Laptops are usually powered by special processors that are low in power, and prioritize mobility rather than performance. But along with the development of technology, laptops that are present today are mostly powered by components that are capable enough to do heavy work, such as playing games or doing video processing. That’s where the concept of laptop gaming appears.
ASUS is one of the manufacturers that is intensively presenting gaming laptop products. One of them is the ROG G751JY, which is among the best gaming laptops under $1500 from ASUS.
Just like a gaming laptop in general, the ASUS ROG G751JY has a body that is quite fat, with a thickness of up to 53 millimeters. This laptop is also quite heavy, weighing 4.8 Kilograms including the battery. Even so, the size and weight are still fairly reasonable for a gaming laptop. Not only that, I can still carry this laptop everywhere without feeling excessive weight.
ASUS ROG G751JY is equipped with various ports that are very complete. In terms of display output, it has three ports, namely Mini D-SUB (VGA), HDMI, and MiniDisplay Port. While in terms of audio, it has a 3.5 millimeter audio output jack, 3.5 millimeter microphone input jack, and an SPDIF audio jack. This laptop is also equipped with an Ethernet port (LAN), four USB 3.0 ports, and an SD card reader.
In the units I received, the ASUS ROG G751JY is equipped with a BluRay Writer, but ASUS confirms that the version that will be marketed in Indonesia will not be equipped with BluRay Writer, and will be replaced with a DVD Writer.
The ASUS ROG G751JY is equipped with an IPS screen measuring 17.3-inches with Full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 pixels). Although the frame (frame) is quite thick, the screen is one of the best I’ve ever encountered. He is able to produce colors very well, clear and clear. The ability of the screen is very pronounced when used to edit videos or images, and when playing games.
This laptop is equipped with two fans with two vents on the back. Not only that, the rear has a design that resembles a racing car. Both fans are one of the keys to the performance of this laptop when used both for playing games or other activities that require great power.
In addition, he is classified as very ergonomic. The rising surface design makes it easier for users to use the keyboard.
As a premium gaming laptop, ASUS provides the ROG G751JY with a stack of high-end components. These components have made this laptop have a very high performance. The ASUS ROG G751JY is powered by an Intel Core i7 4720HQ with speeds of up to 3.6 GHz.
The high-end processor for the laptop is also combined with the latest high-end graphics chip from NVIDIA, the GeForce GTX 980M with 4GB VRAM. The combination of the two makes this gaming laptop capable of bulldozing all the games and graphics testing that I did to him.
In addition to the presence of these two premium components, this laptop is also equipped with a 128GB SSD as its main storage with the addition of a 1TB HDD as additional storage.
The presence of SSD makes this laptop can enter into Windows from a dead state in less than 10 seconds. SSD also makes the operation of other programs run very fast. For the Indonesian market version, ASUS equips this laptop with an 8GB SSD or 512GB SSD.
The first graphic test I did was to use 3DMark in Fire Strike testing mode. In this testing mode, this laptop gets a very high score, which is 8,630, with the framerate always above 30 fps.
I also used three games to be tested on this laptop, namely Ryse: Son of Rome, GTA V, and FarCry 4. All three were successfully presented with an average 60 fps framerate in maximum graphics settings. Only MSAA settings, and extreme settings on FarCry 4 are not used in testing this game.
Multitasking capability is also guaranteed on this gaming laptop. In the unit I received, the G751JY was supplied with 16GB of RAM. This is very good for a gaming laptop, because the latest game average requires only 6GB of RAM.
With 16GB of RAM, you can do a variety of activities that require extra energy, such as rendering videos using Adobe After Effect which I also had time to try and monitored up to 13GB of RAM.
Turning to general performance testing using PC Mark, the ASUS ROG G751JY also managed to get a very high score of 4,192. This proves that this laptop is very powerful to use apart from playing games.
The only disadvantage is that battery life is only about 2 hours using WiFi, and almost 3 hours when not using WiFi. This makes it very not recommended for those who prioritize mobility.