ASUS ROG Gl551JW – OverView

This powerful budget laptop packs great specs for an excellent price tag. There are two primary variant available internationally – DS71 and DS74. Both variants include a Intel Core i7 4720HQ processor an upgrade from the previous Gl551JM’s i7 4710HQ. The GPU on this gaming laptop is the Nvidia GeForce GTX960M as opposed the Gl551JM’s GTX860M. This laptop sports a 1080P anti-glare(matte) display. The DS74’s is an IPS diplay while the DS71’s is not. The laptop has 3X USB 3.0SS ports, an HDMI port, an Ethernet/LAN port, a mini DisplayPort and an audio combo port.The keyboard is a chiclet style one with a red  LED backlight. The DS71 has a 1TB 7200RPM HDD while the DS74 has an mSATA 128GB SSD in addition to the 1TB 7200RPM HDD. This laptop has a DVD Writer built in. The lid of this laptop has a brushed aluminium effect with a light up ROG logo. The base of the laptop is made of plastic. Both variants have 16GB[2X8GB] DDR3L RAM. There is a 1080P webcam in this laptop. This gaming laptop has fairly reasonable price tag. the DS71 is priced at $1100 and the DS74 costs $1300

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