Asus ROG Laptop: Enjoy gaming wherever you go with high-quality graphics and expansive system memory to meet your multitasking needs. The large hard drive with a solid state drive provides plenty of room to store your music, games and videos.
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Intel 6th Generation Core i7
Windows 10 operating system
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15.6" Full HD display
1920 x 1080 resolution produces crisp, sharp visuals. IPS technology for wide viewing angles.
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ processor
Powerful quad-core, eight-way processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.
16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming
Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
1TB hard drive and 128GB solid state drive (SSD) for a blend of storage space and speed
The hard drive provides ample storage, while the SSD delivers faster start-up times and data access.
Slide-off upgrade panel
Allows easy access to the interior, so you can upgrade your system whenever you want.
NVIDIA GTX 960M graphics
Driven by 4GB dedicated video memory to deliver lifelike visuals for games and videos.
Weighs 5.7 lbs. and measures 1.3" thin
Balances portability and screen size, so you get a respectable amount of viewing space without the laptop being too cumbersome for practical portability. 4-cell lithium-ion battery.
Bluetooth interface syncs with compatible devices
Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the laptop and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.
2 USB 3.0 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices
Also includes 1 USB 2.0 port to connect more accessories and peripherals. The USB 3.0 ports are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds). Also includes USB Type-C 3.1 port.
HDMI output expands your viewing options
Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
Connect to a Wireless-AC router for nearly 6x the speed, more capacity and wider coverage than Wireless-N (150 Mbps). Backward-compatible with all other Wi-Fi networks and hotspots.
Lets you video chat with family and friends or collaborate with coworkers over popular applications like Skype.
Backlit keyboard for use in a variety of lighting conditions
Easy-touch keys for fast typing with quick response. Built-in 10-key numeric keypad for comfortable number input. Touchpad for hands-on control.
Reads and writes to a wide variety of media formats, including DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW and double-layer DVD.
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Best Buy Customer Reviews
good for higher end needs
Posted by: Iamgalt from: on
I do a lot of CAD work, 3D modeling, photo editing; basically work that requires more processing power than the average user is going to use. This notebook has held up quite nicely. Not as good as my desktop, but I spent over $5k on my desktop for professional grade equipment. But when I'm traveling, this machine does a great job of letting me get basic stuff done on the fly. I'm not a gamer, and therefore have no idea how it stands up in that arena, but for CAD and 3D, it can hold it's own. The only downside is it's a little heavier than I would like, but by no means nothing that can't be dealt with by anyone.
16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Posted by: kjhalvy from: on
This is far closer to a 4.5 than a 4 in my opinion, but there is one major caveat. First of all, I have the GL551 from last year and while I love that laptop, I didn't get the IPS screen. Big mistake for a graphic designer who does a lot of color dependent work. So, I bought this computer, which has the IPS screen and it's great...ish. Back-light bleed was a major concern for me and initially I didn't see any. Phew. Then, I closed and opened the computer a few times and the cover of the computer (the metal cover) is sorta flimsy over the screen, so the screen can sorta bend if you're not careful (and sometimes even if you are). Grabbing the screen by the bezel is strictly a no-no as it will create back-light bleed issues. It's the only disappointing part of a truly excellent computer. But for me, it's sort of a big deal. Be aware.
Minus this one significant factor, it's a very, very nice laptop.
12 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Asus ROG 15.6" Laptop is PERFECT!
Posted by: CY1413 from: on
I shopped around looking for a 15" laptop with both 1TB Hard Drive and a Solid State Drive. Found the perfect one - Asus ROG at Best Buy. Super fast start up and loading, great graphics, perfect for gaming yet totally handles the demands of my work projects... its the best of both worlds.
11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Zeek from: on
I went through 3 laptops within a week trying to find one that worked. All three had something wrong with them. I found this beauty on the website, and gave it a shot. It started up in seconds and it surprisingly had minimal glare on the screen. It crashed once from the two graphics card, but I optimized the nivida graphics card and disabled the Intel graphics card and everything worked great afterwards. The ssd really helps with bulky games. its definitely worth the price though. Other laptops with specs like this can cost $200 more, at that point, it's just the brand you're paying for. I would reccomend keeping the backlit keyboard on because the letters can become somewhat hard to see. Also buy a usb mouse because the mousepad is garbage. If you know how to fix the graphics card issue and buy a mouse get this laptop because it's a good laptop it just has a few kinks that can be fixed very easily. This laptop is perfect for gamers, I can't to play more with it.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Excellent Power For the Price
Posted by: ferris from: on
I am very happy with this machine - lightning fast, no bloatware, and runs most graphics intensive games at very high settings without a hitch. The amount of horsepower you get for the price is pretty amazing. There are just a few drawbacks to look out for: (1) battery life isn't great; (2) not exactly "small" for portability, but it is a gaming machine; (3) the Windows install puts all of the user folders on the SSD instead of much larger HDD, so moving all of that was kind of a pain.
