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ASUS Laptop G Series G51JX-X1 Intel Core i7 720QM (1.60GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

  • Intel Core i7 720QM (1.60GHz)
  • 4GB Memory 500GB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • DVD Super Multi
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 720 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 720 days


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  • C C.
  • 2/22/2010 10:23:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsniiiiccee!!!

Pros: Great laptop. Handles everything I've thrown at it so far from Crysis to Shattered Horizons on high settings. The screen resollution is also great. Great machine for the price especially when comapred to other laptops that have similar specs.

Cons: Haven't found any yet

Other Thoughts: Its a tiny bit heavy but i knew that when I bought it. Just something to watch out for if you haven't bought it yet. Also, the battery life isnt any good while playing games so be ready to keep it plugged in. I think there is a larger battery you can purchase as well?

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  • Patrick A.
  • 3/1/2010 7:39:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsScreaming fast, but a few minor issues

Pros: Fast. No doubt. This thing screams. I don't have a lot of newer games as this stage. Most intensive I have is Bioshock (Yes the original, stop snickering) but it runs like a champ with all of the visuals turned on.

The processor supports virtualization so you can run the "Windows XP Mode" download that Microsoft was kind enough to release for Windows 7 Pro and above.

Having a full separate numberpad on the keyboard is a definite bonus.

Cons: No Win7 Pro option. Had to get the upgrade. Needed it to run the Windows XP Mode add-on to support some legacy applications for work.

Speaker volume is kind of weak. Tough to hear some videos streamed from the web if there is anything else going on in the room. This also seemed to be a problem for previous instances of the G51 series.

A few instances of freezes when resuming from hibernation. Not enough for me to dig into the problem, but they are there.

Other Thoughts: Couldn't find anything with more bang for the buck.

Boots fast.

Separate boot mode into a small linux distro that gets you the bare essential for getting online without booting into a full blown Windows session. It's kind of nice for testing wi-fi availability in an area, but Windows 7 loads so quickly, that it almost seems unnecessary.

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  • Heath M.
  • 2/13/2010 7:05:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExactly as advertised + Surprise

Pros: Exactly as advertised! Same as the G51JX-A1 only $200 cheaper and without 2gb of ram or the mouse and backpack. As others have reported, I opened mine to find 4gb of DDR3 1333 MHz!! Extremely fast, I play Everquest 2 and was able to crank up the graphics to max and play easily. The laptop is slightly larger than a "big" work laptop. The size makes it appear to be heavy but in reality it is very light for its size. The laptop does make a funny explosion noise with animation when it first boots up. This is a pure gamers machine. I did a ton of research when buying this laptop and this is by far the best bang for the buck and I have not been dissappointed at all.

Cons: The mouse touch pad is too close to the front edge of the laptop. I like to lie down with the laptop on my stomach while watching TV. Without a center mouse stick and the touch pad so low it makes it slightly hard to use. The exhaust fan on the right back side gets very very hot!

Other Thoughts: The laptop comes with a ton of software pre-installed. Surprisingly, most of the software was actually written by ASUS and is useless.

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  • Dustin B.
  • 2/26/2010 3:52:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt Flies!

Pros: This laptop flies!

It's the perfect mix of performance and functionality. I chose this over the Asus G73JH-A2 (and I would have happily paid the extra money at the time), mainly because of the extra function on THIS MACHINE! This is an all-purpose machine for me, from gaming to media production to entertainment. The extra ports (SATA, Express Card) are non-existent on the G73JH-A2. All for about $400 less. And the resolution and monitor are sharp. The resolution looks fantastic outputted via HDMI to my Panasonic 54" plasma.

I would highly recommend this laptop to someone who is seeking the functionality the G73JH-A2 lacks. Sure, the other one has more RAM and storage, but the cost of 4 GB of 1333 RAM is approx $120 and an extra 500 gb is even less. Still below cost of the G73JH-A2.

And, good news, this too came with 1333 RAM. Thank you ASUS and Newegg!!!

Cons: 2nd HDD: Now this one bothers me. Not because it doesn't have one, but because not even Newegg knew if it had the extra bay before I bought it. I called Newegg, they couldn't tell me, and directed me to ASUS.
I called ASUS. First guy tells me that he "was looking at it right now, and it has 2 bays and 4 DIMM slots." I doubted after reading a few reviews. Called back. 2nd lady tells me 2 bays, 3 DIMM slots (How?!).

Anyway, the story is this: One HDD bay, 4 DIMM slots. The 2nd Bay is taken up by permanent DIMM slots. They can't be moved to make room, and they can't be taken out without busting the MB. Sorry.

Aesthetics: You've heard it before. It looks silly unless you're a pimply 14 year old that plays WoW all day (hey, and if you are, cool, I'm not judging). It's just that editing a video in front of a client with this is, well, a little awkward...

Wireless Card: Small thing, nothing major, but I wish the card supported 5.4GHz. Nothing huge. Can be replaced.

Other Thoughts: Wonderful laptop!!! Do not hesitate to pull the trigger on this one. For the price, it rocks!

Note to Newegg: You are THEE premier supplier for 90% of us techies. We love you, and your customer service is outstanding (they even reimbursed my shipping because they didn't know an answer to the HDD question). BUT... This whole competitive supply/demand pricing thing is getting your customer base ANGRY! Be flexible. If someone bought something a week ago, and the price dropped $50, give it to them. I promise you, you'll have a customer for life.

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  • Jeffrey C.
  • 2/20/2010 4:02:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great with Linux

Pros: Quad core CPU, 1080p screen, decent graphics, very solid build. Everything that comes with it works under Ubuntu 9.10 and I'm sure other flavors of Linux. Components are easy to get to (I've already dropped in a 1TB hard drive and an extra 4GB of RAM and have a dual band N card on the way).

