Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus G551JW-CN080H
Source: Laptop Media
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
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%
Source: Laptop Media
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
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%
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
Model: 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.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M 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.
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.» 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).
81.5%: 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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