• CPU: Intel Core i7-4710HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M (2GB DDR3)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 750GB HDD
  • RAM: 12GB DDR3L
  • Weight: 2.70 kg (6 lbs)

Pros

  • Quality IPS panel without PWM
  • Good design
  • Comfortable touchpad and keyboard
  • Excellent heat management inside and out of the chassis
  • M.2 SATA SSD slot
  • Affordable price

Cons

  • The chassis leaves nasty smudges and fingerprints
  • Bulky (32.2 mm) and heavy (2.7 kg)
  • The GPU throttles during longer gaming sessions

ASUS ROG G551 - Specs

CPU Performance #38
  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700U 1.3%
  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ 1.3%
  • Intel Core i7-4710HQ
  • Intel Core i7-4720HQ 0.2%
  • Intel Core i7-4700MQ 0.8%
GPU Performance #79
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (4GB DDR3) 0.1%
  • NVIDIA Quadro M620 (2GB GDDR5) 0.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M (2GB DDR3)
  • AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) (64-bit, 2GB GDDR5) 0.7%
  • AMD Radeon RX 540 (4GB GDDR5) 1.1%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
LG LP156WF4-SPH1
Color accuracy 2.04
HDD/SSD
750GB HDD
RAM
12GB DDR3L
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
52Wh, 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 2x 3.5 mm jacks for headset and external microphone
Features
  • Web camera HD webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, AH-IPS

Name LG LP156WF4-SPH1
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 291 cd/m2
sRGB 84%
Panel Type AH-IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 800:1
dE Color Checker 2.04

 

ASUS ROG G551 in-depth review

We continue the list of reviews on ASUS ROG products with the refreshed G551 series laptops that feature the new GeForce GTX 960M GPU which will add a marginal performance over last year's model and a bit better energy efficiency. Unlike most refreshed notebooks, this one also has a slightly better screen than 2014's model, but this might be more of a personal opinion on the matter. You will find out why in the "Display" section below. Before we begin, we would like to question the existe[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-4710HQ

$2249.00+89%
price
662.00
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$2249.00+89%
price
12370.00-3.6%
performance
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$2249.00+89%
price
15.17+15.8%
performance
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M (2GB DDR3)

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

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