ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers GL551JW Gaming Laptop

ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers GL551JW Gaming Laptop

ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers GL551JW Gaming Laptop

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Product Highlights

  • 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-4720HQ Quad-Core
  • 8GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM
  • 15.6" Full HD Display
  • 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M GPU (2GB GDDR5)
  • 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner, 3-in-1 Card Slot
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 3 x USB 3.0, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort
  • Windows 10 Home
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ASUS GL551JW-WH71(WX) overview

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The ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers GL551JW Gaming Laptop is designed for handling 3D gaming graphics as well as everyday tasks. To help accomplish these tasks, it comes built with a quad-core 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-4270HQ processor and 8GB of DDR3L RAM along with a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics card. For extending battery life, Optimus technology automatically switches between the dedicated graphics card and Intel's integrated HD 4600 graphics, which offers power-saving features.

ASUS has equipped this notebook with a 15.6" display that provides a native resolution of 1920 x 1080, so you can view hi-res images as well as high-definition videos. For audio, this notebook comes outfitted with headphone and microphone jacks along with two speakers enhanced with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower technology. In addition, an HDMI port and mini DisplayPort are available for your larger screen and extending the on-screen workspace.

Windows 10 Home is preinstalled on the 1TB hard drive, which gives you ample space to store videos, images, and other files. You can back up valuable data utilizing the SuperMulti DVD burner or onto an optional external storage drive connected via one of the three USB 3.0 ports. This notebook packs a Gigabit Ethernet jack along with 802.11ac Wi-Fi technologies so you can access the Internet wired or wirelessly. Other notable features include a 3-in-1 memory card reader, microphone, webcam, and Bluetooth 4.0.

ASUS ROG GL551JW Performance
The GL551JW harnesses a quad-core Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor and the NVIDIA Maxwell architecture GeForce GTX 960M graphics within a brushed aluminum chassis. With a 15.6" Full HD display and advanced cooling design, you can play your games at 1080p.
G-Series Keyboard
The backlit chiclet keyboard glows an aggressive red with user-adjusted brightness levels and specially-highlighted WASD keys for precise control and eye-catching visibility.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M Graphics with Optimus Technology
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M dedicated graphics card lets you play your favorite PC games anywhere, at 1080p, with no compromise. With a single click, the NVIDIA GeForce Experience software optimizes games for the best performance and image quality possible. The result is a smooth frame rate with zero lag. Now you can play your favorite FPS or RPG as it was intended without even worrying about battery life. Optimus technology automatically switches between discrete and integrated graphics to deliver the performance you need, when you need it, while extending playing time.
Intel Core i7 Processor
This notebook houses a 4th-generation Haswell Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor. Its quad-cores can reach a stock speed of 2.6 GHz. The processor can also achieve speeds up to 3.6 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The 4th-generation Haswell processor uses low voltage to extend battery life without sacrificing performance. With a dedicated 6MB L3 cache, 8GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM, and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to push the four cores up to eight virtual cores for quick and efficient multitasking.
Passive Cooling Design
Heat is a gamers' worst enemy, as it can cause unreliability and performance degradation. With an ASUS thermal solution, the GL551's exterior is tested and proven to be kept at a comfortable temperature level at all times for maximum stability.
This notebook's audio system packs a punch, featuring SonicMaster technology with large speakers and resonance chambers to deliver loud sound and deeper bass. It also comes with ROG AudioWizard, letting you personalize sound settings or choose between 5 preset modes for the ultimate winning soundtrack.
In the Box
ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers GL551JW Gaming Laptop
  • Power Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year International ADP Warranty
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    ASUS GL551JW-WH71(WX) specs

    Processor Intel Core i7-4720HQ Quad-Core
    Base Clock Speed 2.6 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 3.6 GHz
    Graphics Type Hybrid
    GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Intel HD Graphics 4600
    Panel Type LCD
    Size 15.6"
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Finish Matte
    Total Capacity 1 TB
    Optical Drive SuperMulti DVD Burner
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    Display 1 x HDMI
    1 x Mini DisplayPort
    Audio 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Microphone Input
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone Output
    2 x Integrated Speaker
    Integrated Microphone
    Media Card Slots SD/SDHC/SDXC
    Memory Stick
    Memory Stick PRO
    Memory Stick PRO Duo
    Network 1 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
    Webcam User-Facing: 1.2 MP Photo
    Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Power Supply x 120 W
    Operating System Windows 10 Home
    Security BIOS Booting, HDD User Password Protection, Kensington Lock Slot
    Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
    Features: Backlight, Chiclet Style
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 15.0 x 10.0 x 1.3" / 38.1 x 25.4 x 3.3 cm
    Weight 6.0 lb / 2.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.5 x 12.7 x 3.7"

