ASUS ROG G751JY-WH71(WX) Gaming Laptop Review

December 7, 2015
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ASUS “Republic of Gamers” are, as you might guess, a laptop series for players, ranging from casual gamers to demanding ones with top FPS requirements. The model we’re taking a look at today, ASUS ROG G751JY-WH71(WX), caters to the latter: it’s a premium laptop with Core i7 processor and more importantly, a high-end GeForce GTX 980M graphics engine. Sweet features for sure, but are they worth the price or is this item just too expensive…?

General performance

Talking about performance for programs and applications, not many notebooks can beat this ASUS. First, you’ll get a ridiculously high processing power with the Intel Core i7-4720HQ. It offers four cores, a 2.6GHz base frequency with turbo up to 3.6GHz, and in benchmark tests beats almost every processor – CPU Mark gives it over 8100 points.

Second, also memory is excellent: there are two 8GB sticks installed, totaling at 16GB. But there are still two free slots for additional RAM, the maximum is a whopping 32GB.

Storage configuration is not worse, there is a regular 1 terabyte 7200RPM SATA hard drive for storing huge files plus a fast 128GB solid-state drive. Both drives are installed in 2.5″ bays, there are no M.2 slots in this particular model.

So is it great for gaming?

Yep, ASUS ROG G751JY-WH71(WX) surely works for gaming, especially for the hardcore ones. The GeForce GTX980M graphics card has 4GB GDDR5 memory dedicated for the operations, and it’s currently one of the fastest notebook graphics engines. Any game will run at ultra settings and 1080p, frame rate examples for such a setup are: The Witcher 3 – 40+, GTA 5 – 50+, Battlefield 4 – 60+.

What ports and connections does it have?

To begin with, the ASUS comes with four USB 3.0 ports – plenty to accommodate gaming mouse, printer etc. Video outputs are also many, you’ll get HDMI, Thunderbolt 2 and VGA ports here.

The notebook can be connected to Internet via RJ-45 port (1000Mbps speed) or the A/C WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0 card.

It’s a reasonable thing to include a DVD burner in this gaming laptop, you can install your games from CDs and DVDs (but not BluRays) as well. SD/MMC card slot is available too.

Of course, the laptop also sports a webcam, a front-facing one with 1.2MP resolution support.

Are there other things you should know?

ASUS ROG G751JY-WH71(WX) has a large 17.3″ screen with maximum resolution of 1290×1080. It’s an IPS panel and G-Sync is supported.

You might already know this, but the 8-cell battery isn’t going to last long. Especially under gameplay you’ll get only 1-2 hours before a recharge is required. With lighter activities you could probably reach four hours.

The keyboard has red backlight feature.

Windows 10 Home (64-bit) is the operating system, it is pre-loaded on the SSD.


ASUS ROG G751JY-WH71(WX) is a laptop for gamers who don’t want to deal with lagging environment, who rather deal with top FPS, beautiful graphics and enjoy their gaming sessions. All games, no matter what settings you use, will be smooth, and of course all software you try to run will be a piece of cake as well. For sure, this ASUS costs a lot, but if you value the aforementioned facts the laptop should offer good bang for your buck!

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