I have been a desktop gamer since I was very young, so for over 20 years. I started off with the Amiga 500, moving to a 486 when they arrived. I upgraded to nearly every version of Windows, I've had every generation of product from Intel, AMD and NVIDIA over the decades, and every change in technology that has happened such as SSDs, VR headsets (even in developer kit form as they are now) and monitors - where I've easily spent $50,000 over the years on displays.
But one aspect of technology I didn't really invest time or money into were gaming laptops. This is mostly because I've owned seriously fast and multi-GPU or multi-monitor desktops, but laptops could never offer me more than 60Hz with a super-fast machine behind it, and a video card that could handle it all. Until the ASUS G751JY, that is.
Because I'm not a gaming laptop owner, or have had many other gaming laptops to compare again, I'm going to be comparing this to my desktop gaming experience, and how close or similar it is to that. This will give you a different style of review, and as we get more gaming laptops, we can begin to compare them against each other.
To start with, the main reason we're here is NVIDIA's G-Sync technology being deployed. This provides the ASUS ROG G751 (G751JY) the tag of being the 'first gaming laptop in the world with NVIDIA G-Sync' and it really is the bragging point of an already amazing machine.
The ASUS ROG G751 positively oozes the latest technology, with the star of the show being the 17.3-inch 1920x1080 display that features NVIDIA's G-Sync technology. The panel has been cherry picked by ASUS and NVIDIA, and is clocked at 75Hz - up from the 60Hz that virtually every other laptop features. This Full HD panel doesn't have an NVIDIA G-Sync module, as it is directly connected to the Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 980M GPU from NVIDIA.
Continuing with the display capabilities, we have a 17.3-inch Full HD panel based on IPS technology (In-Plane Switching) and is antiglare. Something that really comes in handy with gaming on-the-go. Inside, NVIDIA has used the GeForce GTX 980M with 4GB of GDDR5, there's a huge 24GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, a 256GB PCIe-based SSD backed by up a 1TB 7200RPM storage HDD, a Blu-ray R/W drive, 4 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x Thunderbolt, 1 x HDMI, and an SD card reader.
It's a gigantic laptop, so you won't be grabbing it easily with a single hand. We have a total weight of 8.4 pounds, or 3.81kg. I'm coming in from a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro which weighs just 3.06 pounds, or 1.38kg.
Warranty & Support
ASUS has world-class technical support behind the ROG G751, offering one-year accidental damage protection and 30-day Zero Bright Dot guarantee behind the 17.3-inch display.
Availability & Price
ASUS is currently selling the new ROG G751 on Amazon for $2311 at the time of writing, with it available on Amazon Prime for super-quick delivery depending on your state and city. This of course makes it an expensive purchase, but you get what you pay for.
PRICING: You can find the ASUS ROG G751JY-DH71 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The ASUS ROG G751JY-DH71 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop retails for $2311.04 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The ASUS ROG G751JY-DH71 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop retails for £1959 at Amazon UK.
- Page 1 [Introducing the G-Sync Powered Mobile Powerhouse: ASUS ROG G751]
- Page 2 [Packaging & Detailed Look]
- Page 3 [ASUS ROG G751 Specifications, External Ports & Layout]
- Page 4 [Testing Method & Equivalent PC GPU]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Synthetic]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - 1080p]
- Page 7 [Two Weeks with the ASUS ROG G751 & Performance Summary]
- Page 8 [Power Consumption]
- Page 9 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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