Asus G551JM / G551 review – a fair priced 15.6 inch gaming laptop

60 Comments

  1. Shahbaz

    August 20, 2015 at 2:35 am

    Hello there , i am thinking of buying this particular model, here in Qatar, we are getting Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M (4 GB) graphics pre-installed in the laptop along with 12gb RAM, would this be enough for gaming?
    you views plz
    Thank you

    Asus ROG G551JW, Laptop, Intel Core i7-4720HQ, Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M (4 GB), 12 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, 15.6″, Windows 8.1

    • Andrei Girbea

      August 20, 2015 at 7:25 am

      If you want the latest titles on the Highest details, you shoudl AIM for Nbvidia 970M graphics or higher. If you’re willing to trim down the details here and there, this should do.

  2. baldeep

    November 16, 2015 at 11:12 am

    mm totally confused i have planned to buy a new laptop would u recommend me a laptop between asus 551 and asus 771

  3. Evan

    November 20, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Hey, about the MSATA MINI drive mentioned. How difficult is it to remove the back plate? I know this voids the warranty, as i read somewhere else online. Also is there a MAX capacity that it can be?

    • Andrei Girbea

      November 20, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      Hi Even. Unfortunately I can’t remember, it’s been too long since I reviewed this product. I suggest you head over to the forums on notebookreview.com and try to find an Owner’s Thread for this laptop, then ask these questions there. You should get help. Sry I can’t do more for you.

      BTW< taking the entire back panel apart shouldn't be very hard, just make sure you take care of all the screws. If you're careful and don't break any plastic pins, this should not void warranty. Still, I'm not entirely sure you can use the mSATA slot as a boot drive, if that's what you intend. It's mostly used for a small caching SSD with most configurations, but on some laptops the UEFI allows it to be bootable.

  4. Vei

    December 1, 2015 at 4:59 am

    I have never ending problems with this rog laptop. Too much problems to even list it down here

  5. Costa

    February 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    How did you get that temps on that review my gl551jm same cpu 16gb ram and 860m 4gb bios 204 start throttle around 84ºC

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