ASUS ROG G751JY Laptop Review: G-Sync Gaming On The Go

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ASUS shipped our G751JY with Windows 8.1 64-bit. Since receiving this laptop for review, Windows 10 has come out. Future versions may ship standard with Windows 10, but even if you pick up a model with Windows 8.1, you can upgrade for free.

ASUS G751JY-DB72 Desktop

A clean desktop with a custom wallpaper? Yes, please! This is what we expect from an enthusiast class system, and ASUS delivered. However, the system isn't without pre-installed software. The usual Microsoft add-ons that ship with Windows are here, and there are several ASUS utilities of various value.

ASUS G751JY-DB72 Gaming Center

The "Gaming Center" is your graphical hub to a few of the included features and utilities, and it also provides an overview system vitals, like how much RAM and storage space is available. We tend to ignore these things, though some of them have value, like the ASUS ROG MacroKey utility, which lets you configured the three dedicated macro keys on the top of the keyboard.

ASUS also includes its LiveUpdate software, a recording tool, ISP speed test, and various other bits.

ASUS G751JY-DB72 Partitions

While we're on the subject of software, we should mention how ASUS broke the storage drives into four partitions -- two each for the 256GB PCIe-based SSD and 1TB HDD. There are pros and cons to this approach, though if it were us setting up a system like this, we would have left the drives alone, giving the user 256GB of space for the OS, games, and other programs, and 1TB of space of storage.

You don't really lose any space by breaking things up into partitions, though it's a bit annoying when you run out of room for games and have to create another Steam profile on a separate section. Our advice? Wipe out the D: partition and then extend the C: partition to utilize that extra space.

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