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Mr Matt
03-21-2015, 07:04 AM
New to this site so this may be a noob question but the ASUS website lists very few differences between the two main models.

Where I am I have the choice of a G551JW-CN043H and a G501JW-CN047H but on paper they appear almost identical.




G501JW-CN047H
G551JW-CN043H


CPU
i7-4720HQ
i7-4720HQ


RAM
8GB + 8GB DDR3L
16 GB DDR3L


Display
15.6 inch Ful HD
15.6 inch (1920x1080) Full HD


Graphics
GTX960 GDDR5 4GB
GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5)


HDD
1 TB 7200 rpm + 128 GB SSD
1 TB 7200 RPM


Webcam
Mega Pixel Fixed web camera
Full HD Webcam



http://modernsave.com/notebook-/3517-notebook-asus-g501jw-cn047h.html
http://notebookspec.com/notebook/6305-ASUS-G551JW-CN043H.html


I can see that the G501 is slimmer. So is the difference something to do with the cooling?

What is the difference between a "Mega Pixel" webcam and a "Full HD Webcam"? I can't find the specs for either.

The price difference is only $30 but I want to make sure I get the model which is more suited to my needs. I work away from home and use my laptop all day and night. I use it for work, surfing the net, watching movies and TV and playing games. So I need it to be cool and silent.

Any advice greatly received. Thanks in advance.

srifai
08-17-2015, 04:31 PM
New to this site so this may be a noob question but the ASUS website lists very few differences between the two main models.

Where I am I have the choice of a G551JW-CN043H and a G501JW-CN047H but on paper they appear almost identical.




G501JW-CN047H
G551JW-CN043H


CPU
i7-4720HQ
i7-4720HQ


RAM
8GB + 8GB DDR3L
16 GB DDR3L


Display
15.6 inch Ful HD
15.6 inch (1920x1080) Full HD


Graphics
GTX960 GDDR5 4GB
GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5)


HDD
1 TB 7200 rpm + 128 GB SSD
1 TB 7200 RPM


Webcam
Mega Pixel Fixed web camera
Full HD Webcam



http://modernsave.com/notebook-/3517-notebook-asus-g501jw-cn047h.html
http://notebookspec.com/notebook/6305-ASUS-G551JW-CN043H.html


I can see that the G501 is slimmer. So is the difference something to do with the cooling?

What is the difference between a "Mega Pixel" webcam and a "Full HD Webcam"? I can't find the specs for either.

The price difference is only $30 but I want to make sure I get the model which is more suited to my needs. I work away from home and use my laptop all day and night. I use it for work, surfing the net, watching movies and TV and playing games. So I need it to be cool and silent.

Any advice greatly received. Thanks in advance.

Hi, did you resolve this issue?
I am in the same situation as you were.
Please, let me know if you have additional information about G501 or G551, which one to take...
Thanks

Clintlgm
08-17-2015, 10:21 PM
https://www.asus.com/us/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/G501JW/
https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/G551JK/
http://www.digitalversus.com/laptop/asus-rog-g501-p25221/rog-g501-first-ultra-thin-gaming-laptop-from-asus-n40505.html

It appears that the G501 is the newest version of the 15" Gaming notebook

Mr Matt
08-27-2015, 10:27 AM
Hi, did you resolve this issue?
I am in the same situation as you were.
Please, let me know if you have additional information about G501 or G551, which one to take...
Thanks

Yes, I resolved this issue by buying neither the G501 or the G551.

A few things put me off of both of them, such as;

- The GTX960M graphics card which is woefully underspec'd for a decent gaming experience. Originally I thought it was a 965M but even that is very lackluster and I don't think that is available on the UK models.
- The G501 is an Ultrabook therefore it has very little ventilation and gets hot when using the GPU
- The power button is where the DELETE key is on most other laptops and I know I would be frequently putting my laptop to sleep by accident.

I found that the Gigabyte P35W was a much better machine all round for similar money but in the end I decided I would build a Vortex IV 15" laptop with PCSpecialist in the UK, something which I still haven't done yet. I was waiting for a bit of a price drop but in the last few months the price has increased and now they no longer seem to offer a 980M GPU as an option.

So I'm gonna keep on waiting...

Nader
08-27-2015, 12:52 PM
If you could Build Your OWN Laptop in your country That would be Great
Lucky You. That not to say Asus ROG Series are not great , G751 Are amazing to be honest.
But If where I live they would let me build my own laptop I would have done it rather than buying g751.

Mr Matt
08-27-2015, 01:05 PM
If you could Build Your OWN Laptop in your country That would be Great
Lucky You. That not to say Asus ROG Series are not great , G751 Are amazing to be honest.
But If where I live they would let me build my own laptop I would have done it rather than buying g751.

But we are taking about a 15" laptop, not the 17" laptops that ASUS make. And yes you are right, the 17" ROG laptops are really good. The 15" ASUS laptops not so much.