• CPU: Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4
  • Weight: 2.70 kg (6 lbs)

Pros

  • Sturdy construction and sleek design
  • Good input devices
  • Quality IPS panel
  • High-quality sound + external subwoofer
  • mSATA expandable storage option
  • Great value (good performance/price ratio)

Cons

  • Bulky (32.2 mm) and heavy (2.7 kg)
  • PWM from 0 to 99% screen brightness
  • mSATA instead of M.2 SSD support

ASUS N551VW - Specs

CPU Performance #43
  • Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
  • Intel Core i7-5700HQ
  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
  • Intel Core i7-4710HQ 0.1%
GPU Performance #59
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M (3GB GDDR5) 0.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA Quadro M2000M (4GB GDDR5) 0.5%
  • NVIDIA Quadro M1200 (4GB GDDR5) 0.6%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
LG LP156WF6-SPB5
Color accuracy 0.72
panel 2
Samsung 156HL01-102
Color accuracy 5.82
HDD/SSD
512GB SSD
RAM
16GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10
Battery
56Wh, Li-Po, 6-cell
Body material
Aluminum, Plastic
Dimensions
383 x 255 x 28-32 mm (15.08" x 10.04" x 1.10")
Weight
2.70 kg (6 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI 1
  • Displayport mini
  • Card reader SD, MMC, MS
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack combo audio/microphone jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD webcam
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive DVD burner
  • Security Lock slot
  • External subwoofer

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name LG LP156WF6-SPB5
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 327 cd/m2
sRGB 91%
PWM frequency 20600 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1100:1
dE Color Checker 0.72
PWM Rating 5.0: (undesirable)
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Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

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We developed this profile especially for occasions on which you spend a lot of time in front of your monitor with some games or watching movies – it will be easier for you to discern fine nuances in the dark.

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Health-Guard

This profile reduces the negative impact of pulsation and the blue spectrum, securing your eyes and body. You still get a pitch-perfect color image, albeit slightly warmer.

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ASUS N551VW in-depth review

ASUS labels the N series notebooks as multimedia-centric, but we have to disagree on that one. Since the last upgrade, the N551 has become so powerful to a point where you can't really tell the difference between the N551VW and its ROG counterparts, like the GL552VW or G551. So we can easily classify it as premium multimedia offering or a mid-range gaming laptop. We've got Intel Core i7-6700HQ on board, paired with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M GPU. All of this can handle so[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-6700HQ

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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