Update ASUS Laptop Bios

Update ASUS Laptop Bios

This video will show you how to update Asus laptop bios using a program called Winflash. Recently I did a video which highlighted an issue with the Asus GL702 Strix gaming laptop.
In game lag which would lag the game out every time turbo boost was used. I went and posted this fix on the Republic of Gamers forums and about a week later Asus released a bios fix. They also deleted my current post so thanks for that Asus.
However at least I highlighted an issue and they were able to fix the problem with a bios update.
Link below.
http://www.123myit.com/2017/05/asus-strix-gl702v-game-lag-fixed/

If you go to the downloads part of the 123myit.com website. And scroll down to the bios link, I have added the BIOS upgrade for the GL702 system I have also added the winflash program.

You can use these two programs to upgrade the BIOS on your laptop. You can actually just download the winflash program and click on get bios from the web and it should go out and choose the correct bios for your model of laptop. If this doesn’t work I suggest doing a Google search for your correct model of laptop and then downloading the correct BIOS version for your laptop. Once this is done you will need to restart your laptop.

Asus GL702V Strix Unboxing & Benchmark

Asus GL702V Strix Unboxing & Benchmark

This video will show you the Asus GL702V Strix Unboxing & Benchmark. This laptop is a ultra mobile gaming laptop.

The Asus GL702V Strix gaming laptop has the latest 6th gen Intel processor and NVidia GTX graphics in a Compact lightweight design.
With a profile measuring just 24.7 millimetres and the whole laptop when only 2.7 kilograms the Strix GL702V is an ultra portable gaming laptop.
In fact it was so light I thought I had been sent the wrong laptop when I picked it up from the post office. The strix is VR ready with a GTX 1060 GPU which provides enough speed to power virtual reality gaming.
The Strix comes in two different sizes 15 and 17 inch and with many different GPU and CPU configurations.

Tech Specs:
CPU: INTEL I7 – 6700HQ / BGA
RAM: 16GB DDR4
Capacity: 256GB SSD I installed this.
Price: $1299, $3499
Display: LCD 17.3 FHD SLIM WV
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060m
VRAM: 6GB
HD Camera: 1.2MP HD
WLAN: CB-802.11 AC_WW + BT 4.1
OS: Win 10 64bit
Battery: 4 cell 76 WH
USB: USB 3.0* 3 + USB C 3.1

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch Retina Display 2015

This video will show you an unboxing of the Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch Retina Display (2015) laptop.

Hi All,
I managed to get my hands on the Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch Retina Display (2015) model. This is to try and help 123myIT users with some of the problems they face when they are trying to get Windows 8 or Windows 10 installed on Apples newest version of laptops.

Shortly I will do a step by step video on how to install Windows 8 and Windows 10 on the Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch Retina Display (2015) laptop, however lets take a quick look at what you can expect when you purchase the new version of the MacBook Pro.

On the outside of the laptop there isn’t much changes the design is pretty much the same as the 2014 MacBook Pro. However with the Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch Retina Display (2015) version there is the change of the Track Pad. Now I know what you are thinking. Come on Matt big deal right? Who cares about a Track Pad and what actually features can you improve on?
Well after using the new MacBook Pro in the video I briefly show you what is possible able with the new track pad which has the new functionality called Force Touch.
I describe it in the video as a click within a click. But its more then that. The second click seems to be pressure activated.

MacBook Pro 13 inch - Force Touch

What this allows you to do, lets say if you are browsing a website and you have a website link on the page.
Clicking once and then on the second click if you use a little bit of pressure you can get a small preview of the page that is linked. On the second click if you use allot of pressure it will bring up a bigger preview of the linked page.
Its a bit hard to explain without actually using it for yourself, but you get the idea anyone. On the outset it might seem like a gimmick. However some people might find this feature pretty useful.

Worth the upgrade? Hard to say. If you are a Mac fan any upgrade is probably worth it. However if you do have a 2014 model you could probably run with that for now.

Cheers
Matt

Upgrade the hard drive in your laptop

This video will show you how to Upgrade the hard drive in your laptop.

Upgrade the hard drive for the Asus G751J laptop that I purchased about a month ago. If you want to see that review you can go here.
Why would you want to upgrade the hard drive on a laptop. Basically the SSD drive can great improve the loading times on any laptops. You can buy the laptop with and SSD already installed however usually I find the price of the laptop is greatly inflated because of the SSD. Yes they are expensive but not that expensive and some company’s seem to think they can charge extraordinary prices for the privilege of an SSD drive pre installed into your laptop.
So to combat this I always select a model that has a SATA drive which is much cheaper than an SSD and I upgrade the hard drive myself. This also allows me to choose the size brand and model of the SSD, which I think is also very important.

In this video I choose the Samsung SSD 850 EVO which has a capacity of 500GB.
This SSD drive sports the following features.
* 3D V-NAND flash memory architecture
* Optimize computing with TurboWrite technology for unrivalled read/write speeds
* Increase memory storage with RAPID mode
* Endurance and reliability bolstered by 3D V-NAND technology
* Energy efficiency backed by 3D V-NAND
* Flexible form factor for use in different types of devices

See the link above for more info on the Samsung Solid State Drive 850 EVO.

