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ASUS ROG G751 17-inch NVIDIA G-Sync Gaming Laptop Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Jul 20, 2015 6:15 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: ASUS

This is where you can fast forward to the final section of the review, and get a quick recap and points on the ASUS ROG G751.

 

What's Hot

 

It Has Become My New Desktop Workstation: The ASUS ROG G751 is now my new desktop workstation. I hope ASUS realizes that this laptop has completely replaced my workstation PC. I have my 2 x 34-inch ultrawide 3440x1440 monitors plugged into it, with my normal Corsair keyboard and mouse combo and it is utterly awesome. Desktop level performance, and the ease of two gigantic 3440x1440 panels plugged into a laptop doesn't hurt.

 

It's A Mobile Desktop: Away from home, the ASUS ROG G751 is just as great. I took it away on multiple nights out, trying out gaming in a LAN environment. My entire desktop was at my portable disposal, thanks to the powerhouse specifications inside of the ASUS ROG G751.

 

OMG - Mobile NVIDIA G-Sync: I'm a huge enthusiast user of NVIDIA's G-Sync technology, with my gaming PCs being powered by an Acer XB280HK monitor. But mobile G-Sync is even more impressive, having a liquid-smooth display on the go.

 

Achievement Unlocked: Mobile PC Gaming: The first time I fired up the ASUS ROG G751, I jumped right into a 64-player Battlefield 4 match, which left my jaw on the floor. 1080p, 75Hz, G-Sync, all powering Battlefield 4 at 1080p 75FPS, looking liquid smooth. Desktop gaming performance, all on my lap.

 

Great Storage and Connectivity: The ASUS ROG G751 has an M.2-based 256GB SSD which is super-quick, as well as a 1TB 7200 mechanical HDD. ASUS has provided a miniDP port and HDMI 2.0 port, allowing for a couple of 4K displays or a 34-inch ultrawide or two like I did. We have Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, and an array of audio ports, as well as the much-welcomed GbE port. Did we mention it has a Blu-ray RW drive inside? Yes, you can burn Blu-ray discs from the ROG G751. We also have dual-band 802.11ac Wi-FI.

 

Great Styling and Looks: The ASUS ROG G751 has insanely good looks and styling with the usual red and black Republic of Gamers look bleeding right into the DNA of the ROG G751. It looks great from a distance, and even more so in front of you.

 

Doesn't Run Hot, Or Loud: Even during a heavy session of Battlefield 4 or something like the CryEngine 3-powered ARK: Survival Evolved, the ASUS ROG G751 was silent. During heavy loads, you're normally playing a game which you would have the sound on for. But even without sound, or the built-in speakers, you can barely hear the laptop operating.

 

What's Not

 

Heavy: The only thing that I could fault the ASUS ROG G751 is on its weight, which is something that is certainly getting better from previous desktop replacements.

 

Battery Boost Enabled By Default: When I first started playing games on the ROG G751, the entire machine was locked to 30FPS. It took me a few minutes to realize that ASUS has enabled Battery Boost in NVIDIA's GeForce Experience software. Leaving this enabled provides additional battery life, but locks the GPU to 30FPS. I think ASUS should have a prompt when the laptop comes on to notify you that this is enabled by default.

 

 

Final Thoughts

 

I used to LAN every single weekend during my teenage years, back in the 90s when mobile gaming was impossible. The closest thing we had was taking our games (and not our consoles) over to our friends' houses, to game on their console. This was before the Internet, and before most people had multiple TVs in the house.

 

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But this ASUS ROG G751 is a bloody beautiful machine, providing 1080p gaming at 75FPS+ without a problem with a few tweaks to in-game visual settings. The first time I fired up Battlefield 4 and Team Fortress 2, I was completely blown away by how silky smooth everything was. I had the ASUS ROG G751 sitting on my lap and I was playing Battlefield 4 at 75FPS at 1080p, I simply couldn't believe my eyes. I had to recheck the settings to make sure I wasn't somehow locked at 720p, but I knew it was 1080p; I was just trying to reaffirm that this laptop was capable of that level of performance.

 

I'm writing this entire review, and every little bit of content you've seen from me in the last 2-3 weeks from the ASUS ROG G751. I'm not lying when I say it has become my new workstation machine, as it has. The ability of having two seriously high-end displays (a 34-inch 3440x1440 ultrawide and a 27-inch 1440p 144Hz G-Sync) hooked up to it is marvelous.

 

I don't know what I'd improve in the next model, but maybe a slightly bigger screen and a resolution of 2560x1440. I'd like to see a gaming laptop with a removable track pad, or something that can be tucked away underneath the shell. That would be a great addition. Other than that, this is one of the best mobile gaming offerings right now, thanks to NVIDIA's G-Sync technology. G-Sync completely transforms the ASUS ROG G751, and I think I'm now spoiled: I won't be able to go back to any mobile laptop without G-Sync. Thanks for that, ASUS and NVIDIA.

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance99%
Quality (build, design, cooling)95%
General Features (display outputs, etc)95%
Bundle, Packaging & Software95%
Value for Money90%
Overall TweakTown Rating95%

The Bottom Line: The ASUS ROG G751 gaming laptop is a desktop PC replacement, and some. With NVIDIA's G-Sync technology and a 75Hz refresh rate, this is one of the best gaming laptops money can buy, period.

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