ASUS N551JQ-AS71 15.6-inch Full-HD Touchscreen Laptop Review

ASUS N551JQ-AS71 15.6-inch Full-HD Touchscreen Laptop Review

15.6 inch ASUS N551JQ-AS71
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Brushed aluminium design Asus N551JQ-AS71 is a stylish and sleek 15.6 inch Full HD IPS touchscreen display laptop as part of the ASUS N series with the 4th generation Intel i7-4710HQ processor, NVIDIA GeForce 845M graphics and SonicMaster Premium Audio with ICEpower and Bang & Olufsen technology for the best visuals and sound, an enhanced multimedia experience, advanced gaming, smooth multitasking, improved productivity at work or school and more- it is capable of handling all the usual and extremely complex tasks and software with ease.

ASUS N551JQ-AS71 comes with the powerful quad-core Haswell Intel i7-4710HQ processor at 2.5GHz base speed that goes up to 3.5GHz dynamically with turbo boost when tasks require it and stays at base for power efficiency and hyper threading with 4 cores handling 8 threads in parallel, 8GB DDR3L SDRAM at 1600MHz to multitask seamlessly and efficiently, 1TB SATA hard drive at faster 7200rpm rotating speed and 64-bit Windows 8.1 operating system. It has the Instant-On function so it won’t take you more than a couple of seconds to wake up from sleep mode and the Auto back-up for keeping your data safe when battery level goes below 5%.

15.6 inch Full HD IPS touchscreen with 1920x1080 pixel resolution, 16:9 cinematic aspect ratio and larger viewing angles offers superior- ultra crisp and clear visuals with vibrant colours when you’re editing photos, streaming videos or playing many of the latest games at higher settings and resolutions thanks to the mid range dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 845M graphics card with 2GB memory + Intel HD 4600 integrated graphics as part of the main CPU and with shared memory. Great quality cinematic surround sound is provided by SonicMaster Premium audio and combines ICEpower and Bang & Olufsen technologies optimising hardware and software with amplifier with up to 11 watt output as well as the external subwoofer for richer sound with deep bass, clear treble and higher volumes- Asus claims this is some of the best sound you can experience on any modern day laptop. Intel’s RealSense 3D camera with two lenses is rather interesting as it will make you interact with the computer in a different way- you’ll be able to navigate through Windows 8 functions, open apps, browse the internet without touching the keyboard or screen (hands-free interaction by recognising and tracking you in three dimensions).

ASUS N551JQ-AS71 15.6-inch Full-HD Touchscreen Laptop Review
Elegant with simplistic design metallic finish gray silver Asus N551JQ-AS71 with the iconic concentric circle pattern weighs 6 pounds with dimensions of 10 x 15 x 0.60 inches so it has a rather slim case. The sturdy chiclet style keyboard is ergonomic one-piece and backlit (variable illumination) for being able to work or play comfortably in dim light or dark, offers decent typing experience with the nicely optimised key travel, 10-key numpad for easier data entry and a responsive one-piece touchpad. We don’t have the battery life info but you should get around 5 hours from its lithium ion battery on an average use. Connectivity options include the DL DVD±RW/CD-RW Optical Drive, 802.11bgn wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, 3 x USB 3.0 ports with much faster data transfers, an HDMI port to connect to larger screen HDTV’s or external monitors, Headphone/Microphone Combo port, Secure Digital (SD) Memory Stick MultiMediaCard (MMC), Kensington lock and HD webcam with integrated digital microphone for live chats at home or work.

Conclusion: Gray silver ASUS N551JQ-AS71 is a great modern 15.6 inch touchscreen multimedia laptop with Full HD screen and IPS display, a powerful quad core Intel i7-4710HQ at 2.5GHz- 3.5GHz speed, TDP- Thermal Design Power is 47 watts for CPU, GPU, VRMs and RAM controller and the exceptional overall system performance as the Passmark benchmark score of Intel i7-4510HQ is 7905 as of today. GeForce 845M is much better than the 840M and a little better than the GT 750M, expect to play games like BioShock Infinite fluently at high settings and resolutions and much more demanding games like Battlefield 4 at lower settings. The only con we can see here is the Windows 8 operating system- which is often a slight learning curve and soon you’ll be able to upgrade it to the new Windows 10 free of charge. It comes with the most comprehensive coverage in the industry- 12 months of Accidental Damage Protection (spills, drops and electrical surges) with 30 days Zero Bright Dot Guarantee (for flawless display). If anything happens you will be able to contact technical support 24 hours 7 days a week and if the laptop needs to be sent for repairs you’re offered 2-way standard shipping. We like the powerful i7-4710HQ processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB at 7200rpm hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce 845M graphics card, RealSense 3D camera feature, backlit keyboard, FHD IPS touch screen, superior sound quality and a good range of connectivity options, so you’re getting awesome value for money here, and remember this is an Asus- one of the best computer brands in the world.

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