Upgrade the hard drive - Samsung Solid State Drive

In the rest of the video I show you how to remove the current primary SATA drive and install the faster SSD, by opening the bottom of the laptop and unscrewing the primary drive and move it to the second bay of the laptop. Now not all laptops have space for two hard drive bays. So in some case you can buy a caddy that will fit into your DVD slot on your laptop allowing you to be able to have two hard drives which is pretty neat.

Cheers
Matt

Asus G751JT-CH71 Unboxing & Benchmark

This video will show you the Asus G751JT-CH71 Unboxing & Benchmark.

I am pretty excited as I sit down to write out this 123myIT update. The video above was the first video I have recorded in 4K resolution. It marks a new era for 123myIT and a higher video quality for 123myIT users.
Now that that’s over with, let start talking about the Asus G751JT-CH71 Unboxing. I have been a fanboy of the Asus Republic of Gamers laptops for the past 4 years. As much as I hate to say the word, its probably true.

In this time I have owned the following models.
Asus G75VM-RS72
Asus G750JX-TB71
Asus G750JS-TS71
Asus G751JT-CH71

Click the links above for previous reviews.

Why do I upgrade to a new laptop every year I here you ask? Well I use the laptop for gaming and for work on the 123myIT.com website. So I like to keep the technology up to date. So after one year I buy the newest laptop and I sell the old one on websites like Gumtree.com. This allows me to keep up to date with the latest hardware without costing an arm or leg. I also never buy the very top of the line hardware as I don’t see it as value for money. And while you might think this laptop is the top of the range, its actually not and I will explain why. This model comes with the Geforce GTX 970m and not the Geforce GTX 980m which is the faster GPU. This model also doesn’t include the faster SSD drive rather it has the slower 1TB 7200 RPM Sata drive. Which I will actually do a video on how to upgrade hard drive later. So as you can see, I have gone purely for bang for my buck type of laptop.

What I like about the Asus laptops is that they are powerful with nice design don’t have ugly flashing lights on them, they run at a cool temperature due to the massive big fan cooling system on the back of the laptops.
So on first look at the latest Asus G751JT-CH71 model, the first things I noticed is that the grills at the back of the laptop have been panted red. I am not sure If I like this colour change I see it a kind of “try hard”. But maybe that’s just my taste and others will probably disagree with me.

Asus Red Air Vents

The next thing you will notice is the keyboard has changed from white background keys to red, and the keyboard now includes a few extra keys such as the ROG key, Shadow Play, Stream and Macro keys. Also the WASD keys have been highlighted with a awesome red colour which make hem stand out. The only draw back here I seem to press Shadow Play key by mistake rather then the Escape key which I find very annoying as it boot me out of any game I might be playing and back to the desktop.

Asus G751JT Keyboard

The other upgrades are the newer 17.3″ 16:9 IPS FHD (1920×1080) anti-glare display which makes the colours look deeper as well as a CPU upgrade.
Asus has tied it all together very nicely with a well designed chassis.

While this laptop wont be for everyone, if you are looking for a desktop replacement gaming laptop then you should definitely take a look at the Asus G751JT-CH71.

Cheers
Matt

Unboxing & First Look at the HP ProBook 430 G2 Laptop

This video will show you an Unboxing & First Look at the HP ProBook 430 G2 Laptop.

Hi All
I had a chance recently to Unbox the HP ProBook 430 G2 model and I must say it has a very nice sleek design, however not much has changed over the HP ProBook 430 G1 model. If you are looking for a Windows based laptop that you would use for web browsing word processing and a bit of YouTube play back then this laptop might be for you. If you are into gaming then I would suggest you probably look else where.
While this laptop can run games its more designed for corporate use.
If you did want to play games on the laptop then you would be advised to upgrade the memory in the laptop so that you have a second working memory module. Once this is done the memory will work in duel-channel mode and you will get more performance out of the GPU.
One change from the G1 model is the removal of the separate headphone and mic jack and this has been replaced with an all in one combined mic and headphones port.
The display is probably the least exciting part of the G2 while the laptop is designed for indoor use the screen just isn’t as bright as other laptops in its class.
Battery life is pretty good with this model and power consumption when the device is idle is low.

HP ProBook 430 G2 Battery

This is really good because it mean if you step away form the laptop you can expect the battery to last even if you are not using the laptop.
You can expect the battery life to last around 4.5 to 5.5 hours depending on use, so that actually not to bad.

For a more in deapth write up you can check out a great review on the HP ProBook 430 G2 at the NotebookCheck website here.
Want to buy this model? click here.

Cheers
Matt

ASUS ROG G750JS-TS71 Notebook Unboxing Review & Benchmark

This video will show you an ASUS ROG G750JS-TS71 Notebook Unboxing Review & Benchmark.

Hi All
So I have recently upgraded my Asus ROG notebook from the Asus G750JX-TB71 to the Asus G750JS-TS71. And you can find the review on the G750JX-TB71 model I did last year on the following link.
Asus G750 Gaming Laptop Unboxing Review and Benchmark

In this video however we will show you want inside the Asus box and what you can expect from the notebook with regards to design and benchmark performance.

If you are looking for a copy of the tools used to benchmark this laptop you can find them on the downloads page link below.
Downloads
CPU-Z 1.67.
GPU-Z ASUS with ROG skin 0.7.4.
hwmonitor 1.24.
PC Mark 8.
3D Mark 8.

If you want to know more about this Asus you can check out the official Asus link below.
Asus ROG G750JS-TS71.