by Tejas Kolhe on 2014-12-26
I purchased the below config from e b a y US as flipkart was unable to deliver the current listed model at my address and I think I got a better deal :)
Model : GL551JM-DH71
Ram : 16gb
Processor : i7 4710HQ
Graphics : 2gb DDR5 860M
OS : Windows 8.1
I have played lot of games on it like Ryse son of rome, grid autosport, shadow of mordar, wolfenstein, evil within, nfs rivals.... All of them running smoothly on high settings.
The heat emmision is quiet negligible and cooling is good.
Windows 8.1 is shit and ruins the fun of switching quickly to other applications like that on Windows 7.
The Keyboard is really good except that the red embossed alphabets on the keys are sometimes not visible even in daylight from certain angle but the key light covers it up.
Overall I am happy with the performance of this laptop.
I purchased the G551JM model at 83k and the G551JK model is approximately at same price in India with lower config and hence comparatively costly in India.
But considered the price, the quality of this laptop is much better than other gaming laptops at same price..So go for it if under your budget :)
by Alex Mathew on 2014-12-04
The laptop is all red and black, and has a premium feel to it.
I replaced the stock hard disk with an SSD. It was very simple to remove the back cover and the hard disk and put them back.
Although making it boot from a USB drive was tricky, and I had to change some options in the BIOS for it.
It comes with a Bluray Drive (not Writer).
The red backlit keyboard looks nice, especially at low-light. The keys feel nice and firm to press, although sometimes they can be missed if you don't press firmly enough. Caps Lock light is a bonus. And oddly enough, to press the End key, you will need to turn off Num Lock and press 1. Power button is placed at the top-right corner within the keyboard. It could accidentally be pressed.
Sound is very clear and not even a little distorted at maximum volume.
The Republic of Gamers logo on the lid is also backlit and looks amazing.
Battery is very good; lasts 2 hours at high usage at medium brightness.
It is quite heavy.
It's a fingerprint magnet, especially if you have sweaty hands.
The 1600 Mhz 8 GB RAM is a single stick. There is one more slot available if you want to upgrade.
The Gaming Headset is an over-the-ear type. So outside sounds are cut-off. You also get a detachable microphone.
The Gaming Mouse is big and feels a bit clunky. But that might just be me as I'm used to laptop-sized mice.
The headset is red and black like the laptop, while the mouse is grey and black with blue light.
The laptop bag is small and padded and has one compartment with a space for a laptop.
There is very little bloatware.
All in all, an excellent laptop worth the price.
GOOD BUT , COULD BE BETTER
by Kishalay Bhattacharya on 2015-01-03
laptop is good - ok ok ... but at this price point there should be a 4 GB graphics card like the lenovo Y50 is giving this at a reduced price rate of around 72000 .... but the cloak rate of the cpu is better (2.5 GHz with boosted 3.5 GHz) ,,, RAM slots and dedicated memory is also ok ( it should be 16 GB instead of 8GB ) ... Also , lookswise the laptop is far better than any other laptop in this type of category ..... Hattsoff 2 u ASUS ... great going .... keep it up ....
by Ranadeep Naskar on 2015-04-25
I am satisfied with my laptop except some minor cons.
Cons: It is a fingerprint magnet.Get dirty very easily.
worth its price.. Gaming monster
by rishi tiwari on 2014-11-30
this laptop is a gaming monster. In 80k , you can't get any laptop with that specs.
Gaming performance: runs 2 of the high end games : FC3 and Wolfenstein The New Order without lag. and the mouse and headphones you get with that monster will make you a gaming freak .. and a bit of advice : buy a good cooling pad , not because it heats up (which it does but veryyy less) , but for a better gaming performance
by Vivek Jindal on 2015-04-16
the components in this laptop are very powerful that gpu becomes a bottleneck. better buy a desktop.
check the performance gtx 850m
by Dr.Vikas yadav on 2015-12-09
Ultimate performance wise
All games running smoothly except Batman Arkham Knight
Good laptop, could had been better :)
by shil on 2015-02-03
Everything is awesome about this laptop, CPU, GPU, speakers are abvove average, battery is average, Keyboard is awesome, touchpad is just on par, boots up in 14 seconds on my windows 8.1, so its fast yes! and its not bulky , looks good and nice graphics with metal body for stronger and durability of this laptop.
What did not impress me about Asus on this laptop is The screen is just on, I was buying it for IPS display, which is not in this laptop. So i have ordered a separate IPS display.
So all in all if this laptop was at 73k instead of 78k, could been best laptop till now :)
Yet i will recommend this laptop over Lenovo's Y50 which had poor build quality and crappy touchpad with poor display :)
So Asus Rocks!
by Souvik Gupta on 2016-03-25
Asus,apple ,Dell Who is the best laptop for Animation & vfx Student?i want two buy adssssssssssssssssssss
Would have bought it if it was sold by WS Retail
by Satinder Pal Singh on 2014-11-18
WS Retail if you are reading this please make this laptop available. I don't trust any other seller. Please contact me once this is available
View all 10 Reviews