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

  • Intel Core i7 720QM (1.60 GHz)
  • 4 GB Memory 500 GB 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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  • Oliver S.
  • 2/8/2010 7:37:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat laptop

Pros: This laptop is great, good performance, good price, good warranty, but not good looking!

Cons: Asus, PLEASE stop using the 'Republic of Gamers' wing design on the exterior lcd bezel..... A lot of people want a powerful laptop that they can use for all occasions, and if you bring this laptop to a business meeting or something it looks simply stupid....(I know a few people wanted the laptop but ended up buying something else because of the ROG graphic design)

Just simple pure black or pure white with the ROG emblem, that will make this a perfect laptop.

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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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  • 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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  • Anonymous
  • 3/18/2010 8:35:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest bang for your buck PERIOD

Pros: I received this system a month ago and have used it heavily for office work, gaming, graphics editing, music editing, academic research, movies, all while heavily multitasking. It handles everything I have thrown at it without a stutter. It out-performs custom systems twice its price. It is also built like a tank, because it gets lugged everywhere. You can't beat the warranty (2 years plus 1 year accidental damage). It is also well ventilated. Significant heat comes out of the vent on the left while gaming, but seeing that the system itself is cool (both to the touch and using software gauging), that means the cooling system is well constructed. All the little considerations (long and angled power cord, convenient function and hot keys giving you full control, etc.). The GPU and display kick a**, (the 260 is overkill IMO).I can't wait to use this system for another 5+ years without worrying about any meaningful obsolescence. Came with 1333mhz RAM (thanks!). Once again, ASUS, well done!

Cons: It is hard to find a con for this thing. If it weren't for the above pros, I would have taken off a half star for the shell graphic. I am a 24 year old graduate student. The "Republic of Gamers" design is a little embarassing. It is small though, so I can deal. Small price to pay for performance:cost ratio. The only annoying functional aspect is the low speaker volume, but headphones correct that. Who buys a laptop for a bumping sound system?? The CD-ROM seems a little flimsy, so handle with care. There is a little bloatware, but it is easily removed in about 5 minutes. I still haven't gotten it to recognize the Samba shares on my Ubuntu desktop (now my media server), but that is a Windows 7 issue, not an ASUS issue (hence, no detraction in my rating). Battery life is under 1 hour in high performance mode, but that is to be expected. I get 2 hours when in battery saving mode doing e-mail, word processing, and typing. No computer with high battery life will perform like this.

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for a fast computer capable of demanding multitasking, full 1080p resolution with strong graphics processing to boot (and HDMI output), and a well conceived design, look no further.

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  • Chris B.
  • 4/21/2010 5:01:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat machine

Pros: I had previously left a negative review about this computer for I was experiencing keystroke lag. I was very impressed by Asus's prompt response and willingness to correct the issue. For some reason, the keystroke issue went away--for reasons I do not understand. The computer now performs beyond my expectations. I tried to delete the previous posting because I felt kinda bad for bashing the computer. The computer is wonderful. It's a work of art.

Crysis is a walk in the park.

It's ergonomically designed to perfection.

Super beautiful machine.

Love opening it up and letting it shine in public. Makes everything else look like weak-sauce. :-)

Battery life is actually better than I would have expected for such a high performance machine.

Very portable.

EXTREMELY quiet. Virtually no noise.

Cons: None. Keys are working wonderfully and I couldn't be happier.

Other Thoughts: As others have already pointed out, the machine produces a decent amount of heat; however, if you put it on battery saving mode the heat generated reduces considerably. I find this feature to be great for when I'm just browsing or doing school work in bed.

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  • Joseph O.
  • 4/22/2010 6:34:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Desktop Replacement

Pros: - Great value (priced around for quite a long time and could not find a better deal)
- Lots of speed and hard drive space
- Powerful graphics card

Cons: - Heavy
- Heat
- I do not like the positioning of some of the ports. Audio and USB are on the side near the front, right where most users would like to put a mouse pad.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to replace a desktop gaming PC and have yet to find anything that this laptop can not do better than the desktop did. Great deal for a gamer that does not want to be stuck at a desk.

