High-performance gaming laptop with enthusiast-grade graphics and silent cooling systemThe ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) G Series delivers powerful performance thanks to Intel Core i7 processors...
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On average Asus gaming laptops have good reviews as do all notebook PCs produced by Asus.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of this age and spec.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Unlike most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the G551JM which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Asus G551JM has a full-size keyboard.
We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus GL771JW is also worth considering.
Has a Front Camera
The Asus G551JM has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.
There are a number of other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
This portable PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most frequently supported processor memory clock speed on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.
SSD Storage Medium
The Asus G551JM has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the G551JM.
Across comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.
Alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider include the 13, or the 13 both from Alienware which has better reviews.
HD HD Type
The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.
802.11n WiFi Standard
The Asus G551JM has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most gaming laptops that are a similar age to it have an 802.11a WiFi standard. This portable PC also have an 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standard.
This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year.
The worst Wi-Fi standard across similar types of notebook PC is 802.11a.
The Asus G551JM is quite narrow (only 383 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the G551JM. The widths of gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the G551JM range from 280mm to 460mm.
4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.
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Very Small Total Storage Capacity
At only 256 gigabytes, the Asus G551JM has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago is 120GB, the biggest is 2.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 980GB.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus G551JM is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only SonicMaster Audio System
This laptop audio system, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.
4 Other reasons to consider the Asus G551JM
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.5 gigahertz, the Asus G551JM has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G551JM.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Asus G551JM has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.
If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the G751JL (12GB), or the G771JM (12GB) both from Asus which is also higher rated.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus G551JM has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the MSI GS70 2QE (£1,224.94) (17.3"), or the Asus G751JT (£1,698.28) (17.3").
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With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Asus G551JM has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G551JM.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Power
BIOS, HDD, User
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
UL, TUV, MIC, CE Marking Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, GOST-R, CB, EPEAT, EU Flower, Energy star, CECP, WEEE, Erp 2013, RoHS, JATE
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