Asus G751 Gaming Laptop: Mobile Maxwell Done Right
The Asus G751 is not a good laptop. The G751 is a great laptop. It is, in fact, the single best gaming laptop I have ever reviewed. If you're in the market for a system of this type, we hope you read on. This machine is powered by the excellent, Maxwell-based NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, but Asus deserves a significant amount of credit for the G751's design and construction choices.
Update 11/3/2015: ASUS just recently announced the follow-on model of their ROG G751 series, aptly dubbed the G752. "Asus showed off the ROG G752VL, G752VT and G752VY at IFA Berlin 2015. As it turns out, the hardware is generally the same in all three models, with the exception of the graphics. The systems have Intel Core i7-6700HQ processors and up to 64GB of DDR4-2133 memory. And they have 17.3-inch LED-backlit, IPS displays at a resolution of 1920x 1080 (and with G-Sync). Of course, the high-end model, the G752Y, has an optional 4K display." - All of these new models are built on Intel' Skylake CPU architecture and platform for notably better performance-per-watt across the board. Stay tuned for our full review of this new beast, as we'll have it in shortly for testing.
|Processor:||Intel Core i7-4710HQ (2.5GHz Base, 3.5GHz Turbo)|
|Graphics:||Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M|
|Chassis Color:||Black (Red Highlights)|
|Storage:||256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD|
|Optical:||Slot-Load Blu-ray Player/DVD Writer|
|Operating System:||Windows 8.1 64-bit|
|Connectivity:||Gigabit LAN, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual Band|
|Ports:||4x USB 3.0, 1x Thunderbolt, 1x VGA, 1x RJ-45, 1x HDMI, 1x Audio-Out, 1x Headphone|
|Dimensions & Weight:||16.4 x 12.5 x 1.7 inches (Width x Height x Depth); 8.4lbs with battery|
|Price as Configured:||$2499 as tested - Find It At Amazon.com Starting At $1799|
Before we dive into what makes the ASUS G751 so desirable, check out the video above for a quick tour and overview. Then, flip the page and let's talk about it...