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ASUS G Series G51JX-X1 NoteBook 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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  • Zachary W.
  • 2/4/2010 11:47:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing laptop for the money...

Pros: 1920x1080 screen in a <16" footprint + i7 + GTS360 video card all in one laptop = instant winner. High powered, portable, and Asus quality to boot.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Contrary to the other review posted, I immediately opened mine after reading on another forum that Asus may have changed the memory mid-manufacturing. While the specs may say it is DDR3 1066 ram, I opened mine to find a pair of Kingston 2gb DDR3 1333 chips inside.

Obvious flaw in the usual bloatware installed, but nothing a wipe, repartition and reload of Win7 can't fix. For the money, I'm not sure there's a better laptop out there.

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  • Aaron R.
  • 2/5/2010 4:41:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsOne Star... Really??

Pros: I got this laptop for a client. I'm not sure what the spec on the memory is, but honestly, the difference between 1066 and 1333 MHz RAM on total system performance is *very* minor. He's extremely happy with the performance of his system, though he could do without the cheesy gamer oriented finishes and detailing. This laptops variably lit keyboard is much appreciated, as is its very sharp screen.

Cons: The screen's color, contrast and particularly its viewing angle aren't stellar, and the silly graphics and "Republic of Gamer" moniker are just stupid. It's battery life isn't great either, but for such a small system with such a powerful CPU and graphics combination it's fine.

Other Thoughts: I'd probably give this product FOUR EGGS if it wasn't for the previous reviewer freaking out and creating such an unfairly poor rating for a very speedy, reasonably priced system. For portable Photoshop, CAD, and light 3D and gaming this system's CPU, Graphics card and screen resolution in is very reasonably sized and priced package are strongly worth considering. Incidentally, Asus has an industry leading reliability rating, and this systems build quality reflects that.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/5/2010 8:10:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsThis is a great machine

Pros: Extremely good bang for your buck

Cons: none, this is exactly what it is supposed to be, its a G51JX-A1 minus a few extras for a 200 savings.

Other Thoughts: the 2Gigs of ram and the accessories for reduced price.(approximately 150 to add these things yourself later) Both versions come standard with 1066 memory and both are able to be upgradeable to 1333, if you have managed to find a retailer selling the A1 with the upgraded ram I would guess it is more than the average cost of the A1 and is definitely the exception to the norm.
if this minor performance difference is really that important you would be better off stepping up to say the G51J-3D for a bit more where you get the GeForce GTX 260M instead of the GTS 360M (benchmarks about 20% performance difference don’t let the naming fool you gtx260m is better than gts360m) this steps you up to the bottom of Nvidia’s enthusiast line and it is much easier to upgrade ram then vid card.
If however, you are like me and every bit of money matters the x1 is definitely the way to go and if later I find that I need the additional 2Gigs of ram its only 50 bucks (maybe less later) to up it.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Anonymous
  • 5/16/2010 7:47:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Piece of Equipment.

Pros: When it comes to gaming on a laptop. This thing sets the bar. How might you ask? Well it scores 10k points in 3dmark 06 for starters. Secondly I tried to get an alienware of equivilent speed. They wanted 1800$ for the same exact specs. IMHO This thing is a great piece of hardware for mobile PC gaming. Its fast, It has a great finish and the LED lights on the backside are almost like advertiseing itself "Yep I'm a beast". I can't think of anything wrong with this PC at all. The only negative side is it doesn't come with a windows 7 cd. However it has a windows7 CD key stamped on it.. So obviously thats no issue.

Cons: Little on the heavy side. Some annoying bloatware it comes with but not all of it is useless. No windows 7 CD.

Other Thoughts: High build quality and it does run a little toasty while gaming. It runs wow @ 1920x1080 @ 60FPS most the time. (no AA no shadows but on such a small screen you don't need AA at that rez so no biggy) Really I can't recommend any other machine at this price (1200$ @ time of review)

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  • Wan C.
  • 7/20/2010 12:10:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStable Workstation

Pros: 1. Brought it as a computational workstation because of its full HD screen, core i7, powerful CUDA graphic, 4 memory slots and full set of ports and Express slot.
2. Upgraded to 12 GB for just $ 220 and it has been running intensive computation on CPU with overclocked Extreme Turbo mode for a week without a glitch.
3. Cooling is very quite and effective and the CPU never reaches over 80 celcius degree even in 100 % CPU load over a few days.
4. Right size and weight to be a mobile workstation.

Cons: 1. LED backlight of LCD is not uniform, darker at right side, but acceptable.
2. LED backlight of keyboard is not uniform, much darker at center.
3. Extra keyboard flex is real. Can be easily fixed by putting plastic or paper sheet underneath the keyboard.
4. Tiny sound from tiny speakers. Speaker always works regardless if earphone is pluged in or not.
5. Camera module is not firmly mounted, seems like using sticker to hold it.
6. Rubberized layer on palm rest may peer off in long-term use.

Other Thoughts: Was considered other mobile workstations. They either cost a lot more, have less powerful graphic or have fewer ports and slots. Quite happy with the decision, though was thinking it a risky one. It is a poor man's workstation.

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  • Todd S.
  • 8/14/2010 9:12:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome laptop

Pros: -Awesome display
-Backlit keyboard
-Great touchpad
-Good sound
-10 key
-Fast HDD

Cons: It does run pretty hot, mainly when playing games.

BLOATWARE GALORE!!!
(no biggie, most of it you really do not need)

Slow RAM, still just nit-picking.

Collects fingerprints.

Other Thoughts: This is a great laptop for gamers and students alike, I am very pleased with this purchase. I have not had any of the problems that the other reviewers have talked about, they are just unlucky I guess =]

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  • Gaocen M.
  • 8/17/2010 10:26:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOverall - Excellent Laptop

Pros: i7 720QM
Full HD Screen
High Speed RAM (1333 MHz, not 1066)
7200 RPM HDD
GTS360M 1G

Runs super fast / good price

Cons: Definition is very high for a 15.6" screen, sometimes you find it is hard to read (letters are too small)

Battery life / hot

Bought the laptop a month ago, had BSOD once, but after I updated the BIOS and firmware of the HDD, it seems the problem is sloved

Other Thoughts: It is excellent laptop overall, highly recommended. If you have any problems (BSOD, backlit keyboard not working, etc), you should flash the latest BIOS and update the firmware of the seagate HDD to the latest edition (3SDM1). Also, update the graphic driver

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