Cons: Battery life, but that's what you get for all this power in a small-ish form factor. There are 9-cell batteries for this laptop out there at least.

Other Thoughts: Was initially going to let Windows 7 remain on the laptop despite mainly using Linux for the past 4 years, but the installation was suspect. Updates were broken and any attempts to load anti-virus/anti-malware (with the exception of the pre-installed one that couldn't locate anything) resulted in general "Can't install" errors. If I needed Windows this thing would've been dinged a few eggs.

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  • Anson E.
  • 3/9/2010 8:00:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast enough

Pros: This is a gaming laptop. Expect it to be a couple pounds heavier, a little thicker, and have shorter battery life.

Really good price for the following components:
HDMI out, 1080P resolution, Core i7, Intel GTS 360M, 4GB ram, with a nice 7200 RPM HD.

It is pretty fast. I have been able to play Supreme Commander 2 without a slowdown in skirmish mode. Although, they did really optimize the game for consoles so it might not be a huge test.

The back lit keyboard is nice for finding the odd key or for friends who aren't used to it.

Cons: I didn't really need the republic of gamer logos.

Other Thoughts: Haven't tried the HDMI out to TV yet. The lack of a 2nd bay for a solid state drive didn't bother me.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/19/2010 10:59:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect portable gaming and work laptop

Pros: Price, Performance, Features. 4GB Ram (it's actually 1333, not the posted 1066). The graphics card is quite fast for a laptop and provides excellent frame rates in WoW and Crisis. The screen is larger than I thought it would be - very clear and very bright. I love the Republic of Gamers design on the face which is a sweet blue color. There are two bar lights on the back side of the display, and the ROG logo lights up too. The keyboard is also back-lit which really helps in low-light. Allof the lights are created with white LED's and are really clean looking. There are two disk drive bays. The i7 processor hardly breaks a sweat in normal use and is more than adequate for even the most demanding laptop tasks. All this and the price is very good to boot.

Cons: The cooling vent on the left side of the keyboard expells lots of hot air (as it is supposed to) when playing graphic intensive games. I only mention this because you will notice the heat in your left hand; it's quite tollerable, but you will notice it. The battery life isn't so good compared to my 1005ha netbook, but hey - the netbook doesn't sport a monster processor and hot graphics card. I wouldn't plan on running this machine without external power for very long - especially in a graphics intensive mode.

Other Thoughts: I was looking at the new gaming netbook that's all the buzz, but before I clicked "checkout" I thought I'd better look around. For the same price I got at least twice the processor, and a much better display. This machine should be put in case that will fit a 16" laptop - that's a bit on the large size, but still very portable.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/2/2010 3:18:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPowerful notebook

Pros: Very fast processor. Very fast GPU. Reasonable price for one of the more powerful notebooks out there.

Cons: Bigger and heavier than I suspected but for me this is more of a "desktop replacement" than a "laptop". Had to burn 6 DVDs for OS backup and it took over an hour. I agree with a previous poster, the "Republic of Gamers" thing is made more 15 year old high school students and not this 40 year old computer engineer.

Other Thoughts: Very happy with the purchase. It's pretty much what it says it is.

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  • Gary N.
  • 3/16/2010 2:16:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI never Write Reviews

Pros: Battery life is great if your just typing word documents or browsing the web. I get about 2 hours on battery with appropriate battery saving settings. 2 hours is good enough for me since most of the time i have it plugged in. Screen is beautiful, no dead/stuck pixels, 1080p.
I ran Starcraft 2 on medium settings @ 1080p resolution.
I love the keyboard illumination, great for sitting in the dark. The WebCam is pretty good. Keyboard layout is awesome. The overall look of the case is amazing.

Cons: None really.

Some Minor gripes:

No USB ports on the back
Case is finger magnet

Runs Warm, not really a con. It has alot of power under the hood. What do you expect?

Other Thoughts: I did a lot of notebook researching.
I know for a fact that Asus does have the LEAST percentage of failure rates when it comes to laptops.

I bought a laptop case that fits 15.6 " - 16 " and those were slightly tight fitting. This is because the screen around the bezel is slightly wider than regular notebooks.

I never write reviews, so by writing a review, this is a big deal.

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  • Travis B.
  • 2/23/2010 8:48:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis thing screams. Period.

Pros: There's no need to rehash all of the pros. You've seen them in the other reviews. This thing is fast, fast, fast. Mine had the DDR3 1333 as well, in case anybody is wondering...

Cons: Heat. Fortunately, this thing has really decent ventilation, but under heavy load it pumps out some serious hot air. Popcorn, anyone?

Bloatware. Though, to be fair, this isn't really a con for me; it just makes the decision to wipe the drive that much easier. Of course, those of you planning on keeping Windows will likely want to remove most, if not all, of this.

Aesthetics. I'm not really a gamer (at all), and I'm already starting to anticipate the strange looks I'll get taking this into a meeting... but I'm sure that I will be able to convince them I'm serious. I grabbed this model based on performance alone, but it would be nice for me if it had a plain lid. You may feel otherwise.

Keep in mind, if these are the only cons I can find, you've got nothing to worry about with this rig.

Other Thoughts: I will say, however, that I was deciding between this and two other similar rigs. My main concern was Linux compatibility; I am happy to report that virtually everything is compatible out-of-the-box. Currently running Ubuntu (Karmic 64bit), and only had to tweak the wireless driver. I'm extremely happy!

Also, with regards to the internals: Some have said that they have an extra drive bay inside -- I have a space where one _would_ be, but there is no SATA connector on that side. Instead, as reported by others, there are two additional RAM slots. So... no joy on throwing a second hard drive in this one.

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