The ASUS FZ50VW-NS51 is a bestselling 15.6-inch gaming laptop that shares the same chassis as some of ASUS’s high-end ROG gaming range. With a 6th generation Intel i5 Quad-Core processor and a mid-range NVIDIA GTX 960M graphics card the ASUS FZ50VW-NS51 will run most modern titles on medium settings while still offering high frame rates. Users have criticised its TN display for its color quality and viewing angles, but an external monitor can be attached via HDMI or USB Type-C. While its 1TB mechanical hard drive offers ample storage space, its slower speed affects the overall performance. But thankfully ASUS have added a 128GB M.2 SSD to speed up boot times and loading times for games and apps.
ASUS have released a handful of powerful gaming laptops for the budget conscious gamer who is after a machine that offers great value for money. The design and chassis of the ASUS FZ50VW-NS51 are similar to the ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH71, but some users have commented on its inferior build quality compared to its big brother.
The ASUS FZ50VW-NS51 boasts a Skylake Intel Core i5-6300HQ processor that offers good single core performance, but the lack of Hyper-Threading will be noticeable with more processor intensive tasks. Its Skylake processor is backed by 8GB of DDR4 RAM which can be easily upgraded to 16GB or 32GB, thanks to an easily accessible maintenance panel.
While most of its competitors offer the NVIDIA GTX 950M graphics card, the ASUS features an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M which scores higher on the benchmark tests and offers better frame rates for newer titles. Ample storage space is provided by a 1TB 5400rpm mechanical hard drive and a 128GB M.2 SSD offers lighting fast speeds for gaming and apps.
The Full-HD display offers a maximum resolution of 1920×1080, but the colors and viewing angles are very average and disappointing compared to some of its competitors who offer IPS displays. But users can connect an external monitor via HDMI or USB Type-C for a superior gaming experience. The battery performance is average for a gaming laptop and users can expect around 2 and a half hours off of a single charge while under load.
- GTX 960M
- USB Type-C
- M.2 SSD
- TN display quality
- Average build quality
- 5400rpm HDD
Overall the ASUS FZ50VW-NS51 is a good gaming laptop that offers decent performance for its price tag.
- Weight: 5.66 lbs
- Processor: Intel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHz
- Display Size: 15.6 inch
- RAM: 8GB DDR4
- Operating System: Windows 10 Home
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M
|Processor||Intel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHz [View Benchmarks]|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M [View Benchmarks]|
|Graphics Memory||2GB Dedicated|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home|
|Battery Life||5 hours|
|Hard Drive 1||1000 HDD 5400|
|Hard Drive 2||128 SSD|
|Display Size||15.6 inch|
|Display Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Connectivity||2x USB 3.0 | USB 2.0 | USB Type-C | HDMI | Ethernet | WiFi | Bluetooth 4.0|
|Additional Features||Backlit keyboard, SD card reader|
|Dimension (LxWxH)||15.08 x 10.5 x 1.37|