The Asus ROG G751JY-T7280H is a winner among portable gaming systems.
The Near Perfect Gaming Laptop
The Republic Of Gamers line-up by Asus has been consistent in bringing the best of portable gaming experience in a minimalist design. Recreating the aesthetic appeal of brands such as Alienware, the latest offering from Asus brings together the best of performance, connectivity and a ravishing build.
About the Asus ROG G751JY
Available in Australia at the price of $3099, the Asus ROG G751JY is a massive beast among gaming laptops. Equipped with a gigantic 17.3 inch display, impressive specs and an artistic design, the Asus ROG G751JY makes no compromise in an immersive gaming experience.
Developed as a replacement for your desktop machine, the ROG G751JY comes with all the ports and extensions you could possibly need. The large surface area of the machine enables the addition of a full-size backlit keyboard, and the robust build makes the gaming system extremely durable.
Design and Build Quality
Keeping the futuristic and sleek design of the ROG line-up alive, Asus brings the same aesthetics of matte black finish to the ROG G751JY. Asus has put more efforts to make sure that the ROG G751JY stands apart from the others, with a layered design to make the system seem slimmer and an anthracite-colored brush metal finish on the lid, illuminated by a glowing red logo.
Rather than going for a more fashionable look, the ROG G751JY boasts a utilitarian design which is just what gamers want. The iconic design of ROG laptops includes the soft-touch finish all around, which does a fine job of resisting minor scratches and fingerprints. The iconic fan exhausts of the ROG line-up receive a splash of metallic red in the ROG G751JY, which binds the black and red color combination in its design.
The Full-HD 1080p display has become a norm for all laptops, and while there are systems that are experimenting with 2K and 4K resolution displays, the ROG G751JY plays it safe. The 17.3 inch IPS panel display of the G751JY offers wide color spaces, high contrast ratios and wider viewing angles, so playing fast-paced games should be a breeze.
A nifty feature of the display is its matte finish panel, which reduces glare and reflections, making the G751JY perfect for outdoor gaming as well. The high brightness levels of 329 cd/m² offers a brightness distribution of 93% and a rare instance of screen bleeding was noticed with dark picture content.
The ROG G751JY comes with a keyboard that offers an angled design, making it a pleasure to type with. The rear edge of the keyboard is at a higher angle than the forward edge, which creates an angle of inclination. The angle offers comfortable wrist position and palm rest, while the keys feel wonderful with a spacious layout.
While the touch typists will fall in love with the keyboard that the G751JY is equipped with, typing while looking at the keys may be a bit troublesome. Although the keyboard offers backlight and multiple backlight settings as well, the red color of the letters makes it quite difficult to read without the backlight being turned on.
The keyboard comes with a bundle of custom features, which are mostly located on the upper left part of the keyboard. These special keys include a dedicated recording key, a Steam shortcut key and 3 customizable macro keys as well. The gaming laptop comes with a rather large trackpad, which is almost 5 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall, although most gamers would prefer a mouse.
Under the Hood
The Asus ROG G751JY packs a solid punch with an Intel Core i7-4870HQ Processor and 6GB DDR3 RAM, which can be expanded up to 32GB. The processor is more than you need to carry out dozens of processes such as video rendering, transcoding and running modern 3D games all at once, without a single hiccup.
The ROG G751JY laptop comes with two drive slots – one 256GB Samsung Solid Slate Drive and 1TB mechanical Hard Disk Drive, which will ensure speedy transfers, immediate boot-up and short loading times. The SSD offers a write speed of more than 600MB/Sec and access time of less than a single millisecond, while the HDD is obviously much slower at a writing speed of 11MB/Sec.
In regard to connectivity, the ROG G751JY is quite meaty, with DisplayPort jack, four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, VGA port, Audio input ports, Ethernet and SD Card Reader as well. The laptop comes with Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and a Blu-Ray disc enabled DVD ROM.
Getting down to business, the Asus ROG G751JY is powered by the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M. While there are plenty of benchmark scores you can research, the GTX 980M offers 75% of the performance compared to the GTX 980 desktop version).
However, by no means can the GTX 980M be undermined in terms of performance, since it’s one of the best gaming laptops to use on revved up details. With the ROG G751JY, there are very few gaming titles that you cannot play on optimum settings.
• Attractive design, formidable build quality and stylish exteriors.
• Excellent keyboard with smart inclination angle for comfortable typing.
• Sharp and wide angled display with high contrast ratio.
• Brilliantly quiet despite significantly high configuration.
• Top of the line GPU and processor.
• The laptop is bulky and too heavy to carry around for everyday use.
• Average battery life compared to standard laptops.
• The keyboard letters are difficult to read with the backlight turned off.
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The Final Verdict
The Asus ROG G751JY is in every way a fine addition to the Republic Of Gamers line-up which has been instrumental in making portable gaming machines more popular. With a competitive price which offers great value, the ROG G751JY is no steal-deal that the older ROG laptops were considered to be.
However, the price tag is completely justified, considering G751JY’s next-gen processor, sound reduction upgrades, impressive surround-sound speakers and stunning display. Sticking with the sleek design does make the laptop look slimmer, but the laptop is by no means a lightweight. With a decent battery life considering how much juice gaming laptops require, the Asus ROG G751JY-T7280H is a winner among portable gaming systems.