Asus G51J Series

Asus G51JX-X3Processor: Intel Core i5 430M, Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 3.3kg, 3.4kg, 3.5kg
Price: 1000, 1200, 1240, 1300, 1500 euro
Average Score: 77.24% - good
Average of 21 scores (from 25 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 90%, features: 90%, display: 75%
mobility: 36%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 35%

 

Asus G51J-A1

Specifications

Asus G51J-A1Notebook: Asus G51J-A1
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:10, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 64% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

80% ASUS G51J-A1
Source: Laptop Mag English
This Core i7 gaming notebook gives you a lot of power and a full HD screen for a good price.
If you want to blow away zombies but you’re not one of the beneficiaries of a trust fund or Wall Street bonus, you’ll find that the $1,499 G51J-A1 is every bit as capable as top-end rigs. The Alienware M15x offers slightly better performance and cool extras like customizable lighting, but it costs $1,874 when similarly configured to the G51J-A1. In other words, this rig is a killer value.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus G51J Core i7 Mobile Gaming Notebook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
All in all, the G51J-A1 is great at being itself, but not so great at being your "do-it-all" 15" notebook. The keyboard is just too lackluster to be used for daily typing chores, note taking, etc., and the battery is too poor to use on the road for any real length of time. It's a portable gaming rig in a form factor that's smaller than those gigantic 17" and 18.4" machines out there and that's about it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2009
Rating: price: 90% performance: 95% mobility: 40% emissions: 40%
72% Asus G51J-A1
Source: Computer Shopper English
Gamers are known to plunk down wads of cash for their battle gear, but not everybody has thousands of dollars to spend on a top-of-the-line 3D notebook. Enter the Asus G51J-A1, a relatively affordable ($1,499) 15-inch, 7.3-pound notebook featuring an Intel Core i7 processor and a stunning 1080p high-def display. This slick-looking system may be more travel-friendly than the big rigs, but it doesn’t offer the kind of 3D performance that gamers crave. Offering more portability than its desktop-replacement brethren, the Asus G51J-A1 delivers good productivity performance, but its gaming performance is subpar.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 72%
3D-Notebook
Source: c't - 9/10 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: performance: 85% mobility: 30% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 30%
40% Asus G51J
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 40%

 

Asus G51J-1B

Specifications

Asus G51J-1BNotebook: Asus G51J-1B
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3.4kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% ASUS G51J-1B 3D
Source: PC Mag English
Stereoscopic 3D technology, which typically involves putting on a pair of 3D glasses and watching images leap out at you, is already a big hit in movies. Now, laptops are hoping to cash in on the 3D gaming market. Although the Acer Aspire 5738DG-6165 earned the distinction of being the first 3D laptop to hit the market, its visual effects ended up being more gimmick than substance. If you're a "3D" fanatic, the ASUS G51J-1B 3D has the best technology in place, but it's limited to games and costly compared to Acer's 3D laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Asus G51J-3D

Specifications

Asus G51J-3DNotebook: Asus G51J-3D
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3.4kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 77.1% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

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%

 

Asus G51J-IX097V

Specifications

Asus G51J-IX097VNotebook: Asus G51J-IX097V
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 90.67% - very good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

92% Test: 3D-Notebook von Asus
Source: PC Games Hardware - 7/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 70%
90% Voll auf dem 3D-Trip
Source: SFT - 7/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% ASUS G51J: Starkes Gamer-Notebook für 3D?
Source: Overclockers.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% mobility: 30%

 

Asus G51Jx-X1

Specifications

Asus G51Jx-X1Notebook: Asus G51Jx-X1
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 82.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Asus G51Jx review
Source: Techradar English
Ultimately this is a great laptop, and kudos to Asus for being the first out the gates with a nVidia 3D Vision laptop. That the technology works well given the correct content demonstrates that 3D is now ready to come out of the wilderness and start enjoying some success as a mainstream technology. There are a few niggles, including the screen resolution and keyboard, but neither are a massive cause for drama.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% ASUS G51Jx-X1 15.6-inch Thin And Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The ASUS G51Jx-X1 offers a surprising level of performance for its $1200 price tag. Those hoping to use it for gaming will be pleased with its high performance Core i7 quad core processor, GeForce GTS 360M graphics and high resolution LCD panel. Those using it for processor intensive computing would also be well served by its performance. On the downside, the system has a small battery providing very short running times and is among one of the larger and heavier 15-inch laptops on the market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
87% Asus G51JX – Test
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 60% performance: 93% features: 90% display: 90%
ASUS R.O.G. G51Jx: potenza portatile
Source: Pc Tuner Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2010
performance: 90%

 

Asus G51JX-IX044V

Specifications

Asus G51JX-IX044VNotebook: Asus G51JX-IX044V
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 1240 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Asus G51JX-IX044V
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Asus G51JX-X3

Specifications

Asus G51JX-X3Notebook: Asus G51JX-X3
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Asus G51JX-X3 – Review
Source: Gadgetmix English
The Asus G51JX-X3 comes in a deep blue color, and offers a typically impressive Asus display. The lit keyboard is a nice touch, even if the keys are slightly slippery. In benchmark tests this notebook achieves the best score in the sub-$1000 category. Anyone wanting a 14-inch gaming notebook will be delighted with this machine at the price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/28/2011

 

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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.

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With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M:

Essentially a renamed GTS 260M but with higher clock rates (412 versus 396 Gigaflops, according to Nvidia). The GTS 360M delivers high-end performance with GDDR5 graphics memory.

» 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.

Intel Core i5:

430M:

The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

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


3.3 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

3.5 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


77.24%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Asus G51Jx-X1
Core i7 720QM

Devices with the same GPU

» Toshiba Qosmio X500-12N
Core i7 740QM, 18.4", 4.6 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-14W
Core i7 740QM, 18.4", 4.8 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-11g
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 4.9 kg
» Asus G60JX-JX154V
Core i5 520M, 16.0", 3.5 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q890
Core i7 740QM, 18.4", 4.4 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-128
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 4.6 kg
» Asus G60JX
Core i5 430M, 16.0", 3.5 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-116
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 4 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-121
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 4.6 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-11X
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 4.6 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-11D
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 3.9 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» MSI GX60-3CC87FD
Radeon R9 M290X, A-Series A10-5750M
» MSI GT60 2PE-495RU
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4800MQ
» MSI GT60 2PC-464XPL DOMINATOR
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4800MQ
» Dell Precision M2800
FirePro W4170M, Core i7 4810MQ
» Medion Akoya S6214T-MD99380
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3520
» AVADirect Clevo P157SM-A
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4810MQ
» MSI GT60 2PE Dominator Pro
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4800MQ
» MSI GT60-2PE16H11B
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4800MQ
» MSI GT60 2PC Dominator
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4800MQ
» Asus N56VV-S4013H
GeForce GT 750M, Core i5 3230M
» HP ZBook 15
Quadro K2100M, Core i7 4700MQ
» HP ZBook 15
Quadro K610M, Core i7 4800MQ
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p-59400120
GeForce GT 755M SLI, Core i7 4700MQ
» MSI GT60-2OD-092UK
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4700MQ
» Dell Precision M4800
Quadro K2100M, Core i7 4900MQ
» Gigabyte P25W
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ
» Deviltech Devil 7800
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4700MQ
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-31 (Update: 2012-05-26)