View Full Version : GL551 - Is it an IPS screen?

09-19-2014, 11:14 AM
One user on Notebookreview confirmed NO IPS... http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/754260-asus-rog-g551-14.html#post9779335

Quote Originally Posted by rohitanooj View Post
Lol sorry guys !
Actually got carried away with the device.

It's value in hardware id is AUO36ED. It is the same as the y50 in spec, technically. But I liked this display more. Good colours and side-to-side viewing angles. Top-down viewing angles not so great. Its powerful though and there's only minimal heating on it under heavy gaming. I kind of like the keyboard, then again its personal opinion.
My major worry was the ugle bulge on the bottom right of the notebook, but it actually doesn't bother me one bit after I got it. I barely notice it. The sound is pretty average. I expected more. It has a decent battery life of about 4 hours ( Then again it's after a fresh charge , so i don't trust it )

All in all, I'm very happy with the notebook so far !

No IPS is an EPIC fail from ASUS, and they are going to lose a ton of customers as a result.

09-23-2014, 04:18 PM
hello guys... can anyone confirm the notebook have 2 hard drive bays? im really interested to buy this :)

10-03-2014, 09:52 PM
It looks like not all models will ship with an IPS screen, you will need to carefully check upon purchase to make sure what you are getting is the HD model with IPS screen.

"There’s a Full HD with IPS display option nestled in the specs of both below..."