Asus G751: Review

 
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We don’t get to review many really big laptops here at Mind of Modernity, the closest being Macbook Pros that, aside from being excellent machines, are pretty much identical to every other Apple laptop. The Asus G751 though is a huge, lumbering beast of a PC, and frankly, it’s an absolutely wonderful machine, despite a niggle or two here and there.

Gaming PCs have been on the upswing in recent years as hardware finally catches up and gamers no longer have to ask themselves the tedious question: “Will my machine run this game on anything better than the lowest graphical settings?” The G751 is a product of this new PC gaming wave, and is an obvious foray by Asus that’s designed to try and push the limits of what gaming laptops can do. This is one of the first gaming laptops that can play games in 4K resolutions, although you will need an external 4K TV or monitor in order to play them, which is an issue we wish Asus wouldn’t have left consumers to resolve.

Or maybe we don’t? The system is very expensive (you could buy more than four PS4s with that cash!) and with another cutting edge piece of tech the laptop would likely be consigned to some hyper-luxurious fantasy realm. An Intel Core i7 processor powers every G751 model, graphics being provided by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 4GB cards; this is a beast of a machine. Enjoy playing casino games on your current laptop, having fun on Betsafe and marvelling at the pretty visuals and graphics? With this laptop the crisp, high definition visuals available to you would be some orders of magnitude better than what you’re experiencing at the moment, and that kind of magnificent step-change is one of the reasons you’d shell out over $2,000 for this machine.

A 17.3-inch 1920×1080 screen (not touchscreen, but is that really a bad thing?) is what you’ll be playing most of your games on, and it’s a great screen for the system, especially when you take into account that many reviewers, running the laptop through actual 4K screens, have had to turn down the graphics settings in order to compensate for the vastly improved resolution. Isn’t having the flashiest graphics the point of 4K in the first place? It’s not a huge issue, but one that manufacturers need to iron out before jumping on the 4K bandwagon.

Overall, this is a great laptop. It will cope with any normal, everyday computing you can throw at it, and when you want to get your game on it works like a dream. Aesthetically, it’s quite a bullish machine, but with that kind of power under the hood, you’d expect it to be!

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