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ASUS Laptop G71GX-RX05 Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 (2.53 GHz) 6 GB Memory 500 GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M 17.1" Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with Service Pack 1

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  • Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 (2.53 GHz)
  • 6 GB Memory 500 GB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
  • 1440 x 900
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with Service Pack 1
  • Super Multi DVD RW

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Whether you're watching hi-def movies, gaming, or running 3D models, the ASUS G71GX-RX05 notebook has you covered with its impressive feature set! Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, the ASUS G71GX-RX05 is highly capable of delivering maximum entertainment enjoyment. With the powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M, 1024MB GDDR3 VRAM and DirectX 10.1 support, you get crisp movement, rapid response, and stunning 3D performance.

Supported by ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology, the 17.1" widescreen display gives you enhanced images and true HD performance, so your movies, photos, and games all come through in glorious color. With built-in Altec Lansing speakers, you'll hear every audio nuance of your media! This smart notebook features a gaming-focused keyboard with numeric pad for intuitive and lightning fast reflexes while in-game.

Cutting edge connection options like 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Gigabit LAN, and Bluetooth make it easy to take advantage of your network's speed and peripherals' capabilities. All in all, the G71GX-RX05 brings you unparalleled HD performance and game experience.

  • newegg Intel Core 2 Due Processor The Intel Core 2 Duo processor includes two mobile-optimized execution cores in a single processor to enable execution of parallel threads or applications on separate cores. The results enable outstanding dual-core performance and greater system response when running multi-threaded or multiple demanding applications simultaneously.
  • newegg NVIDIA GeForce GTX260M GPU The powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX260M with 1GB GDDR3 VRAM fully supports DirectX 10.1 to enable today's visually-intense applications and games, and features NVIDIA PureVideo HD, CUDA and PhysX technologies for the ultimate HD video experience and game performance.
  • newegg 17.1-inch Widescreen with Splendid Video Intelligent Technology The 17.1-inch widescreen displays ultra-large pictures with almost no "black bars" for enhanced viewing comfort during movie playback. Widescreen displays also enable convenient panoramic image editing and viewing with less horizontal scrolling. With ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence technology, the screen provides you with 6 pre-set settings to enhance images, videos and in-game graphics.
  • newegg Built-in Dual Layer DVD Burner The built-in Dual Layer DVD burner burns any DVD+R/-R, DVD+RW/-RW disc and supports the dual-layer function allowing up to 8.5GB data to be burned and saved on a single dual-layer disc. Burn your own DVD/VCD movies or backup data with ease!
  • newegg Built-in 1.3 Megapixel Webcam and Microphone With an integrated Webcam and microphone, video chat or record videos and share them with your family or friends!

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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  • Garrett H.
  • 12/8/2012 10:42:34 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOver 2 Years Later...

Pros: Nearing 3 years of use on this laptop and it's still running as strong as day one with the exception that I did finally drop Windows 7 on it, which was a wise move. I've also had a duel boot setup with Windows 7 and a variation of Ubuntu and no issues(until a linux update trashed GRUB and I had to re-install MBR). Even with a current Linux this thing works with no problems.

From Windows 7(have not tried Windows 8 yet as I simply do not have a copy of it yet to try, but did try the Windows 8 previews in a virtual machine on this laptop under Windows 7 and no problems there) to Linux, from MS Office to GTA San Andreas and from Netflix to Sony Vegas Pro this laptop has taken everything I've thrown at it without even blinking.

Cons: The only real con here is that this laptop is seems to be no longer available to purchase. :-(

Well that, and the flashy annoying lights on this thing. But that can be resolve by going to going to the ASUS site and tracking down the software for this laptop which has a control program for dealing with the lights.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/17/2011 11:47:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat laptop for price

Pros: - Great specs for price (Decent Video Card and CPU)
- Great case design, puts my Clevo to shame
- Full size keyboard with Numeric pad
- Screen looks great, even for 1440x900

Cons: - Fan is loud, especially as CPU temps rise (Especially in upper 40s C per RealTemp)
- The laptop that I received wasn't in mint condition with some scratches on cover and dirty stickers, but still functional. As noted from other reviews, laptop seems to a little dirty on arrival with hair, human debris, etc. (However nothing that wasn't cleanable with can of air and some alcohol)
- Non-Geniune Windows Vista shipped with laptop, though solved with Windows 7 reinstall

Other Thoughts: Fortunately, other than the fan noise, I seem to have gotten a good unit with no double tap keyboard keys or flickering screens. Mouse pad works well, but I prefer to use laser mouse for all my computers. However, I plan on replacing the fan in the future if it continues to be noisy.

Playing Dragon Age Origins at full settings presented no problems for this computer to handle at max 16:9 settings.

As for the video card heating issues, it seems like this was a problem even back then, however they modified the BIOS since 07/2009 to keep the laptop from shutting off when it gets hot. However, I feel as long as you are playing on an ideal surface (flat, hard surface like wood or metal tables) the heat shouldn't affect gameplay (unless you like keeping your legs warm on those cold Winter days).

Overall, I'm glad that I got a good unit, props to Asus and Newegg.

