Asus Announces ROG G550JK-DS71 Gaming Notebook

Pulkit Chandna

Available for pre-order now

Taiwanese PC maker Asustek recently introduced a new gaming laptop under its Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand. The ROG G550JK-DS71 is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop with a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor and an Nvidia GPU that can be overclocked (up to 5 percent) on the fly using the company’s TurboMaster technology, Asus said in a press release Thursday.

Available for pre-order now from the likes of Amazon, B&H, Newegg and TigerDirect, the $1,099 G550JK-DS71 packs a 15.6-inch full HD LED-backlit IPS display, Intel Core i7 4710HQ processor (2.5-3.5GHz), 8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM,  GeForce GTX 850M with 2GB DDR3 VRAM, 750GB HDD (7,200 rpm), DVD Super-Multi optical disc drive and HD webcam. It measures 15.1 x 10.0 x 1.1 inches and weighs 6 pounds.

For what it’s worth, ten of these G550JK notebooks were part of a recent world record attempt for the “highest elevation LAN party.” Here are the details, as reported in the press release: “HighLANder, an event hosted by Linus Media Group and Tek Syndicate on June 23rd, 2014 in Leadville Colorado, used the ROG G550JK gaming notebook to scale Mt. Elbert, the highest peak of the Rocky Mountains at 14,440 ft., followed by wirelessly connecting via an ASUS RT-AC68U router at the summit in order to set a world record for highest elevation LAN party. The elevation was certified by expert witness Elizabeth Thompson, a PHD student in Atmospheric Meteorology, and has been submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records for review and certification.”

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