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  • Kenneth S.
  • 4/22/2010 2:39:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeautiful machine

Pros: -The screen and full HD resolution are beautiful.
-Solid keyboard (doesn't flex on the left side like the N61).
-Maybe personal preference, but I like the touch pad and mouse buttons better on this than on the N61.
-I'm a Linux guy for development work and everything seems to work in Ubuntu 10.04 with no fussing :)

Cons: -Large and heavy; bulkier than the N61.
-Stupid, stupid, stupid looking graphics and LEDs on the top of the lid. If I weren't a grad student I might actually care.
-The shield icon on the lid flashes when the computer sleeps, which is distracting when *I* am trying to sleep :p

Other Thoughts: I was deciding between this and the N61. I actually spent some time with both, and both are great machines, but in the end the high resolution screen won me over. I do mainly programming and robotics PhD work, and not having 1/5 of the screen taken up by fixed-size window and menu bars is nice :)
Speakers are loud, but not terribly hi-fi. I use external speakers or headphones anyway.
I like games but I'm not really a gamer. I suspect that the N61 might actually be better for gaming because of the lower resolution (less pixels to push on roughly equivalent graphics cards).

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  • Scott M.
  • 4/22/2010 5:58:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsDoes everything I ask, better than I expected

Pros: The machine is quick; 4gb of ram, i7 quad, dedicated video memory. Its not as fast as an equivalent desktop, but for a laptop, particularly for the price, it cannot be beat.

The screen is amazing, both in brightness and image quality.

I've been pounding on it for 3 days, installing and then using as a business user (not a gamer). I run business apps mostly, some image editing and sys admin tools (vmware, image editing/management, sql queries, a 6gb pst file etc). I'm able to easily open 20+ windows and it never slows down, and with the great screen resolution, keep them open.

Cons: Three things.

1) This is bigger and heavier than other 15.6" machines. As long as you know that going in, you should be fine. Not a lot, but its not an ultralight!

2) The screen has a large bezel around it, which some may be annoyed by. Me, I don't much care, but several of my coworkers felt it awkward. You could probably fit a 17" panel with a very narrow surround.

3) The art/graphics on the back of the screen are easily scratched, even just being in a normal case.

Other Thoughts: I cannot validate the "its not duarble" comments. I've had over the past 6 years two consumer grade compaqs (think the $400 laptops you see around now, except they were more back then) and two business grade HPs (nc8430, p8510), and I've worked on numerous over Toshiba, Dell, HP & compaq machines for friends and co-workers. This machine is much better than the consumer grade Compaqs and on par with the business grade HPs which I beat on quite a bit, and they kept right on going.

The only thing I might be a touch easy on is the hinges, just because they have to move the large panel.

Overall I am exceedingly happy.

To boot, the driver disk explicitly said "Windows 7 x64 only!" Having spent lots of time hunting down drivers for older machines during vista/xp migrations, what a pleasant site!

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  • Mattias H.
  • 5/20/2010 4:20:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVary Good Laptop

Pros: The Hyper-threaded i720 has 4 physical cores with a total of 8 virtual cores and is fast enough for almost any game. I have yet to max it out on a single game! The GTS 360M GPU runs smooth set to the 1920x1080 screen resolution with games and movies alike. -RAM- the ram specs on the page for this laptop are incorrect and gladly so, it is 4 GB however it is a faster 1333MHz instead of the 1066MHz advertised! the motherboard has 4 DIMM slots only 2 of them are used so for around $100 its a good upgrade to 8 GB of 1333MHz RAM and well worth it. the ability to change the brightness of the back-lit keyboard is a nice feature from off to well bright. the same feature is available with the screen with the exception that you cant turn it off compleatly using the brightness controls.

Cons: there are only 2 cons that i can really think of.
1. the battery life isnt particularly long but what can you expect from a gaming laptop. (I keep it plugged in anyways so not much of a con)
2. NO Blue-ray drive! however this can be rectified by purchasing a external or upgrading the internal Super Muli DVD drive.

Other Thoughts: a blue-ray drive would have been nice with the 1080P screen res but not a big deal breaker.

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  • Brian B.
  • 7/24/2010 1:15:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsOverall Great

Pros: The i7 came with ddr3 1333 ram Runs any game i through at it on Max settings. Brilliant Screen Very Very fast.

Cons: The vent area does get very hot but what do you expect from a machine with these specs. BSOD a few times till ASUS released a BIOS update and i have not BSOD since. My laptop is currently in the shop.. it may be my fauly maybe not, not sure atm. i do know it fried and is currently being repaired. Customer service is iffy i think its who yo get on the phone most are great some not so great.

Other Thoughts: Depending on how they handle the rest of the RMA depends on if i go with them again.... Its not the laptop its them ;]

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