Getting a good gaming machine at a decent price is always a challenge. This is mainly because the so-called high-end gaming laptops are priced high to show that they are high-end. Well, that’s not the case anymore. In this ASUS ROG G751JL-WH71(WX) review, we take a look at a moderately priced laptop that comes with all guns blazing when it comes to gaming.
This laptop is mainly aimed at gamers who need a flawless gaming experience. This notebook will also suit mid-range gamers as the price is not over the roof. If you are either one of them and looking to upgrade to a newer gaming device, read this review fully and see how this laptop will serve you.
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The laptops from ROG series have had a similar design, and the same design language continues here as well. If you are new to ASUS laptops, then this is a good-looking notebook that comes with all necessary IO and cooling. There are vents everywhere and these play their role when it comes to cooling.
The keyboard here is a full one and it comes with red backlighting. We find the arrow keys’ position a bit awkward, but if it works for you, then fine. The trackpad is also pretty normal and will do a good job inside games. One thing you will not get from this laptop, from a design perspective, is portability. This thing weighs around 8.4 pounds, and it is going to take some energy out of you to move this around.
ASUS ROG G751JL-WH71(WX) Specs
One of the important features in this laptop is the 17.3-inch LED-backlit display. The resolution here is full-HD with 1920 x 1080 pixels. The screen itself is a matte screen which means there won’t be too many reflections on the screen. The IPS panel makes sure that you get excellent viewing angle when playing games.
Though this display is perfect for playing games, the screen also has a number of other uses as well. This is an excellent display for watching movies and TV series. You can also work on this screen as it offers a neat widescreen experience with a nice boost in productivity.
The ASUS ROG G751JL-WH71(WX) features an Intel Core i7 processor from the Haswell generation of chips. This i7 4720HQ processor is a quad-core processor with a clocking frequency of 2.6GHz, and it can be boosted up to 3.6GHz with the assistance of turbo boost.
This processor, though a couple of gen old, is a powerful one and it can run pretty much any application or game without any issues. You can even use this chip for running heavy stuff like simulation, programming, and other things that need a lot of processing power.
There are 16 gigs of DDR3 memory, and that is more than enough for most of the games out there. You can upgrade the memory to a maximum of 32GB, but at the moment, we think that it is overkill to have that much memory, as most games don’t have that kind of need.
The graphics card in the ASUS ROG G751JL-WH71(WX) model is a Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M. It comes with a dedicated video memory of 2GB GDDR5 type and should be fine for the majority of the games. You can play games like Far Cry 4, Bioshock Infinite, and similar high-intensity games at good frame rates even with high settings.
The graphics card also comes with G-Sync, which makes for a smoother gaming experience by matching the refresh rates of the GPU and the display. This is great as the gameplay gets smooth and is very important for online gamers.
One major gripe about this laptop is the storage. No, you get a lot of storage in the 1TB hard drive. The problem is not the storage but the speed of the drive. It is a 5400RPM drive and is very slow by modern day standards. The booting up takes a long time, and even opening of games are not that fast. With an otherwise flawless performance, the HDD lets you down.
One way to battle this is to include a solid state drive. It is going to add to the cost but is very much worth the investment as it improves the performance by a big margin.
Windows 10 is the OS here, and it has really good support for latest games. It also has some excellent new features like Cortana, Edge Browser, and other features as well. It is a neat operating system, and you’ll like it better than its predecessors.
For connectivity, there are 4 USB 3.0 ports, one Thunderbolt port, one HDMI port and a VGA port. The laptop also supports 802.11a/c wireless connectivity and Bluetooth 4.0 to make things easy to pair and connect to.
ASUS ROG G751JL-WH71(WX) Review: The Verdict
The ASUS ROG G751JL-WH71(WX) is a very good gaming laptop, and its performance speaks for itself. At this price range, you are going to have a hard time finding an alternative. Go for it if you are searching for a high-end gaming laptop that doesn’t cost a lot.