There are plenty of laptops that belong to the ROG series, either 15 inch or 17 inch portables, but in my Asus Republic of Gamers review I am only going to talk about one particular model. The reason for that is simple: I will choose the laptop that best stands out from the crowd, which offers the best performances at the best cost.
I am referring to the Asus G750JW-DB71, which is among the latest additions to the series and thus it integrates a 4th generation Intel CPU, also known as Haswell chips. I am thrilled to see that ROG continues to be a name that keeps up with the latest releases in the technology world.
In what concerns this G750 gaming laptop, the case remains practically unchanged, only some minor changes being made in respect to including sharper edges and an all-black color for offering an increased level of visual appeal. Nonetheless, the same bulky design seems to welcome the viewer, but it’s also a sign of high-end performances and raw power. So the strong exterior design is a form of suggesting the cutting-edge hardware that is found under the hood.
The incorporated display measure 17.3 inches so this is a large gaming laptop. It’s a Full HD 1080p anti-glare panel with a really good picture and accurate color reproduction. Its performance outdoors is great also but I don’t think that you will be carrying the Asus G750JW-DB71 with you since it weighs 9.9 pounds (4.5kg). This laptop that I have chosen for my Asus Republic of Gamers review is one heavy beast for sure.
The keyboard has also undergone some changes. It’s a backlit Chiclet keyboard that also includes a numeric pad. The arrows keys have been separated from the other keys, being pushed lower, but they have been preserved in large size. It’s an aspect that pleases users.
The quality of the keyboard is a plus and it’s great for those who type a lot. The touchpad has become even larger, which is nice and it’s easy to use and responsive. But it’s expected for gamers to more frequently use a mouse.
The main hardware piece that is responsible for the high-end performances is the 4th generation Intel Quad-Core i7-4700HQ CPU that runs on 2.4GHz core speed, on Turbo up to 3.4GHz frequency, and has 6MB L3 cache to share with the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600. This is a CPU capable of massive raw power.
Other hardware components that have contributed to choosing the G750JW-DB71 as the model to be representative for my Asus Republic of Gamers review are: 12GB DDR3 RAM 1,600MHz plus one free slot, Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M is the dedicated GPU with 2GB GDDR5 video memory, 128bit memory interface, 768 CUDA cores, and 850MHz frequency, and the internal storage space is the one important con that can mentioned since this ROG gaming laptop integrates 1TB 5400RPM hard drive. The good news is that there is a free second bay for installing a SSD.
The central fact to be outlined in this Asus Republic of Gamers review is that Asus G750JW-DB71 is capable of playing most games on ultra-high settings, while more demanding ones will have to be reduced to medium-high or high settings for being smoothly played in Full HD resolution.
The two fans do their job pretty good thus avoiding for situations to become too hot or too noisy. Connectivity is ensured through 802.11ac Wi-Fi, keeping up with the latest standard, and making it one of the few laptops that offer it in their package, Bluetooth 4.0, and RJ45 LAN.
The featured connectors are: 4USB 3.0 ports, Thunderbolt port, HDMI and VGA outputs, SD card reader, and 2 audio jacks. That’s a complete list. The two built-in speakers are capable of quite a strong sound and it all becomes even better once you add the included subwoofer to the audio system.
Last but not least, the battery life is impressive as well, expecting to last between 3 to 5 hours on regular usage, which obviously does not include gaming activities.
There’s no better way to wrap up my Asus Republic of Gamers review than by saying that I truly recommend Asus G750JW-DB71 due to its amazing specs, high power, new features, and great price.