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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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  • 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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  • adan h.
  • 2/15/2010 9:50:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing laptop

Pros: HDMI, extremely quite, GTS 360M!!!, VGA, eSATA, 802.11bgn, Bluetooth, 500GB HDD (@ 7200RPM)...
I did not believe my eyes when I open it and found 4 GB DDR3 10600S (1333 MHz). It’s true. I don’t know if it’s a mistake, but if you buy one now, odds are you will too get yours with 1333s on it. This is a pretty good laptop and very fast. I do not plan to use it for gaming, but I’m pretty sure it can handle anything you throw at it. When you turn it on you will hear and see the minor boom on the screen (kind of cool) before the bios kicks in. Windows Experience Index rates it at:
Processor 6.9
Memory 5.9
Graphics 6.8
Gaming graphics 6.8
HDD 5.9
...not bad for a laptop!

Cons: Speakers are kind of average, not like we are expecting surround sound from a laptop... forget the speakers and buy yourself a good set or some headphones. There is no second bay for a secondary hard drive! Read the manual (not sure if its a con... maybe it its, now that i think about it its is! i want a second bay for a hard drive!) the exhaust on the left gets HOT!, but unless you have your hand there for extended periods of time you wont get burned.

Other Thoughts: It does have 4 slots for up to 4 GB of ram, 2 already in use, but you can put another 2 on the remaining slots. Takes about 60 seconds to boot all the way to windows (however I think this can decrease as soon as I remove all the bloatware installed on it). The font can get too small due to the nature of 1080p on 15” displays…extremely small (but pretty cool); you will need magnifying glasses to read and will get some eye aches. The web cam it’s ok, 2 MP it’s enough for your video conferences. The back light keyboard it’s pretty cool, but you have to see the keyboard at an almost-perpendicular angle, otherwise the back light gets annoying when watching it at an angle. The logo and the sides of the back of the screen also have a back light, which makes it look sexy. I researched a lot before deciding on this model, and honestly you get the most bang for your buck with this one, spend another $500 on a brand name and you will get about the same laptop (im looking at you alienware!)

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/17/2010 5:25:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsAMAAAAZING

Pros: GTS 360m
Core i7
4 Gb 1333 MHz RAM
500 Gb Hdd
8-1 card reader

Cons: -Runs hot
-Would be a ton better if it had an s-video port for those of us without HD Tvs
-Nvidia does not have driver support for the 300 series of video cards yet, so you're left w/ the driver from Asus

Other Thoughts: This laptop is an unbelievable deal. Asus has been rated as one of most reliable computer brands despite the amazing prices they put on their products. I was going to buy the G51Vx-x3a but it sold out and was replaced with this one, and I bought this one yesterday so I will be doing another review after receiving it.

As for the Blu-Ray, the DVD drive can be swapped out. These drives tend to be on the expensive side as a warning. The other option is to have an external Blu-ray drive if you don't have the tech-knowledge to put it in yourself.

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  • Mitch O.
  • 2/17/2010 12:53:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDon't compromise

Pros: HDMI, eSATA, 500g 7200rpm hardrive, KILLER screen resolution, GTS 360, backlit keyboard, bluetooth, digital sound, gigabit LAN, must I go on...

Plays L4D2 on the highest settings flawlessly!

Cons: It does get pretty dang warm, but that comes as no surprise...they do a pretty good job of directing it to the side so you don't get to. warm with it on your lap. Battery life is poor obviously, but no surprises there. FYI the smartlogon app is essentially useless...

Other Thoughts: My system also came with DDR3 1333 ram. The laptop does come with bluetooth, which I didn't see listed in the specs. If anyone knows of a way to restore the factory recovery partition let me know (I'd like to nuke it but to my knowledge its non-recoverable).

And someone was complaining about it not having S-Video...are you serious?!? I'm sorry they can't tailor a laptop to your specific needs, but it does have both analog (VGA port) and digital (HDMI). Get some new hardware or a vga converter and quit complaining!

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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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  • Eugene C.
  • 3/24/2010 7:28:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Purchase

Pros: *Awesome price for the specs
*Smooth gaming graphics
*Bright crisp picture
*Full size and backlit keyboard

Cons: *Speakers are very low quality; poor sound
*Keyboard (Fn+F11,F12) volume controls are spaced too far apart; makes for a two hand operation
*Asus' bloatware

Other Thoughts: This Asus system is absolutely the best laptop you will find in the current price range. The 'Cons' posted warrant a mention, but are very minor. The sound quality is awesome when using headphones, but listening in an open room is similar to a cheap traveling clock radio. My Asus G51JX-X1 easily handles all my course work, web surfing and gaming. I am able to print large files, transfer documents to an external device and watch a movie at the same time with no hiccups or system slow-down. Thanks Asus and Newegg for an awesome transaction and system.

