Asus X77 Laptop Review

Asus X77 Laptop Review

Gaming laptops, like the Asus X77, are expected to run computer games quickly and smoothly. Most computer games today have large memory requirements but due to the Intel/Radeon combination, the Asus X77 is capable of running these programs.

The Intel Core i5-430M processor runs at 2.26 Mhz. With its Turbo Boost technology, you can increase the clock speed of the processor to 2.53 GHz. The i5 also has a Level 3 Cache with 3 MB. This allows the processor to handle four threads at one time making it faster.

Supporting the Core i5 of the Asus X77 is a 4 GB RAM. Computer games tend to eat a low of memory. But with 4 gigabytes, you will be able to play games without encountering much of a problem. Now add the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 graphics card to that. With its DDR3 memory, you can now play games with heavy 3D graphics easily and without having to experience lagging.

The game experience is made more exciting with its 17.3″ LCD that has an output of 1600×900 resolution and 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. This type of screen is actually better than what most desktops have.

Aside from the LCD screen, it has an HDMI video output and you can also connect it to an external HD monitor.

Another issue when it comes to gaming is storage space. Computers games now have movies included in them. You therefore need a lot of space for them. The Asus X77 has no issues when it comes to storage space. The Asus X77 uses a dual hard drive system. Now each hard drive can contain 500 GB each. This means that it has an available space of 1 TB or 1,000 GB. That is a large amount of space. With it, you can store not only games but also music files or movies. With these features, the Asus X77 can be comparable to a desktop.

You also get all these for at least $1,400 — a good price for a good gaming laptop.


Central Processing Unit

Intel Core-i5 430M 2.26 GHz processor with Turbo Boost of up to 2.55 GHz

Random Access Memory

Up to 4 GB

Graphics Support

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 GPU

Screen Size

17.3 inch

Screen Resolution

1600 x 900

Storage Space

Up to 1 TB, dual hard drive of 500 GB each

Optical Drive

multi-format DVD burner


Power and speed are what makes a gaming laptop what it is and the Asus X77 has both. The Intel Core i5 processor gives it the needed power and speed for the best gaming experience. The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 graphics card plus the large 1 TB storage space provides the necessary support for it to happen.

The Asus X77 is not just a gaming laptop. It can also be used for multimedia. The resolutions and display are at high levels and it can be connected to an external HD monitor.