If it’s a gaming laptop you want, you have many choose to from, but don’t forget you need to pay a big buck for a decent machine. See, a graphics card suitable for gaming costs a lot. In this review I will let you know how good is ASUS ROG G751JY-VS71(WX), one of those players’ notebooks…
Does it run all games with great FPS?
For sure this computer runs games with top frame rates, because the laptop has the best mobile graphics engine, the GeForce GTX980M containing 4GB dedicated GDDR5 memory. You are welcome to max out settings and use Full HD resolution on pretty much any game – for example, GTA 5 played on such a setup will give around 40 frames per second. One of the most demanding titles, The Witcher 3, will run at ~30FPS on ultra settings and 1920×1080 resolution. So yes, there’s a damn good gaming performance present!
Other components under the hood
The processor in ASUS ROG G751JY-VS71(WX) is golden (if old) Intel Core i7-4720HQ. It operates on four cores and 2.6GHz base clock speed – although there is also a turbo that ups the frequency to 3.6GHz. A solid ~8100 points is received in CPU Mark tests, meaning a smooth experience for programs heavyweight (such as Photoshop) and light (like web browser) can be expected. Also the 16GB (2x8GB) memory is sufficient for any type of use. Maximum RAM is 32GB, attainable with four 8GB sticks.
Storage drive is perhaps a bit disappointing, as it’s just an old-school hard drive with 1TB storage and 7200RPM spindle speed. Luckily, there is another, free 2.5″ SATA 3 bay, so you can install solid-state drive there if you want greater performance (please note that screws for the second drive are not included).
Ports and connections
ASUS ROG G751JY-VS71(WX) has several video outputs if you want to plug in a secondary monitor: HDMI, VGA and Thunderbolt 2. For hooking up other peripherals you can use the four USB 3.0 ports on the laptop. Audio ports include SPDIF, headphone-out and microphone-in.
Networking should not be a problem, there are high-speed Gigabit RJ-45 port and 802.11ac WiFi adapter included (Bluetooth 4.0 is supported, too).
Want to use discs? No problem, DVD burner is included (but it doesn’t work with BluRays!). There’s SD/MMC card slot as well, you can slip in memory cards and transfer photos from digital cameras using that.
Other important things
ASUS ROG G751JY-VS71(WX) contains a matte 17.3 inches screen with IPS panel (= 180 degree viewing angles). Maximum resolution is 1920×1080. It also supports hardware G-Sync. The webcam on top of the screen has 1.2MP video resolution.
The notebook contains a 8-cell integrated battery. Expect a maximum 3 hours under web surfing and 1-2 hours if gaming – it’s not really a traveler’s laptop!
Operating system is Windows 10 Home (64-bit).
The keyboard is backlit.
ASUS ROG G751JY-VS71(WX) is a solid laptop for people who have a knack for gaming. The most important thing is, you can use this notebook for any game and expect playable frame rates even when settings are high or maxed out. In addition, processor and RAM situation is excellent. However, storage drive isn’t that spectacular, many people have decided to add SSD inside – you should too if faster computer is what you want. All in all, I’d say this ASUS is worth the price, so give it a try!