Very expensive laptops are out of question for many, but I can understand some people desire them above all. Notebooks such as the ASUS ROG G751JT-DB73 offer ridiculously fast components, surpassing the performance of ordinary notebooks big time. These things are mainly used by power users and gamers – for which i7 processor, 16GB RAM and solid-state drive should be just the right keywords. But does it really make sense to pay this much for a notebook? I’ll give you my opinion below.
What programs can/can not run on it?
To be honest, I can’t name a single program that wouldn’t run on ASUS ROG G751JT-DB73. Its processor is the high end, quad-core i7-4720HQ offering a 2.6GHz clock speed and turbo boost of 3.6GHz. It is much, much faster than common Core i3s or even i5s, reaching over 8000 points in CPU Mark benchmark. This translates to smooth operations of a variety of applications, including virtual machines, video editing work or heavy-duty programming.
The memory in this notebook is 16GB (DDR3L 1600MHz). It is installed on two 8GB chips, but since this is a top notch notebook, there are still two memory slots free – so the total amount of slots is four. The maximum RAM is 32GB here, surely an unnecessary high amount, and I don’t think anybody would need more than the current 16 gigabytes.
Storage selection follows the same premium setting observed elsewhere in this laptop. You’ll get two drives: a 1TB 7200RPM SATA hard drive and 256GB M.2 solid-state one. This setup is close to perfect, it allows you to store big data on the HDD part and important, frequently accessed files to the SSD.
And how’s the case with games?
The graphics card is GeForce GTX 970M (3GB GDDR5) based on the Maxwell architecture. Gaming on that engine will be a smooth sail: You can right away turn ultra settings and 1080p resolution on any game, including heavy ones like GTA V and The Witcher 3 (+30FPS). Needless to say, if you’re only into older titles, frame rates will go through the roof on maxed out details.
Is the screen a good one?
ASUS ROG G751JT-DB73 features a large 17.3″ with all the bells and whistles: anti-glare coating, 1920×1080 resolution and IPS panel giving you accurate colors and wider viewing angles in comparison to TN displays. Touch is not supported, but I think for gamers this is OK. Thanks to the strong graphics engine, you can indeed keep the Full HD resolution on no matter what you do with this rig.
How about devices I can connect to the laptop?
ASUS ROG G751JT-DB73 has one Thunderbolt and four USB 3.0 connections, so finding port for your peripherals shouldn’t be an issue. Hooking up an external monitor works too, the notebook features HDMI and VGA ports for that.
The notebook houses impressive networking interfaces: a Gigabit LAN (RJ-45) port and Intel AC WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0 adapter.
DVD burner is installed in this machine, no need to use external ones here. Other things you might put to good use are SD/MMC card slot and 1.2MP web camera.
Anything else to keep in mind?
There is a “price” you must pay for such a heavy-duty laptop. And that’s the size: ASUS ROG G751JT-DB73 weighs 8.4 pounds, far more than your typical 15.6″ notebook of 5 pounds. Also, maximum thickness is 1.7 inches. You are unlikely to enjoy traveling with this kind of system, even more so when the 8-cell battery will probably give only one or two hour life for your games.
In this expensive model, the keyboard is naturally backlit. 10-key pad is fixed on the right hand side.
In ASUS ROG G751JT-DB73, exceptional performance meets exceptional price. It’s not common to see a notebook as quick as this, its components easily plowing through any program or game whatsoever. This notebook should not slow down on extremely tasking use, be it running virtual machines or doing video editing. The entertainment side, especially gaming, is likewise piece of cake – keeping maxed out settings on heavy games like GTA 5 is reality. This laptop can do pretty much anything a computer is supposed to do, but I would only recommend getting it if you really want to splurge. So expensive is the unit, and there are also cheaper options that might do the trick for you.