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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

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  • 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
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  • Zachari S.
  • 2/20/2010 12:26:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe little laptop that could.

Pros: Construction is solid, unlike some of the 17" ASUS that feel hollow.

The graphics are pretty good, I was weary going into this given the speeds of the GTS 360m vs the GTX 260m, but they ran out of the 260's i wanted so i ultimately went with this. I am not disappointed. A friend of mine has the G51vx, I am able to keep up with him.

This is a very peppy system with the i7, it has a faster response than my desktop.

Mine also came with the upgraded DDR3 1333

Cons: None really. I have not seen any.

Other Thoughts: I get great FPS in Bad Company 2, with settings on low, i get 60+FPS, medium settings is 55+, high settings with AAx4 i get around 35-40FPS with the occasional hiccup that drops to about 20 but not often, this is on populated servers.

Im not sure why some ppl complain or dock points off of here for features, such as blue ray, ok ... it doesn't have blue ray, we know, if you don't like it doesn't have blue ray, don't buy it, or read the spec's prior to purchase... Its a gaming laptop, not a multimedia laptop.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/19/2010 10:59:08 PM
  • 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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  • Jeffrey C.
  • 2/20/2010 4:02:48 PM
  • 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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  • Matthew O.
  • 3/13/2010 3:54:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsG Series G51JX-X1

Pros: This thing will chew up whatever you throw at it and spit it out. It's awesome. I've run Chrome with several tabs open, Digsby with chats, iTunes, Word with several docs open, a 1080p movie in VLC, and a file transfer... all at the same time, and it doesn't blink. Beautiful 1080p screen, Core i7 with 4 gigs of 1333 DDR3 RAM, solid build, you just can't beat the specs for the price. It starts up quickly, and when I've left it on overnight a couple of times it woke up and got moving as though I had left it alone for 5 minutes. Chiclet keyboard is nice, full, and backlit. Trackpad works fine. All around great purchase.

Cons: Little things... Why place the ethernet port right next to the plug for the power adapter on the back when there's so much extra space? I don't mind the USB ports on each side like some people who use an external mouse. It is a fingerprint magnet, but I don't care too much about that, either. Oh, and I haven't had any scratches by the trackpad like the other reviewer claimed, and I wear a metal watch. First time start up takes awhile, too, but, on the bright side, you only have to do it once.

Other Thoughts: Unbelievable value, don't pass it up!

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  • Chris D.
  • 5/3/2010 3:55:53 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUnbelieveable Value

Pros: An undeniable powerhouse of a machine. I've tested Dragon Age, Fallout 3, and COD MW2 at 1920X1080 with MAX graphic settings and you barely see even a hiccup. FPS between 40 and 60 at all times. I love the new style chiclet keyboard, and the backlighting works great on the keys. 1080p movies look great on the screen(if you don't mind the 10gb's they take up on the HD) Speakers are a huge improvement from earlier "G" series models

Cons: Really really hot. I know everyone says that, but i mean it. I left an ice cold bottle of water by the vent for about 10 minutes while playing Fallout 3 and it was almost undrinkable warm when i went to take a sip. Speedfan reports gpu highs of 68c which isn't that bad compared to a desktop GPU but it's much different in such a small package. I recommend a good laptop cooler pad for any extended gaming.

Other Thoughts: This laptop replaced the Asus G1 that i've been lugging around for over three years now. It did it's job back then but i was never too impressed with it's performance. The only reason i went for the G51 is because of the price below 1200. I expected the same midrange performance as the G1, but i was in shock when i played dragon age at max everything. I could not possibly be happier with this purchase and i recommend it to anyone looking for a mobile gaming laptop at an affordable price.

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  • Samuel S.
  • 5/4/2010 6:33:51 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty good so far.

Pros: Weight, performance, price. It's not an ultra-light like my netbook, but compared to my OLD desktop-replacement system, its light. The performance is unbelievable. Windows 7 loads fast, all the applications load fast, every game I throw at it runs perfect under maximum settings. The price is what sold me, I wasn't sure about ASUS as a laptop manufacturer, but what I was getting for the $1200 I paid, would cost quite a bit more. Good to see their reputation persists through whatever they put their name on.

Cons: Heat, tinny speakers, keyboard lag. The laptop runs pretty hot, most of the output is dumped out of the left rear corner of the unit. May invest in a cooler, till then I'm using it to keep my coffee warm. The speakers are a little tinny, and on par with what my netbook from another manufacturer had. Jacking in resolves that problem but what's the point of slapping an 'altec lansing' logo on the system if the speakers sound like overdriven headphones? Immediately noticed a 'lag' or lack of sensitivity in the keyboard, typing as normal resulted in skipping some letters.

Other Thoughts: After using an Acer Aspire One for the past year, I needed to upgrade to something more robust (and that could play games!). Dell had plenty of adequate offerings, but the price premium for the logo wasn't worth it... nor did I feel like carrying one of those AlienWare contraptions into a meeting. After looking at options from Dell, HP, and AlienWare, the ASUS came out on top and I am pleased with my purchase.

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  • Josh P.
  • 5/4/2010 12:48:44 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Notebook

Pros: This is a very nice computer, Great Specs/Great Deal

Cons: I had to send mine back and its still in RMA to be Replaced hopefully soon. I believe It is a overheating problem also the 360m is a fairly new card not very old at all I have done allot of researching and have found that this Notebook and others who have the Nvidia 360M in them which is new have been having several BSOD issues and Driver problems. I believe over the period of months this issue will be fixed properly.. In general the core i7's Run relatively hot and the GPU should be idle core temp at 40-75 Celsius.

Other Thoughts: Its a good Notebook. Needs some kinks worked out but its good for basic needs but not un kinked enough for Gaming yet...hopefully soon.

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  • Jack F.
  • 6/1/2010 8:04:59 AM
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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