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  • Jack F.
  • 6/1/2010 8:04:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Happy So Far

Pros: Very Fast - so far I have had the chance to render some videos and play COD Modern Warfare 2 (at full resolution).

I have not had any BSODs as some of the other folks have reported.

Screen is really nice - very bright and crisp. For those reporting the letters are too small, you can adjust those easily in your setting without lowering the resolution. It is almost as big as my old Dell 17 inch laptop screen. It's about as wide, and just a little less tall.

Cons: It's Heavy and the battery life seem pretty short. Not really sure if these are cons as this is what I expected with a gaming laptop.

Other Thoughts: So far I'm really happy with this laptop. Windows 7 is really nice and so far I have not had to ctrl/alt/delete for any hung apps. No BSODs or lock ups.

Also - the case design is not so bad. I will be using this in the office and it's not like it's hot pink or neon.

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  • Kevin L.
  • 7/2/2010 7:34:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsCouldn't Be Happier

Pros: This laptop is a great bargain- there is a lot of great stuff for a very reasonable rate. The laptop runs great, it's fast and not very crash prone (one blue screen of death prior to the bios update). I had the laptop dual booting Ubuntu in the first 24 hours. I've had no issues installing any software. The air vent does put off a lot of heat, especially when the GPU is under high stress, but, the actual keyboard and underneath stays much cooler. A laptop cooler does help, if the heat is a big problem. Really no complaints except...

Cons: The outside lights can't be turned off if the laptop is on A/C. Oh well....

Other Thoughts: I found a couple of... less documented features. The three lights next to the power switches that seem unusual are actually touch sensitive and control the screen display style, power mode and turn the touch pad on and off. Additionally, if you right click the battery icon (in Windows 7), and select the Power4Hybrid option, you can customize all the power settings to your liking. Especially useful, there is a turbo setting under "Maximum Performance" that can be set to Off, Turbo or Extreme Turbo. These can eek a bit more performance out of the system if needed.

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  • fred r.
  • 7/4/2010 12:28:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsOverall, Great Laptop

Pros: No Crashes so far (although many claim to get BoSD'd once)
Excellent for multi tasking. I have run mozilla, chrome, team fortress 2, galaxy editor, and starcraft 2 with out maxing my cpu.
Although it has some bloat ware, much of it is useful.
Very nice touch pad (it's hard to break/fall apart).
Easy way to adjust keyboard back lighting (Fn F3 and F4)
Power house for gaming

Cons: Runs slightly hot, not as hot as I've seen, but still a good idea to have a notebook cooler under it.
Fan blows out the far right of the laptop, and takes air from under it; this makes using the laptop on your lap impracticable, as it denies the laptop air flow. I place it on a flat surface (notebook cooler), then on my lap.
After gaming for 2+ hours, the lower left (beside the touch pad) gets very hot. Should be fine if you have a good notebook cooler directing air to that area (like a fan directly underneath it).
Because of the back lighting, the keyboard makes noises on certain buttons. The actual keys are very good.
THERE IS NO WAY TO TURN OFF THE SIDE LIGHTING. VERY ANNOYING FOR OTHERS WHEN IN CLASS. Although I have heard putting it into high performance turns it off. Only other way it to open the laptop and disconnect the wires (may void warranty). I use power saving mode.
Many of the problems initially caused is by the bloat ware; however, once you know what's causing it,

Other Thoughts: (from above, maxed my limit) you can fix the problem, and the tool may be useful.
Battery life is less than 2 hours.

Final thoughts: I have put a lot more Cons than Pros, but this laptop is very good. This version is "Asus G51J." Try looking for the newer version of this. I believe it is like G51J+ or something (google it). This laptop is a beast.

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  • Jemuel P.
  • 7/27/2010 9:46:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat!

Pros: Excellent laptop, though I haven't had a chance to do some real gaming on it yet. The wireless connectivity works great, and everything else is smooth and functions as it should. The webcam is especially entertaining with the ASUS software that comes with it.

Cons: I installed Cubase as well as my Yamaha KX25 MIDI controller drivers, and as I was working with BSOD'd. This was the only time it happened. Also, I had to restart a few times because sometimes it's like the USB ports stop working but think that the devices are still connected, even when I disconnected them. This only happened the first day that I had the laptop, and since then, everything has been flawless.

Other Thoughts: Except the above mentioned, I haven't really had any other problems. The laptop is great, and I am very happy with the purchase. Also, the hardware is amazing for the price. Highly recommended buy.

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