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Asus G551 Series

Asus G551VWProcessor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ, Intel Core i7 4720HQ, Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.6kg, 2.7kg, 4.2kg
Price: 1100, 1400 euro
Average Score: 78.44% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 76%, features: 75%, display: 83%
mobility: 61%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 80%

 

Asus G551JM-CN013D

Specifications

Asus G551JM-CN013DNotebook: Asus G551JM-CN013D
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

80% Asus G551JM / G551 review – a fair priced 15.6 inch gaming laptop
Source: Ultrabook Review English
If you only have about $1300 to spend on a powerful multimedia/gaming computer with modern specs and features, the Asus G551JM should be towards the top of your list. This laptop isn't perfect, but its strong points clearly outweighs its numerous, but less important, flaws. The G551 is not without rivals though and those include the Asus N551 and Zenbook GX500 models, the Lenovo Y50 or the Acer Aspire V15 Nitro. And then you get the bigger 17 inch machines, like the Asus G771 (a larger version of the unit tested here, which I reviewed a while ago) or the G751 series, but also the much sleeker gaming ultrabooks, including the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro, for instance. Make sure to check them out before deciding what’s best for you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
15-calowy laptop z Core i7-4710HQ i GTX-em 860M
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good workmanship, display, keyboard, performance, and silent cooling system. Negative: Hot under load; mediocre sound system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/19/2015
ASUS G551JM – работа над ошибками
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Nice design; aluminum trim body; high-quality Full HD-display; good sound system; decent performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/06/2015
83% Asus G551JM teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100% emissions: 80%
Asus G551JM-CN013D – геймърски лаптоп на отлична цена
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Powerful performance; matt IPS screen with amazing colors and viewing angles; comfortable keyboard; aluminum case; very good cooling system. Negative: Easy spotting surfaces; mediocre sound system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/24/2014
Ревю на ASUS G551 – геймърска легенда или просто ребрандиран N551 + GTX 860M?
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: High performance; beautiful design and aluminum cover; PLS screen with good performance; comfortable keyboard; easy upgrade. Negative: Relatively heavy and thick.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2014
80% Test: ASUS ROG G551 – Gaming-laptop
Source: HwT DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 100%

 

Asus G551JM-CN102H

Specifications

Asus G551JM-CN102HNotebook: Asus G551JM-CN102H
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Asus ROG G551JM
Source: Digital Versus English
The G551 is part of Asus' gamer-dedicated ROG series. The Asus ROG G551JM is for gamers who prioritise all-round performance over raw power. It can run a lot of games with a good level of graphic details and at a decent frame rate. It is easily transportable for day-to-day use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
En test : Asus G551JM (G551JM-CN102H)
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/15/2014
80% Test Asus ROG G551 : un PC portable gamer simple, efficace et abordable
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus G551JK

Specifications

Asus G551JKNotebook: Asus G551JK
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 G551JK (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Asus ROG G551JK review: At Rs 82,999 offers a good package, but there is scope for improvement
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The entire package is priced at Rs 82,999. While there are better graphics solutions available, the price point goes up accordingly. But in the price you are also getting accessories which you would have had to spend money on, so it is not such a bad deal. Considering the Alienware 17 and ASUS G750JX cost over a lakh – considering their flagship specifications, the Asus G551JK looks like it is reasonably priced for someone who wants a full HD gaming laptop but not the extreme top-of-the-line features. If you want to save even more money, then you can check out the Dell 7000 series laptop or the Lenovo Y50.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 75% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 60%
Test: ASUS G551Jk - odolný herní základ s bohatým příslušenstvím
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Mechanically resistant design; superior Full HD display; useful accessories. Negative: No "End" key; slow response touchpad; difficult to read red keys.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/17/2015

 

