Reviews for the Asus N551VW-FY196T
Source: Laptop Media
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
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
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.
6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» 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).
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