ASUS's Republic of Gamers line of gaming laptop comes in two sizes. It is either the thin, highly compact one that sacrifices some power for portability, or it's the excessively huge monstrosity that is equipped with enough horsepower to leave games in the dust. For the G751, the latter is the case as it is a desktop replacement rather than a portable gaming machine.
As I've mentioned, the ROG G751 is a desktop replacement. Featuring a 17.3 inch Full HD screen, the laptop is big and chunky, making portability almost non-existent as far as I'm concerned. The looks of the G751 follows the Republic of Gamers' design philosophy, featuring a black and gray body with some red thrown into the mix. If you've ever seen one of the large RoG laptops before, you've seen the G751 as the overall design of the laptop hasn't changed much.
In terms of power, the G751 is no slouch. The notebook comes with an Intel Core i7-4710HQ processor and 8GB of RAM. The graphics department is handled by Nvidia's GeForce GTX 970M. For storage, the G751 comes with 128GB solid state drive and a 1TB hard disk. If you've been keeping up to date with component releases, you would know that the G751 we have in the office is a rather dated machine. Seeing as the laptop isn't exactly new, how does it perform today? Here are the benchmarks we gotten from this machine.
Dated though the components may be, the G751 can still perform with the best of them. Gaming with it is a non-issue as the laptop is still powerful enough to run almost any modern games at high to max settings at 1080p resolution. If you're one of those who was hoping that the G751 is capable of 4K gaming, you might want to dial down your expectations a notch as the laptop is not exactly powerful enough for that.
Battery life on the G751 is pretty good if you're using it for productive purposes instead of gaming, but is nowhere near good enough to do any decent amount of gaming on it. The fans on the G751 are relatively quiet, keeping the laptop around the 65-70 degrees celsius range without generating too much noise.
One part that annoys me about the G751 is with its wireless adapter as it seems to very temperamental when it comes to connecting to the internet via Wi-Fi. I'm just going to assume that this problem is due to the laptop's malfunctioning wireless adapter and a new unit would not have this problem, but it's still worth mentioning just in case you happen to bump into this problem as well.
Overall, the G751 is a desktop replacement that is still powerful enough to remain relevant until today. No, it is not the most up-to-date gaming laptop in terms of configuration, but it can still perform well even though some of the components are now two-generations old. If you're in the market for a new gaming laptop, the G751 is still worth considering despite its age.
- Incredibly powerful
- Relatively affordable
- Somewhat dated
- Not portable