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  • Damion C.
  • 12/12/2011 11:07:10 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFirst ones a dud

Pros: Specs are great
Feels like a very solid machine

Newegg Customer service to the rescue and replacement on the way

Cons: BSOD on first boot
Mem test Showing hardware errors
Can't get wireless up and running
Popped off the cover to pull stick of ram and discovered machine was obviously tampered with. Screws were loose, Warrranty void sticker was torn on the cpu retention system

Other Thoughts: I feel that if if you get a good one this thing is incredible. I will follow up my review with a subsequent review of the new one.

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  • Rebekah L.
  • 11/27/2011 2:33:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwsome price for a great laptop!

Pros: First off you must remember that these are refurbished. They will not, in my opinion, be prefect.

- Impressive style
- Graphics card is a huge plus
- Big beautiful screen
- Boot up and Shut down is fast
- This is an A+ mobile gaming laptop if you travel
- A quiet laptop

Cons: I only list these as cons but this doesn't take away from my gaming experience.

- My function keys do not work, at least from what I can tell.
- I had a hard time looking for the "Wireless" on and off switch...its not in a good spot.
-Windows Vista

Other Thoughts: My ASUS G71GX-RX05 came quickly to my house after only 48 hours of purchasing. Out of the package there were no major scratches or anything. After examining it closure I found that the back vent apparently in the past had gotten so hot that it warped the plastic. No biggy...but put this bad boy on a fan! Especially if you are gaming.

Whoever refurbished this laptop, did not put a Genuine Windows Vista software on the laptop. Annoying, but I had an extra copy of Windows 7 that I was going to put on my desktop.

3 days after it arrived, I went to boot it up and the fan inside the laptop was making a loud noise. Almost as if it were struggling. I quickly shut it down an blew air into the space were the fan is. It hasn't made the noise since, but I fear it has a bad fan. Thats were the warranty comes in nicely! I will update later.

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  • Brandye G.
  • 11/16/2011 3:37:40 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsthe best deal on newegg hands down. :)

Pros: Easily overclockable with provided software. Even the GPU can be overclocked nicely after a quick asus bios upgrade. Great machine, and plays any game on the market.

Cons: None really. Some may find the 1440x900 resolution is a bad deal but honestly, do you really want to squint at 1920x1080 on a 17 inch screen and stress your GPU???

bought 2 of these, amazing deal.

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  • Khang T.
  • 11/15/2011 5:34:15 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsi wish...

Pros: outstanding look, light up catch ppl attention do it if u feel like to, wat a gaming designed laptop, i mean awesome

Cons: hey, minor scratches on the cover barely see so not a big problem, wait, it is so dirty i swear, it took me few hours to clean it. i wish i get a better one, i would return to get a replacement but it aint worth my time

Other Thoughts: update bios if u got older ver, add a ssd if u want it fly, this video card could eat any games, once again, i hate these dirty sticky on this nice laptop

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  • olversalfate
  • 11/6/2011 12:23:43 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic laptop!

Pros: This laptop is great, plain and simple, at first I was concerned that the laptop I would receive would be dirty as some other reviews had stated, boy was I wrong, this thing looked brand new! Runs all my games (WoW primarily, but I play a lot of FPS as well and it can run them all) Fantastically, the price is right don't miss out on this great laptop

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Love this thing..

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3 out of 5 eggsForgot a few things

Pros: Great Specs

Cons: Get a COOLER. This baby runs hot. Newegg has a wonderful alum cooler that has been working perfectly.

I would imagine two things with these units. Some may be best buy models that had a paid for warranty that replaced them come heck or high water.

Because of this warranty, some were overheated, blew up, and some were dropped.(mine included) So this explains some of the feedback regarding condition.

Other Thoughts: Worth the price, but upgrade to Win7 right away and avoid double duty on updates for vista and win 7

Total cost with Win7 oem was roughly $560. That is a deal for this unit.

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3 out of 5 eggsHeck of a deal

Pros: Great price for the unit. I purchased this unit elsewhere for a few bucks less only because it came up on their website first. NEWEGG is far superior. Unit Plays most games on high settings very well. Huge screen and key board. This baby is BIG.

Cons: Like all ASUS refurbished, u never know what u are going to receive. The one I received was defn beat up. Missing rubber stop on screen and it had been dropped on it's corner. Given who I bought it from and only a 90 day warranty, it was not worth sending in. I am living with the minor dammage for the price. HUGE ....weighs a lot and won't fit in any standard computer bags. Needs a mega bag.

Other Thoughts: At least the parts were all installed unlike the last ASUS rehab I purchased. I had to install parts laying in desktop unit. Many of u will remember the Refurb ASUS CG 5290s with I7 processor. One heck of a computer once fixed up.

There is no doubt it is a deal. Instead of going through days of updates for vista, I purchased Win7 Pro oem on sale from newegg and installed right away. Then went through days of updates. Unit works perfect. I would buy again, this time from newegg and if you receive a wrecked one, they will take it back right away, just the hassle to deal with.

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  • Steven K.
  • 11/2/2011 10:27:47 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsit's alright.

Pros: the physical condition of the computer is very good. i usually don't mind scratches anyway. but few are visible.

Cons: it had previous owners things still installed. profile and all. i had to re-install the windows myself, which was pretty inconvenient.. basically it took me over an hour just to get started with the computer.

Other Thoughts: lol i was looking for USB ports and audio sets for EVER!!! i almost became emotional after flipping the computer upside-down and left to right for 5 minutes, and looking through the websites to make sure it does have them... and then figured out that i had to open the sides -_-;; HAHAHA i feel dumb.

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