• SPECIFICATIONS
  • Operating System : Windows 8.1
  • Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4710HQ @ 2.50GHz
  • Memory : 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L Storage : 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD
  • GPU : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970m 3GB GDDR5
  • Panel : 17.3-inch IPS FHD w/ anti-glare
  • Connectivity : Integrated 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Built-in Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Base T
  • Others : HD Web Camera, 1x VGA port, 4x USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, Thunderbolt port, SD card reader
  • Dimensions : 16.4 x 12.5 x 0.9 inch (WxDxH) Weight : 3.81kg
  • Pros:
  • Special keys Ergonomic-angled keyboard
  • Anti-glare coating Silent
  • Cons:
  • Price
  • Benchmark Results
  • 3D Mark
  • Firestrike: 6,710 points
  • Firestrike Extreme: 3,456 points
  • PC Mark
  • Home: 3,930 points
  • Creative: 4,017 points
  • Work: 3,398 points

Who Let the Beast Out!?

A beast of a machine at the tip of our fingers, so black, so red, so elegant, yet…so…powerful. We at CHIP had the grand opportunity to test this ravaging beast. Weighing in at a hefty 3.81kg, this is a machine you won’t be carrying about in your backpack if you want portability.

Housed within this behemoth is the Intel Core i7-4710HQ clocking in at 2.50GHz and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX970M 3GB DDR5. Combined with 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L RAM and a Sandisk 128GB SSD, the G751JT is geared to provide the best gaming experience possible. The display is a 17.3-inch FHD IPS Panel with an anti-glare coat and features NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology minimising frame-rate stutter and eliminates visual tearing.

The keyboard on the ASUS G751JT features backlit keys, and is very comfortable to type on

The keyboard on the ASUS G751JT features backlit keys, and is very comfortable to type on

What we like about the keyboard are that some of the keys have special functions, such as the Steam key which will open Steam in its Big Picture mode which we found really cool. There is also a one-click record key when you wish to record on the fly. But of course, we can’t miss out on the ROG key which opens a GUI that can be used to customise gaming profile settings, macro key’s, or to open the GamerFirst III application.

Gaming on the G751JT is a unique experience with the 17.3-inch FHD IPS Panel as it displays colours which are lush and vibrant and the ASUS Trinity Display technology works flawlessly to connect multiple displays for us to enjoy. Further enhancing the gaming experience is MaxxAudio, a professional-grade processing tool combined with ROG Audio Wizard giving you total mastery over your in-game sounds. And giving that extra “OOMPH”, the G751JT includes a Bass Eye, which is an internal subwoofer that hits all the right lows.

Being a gaming laptop, ASUS has fit the G751JT with a wide array of I/O ports, including USB 3.0 and HDMI ports

Being a gaming laptop, ASUS has fit the G751JT with a wide array of I/O ports, including USB 3.0 and HDMI ports

While gaming, the laptop stayed cool throughout our gaming time with no compromise on graphic performance. The dual-fan cooling system seems to be doing its job of keeping the laptop cool even during high performance gaming, though you might feel a bit of warmth on the right side of the keyboard. Battery life on high performance plan is pretty good but don’t expect to game for long hours on battery power.

Witcher 3 on Medium settings plays smoothly while bumping up the settings to High and Ultra, you will start to feel the frames drop but still playable if there isn’t a lot action going on-screen.

CHIP CONCLUDE: Though being large and heavy, the G751JT brings to table a load of performance and features that would make any gamer happy. At it’s price you could get a PC with better hardware but if you’re on-the-go this makes a good alternative.

(previously published in issue September 2015)

ASUS G751JT