Overall, I'd highly recommend this machine to anyone looking for a portable gaming rig or if you need extra power for other uses.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Good midrange gaming laptop
Posted by: Reviewer from: on
This is a good midrange gaming laptop. The one complaint I have is that Geforce Experience takes forever to use. To make any changes to your settings or update the driver you have to wait for about ten minutes for the program to connect correctly. It just sits there thinking for about ten minutes. I have read about others who have had similar problems with Asus computers. This computer suffers from the same defect. I had already bought two other laptops and returned them for other problems, and I was a bit tired of shopping around, so I decided I could live with ten minutes of extra time for each update. But if you plan on launching Geforce Experience often, I would avoid Asus computers in general.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Great.. while it worked
Posted by: AaronS444 from: on
I've bought many an ASUS product. A dozen or so disc drives, 2 motherboards. Not a single issue yet.
I'm mostly into PC games now, and I was in the market for a laptop so I gave the ROG series the nod over Alienware.
.. I'll stop short of saying it was a mistake beacuse the specs of this machine whipped comparable Alienware machines up and down the block.
... but, sad to say, this machine is getting returned.
First, graphics issues. Graphics card was crashing from the start. Constant messages that it had failed and came back online.
Second; communications issues. WOULD NOT pair with a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. Spent about 4 hours of reading and reinstalling drivers to rectify the problem.
Then came the Win10 restart blue-screens. That was the last straw for me. Didn't care to resolve whatever was causing that issue.
Nice machine otherwise. Nice backlit keyboard. Great specs, as I said above. A tad cheap construction-wise. An absolute fingerprint MAGNET!
Overall I was pleased aside from the constant crashes and time I spent with driver updates.
Perhaps you won't have the issues I had. But for me, a very disappointing purchase. $1400 is a lot of dough for a machine that crashes within 45 days.
15 out of 20 found this review helpful.
Really wanted to like this
Posted by: Cocotgj from: bloomington, IL on
Here's the thing. I really wanted to like this laptop. I researched laptops for at least a month, and picked this one for its specs; 128 GB hybrid SSD/1TB HDD, 16 GB RAM, dedicated 2GB graphics card, 6th gen i7, backlit keyboard, numeric key pad. I intended to use this for video editing (not video games), and it did a pretty good job with the 4 videos I have made in the past 9 days since receiving this laptop. Although there were a couple times it had trouble rendering small videos, that it really shouldn't have with all these great specs IMO. I'm typing on the laptop right now. I would have still decided to keep it except for two big things: the edges on the laptop are SHARP. Too sharp to ignore, as they are not comfortable at all. The other thing is the trackpad. It's....kind of sticky...my finger doesn't run across it smoothly. It feels kind of rubbery if that makes sense. It takes a couple clicks to register sometimes too. Very annoying. While I'm at it, the battery life kind of sucks, and the keyboard is pretty squishy. I'll be returning it before my 14 day window is up. Looking at a Dell XPS 15 now, hopefully it's better.
19 out of 31 found this review helpful.
A let down
Posted by: Patrick from: on
I bought this computer because of the specs and the reviews were pretty good. It's for my 19 year old son who's a gamer and he loved it in the beginning. All of his games ran at full tilt with no problems. Last night the computer just started randomly turning off. Not shutting down, just a complete loss of power. I forgot to get the warranty on it because I just handed the thing over to him and kinda forgot about it. It hasn't even been 45 days yet but I'm over the return policy date. Now I'm going to have to deal with Asus. This thing is too expensive to be doing stuff like this.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Posted by: DarkChameleon from: on
It cannot handle two graphics cards, the 960 and intel drivers clash every few minutes, the screen flashes then you see the crash/fix box, this happens again and again, i can have more then 30 crashes of this type every day.
The drivers cannot easily be updated and i have spent more then 5 months in constant sending back and receiving nothing different from ASUS...i have owned computers since the early 80's and this is by far the worst one i have ever owned...there are better machines out there, do not buy an ASUS....you do not need that kind of grief.....BTW they will still not replace mine with a different model or refund me my money...do you want that kind of computer ownership?
Recommend to a friend?, I wouldnt recommend to an enemy