Asus G751JL Review – A Curious Mix of High-End Looks and Mid-Range Performance

When your eyes land on the Asus G751JL, you would automatically think that this would be a high-end gaming portable. On the outside, it’s outfitted with a body styled like a fighter jet with a 17.3-inch screen installed. However, when you take a look at the hardware spec sheet, ten you would find a mid-range graphics chipset, an average screen resolution, and a single SSD. Furthermore, it is placed within a price class that is extremely competitive.

Asus G751JL Review - A Curious Mix of High-End Looks and Mid-Range Performance

The Asus G751JL Offers Mid-Range Performance With a High-End Design

For its design, the Asus G751JL sports a very angular look. It has a back end which features a thick ventilation grille. The overall look is then tweaked to fit the Republic of Gamers motif, but there are refinements in just about every area.

At the back of the lid, the ROG logo is illuminated and sits in the middle of a wall of aluminum. There is another logo found on the wrist-rest. The keyboard has a dramatic red LED glowing from underneath the keys.

It has brushed-metal accents which sit among the areas of plastic (which, by the way, does not look cheap). For its overall design, this is undoubtedly a gaming laptop, but with a more reasonable price as compared to the Alienware 15 or the MSI GE62 2QD Apache.

But this laptop is not just about the visual flair as Asus made sure to design it with gaming practicality in mind as well. The keyboard has been designed to have great travel than what you would normally see in a regular laptop. There’s also the benefit of some extra buttons such as those for macros, a dedicated button to open Steam, and one other button to start game recording. That last feature is a boon for Twitch and Youtube streamers.

Still, the Asus G751JL Gaming Laptop only has a 1080p screen, which does fall short when compared to other similar machines. Nonetheless, it is a sensible option for a portable gaming device. It does ensure high frame rates at its native resolution. However, color accuracy is not as impressive as others.

To control those graphics, the laptop has the Nvidia Graphics GTX 965M graphics card, which is a mid-range unit with 2GB of GDDR5 memory. It does perform fine at its native 1080p resolution, but there are other, better options out in the market that can push frame rates from 30-40fps to a solid 60fps.

The Asus G751JL can be calmly placed as a more practical option for a gaming machine. It does excel in some areas, but overall performance is only average compared to some of its rivals.

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