Asus ROG GL551 – The cheapest gaming laptop (So far)

There’s no such thing like having a perfect laptop that fits your budget. Talking about the laptop, Asus ROG GL551 is the best , cheapest gaming laptop so far. After intense research and testing, the $1,100 laptop is the best available budget laptop because it delivers performance and quality at a very low cost. You might think why i’m saying $1,100 cheap/low cost. It’s because it can run any game at high settings and the quality delivered by this laptop is way beyond imagination (for this price range) .

Specs : 

  • ASUS ROG GL551JW-DS71 Intel i7 2.6GHz 16GB Memory 1TB HDD GTX960M 2GB 15.6-inch Full HD Gaming LaptopProcessor
    Intel® Core™ i7 4720HQ ProcessorOperating System
    Windows 8.1Chipset
    Intel® HM86 Express ChipsetMemory
    16 GB DDR3L 1600 MHz SDRAM, 2 x DIMM socket for expansion up to 16 GB SDRAMDisplay
    15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) anti-glare TN display

    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX960M 2G GDDR5

    1TB HDD 7200 RPM

    Optical Drive
    Super-Multi DVD

    Card Reader
    3 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ SDHC/ MS/ MS Pro/MS Pro Duo/ MMC)

    HD Web Camera

    Integrated 802.11agn
    10/100/1000/Gigabits Base T
    Bluetooth 4.0

    1 x Microphone-in jack
    1 x Headphone-out jack (Audio-in Combo)
    3 x USB 3.0 port(s)
    1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
    1 x HDMI
    1 x mini Display Port

    Built-in 2 Speakers And Microphone
    Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®
    SonicMaster Premium
    MaxxAudio support

    6Cells 5200 mAh 56 Whrs

    Power Adapter
    Output : 19 V DC, 6.3 A, 120 W ((Quad Core))
    Input : 100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal

    383 x 255 x 28 ~31.5 mm (WxDxH)

    2.7 kg

    Kensington lock
    BIOS Booting User Password Protection
    HDD User Password Protection and Security
    Pre-OS Authentication by programmable key code

Looking at the specs and the price range, this is one of the best gaming laptop ever.
It’s because it can run any of the current gen games with out a lag.

What makes ASUS ROG GL551 the best?

Asus ROG 4

This is a quad core CPU powered by Intel core i7 4720HQ processor with the beasty Nvidia GTX 960M which gives you an amazing gaming experience!

Asus ROG 2


The ASUS ROG GL551 let’s you play your favorite games at full HD 1080p anywhere and anytime.

Asus ROG 1


Heat wont be an issue. Heat being the enemy for all the laptop gamers can cause unreliability and performance degradation. But with the air intake of the ROG series , it’ll provide the best cooling which keeps the heat stable and gives maximum pleasure for gaming!


Should i buy this?

My answer would be no. I mean who would spend $1,100 on a laptop. When it comes to portability and performance, this laptop would be the best. But when you spend the same amount on building a custom PC desktop, it will surely provide higher performance than this.

You might think like if i spend my money on buying a laptop, will it be future proof?

The answer is Yes if you play some specific games which doesn’t need much graphics. For example there are few people who prefer multiplayer games rather than role playing. The portability and gaming performance would be the best. Imaging you playing your favorite game anywhere and any time.

The answer is No when it comes to Upgrade(ability). Mostly the laptops wont hold much of an upgradation, it comes mostly with the pre-built / specified specs. Whereas when you get a PC desktop for the same price range, you can upgrade it n number of times.

How to buy a gaming laptop:

A budget gaming laptop is decided upon the graphics card because it can never be upgraded. If you prefer to buy even cheaper gaming laptop, there’d be something missing. Like SSD. When something you like is there, there will be something missing. The Ram and SSD upgrades may keep it in the long run, but not forever. So you either have to spend much more budget in it.

Looking at the graphics card, You can expect Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M or GTX 965M in a budget gaming laptop with a price range of $1,000 to $1,200 whereas you can expect 970M or 980M in an expensive gaming laptop.


Note: This article is purely written from my point of view!


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