SpecificationsNotebook: Asus G51J
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:10, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1250 euro
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus G51J
3D may have first gained popularity in the cinemas of the 1950s, but -- like it or not -- it's also a part of your future. The technology is enjoying a comeback in the realms of TV, handheld games consoles and now laptops. 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: 04/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 79%
Hailing from Asus’ Republic Of Gamers series and equipped with Nvidia’s 3D Vision technology and powerful hardware, the Asus G51J gives a different dimension to gaming, in the true sense. It’s a mean machine with a rich feature set, but can it handle the intensive rendering when it comes to 3D gaming? Let’s find out!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
A powerful laptop with decent 3D capabilities, but it comes at a price. Although the technology world's obsession with 3D has waxed and waned over the past few decades, it's now firmly back in fashion. The price tag also seems a little high. If you are keen to try 3D and aren't necessarily bothered about gaming, the Acer Aspire 5738DZG-434G50Mn might be a better, and cheaper, option.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
When will 3D make up its mind? One year we’re gracing our faces with blue and red cardboard glasses re-announcing the revolution, the next it seems to have died a death. Ultimately the ASUS G51J succeeds in bringing 3D to the gaming masses, but in our humble opinion the content – as is often the case – has yet to catch up with the technology. Until it does the £1699 price tag seems a little steep, considering there is currently more power available for much less.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/04/2010
Rating: price: 50% performance: 70%
We've already discussed our thoughts on the UL80Vt and G51J - you can read the details on pages two and three. Both are great laptops, and while we didn't give either the coveted Gold award they are closer than we've come in quite some time. For those that are wondering, anything earning a Bronze Editors' Choice is (at least in my mind) a 90% score; Silver means 93%, and Gold means 95% or higher. Basically, Gold awards are reserved for unequivocal recommendations, and we do have a few minor complaints with both of these laptops, mostly oriented around the LCDs.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 94%
The ASUS G51J has a few solid improvements over the older G51VX, most notably the shift from the Intel Q9000 to the Intel Core i7-720QM processor. This change shaved roughly 5 seconds off its wPrime score alone. 3DMark06 performance went up as well, but we didn't see that much of a boost in actual gameplay. PCMark05 is also down, but it is hard to say if it was related to hardware or operating system differences. Overall users who are interested in purchasing this notebook should look at one item; the price. With specifications improving or staying equal, ASUS dropped the price $200, from $1,699 to $1,499. The only items lost were the previously included Eee Stick controllers, which were probably not used many users, if any.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 70%
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 50%
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2010
Rating: performance: 95% mobility: 40% workmanship: 90%
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
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User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
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.
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.
15-16 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.
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.
81.14%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.