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Asus G51J-3D

Specifications

Asus G51J-3DNotebook: Asus G51J-3D (G51J Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.4kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 77.1% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 88%, features: 90%, display: 60% mobility: 40%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus G51J-3D

50% ASUS G51J 3D gaming notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English

The ASUS G51J is a pricey 3D notebook that's aimed at gamers. While the ASUS G51J won't appeal to many users, and it may even miss the mark when it comes to gamers who want to be early adopters of 3D technology — it could definitely use more graphics grunt under the hood in order to compete with other dedicated gaming machines on the market, especially considering its asking price.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%
90% ASUS - G51J 3D review
Source: IT Reviews English
Anyone who visited the Gadget Show at the NEC this year will know that much of the event was obsessed with showing off all the latest 3D computer technology in the wake of the massive success of Avatar. 2010 has become 3D Year and all the major computer manufacturers are jumping on board the supposed gravy train: the ASUS G51J 3D notebook is simply the latest evolution.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90%
100% Asus G51J 3D
Source: Digital Versus English

Asus continues its progress on the laptop PC gamer market and certainly isn't afraid to innovate. The G51J 3D shows that 3D can also get mobile. This technology gets it a fifth star in our rating. The results are convincing and performances are up to standard. We can't wait for a version with a better screen and faster graphics card for 3D. And why not a 17.3 inch model?


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Asus G51J 3D
Source: Digital Versus English
Asus continues its progress on the laptop PC gamer market and certainly isn't afraid to innovate. The G51J 3D shows that 3D can also get mobile. This technology gets it a fifth star in our rating. The results are convincing and performances are up to standard. We can't wait for a version with a better screen and faster graphics card for 3D. And why not a 17.3 inch model?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 90% display: 60% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
67% Asus G51J 3D Laptop
Source: PC Pro English
The 3D craze has broken free of its early-adopter shackles, thanks in no small part to the huge success of Avatar, and manufacturers are stepping up their assault on the tech-savvy public. This model of the Asus G51J is the first 3D Vision laptop, and comes complete with the necessary glasses and transceiver in the box. The 3D effect is better than ever, but building it into a 15.6in laptop creates more than a few issues.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 83%
70% Asus G51J 3D Review
Source: Digital Trends English
Stereoscopic viewing is mere months away from exploding—or seeping, depending on one’s level of zeal and optimism—into our living rooms via new 3-D televisions from mainstream manufacturers like Sony and Panasonic. The first laptop to incorporate Nvidia’s 3D Vision technology, Asus’ G51J 3D, is a stereoscopic gaming powerhouse.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Asus G51J 3D laptop
Source: Reg Hardware English
As far as 3D goes, the Asus G51J 3D is certainly a more capable machine than Acer’s 5738DZG. Not only is it more powerful, but with the active glasses it can also deliver a better 3D experience. The high price tag is the obvious stumbling block. Prices will no doubt fall if and when 3D finally takes off, but at the moment anyone looking to wave goodbye to 2D will have to pay a rather hefty premium.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
79% Asus G51J 3D review
Source: CNet English
Nvidia's 3D Vision technology renders most games in pretty impressive 3D, but it requires an investment in compatible hardware, including a 120Hz LCD monitor, approved desktop GPU with dual-link DVI connection, and a pair of battery-powered 3D glasses with a USB infrared emitter. The Asus G51J 3D is the first laptop to incorporate Nvidia's 3D Vision technology. If you absolutely love the idea of 3D gaming, this proof-of-concept system will work well as a pricey showpiece.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 79%
75% Asus G51J-3D
Source: CNet English
We've been very impressed with Nvidia's 3D Vision technology, which renders most games in pretty impressive 3D, but it requires an investment in compatible hardware, including a 120Hz LCD monitor, approved desktop GPU with dual-link DVI connection, and a pair of battery powered 3D glasses with a USB IR emitter. The Asus G51J-3D is the first laptop to incorporate Nvidia's 3D vision technology. If you absolutely love the idea of 3D gaming, this proof-of-concept system will work well for a pricey showpiece.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 40%
70% ASUS G51J 3D
Source: Laptop Mag English
The ASUS G51J 3D is an exciting notebook for early adopters who want to take their gameplay to the next level. While we would’ve liked a higher-resolution screen—and higher frame rates—this rig is more than capable of playing the latest titles. At $1,699, it’s $200 more expensive than the non-3D version, but that premium is reasonable considering the newness of the technology. Acer’s $779 Aspire 5738DG does a better job of bringing 2D movies into the third dimension, but Nvidia’s 3D technology is more effective, and provides better viewing angles with the included glasses. If you’re a gamer, the G51J 3D is definitely worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M:

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M is essentially a higher clocked GeForce 9800M GTX based on the G92b core built under a 55nm manufacturing process. Because of the architectural difference, the 260M is less powerful (and quite dissimilar) to the similarly named desktop GeForce GTX 260.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.4 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews


77.1%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-31 (Update: 2012-05-26)