Asus G551JW-CN080H

Silent cooling and high-performance are two words that usually do not got well together in the computer industry, but the Asus G551JW-CN080H does just that. The laptop comes with an aluminium chassis that is both discreet and modern. With subtle corner curves and a beautiful hinge mechanism, the Asus G551JW-CN080H has just the elements to remain classy without the sometimes over exaggerated aggressive look found on some gaming laptops. Details are kept simple with the red stripping all around the interior and even the front cover is finished in simple brush metal texture. The Windows 8.1 system comes with impressive internal works to supplement the quality appearance. At the heart of the laptop there are an Intel Core i7-4720HQ quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz, up to 16 GB of DDR3L RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M GPU with either 2 GB or 4 GB VRAM and a stunningly beautiful 15.6 inch display. Storage options are plenty with 2 TB HDD, 750 GB hybrid drives to 128 GB SSD combinations. Other features included are the option to have an optical drive installed, a card reader, an HD webcam, three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI out and a mini Display Port. Audio quality is good with the built-in speakers and the Asus G551JW-CN080H comes with a 6-cell battery rated at 5200 mAh.

Specifications

Asus G551JW-CN080HNotebook: Asus G551JW-CN080H
Processor: Intel Core i7 4720HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 G551JW-CN080H (Model)

Average Score: 81.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

ASUS ROG G551 vs Dell Inspiron 7559 – a time-tested gaming line vs a promising new model
Source: Laptop Media English
On the other hand, ASUS ROG G551 offers better and more durable design, and has a very good choice of display (when compared to the Inspiron which has poor sRGB coverage). We can’t but mention the lack of PWM across all brightness levels – agreat advantage important for our health. All these characteristic features can help you decide which one is for you, and we shall continue with our battles between the most interesting and affordable gaming laptops.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/20/2016
80% Asus ROG G551J Gaming Laptop Review
Source: Kitguru English
Overall the choices that have been made are sensible and the resulting laptop is a reasonable 30mm thick unit that weighs an acceptable 2.7kg and delivers plenty of gaming performance. Pricing is slightly on the steep side and would have felt more comfortable at £999, but the fact is that Asus charges a premium for ROG products and the market appears to be willing to pay a little extra. At the time of going to press, this model was £1,099.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Despite the obvious advantage of the G501, the G551 proves that it’s not obsolete yet
Source: Laptop Media English
The design is also nice if you are willing to clean your notebook more often due to the fingerprint magnet surface on the lid and interior. Nonetheless, the keyboard additionally provides the much-desired comfort along with the responsive touchpad. The price of the machine could also be considered as an advantage as it has the same hardware as some of its competitors, but keeping way better temperatures than the Y50 and Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition. So if you are considering either the G501 or the G551, the G551 will be much more reliable while the G501 will provide better mobility due to its lightweight and thin profile.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/24/2015
83% Asus G551JW teszt - GTX 960M és IPS
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Ревю на ASUS ROG G551JW (GeForce GTX 960M) – въпреки предимството на G501, G551 серията доказва, че още не е остаряла
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Quality IPS display; good design; comfortable keyboard and touchpad; excellent cooling system; slot M.2 SATA SSD. Negative: Bulky.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/13/2015

 

Asus G551JM-CN120H

Specifications

Asus G551JM-CN120HNotebook: Asus G551JM-CN120H
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.2kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

ASUS ROG G551JM-CN120H review: compleet laptopgamingpakket
Source: Hardware.info Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Nice look; good matte FHD IPS display; good touchpad; powerful CPU. Negative: Weak game performance; very slow WiFi adapter.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/15/2015

 

Asus G551VW

Specifications

Asus G551VWNotebook: Asus G551VW
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% An excellent balance of price and performance
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Asus G551V walks a very fine line between the two. It’s built like the Dell and priced like the G501VW. It’s performance is not as erratic as the G501VW and better than the Inspiron. All things considered, I think the Asus G551V is the better deal here. If you really are looking for a laptop in the Rs 1,00,000 range, look no further than the Asus ROG G551VW. Just ensure that you’ve uninstalled all Asus bloat before using it though.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 65% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 35% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 80%
Asus G551VW vs Lenovo Y700 15ISK vs MSI GE62 2QC teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2016

 

Comment

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M: Upper mid-range graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M: Upper mid-range graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4710HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.5 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.4720HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.6 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

4.2 kg:


78.44%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2014-11-13 (Update: 2014-11-13)