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Asus ROG G551VW: A must-buy for hardcore gamers

Though expensive, the Asus ROG G551VW laptop will not give you any reason to complain

Kakoli Chakraborty 

Asus ROG G551VW
Asus ROG G551VW

The running around involved in assembling a gaming rig has dissuaded many from But for a hardcore gamer who wants nothing less than a 60-frames-a-second (fps) rate, a good gaming can do the trick.

Fortunately for me, I got my hands on Asus' ROG G551VW. Touted as a mean machine, the claims to provide optimum gaming experience. Fitted with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics card coupled with 4GB DDR5 graphics memory, the runs graphic-heavy games with ease. Under the hood, it houses a quad core 6th Gen Intel i7 processor, which reduces the chance of a lag.



The 15.6-inch display and a 4K IPS panel makes it perfect for watching HD videos. I tried it out with my copy of The Great Gatsby and found the colours to be vibrant and sharp.

As it's a gaming laptop, it was natural for me to play as much as I could. It has a backlit keyboard so nocturnal gamers can rejoice. To begin with, I ran Far Cry Primal. Playing as Takkar in the Stone Age was not only immersing but the graphics card ensured there were no lags. Next, I ran Arkham Origins. The result was equally impressive - the creases on Batman's cape and distinct raindrops were a proof of how good the graphics card was. Interestingly, the doesn't heat much, thus removing the need of a cooling pad.

The laptop's audio isn't bad either. Though, for an optimum experience, I'd recommend using headphones, watching movies without one isn't a let down. When I played Inception, whose background score demands a good set of speakers, I wasn't disappointed. I didn't have to strain my ears or turn on the subtitles.

Priced at Rs 1,00,490, the is definitely expensive. But a good gaming rig costs roughly the same, if not more. If you want a mean gaming machine, look no further - this is the machine for you.

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Asus ROG G551VW: A must-buy for hardcore gamers

Though expensive, the Asus ROG G551VW laptop will not give you any reason to complain

Though expensive, the Asus ROG G551VW laptop will not give you any reason to complain The running around involved in assembling a gaming rig has dissuaded many from But for a hardcore gamer who wants nothing less than a 60-frames-a-second (fps) rate, a good gaming can do the trick.

Fortunately for me, I got my hands on Asus' ROG G551VW. Touted as a mean machine, the claims to provide optimum gaming experience. Fitted with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics card coupled with 4GB DDR5 graphics memory, the runs graphic-heavy games with ease. Under the hood, it houses a quad core 6th Gen Intel i7 processor, which reduces the chance of a lag.

The 15.6-inch display and a 4K IPS panel makes it perfect for watching HD videos. I tried it out with my copy of The Great Gatsby and found the colours to be vibrant and sharp.

As it's a gaming laptop, it was natural for me to play as much as I could. It has a backlit keyboard so nocturnal gamers can rejoice. To begin with, I ran Far Cry Primal. Playing as Takkar in the Stone Age was not only immersing but the graphics card ensured there were no lags. Next, I ran Arkham Origins. The result was equally impressive - the creases on Batman's cape and distinct raindrops were a proof of how good the graphics card was. Interestingly, the doesn't heat much, thus removing the need of a cooling pad.

The laptop's audio isn't bad either. Though, for an optimum experience, I'd recommend using headphones, watching movies without one isn't a let down. When I played Inception, whose background score demands a good set of speakers, I wasn't disappointed. I didn't have to strain my ears or turn on the subtitles.

Priced at Rs 1,00,490, the is definitely expensive. But a good gaming rig costs roughly the same, if not more. If you want a mean gaming machine, look no further - this is the machine for you.
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Asus ROG G551VW: A must-buy for hardcore gamers

Though expensive, the Asus ROG G551VW laptop will not give you any reason to complain

The running around involved in assembling a gaming rig has dissuaded many from But for a hardcore gamer who wants nothing less than a 60-frames-a-second (fps) rate, a good gaming can do the trick.

Fortunately for me, I got my hands on Asus' ROG G551VW. Touted as a mean machine, the claims to provide optimum gaming experience. Fitted with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics card coupled with 4GB DDR5 graphics memory, the runs graphic-heavy games with ease. Under the hood, it houses a quad core 6th Gen Intel i7 processor, which reduces the chance of a lag.

The 15.6-inch display and a 4K IPS panel makes it perfect for watching HD videos. I tried it out with my copy of The Great Gatsby and found the colours to be vibrant and sharp.

As it's a gaming laptop, it was natural for me to play as much as I could. It has a backlit keyboard so nocturnal gamers can rejoice. To begin with, I ran Far Cry Primal. Playing as Takkar in the Stone Age was not only immersing but the graphics card ensured there were no lags. Next, I ran Arkham Origins. The result was equally impressive - the creases on Batman's cape and distinct raindrops were a proof of how good the graphics card was. Interestingly, the doesn't heat much, thus removing the need of a cooling pad.

The laptop's audio isn't bad either. Though, for an optimum experience, I'd recommend using headphones, watching movies without one isn't a let down. When I played Inception, whose background score demands a good set of speakers, I wasn't disappointed. I didn't have to strain my ears or turn on the subtitles.

Priced at Rs 1,00,490, the is definitely expensive. But a good gaming rig costs roughly the same, if not more. If you want a mean gaming machine, look no further - this is the machine for you.

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