The graphics performance needs of a laptop gamer far exceed those of the casual laptop user, and the rig they choose to game with needs to reflect this criteria. Gaming laptops are centered around massive amounts of memory and video card performance, heavy cooling needs, multiple large-storage capacity, professional processors and sleek design. The average buyer needs to be careful to know when it’s reasonable to cut costs and where it’s worth it to shell out the extra cash for the performance they need to have fun playing remotely. Asus’s new 17.3 ROG G751JY-DH71 uses Nvidia’s Maxwell 900 series GPU to help boost its performance in the right direction without sacrificing display or design quality. Tech Radar states “Although it’s a big, expensive laptop, and not even the top performer in this category, it is still a great machine to use….if you intend on spending hours gaming, the G751 as a replacement for a desktop is best appreciated with it’s low fan noise and comfortable keyboard.” [http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/pc-mac/laptops-portable-pcs/laptops-and-netbooks/asus-rog-g751jy-1289736/review/3]
Portability and Performance
Weighing less than 10 pounds , the G751JY isn’t small, but it’s not as big as Alienware’s comparable laptops. With a matte finish, the G751JY’s 17.3-inch 1080p display has exceptional brightness. The factory audio does sounded hollow compared to desktop speakers, which is the norm for laptops. This is unquestionably a laptop for gaming and not just checking your social media with. With the Asus and ROG (Republic Of Gamers) logos in clear view and a large frame, this unit boast a bolder and yet more utilitarian design. It’s five times as large as a MacBook, with a thickness of 0.8-inches near the front edge, and up to two inches at the back where the battery swells. This extra battery and processing weight does however translate to processing and performance power.
It is more gamer-friendly than most laptops, with a keyboard that rivals even dedicated mechanical ones. The key and number pads provide springy, firm response and the red backlighting makes it look more elegant and futuristic. It also comes with a large 4.7 x 2.5-inch touchpad with ASUS’ Smart Gesture touchpad technology. This enables multi-touch gestures such as pinch-zoom, two-finger rotate and three-finger flick. It also stayed cool during this review, even during gameplay-only reaching just 75 degrees with the aid of whisper quiet fans.
The G751 also comes with 4 USB 3.0 ports, a Blu-ray writer, a 3-in-1 card reader, secure lock slots, HDMI connectivity, a Thunderbolt port , Ethernet, and VGA as well as input ports for Audio-on, headphones, a mic and A/C. It has a 2.5-GHz Intel Core i7-4710HQ processor with 24GB of RAM which means it has all the workload power of a medium-priced desktop PC. It’s basically a beast in terms of the portable market. This unfortunately accounts for weak battery life. Asus’s latest only lasted 3 hours and 36 minutes with continuous Web browsing over Wi-Fi (at 100 nits of brightness), which is well below the average of 4 to 4 1/2 hours in most laptops
Graphics and Games Performance
This review model did, however, come with the latest graphics card from Nvidia and the G751J ships with Nvidia’s new 900 series Maxwell GPU. Outfitted with the company’s GeForce GTX 980M GPU with 4GB of RAM, this laptop performed at 60 fps on Ultra settings steadily with little lag or interruptions. At maximum settings, the G751JY’s frame rate drop to 37 fps, beating the 22 fps average and higher than most models at 34 to 28 fps. It also makes it easier to stream online and onto to mobile devices with ShadowPlay (that lets you record and instantly broadcast game video footage to Twitch.Tv) and Shield Mobile and Shield Tablet for streaming games via a mobile device. Coming with easy-to-use broadcast buttons, remote streaming has been simplified for laptop gamers with how easy apps like ShadowPlay make this functionality possible.
The reality is that for those who want to play games remotely will have to spend additional finances to maintain top-level performance. At $1500 to start, this may be too high a price for some gamers to spend. The price only increases with better graphics cards, more memory, customized case designs and more processors. But for those who want to spend the money on a mid-range to premium grade of gaming laptops or plan on requiring such a machine for competitive or professional gaming, the dependability Asus’s G752Jy provides should make it a go-to machine for those exploring gaming laptops.