money over a year ago. Are you saying YOU are sponsored by Asus? If so, please share how as I would love to work with them as an ambassador! :-)

      Computer sponsorships are definitely not easy to come by. I have been blogging since 2008 I am definitely very careful about disclosure.

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  7. My computer geek son in law loves Asus. So we bought one for my son. My Hp laptop is working ok after 7 years but the clock does not work.

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    1. @MKB - I wonder why the clock isn't working on your HP Laptop? I have never had that happen before or even heard of that happening. That's so strange!

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  8. This laptop looks really cool! My son will surely love this!!

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    1. @Toni Is your son a gamer?

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  9. I have a laptop and a desktop. My laptop is Samsung (I don't know what model). It is 3 years old. My desktop is kinda special because it was my son who bought individual parts and assembled them. That desktop has been going for almost 10 years.

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    1. That is so great that your son's custom built desktop is still going strong!

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  10. This sounds like an amazing computer. I thought I had a lot of tabs open at once, but 30 is quite the number lol!! I often will have two browser windows open with about 10 tabs open on each.

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    1. @Jennifer 30 tabs on both chrome and edge is actually a 'slow day' for me!

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  11. Asus makes some actually amazing computers nowadays. They used to be the bargain brand, but certainly not any more.

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    1. I never knew them to be a bargain brand, but they have definitely come a long way that's for sure!

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  12. Really great review! We had an ASUS for my son when he started Middle School

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    1. Did he stick with Asus or eventually switch systems?

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  13. Oh wow going to check out this computer. I'm actually on the hunt for a computer to keep up with my increasing work and files.

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    1. You should definitely consider an Asus, this system has really exceeded my expectations!

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  14. This is a great review! I always hate getting new keyboard because my fingers always need to readjust!

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    1. You will love the keyboard on this laptop, it is super responsive, great backlight too!

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  15. I've never owned this type of computer - great review! I work at my desk on an iMac, and on the go on a Chromebook.

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    1. @Kristen Are you a gamer? Do you do graphic design?

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  16. Sorry that you lost important files from your computer. That sucks. Hope for better results this time around.

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    1. @Stephanie So far so good! And it's been over a year. I really wanted to put it through its paces before writing about it!

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  17. Asus is a brand I have heard of but have never bought one of their products before. It sounds like something I should check out.

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    1. This is my first Asus, and definitely won't be my last!

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  18. Thanks for the honest review. I would also need something lighter for press trips!

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    1. I have an older surface pro that I use for travel purposes, but I think it needs to be replaced, I love this laptop but it really is a bit cumbersome for travel.

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  19. This is a great review. I have a Macbook Pro for editing purposes since I'm a YouTuber in addition to being a blogger.

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  20. I've never had an asus brand laptop before, but I am hearing more and more great things about them. Perhaps I will have to look into them when upgrading my devices. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I have never had an Asus brand laptop but do need a new one and this sounds pretty impressive.

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