When it comes to playing games while many enjoying playing Playstations and XBOX you have a lot of gamers that love rocking out on the PC. For those who enjoy the PC games and are in the market for a new laptop have you had the chance the look at the new GL551 series ASUS ROG GL551JM-DH71 gaming laptop? Its not the highest rated laptop on the market but its no slouch and its not low cost either. If you are looking for something to play games at the highest level without skipping a beat try this ASUS.
The ROG GL551JM-DH71 from ASUS comes with the Intel Core i7-4710HQ with 2.5GHz speed and with the Turbo that can go up to 3.5GHz. You will also get 1TB 7200RPM hard drive and 16GB RAM. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2G GDDR5 Optimus Technology offers up your card description and the average battery life claimed was 5 hours but its more like 4. If you are used to gaming laptops then it should not surprise you that this comes in weighing 6 pounds. The dimensions are 10 x 15 x 1.30 inches and you surely will get an optical drive, the DL DVD±RW/CD-RW. Mobile gaming is taken to the extreme with this new ASUS ROG GL551 laptop.
This particular GL551JM-DH71 comes with a nice brushed aluminum chassis and a 15.6 inch display that is full HD and comes with anti-glare that gives you a high quality visual experience from every angle even while on the go. The keyboard has a wonderful red backlit display that can be adjusted to your liking so even in the dark you can see what you need. One of the great things is that this ASUS gaming laptop also comes with 1 year Accidental Damage protection.
When ASUS design this machine they are looking to win over the gaming world and made sure the audio system came with a punch. Like other laptops from ASUS the GL551JM-DH71 features the SonicMaster technology with large speakers. You can also rest assure that while you play this G series notebook you won’t have to worry about the heat.
If you are a gamer you know heat is one of your worst enemies. You can play your favorite PC games at 1080P and have not one single problem so like other computer you don’t have to worry about making comprises. With the new 4th gen Intel core i7 processor faster just got faster.
Specs for the ASUS ROG GL551JM-DH71
- Operating System – Windows 8.1 64-bit version
- Intel Core i7-4701HQ for the Processor
- 15.6 inch Full HD anti-glare display
- 1920 x 1080 max screen resolution
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB GDDR5 Graphics
- Memory is 16GB DDR3
- 1TB HDD Storage
- Red Backlit Keyboard
- Super-Mulit DVD for Optical Drive
- 802.11agn Wireless
- 6 pounds for weight
So what does all of this mean. Well let’s look at some of the cons. While being a great laptop it doesn’t come with a IPS screen which is a little surprising. It still manages to have good display and viewing angles but we would have hoped to see the IPS on this machine. While it tends to stay pretty cool getting a cooling pad is still recommended and the edges of the laptop were a little sharp. One of the peeves with the laptop that has nothing to do with performance was the awful packaging that it comes it. You would think spending over a $1k would get you a nicely shipped and packed device. Not the case. Two fans would have been awesome but for gaming its a gamers laptop.
Some of the pros would have to be that for the price you are getting really good specs with the ASUS ROG GL551JM gaming laptop. You can’t go wrong with the 1920 x 1080 display, the graphics cards and the keyboard worked great for us while some people did mention problems with keys sticking or breaking. And this ASUS GL551 Series is one quiet laptop while gaming.
In short if you have the money to spend about $1100 on a new gaming laptop this ASUS is definitely in the running as one to check out. Its a great machine that is well built and offers up good to very good performance. Its not the most portable friendly laptop but remember this is meant for gaming for hours so chances are you won’t be carrying it many places plus you get tons of ports. If you are looking for and IPS screen, something that is package better and keeps fingerprints off this ASUS ROG GL551JM-DH71 isn’t the machine for you. If you are looking for something a little more powerful and are willing to dig deeper into your pockets check out the Dell Alienware 18. Its a very powerful gaming laptop and has a lot of features we are should you would like having.