The Asus Budget Gamer

The Asus Budget Gamer

The Asus Budget Gamer

Asus has long been popular for gamers. Their Republic of Gamers brand has motherboards and other desktop hardware that offer the best performance. Not only are they good for gaming, they’re also good for all – around tasks such as video editing and rendering. They also have a line of laptops with powerful specs.

However, not everyone wants or needs that kind of power. Some people also cannot afford that kind of hardware, but still want to play demanding games. This is where their new gaming laptop, the G46VW, comes in. A 14 – inch laptop with medium – performance parts with a price tag of $999.


Just like the other ROG laptops of Asus, the G46VW looks exactly like its bigger brothers. That means you get the same black finish that’s very smooth.

Gaming laptops aren’t really known to be portable and thin, but they are eye catching and the G46VW does that job well.

In terms of dimensions, the laptop is medium – sized. It weighs 5.62 pounds. The laptop is 13.7 inches long, 10.2 inches wide and 0.86 inches thick. It’s not exactly the most portable laptop in the world, but hey, it’s a gaming laptop.


As you can expect from the selling price, you’re bound to have a screen that has lackluster pixels. This laptop has a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Fortunately, it has a matte coating which reduces glare.

Viewing angles are good on the side, but don’t tilt the screen forward too much. You’ll be able to squeeze in a friend or two when watching movies.


For a 999 dollar laptop, you’ll get pretty impressive specs.

First, this laptop contains an Intel Core i5 – 3210M dual – core processor. It’s not exactly the fastest processor in the world, but it’ll get the job done for you. It has a basic clock speed of 2.5 GHz with a boost speed of 2.9 GHz.

For the video card, you get a good one. It’s NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 660M. It can play all the games you need at high or maximum settings while providing good frame rates. The good card, mixed with the low resolution, guarantees smooth playing.

For example, the laptop delivers smooth gaming for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, with a rate of 56 FPS. Bethesda’s Skyrim moves along with 42 FPS and Dishonored races away at 85 fps, both at high settings too.

For storage, you get a 750 GB hard drive with a speed of 5,400 RPM. Sadly, there’s no solid state drive. However, 750 GB of storage is more than enough.

For memory, you get 8 GB, which is fairly standard for budget gaming laptops. You won’t experience any slowdowns, as most games don’t even make use of all that memory.


With the inclusion of VGA, HDMI, USB 3.0, a 3 – in – 1 card reader and DisplayPort, this laptop comes with all the essentials of an affordable gaming laptop.

Who says you can’t enjoy demanding games without going overboard? With this laptop, you’ll have everything you need.

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TThomas Sagan is a resident blogger of Cash for Laptops. His love of video games led to his passion for desktops, and eventually laptops. Occasionally, he tinkers with his computer too. During his college days, he was a writer for his college paper, focusing on music and film. These days, you’ll find him studying hard for his MA in Communications and passionately playing Team Fortress 2.

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