    ASUS GL551JW-WH71(WX) reviews

    15.6" Republic of Gamers GL551JW Gaming Notebook is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 22.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value As an IT professional, I purchased this laptop for my 11 year-old son, an aspiring gamer who is incredibly sophisticated for his age. I compared this to many other computers and found this to be the best value. The performance is impressive and the graphics are slick. It is worth adding another 8 GB of memory to bring the total to 16 GB for another $. You will not be disappointed. This is the second Asus I have purchased and I would not hesitate to purchase another. If you want a gaming laptop that is a great value, this is a great choice. It will also run any business applications you need to run.
    Date published: 2015-12-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Starter Gaming PC and Media tool This is an amazing PC for the price to value ratio. Like all the other Asus ROG gaming pc's this entry level model has a good processor, ram expandibility, and a GTX graphics card. Where it is lacking compared to other more expensive options is the relatively low ram, the slower hard drive, and for me lack of a thunderbolt port. More than capable enough for 99% of the market as it stands; it can handle editing, After Effects, and 3D work but if you are serious in any of these fields I would step it up to a higher set of internals. Keyboard is comfortable and trackpad seems well configured but a mouse is a welcomed tool often. Great entry level gaming pc and at the price a great deal.
    Date published: 2015-12-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Laptop Very fast and very efficient laptop. Well worth the price range and was a very good deal. Plays most games effortlessly and has a great discrete graphics card. Can handle most if not all programs one would be required to use in a programming-heavy college with ease. As with most gamer-centric laptops, the battery life is very poor because of the sheer amount of power required to operate. So, if a long battery life is something you care about, this is not a laptop for you.
    Date published: 2015-12-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice computer This laptop is everything they say it is...the only thing i had a problem with was that it had a dvd player built in with no dvd player program, and there was no starting program to microsoft office....this is the only reason it loses a star....other than that im extremely happy!!! ?
    Date published: 2015-11-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Numb keyboard, but otherwise great for one year and counting Not sure how it holds up a year later, but it has done well. Discrete graphics card keeps up well. Startu feels slow because it has no SSD, but you can change that. Stays cool enough. Red keyboard backlight doesn't come on until after you have logged in. I find it hard to read. Worst thing about it: The power button is the upper right key of the keyboard. So, try hitting Page Up, or whatever you are used to there, and the thing shuts down. Pretty stupid way to, I suppose, save money by not having to make another button in another place.
    Date published: 2016-11-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from High performance & Mobility from B&H Buy this computer in B & H has been my best experience, I bought another Asus there, i am a industrial designer and both computers provide me mobility, power and high performance in my visual developments; so join these two amazing brands (B&H - Asus) has made my satisfaction as a customer simply the best. Is highly satisfactory count on quality service and professionalism provided by this online store, I can not wait to go directly to the store and buy more tech gadgets. better impossible.
    Date published: 2015-12-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gaming laptop I use this laptop for work but chose this one in particular because during my down time I enjoy gaming. I recently upgraded from another ASUS laptop and I immediately noticed the difference in experience. Everything is faster and smoother. I enjoy playing games like Warframe and it runs so smoothly. Headshots are a piece of cake now, with no lag. The matte screen is taking some geting used to but that is my only complaint really. Would recommend this laptop to a friend.
    Date published: 2015-12-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best one for the price This laptop is great if your looking for gaming.This is where it's at, especially if your looking for a cheap price,it has the capabilities to run all the high end game's plus Web surfing couldn't be faster. Honestly I'd say this is must have if you don't have a computer up to date with today's gaming also if u don't like it their return policy is great on this Id give it a try if your testing the water in gaming the community
    Date published: 2016-01-10
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