The past few weeks we’ve been lugging around ASUS’ ROG G551 gaming notebook everywhere we went. We took it along with us when we went to Singapore and aside from gaming on the go, it also served as our main video editing rig while overseas. It’s also where the video below was rendered (Inception level rendering) but it’s not without faults. We go some of the main issues in the video below, but we’ll be adding a few here:
It’s relatively heavy.
Gaming notebooks tend to be big burdens especially when you tend to move a lot, and the G551 is no exception. Thankfully ASUS includes a nice, comfortable backpack with every purchase so that part’s already covered. Treat it more like a mobile workstation than a traditional notebook and try to keep relocation down to a minimum. That or start building those back muscles.
You can game with it without it being plugged in, but expect to drain your battery quickly.
This is obviously a no-brainer – the GTX960M GPU on the G551 is powerful, but requires a lot of juice to run. Try to find a place to plug in this monster before opening it up and playing with your friends on GTA V.
It can handle next gen titles, but keep the settings realistic.
While the G551 can run next gen games without too much issues, you’ll have to tweak the settings of the notebook accordingly. While we all want our notebooks to be able to run ultra resolution on full HD, you’ll have to compromise on a few things like resolution and a few graphical options to get the most out of the G551. And while you can build a gaming rig that would easily surpass the performance of the G551, it wouldn’t be as portable.
That’s it! ASUS is selling the G551 for Php 69,995.