ASUS ROG GL551JW-DS71 15.6 inch FHD Gaming Laptop, NVIDIA GTX960M Review

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ASUS ROG GL551JW-DS71 15.6 inch Gaming Laptop

Sporting a sleek brushed aluminium chassis, slimmer and gamer oriented in design and performance ASUS ROG GL551JW-DS71 (and GL551JW-DS74) is the new 2015 release laptop with a 15.6 inch Full HD display as part of the Republic of Gamers range of Asus, offering power and speed with the Intel i7-4720HQ processor, high performance gaming with the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M graphics card, very generous amount of memory to handle the toughest multitasking and spacious hard drive to save your multimedia stuff, superior cooling system and with more modern features, slimmer body and more gamer oriented approach than the previous Asus G series laptops, you have something special here and we believe you’d be getting quite a lot for your money. The GL551JW-DS74 model has the 128GB SSD in addition to the 1TB 7200rpm hard drive and the FHD display has the IPS feature for wider viewing angles plus the ASUS GX850 Laser Gaming Mouse.

The GL551JW-DS71 comes with the powerful quad core Haswell 4th generation Intel i7-4720HQ processor at 2.6GHz speed that moves dynamically up to 3.6Ghz with turbo boost when handling very demanding games or tasks and stays at base speed for power saving reasons and with hyper threading despite already having four scores so it will handle eight threads in parallel so you’ll never have to slow down when you’re gaming, 16GB of DDR3 SDRAM memory for all the multitasking you want in the world- of even the heaviest and most demanding apps and software, 1TB hard drive that spins at faster 7200rpm rotating speed and Windows 8.1 operating system that is presented as a stable platform for gaming or daily tasks but is not really everyone’s favourite and that will soon be replaced by the new Windows 10 with an expected release date in Autumn 2015 and you will be entitled to a free upgrade as a current Windows 8 user.

Matte finish 15.6 inch Full HD anti-glare non-touch display with 1920×1080 pixel maximum screen resolution offers stunning visuals with sharp texts, crisp and clear images and vivid colours and the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM dedicated memory with Optimus technology allows you to play all the available game titles at FHD 1080p resolution with no compromise and the NVIDIA GeForce Experience software helps optimise the gaming performance with the best image quality you can get with just one click so you experience no delays or lagging and the smoothest frame rates possible. And you do not need to worry about using up too much battery as the Optimus will go between the GTX 960M and Intel HD 4600 that is integrated into the Intel i7-4720HQ processor and that is up to 60% faster than HD 4000, offering you the optimal performance and offering more gaming time by helping make better use of battery. You have the Asus SonicMaster technology, great big speakers and resonance chambers to give you deeper bass, richer and impressive sound for when you’re playing songs and videos or playing the latest 3D games. ROG AudioWizard allows you to customise the audio settings and select between 5 preset modes. It also comes with an advanced 1.2MP high definition webcam to chat live comfortably on Skype.

Asus ROG GL551JW-DS71 FHD 15.6 inch Gaming LaptopModern sleek brushed aluminium design Asus ROG GL551JW with accented iconic black and red colours weighs 6 pounds with measurements of 15 x 10 x 0.6-1.3 inches so it is pretty slim and lightweight for a powerful gaming laptop so you can game as much as you want when you are out and about. Chiclet style one-piece keyboard with long travel keys is backlit with a majestic red backlighting and specially highlighted WASD keys and is user-adjustable so you can comfortably game in darker rooms at night, has a 10-key numpad for more convenient data entry and a good size responsive touchpad. ROG G series laptops have a built-in advanced cooling system and powerful thermal solution so the unit will stay cool to touch or at comfy temperature even after hours of operation or gaming so you will not experience drop in performance or unreliability due to excessive heat and the laptop will be very stable at all times. Connectivity options are the DL DVD±RW/CD-RW so you can play games from DVD’s, 802.11 a/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0 to connect with other Bluetooth devices wirelessly, 3 x USB 3.0 ports for faster data transfers than the regular USB 2.0, 1x miniDisplay port, an HDMI port to be able to game on your large screen HDTV or an external monitor via a single HDMI cable, a Headphone out and Mic in, 1 x SD/SDXC card reader and an SD/MMC/MS card reader.

Conclusion: ASUS ROG GL551JW-DS71 as part of the Republic of Gamers lineup has an eye catching design and is built to be durable- made with high quality components and great hardware and is also offered with quite a comprehensive warranty including 12 months international warranty and Accidental Damage Protection that protects against the accidental spills, drops, damage from fire or power surges, 30 days of Zero Bright Dot guarantee, free standard shipping both ways and 24/7 great customer assistance by Asus’ technical representatives. Despite all that power and speed in gaming and other usual or demanding tasks with the quad core Intel i7-4720HQ, 16GB memory and NVIDIA GeForce GTCX 960M graphics card, the system stays at an optimal temperature at all times and runs quietly thanks to the advanced cooling system- HyperCool technology with two separate fans and copper heat-pipes. Overall it offers you quite a bit for money as a great gaming PC but what’s missing is perhaps the IPS- In Plane Switching feature for wider screen angles, we are not certain if this model has the IPS- it is not specified, as this is more the budget version of the more expensive ROG G series gaming laptop. With all this power and a great processor, large memory, great video and audio features and an ergonomic gamer oriented surface and design it will help you become a better gamer. Follow any of the links on this page to also get to the ROG GL551JW-DS71 model laptop.

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