The G75VW is powered by 3rd generation Intel Core i7 CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M/670M GPU with 2GB/3GB of GDDR5 VRAM. The Ivy Bridge processor makes the laptop extremely fast off the blocks, if needed. Yes, instant on is optional and need be activated only when needed. Similarly, there are high-performance and battery save modes to choose from as required. Thanks to the SSD drive, it can do a 2- second start up when asked to. And that is very neat for a machine this size. While this is a great gaming laptop, it can also double as powerful desktop replacement if the need arises. Like in most gaming laptops, battery doesn’t seem to be one of the G75VW’s strengths as we could not manage more than two hours of gaming on a full charge. The redeeming factor is that this is not a very portable unit and will likely be kept plugged in most of the time.