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  1. #1
    New ROGer Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2014

    GL551 - Is it an IPS screen?

    The page here does not clarify what screen type it is:

    Asking ASUS live chat they say it is IPS, but some of us are finding conflicting information. I've already pre-ordered the device and would like verification that it is an IPS screen. Others are wondering as well - it was initially listed as IPS at Computex but I want to verify nothing changed from the prototype, thanks!

  2. #2
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array
    Join Date
    Aug 2014

    One user on Notebookreview confirmed NO IPS...

    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.

  3. #3
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    Feb 2014

    hello guys... can anyone confirm the notebook have 2 hard drive bays? im really interested to buy this

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    ROG Guru: Platinum Belt Array hmscott PC Specs
    hmscott PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)Asus G750JH-DB71 (legacy)
    MotherboardAsus G750JH Intel HM87
    ProcessorIntel i7-4700HQ XTU Cores 36x/35x/34x/34x Cache 36x -50mV undervolt
    Memory (part number)Hyundai Electronics HMT41GS6AFR8A-PB 1.35v DDR3L-1600MHz
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia 780m Asus GPU Tweak OC 932mhz/6300mhz
    Sound CardRealtek v6.0.1.7469 driver
    MonitorAUO B173HW02 V1 Custom Refresh 85hz
    Storage #1RAID0 2x M.2 SATA Crucial MX200 512GB CT500MX200SSD6
    Storage #2Crucial 512GB 2.5" MX200 CT500MX200SSD1
    Power Supply230w AC Power Adapter 19.5v
    Keyboard Logitech k400 Wireless KB/Trackpad
    Headset Sony MDR-XB500 Wired and Sennheiser RS-220 Wireless TOSLINK
    OS Windows 8.1 + 8 Linux VM's + Windows 10 Technical Preview
    Network RouterAsus RT-AC68U DLINK DIR-655

    Join Date
    Jun 2013

    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..."


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