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Asus N551 Series

Asus N551VW-FY196TProcessor: AMD Kaveri FX-7600P, Intel Core i5 4200H, Intel Core i7 4710HQ, Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R9 M280X, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1000, 1300 euro
Average Score: 85.83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)
: - %, performance: 85%, features: 71%, display: 83%
mobility: 73%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 87%

 

Asus N551JK-CN112D

Specifications

Asus N551JK-CN112DNotebook: Asus N551JK-CN112D
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Asus N551JK review – a revised 15 inch multimedia laptop
Source: TLBHD English
The N551JK is a multimedia 15 incher to consider. Hardware wise, it's not a lot different than last year's N550JK, but Asus tweaked the screen, the speakers and the cooling system and the result is an evolved product that should satisfy most of your needs. solid built, excellent matte display, good keyboard and trackpad, capable configuration, loud and punchy sound system, runs cool. bit heavy and bulky, small battery, poor wi-fi performance, noisy when idle.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Ревю на ASUS N551 – елегантно обновление на популярната висококласна серия за мултимедия и работа
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Nice design; high quality screen; powerful processor and graphics; good sound system; good cooling. Negative: Thick and heavy; short battery runtimes.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2014
Серията Asus N551JK – универсални бойци!
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Excellent build quality; very good keyboard; high quality IPS display; powerful performance; decent battery life; very attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/07/2014

 

Asus N551J

Specifications

Asus N551JNotebook: Asus N551J
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

87% Asus N551J
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%

 

Asus N551JM-XO023D

Specifications

Asus N551JM-XO023DNotebook: Asus N551JM-XO023D
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

84% Asus N551JM teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100% emissions: 90%

 

Asus N551JK-CN166H

There is no doubt that Asus has the capability to produce beautiful and powerful laptops and the Asus N551JK-CN166H follows in that lineage. The cover is made from aluminium with the iconic spun metal design surrounding the Asus branding. There is a sense of elegance and luxury with the dark grey cover and dual tone chassis. Even the interior is textured with radial dimple pattern around a silver island-style keyboard. The 15.6 inch display has an aspect ratio of 16:9 and uses IPS technology. As a result, clarity and colors are top-notch. The beautiful display is supplemented with awesome audio from SonicMaster and even includes a portable subwoofer with professional grade sound-processing from MaxxAudio. The hardware on-board consists of an Intel Core i5-4200H processor clocked at 2.8 GHz, 8 GB DDR3L 1600 MHz RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX850M GPU with 2 GB VRAM and a 1 TB hard drive with a 24 GB SanDisk SSD combo.

Needless to say that the Asus N551JK-CN166H is as capable as it is beautiful. Other features include three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a Display port and a card reader. The Windows 8.1 64 bit system also comes with a Blu-ray drive and the entire device weighs in at 2.7 kg. The Asus N551JK-CN166H is powered with 56W Lithium-Ion battery with 6-cells rated at 5200 mAh. 

Specifications

Asus N551JK-CN166HNotebook: Asus N551JK-CN166H
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

85% Asus N551JK-CN166H Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Silver entertainer. Asus introduces an overall well-designed, representative all-rounder in stylish aluminum looks to the upper-range for approximately 1000 Euros (~$1134). It is even possible to risk a game owing to the GeForce GTX 850M. Only the choice of processor is questionable. Our in-depth report reveals how the device fares in the single tests.
100% Asus N551JK review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Asus N551JK is a supremely impressive laptop at an almost unbelievably low price, with a good processor, dedicated graphics and a superb screen. At this price, it's the best desktop replacement laptop you can buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Asus N551JM-CN081H

Specifications

Asus N551JM-CN081HNotebook: Asus N551JM-CN081H
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

 

Asus N551JM – test
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good performance; very good display; comfortable keyboard; relatively long batter runtimes; good sound quality and included subwoofer. Negative: Throttling; a bit too delicate frame around the screen; heavy and thick.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/17/2015

 

Asus N551ZU-CN007H

Specifications

Asus N551ZU-CN007HNotebook: Asus N551ZU-CN007H
Processor: AMD Kaveri FX-7600P
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R9 M280X 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Sold in: EMEA
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

79% Asus N551ZU Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
As quiet as a mouse. They are rare indeed: Multimedia laptops equipped with AMD APUs and a powerful dedicated Radeon core. The overall performance is impressive - provided the price is reasonable.
Ревю на ASUS N551ZU – страхотна изненада за всички геймъри с ограничен бюджет
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Elegant and clean design; comfortable keyboard; high quality sound; very good price / performance ratio. Negative: Bulky and heavy; lack of M.2 slot; poor sRGB color space.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/22/2016

 

Asus N551VW-FY196T

Specifications

Asus N551VW-FY196TNotebook: Asus N551VW-FY196T
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

ASUS N551VW review – although the N552 is around the corner, the new N551 is still affordable, powerful and perfect for multimedia
Source: Laptop Media English
The refreshed ASUS N551NVW looks like a logical solution between the old N551 and the N552. It offers sleek design and good build quality with our only complaint being the big weight (2.7 kg) and thick profile (32.2 mm). We are also pretty pleased with the keyboard and touchpad performance. Both seem to be responsive accurate and comfortable. Good words come out for the picture quality of the IPS panel and the powerful hardware featuring 6th generation Intel Core i7 CPU, GTX 960M GPU, and, 8GB DDR4 RAM. We do have to mention, though, the use of PWM (pulse-width modulation) from 0 to 99% screen brightness. The good news is that the frequency of the emitted light is 20.6 kHz, which reduces the negative effect on the eyesight. When we add the good loudspeakers and external subwoofer into the mix, the notebook becomes perfect for multimedia content on the go.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/27/2015
Ревю на ASUS N551VW – достъпен, мощен и перфектен за мултимедия
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Sturdy construction and elegant design; comfortable keyboard and touchpad; quality IPS panel; high quality audio; good proportion of features and price. Negative: Bulky and heavy; mSATA slot instead of M.2 SSD.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2016

 

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 850M: Upper mid-range graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M: Upper mid-range graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.AMD Radeon R9 M280X: Performance-class GPU based on the 28nm Saturn chip (GCN-architecture)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.6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.Intel Core i5:

4200H:

Haswell-based dual-core processor clocked at 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. Very high TDP (47 W).

AMD Kaveri:

FX-7600P:

Quad-core APU based on the Kaveri architecture and clocked at 2.7 - 3.6 GHz with an integrated Radeon R7 GPU. Fastest Kaveri mobile model at launch.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.7 kg:

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

2.7 kg:


85.83%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2014-10-30 (Update: 2014-10-30)