Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus G551JM-CN013D
Source: Ultrabook Review
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%
Source: PC Lab.pl 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
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
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%
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
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
Source: HwT DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M: Upper mid-range graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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).
81%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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