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Asus uses Nvidia's latest mobile graphics to push games at 4KThanks to a new graphics card, this bulky laptop turns in some of our fastest mobile gaming scores ever.
[MUSIC] Are you ready to enter the world of 4k pc gaming? I'm Dan Ackerman and this is the Asus G751. This is one of the first laptops that we've seen with the next generation of the video graphics card. It's the Nvidia GeForce GX980M. And what that means is, that's really the first generation of mobile cards that can push PC games and reasonable settings at 4k resolution, which I think is super exciting and really one of the only reasons anyone should be interested in a 4k TV or a 4k monitor. Because there's not really that much 4k video content out there. But you can take almost any game and at least try to push it. To those higher resolution settings and it's actually really a breathtaking experience if you get it to work right. Now of course in a 17 inch laptop like this big bulky desktop replacement gaming laptop you don't actually get a 14 inch screen. Just a regular 1920x1080 screen. It's not even a touch screen. But what you would do is you take this guy and output it's HDMI to your 14 TV or your 14 monitor, and then I've had a lot of luck running recent games at 14 resolution, usually at low to medium to high-medium settings. If you have some older games, you can crank those up, as far as they'll go, and up to 4K resolution, and it's really a lot of fun, and it looks great. Of course, if you want to get the optimal sort of digital performance, you really do want to turn up all the graphic settings, in which case you want to keep it at 1080. But the, the 980 card in here, paired with a, a current gen high end core I7. And an interesting 24 gigs of ram, and a very nice storage combo. 256 gig SSP and a 1 terabyte regular hard drive. So plenty of room to download and store. A lot of games. Looks fantastic you know, if you're playing at playing at 1080p. Which you can do right here on this screen, or on an external monitor. Of course, this is not the fanciest looking gaming laptop out there right now. A lot of the newer ones have gone, you know, very kind of thin and light. But with that, you can't squeeze in the 980 card or the higher end cards. You're pretty much stuck with uh,a card that's kind of the middle of the last generation. And you see that in some of the slimmer gaming laptops, that's perfectly fine. But if you wanna very high end laptop gaming experience, you're gonna have to make some trade-offs. And in this case, you're trading, performance, for, for a thicker, heavier kind of like dorm roomy looking body here. There are a couple of interesting buttons on here. One, directly launches Steam for you. If you have Steam, the PC game software installed. Another one launches in videos. Shadow play and game recording in case you want to take your game play footage and record it or stream it online. And of course all this is not inexpensive. It starts at 2499 with all the parts that I listed here. You can actually get a much less powerful version of this, about 1500 but really why would you bother? I'm Dan Ackerman and that is the ASUS G751. [MUSIC]