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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We calculated the average ratings for all Asus notebook PCs and also specifically for Asus gaming laptops and found that in both cases Asus had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for more than two years, the Asus G551JM has a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Asus G551JM supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G551JM.
Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Across all the laptops of this age and spec the widths range from 330mm to 460mm. At only 383 millimeters, the Asus G551JM is quite narrow compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Asus G551JM does not have a full-size keyboard, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops of this type and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.
Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
When compared to other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the G551JM that we have assessed, the Asus G551JM's discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G551JM have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 2GB and 8GB.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most portable PCs of this type and age 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.
There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider including the Lenovo Y50[plb_2681101_price].
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
The Asus G551JM has a quite small total storage capacity (only 750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the G551JM. The smallest total storage capacity of gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the G551JM is 250GB, the biggest is 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 1TB.
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Only SonicMaster Audio System
This portable PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on portable PCs of this age and spec.
Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of this age and type is 2GB and the biggest is 8.2GB. At only 2,048 megabytes, the Asus G551JM has a very small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
Asus released the G551JM over two years ago.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.5 gigahertz, the Asus G551JM has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the G551JM.
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Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the Asus G551JM has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the G551JM.
If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Y50-70[plb_3248801_price] (16GB).
Average Screen Size
The Asus G551JM has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G551JM.
At 2.7 kilograms, the Asus G551JM has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G551JM.
Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the MSI GP70[plb_2199947_price] (2.7kg).
HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (SSD and higher rated).
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
Memory Stick (MS), MMC+, MS PRO, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SD, SDHC
Integrated Card Reader
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
DVD Super Multi
Bang & Olufsen
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
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
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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