Yesterday Ryan finished up his review of the ASUS N61Jv Optimus Core i5 16″ notebook.  As the name implies this notebook does have Optimus technology allowing you to switch between the GeForce GT 325M GPU and the Intel HD graphics that are a part of the HM55 chipset.  It is a bit on the heavy side at 6lbs, though a part of that weight is the battery which lasted 2 hours and 23 minutes during Ryan’s testing.  Another feature worth mentioning is that this laptop has USB 3.0, something that can be very handy moving files back and forth when you are on the road.  Check the review for a full list of the features and performance of the N61Jv.

“My overall experience with the ASUS N61Jv was extremely positive thanks to the performance the Core i3 processor and NVIDIA GT325M GPU offer, the large screen and keyboard/touch pad combination. For a 16-in notebook coming in over 6 lbs, which definitely puts it closer to the desktop replacement category than the thin and light, getting 2 hours and 23 minutes in our very strenuous battery testing was actually pretty solid making leaving without your power cord at least an option. The added goodies like USB 3.0 support definitely add the value of a notebook that sells for $899 which should make it a great option for a summer or fall college-bound consumer or anyone else on the lookout for this combination.”

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