Asus G51VX


Asus G51VXNotebook: Asus G51VX
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:10, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 1400 euro
Average Score: 77.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 93%, performance: 77%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 33%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus G51VX

80% Asus G51Vx-RX05
Source: Maximum PC English
If there’s one thing that might take your mind off your financial woes, it’s some good old-fashioned fragging. And Asus is happy to oblige by offering the most affordable full-fledged gaming notebook that we’ve ever tested. Does the G51Vx-RX05 make compromises? Yes. But in doing so, it delivers on its mission to provide top-notch gaming at an unbeatable price. And for that, this notebook deserves high marks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Asus G51Vx Budget Gaming Notebook Review
Source: Futurelooks English
It used to be that if you wanted to get any serious PC gaming done that you needed to have a desktop computer. Later on, it became more viable to consider a gaming laptop instead, but these used to break the bank compared to desktops with equivalent specs and features. The G51Vx will never be confused for an ultra-portable. Tipping the scales at over seven pounds and measuring 14.6 x 10.3 x 1.6 inches, it’s clearly not the smallest of the bunch, but this is par for the course when it comes to most gaming notebooks. At least it’s not as massive as those 17-inch or 19-inch behemoths, right?

Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 85%
75% Asus G51VX Review
Source: Digital Trends English
Outrageous style and outrageous speed define the Asus G51VX. Of course, so does outrageous impracticality, but as a gaming notebook, that's hardly anything to be ashamed of (in fact, it's pretty much par for the course). Fortunately, for a machine of such extremes, Asus has managed to keep price decidedly down to earth. Considering how far it outperforms last year's model, $1,050 actually looks like an amazing bargain for this stellar game machine. For gamers seeking maximum frames for the buck, Asus' G51VX is hard to beat, if you can stomach the rough edges.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 75%
Asus G51Vx-A1 Review
Source: English
The G51Vx-A1 is meant to be a solid performer for gamers on the go, and in that it succeeds admirably. It will play anything you throw at it without a problem, and the vast majority of games can be played at maximum settings with perfectly smooth frame rates. It is also portable and has an attention-getting design. When taking the surprisingly sturdy construction, the extras included, and Asus' standard 2 year global warranty with accidental coverage for the first year, the G51Vx-A1 seems prepared to offer the likes of Sager and Alienware some solid competition in the $1500-1600 price range.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2009
Rating: price: 90% display: 80% mobility: 20% workmanship: 60%
ASUS G51VX-A1 Review
Source: English
The ASUS G51VX-A1 gaming notebook performed quite well in our tests, easily coping with modern games at its 1080P native resolution, with the exception of Crysis. In a gaming-only setting I think users might see similar performance with a dual-core processor, instead of the quad-core this model had. It would drop power consumption as well as price. Overall the build quality was great, with the slightly too small keyboard being the only problem on our review unit. If the keyboard fit was not a problem, this notebook would definitely be very high on our list of recommended gaming systems.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/24/2009
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
Asus G51VX-A1 15.6-inch gaming notebook
Source: Techradar English
Regarding the specific models: The real steal is not the G51VX-A1 but rather the retail model, the G51VX-RX05 which sells for $1049. It ships with the slightly anemic P7350, but you still get 4GB RAM, 320GB storage, and the GTX 260M graphics. Keep in mind though that it uses a 1366×768 display so you might want to do your gaming on an external monitor. The webcam was also downgraded to 1.3MP. Regardless, this would be my pick from the G51VX series.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2009
performance: 70%
Asus G51VX-RX05
Source: Hot Hardware English
With a high level look at the G51VX, it is easy to be impressed with the notebook's combination of performance and affordability. Asus has produced a unique mid-range laptop with high-end gaming capability. It comes with a modern design that is aggressive and appealing. The lighted logo and backlit keyboard makes sure that onlookers know that this is machine is made for more than just e-mail and internet surfing. Given the system configuration's price of $1049, we think the G51VX represents one of the best values in gaming notebooks currently on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2009
Rating: price: 95% performance: 80% mobility: 40%
70% ASUS G51Vx (RX05)
Source: Laptop Mag English
Attractive and stylish, ASUS’ latest gaming rig combines strong graphics muscle with a wallet-friendly price. For $1,049, the ASUS G51Vx-RX05 is a very good laptop for gamers who don’t want to sell their blood in order to spill some blowing away zombies. Its frame rates may not be as high as those produced by the Gateway P-7807u FX, but the G51Vx costs about $350 less, and its premium design is more appealing. While we prefer the Gateway for its greater horsepower, ASUS’ budget-friendly rig will leave you with more cash to spend on the latest titles.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
78% Asus G51Vx-RX05
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Asus G51Vx-RX05 won’t dish out blazingly fast performance, but it is more than capable of running today’s 3D titles, especially those based on the Direct X9 API. And it’s $1,049.99 price gets you into a solid gaming notebook for a reasonable amount of money. If you’re looking for a top-of-the-line rig, check out the Alienware M17x, which is our current top performer. But be forewarned; it’s more than four times more expensive than the G51Vx-RX05. The Asus G51Vx-RX05 is a stylish 15-inch gaming notebook that delivers very good DirectX 9 gaming performance at a reasonable price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 78%


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.

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

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

Intel Core 2 Quad: Mobile version of the desktop Quad Core processor. Due to low clock rates it is not recommended for most applications.


Slow clocked quad core CPU (4 cores) that suffers especially in many games from the low clock speed. Therefore, not suited for games and only for highly multi threaded applications.

» 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.

3.3 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

77.6%: 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

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GeForce GTX 260M, Core i7 720QM
Asus G51J-IX097V
GeForce GTX 260M, Core i7 720QM
Malibal Lotus
GeForce GTX 260M, Core i7 920XM
Asus G51J-3D
GeForce GTX 260M, Core i7 720QM
Asus G51J-1B
GeForce GTX 260M, Core i7 720QM
Asus G51J-A1
GeForce GTX 260M, Core i7 720QM
Asus G51J
GeForce GTX 260M, Core i7 720QM
Pioneer Dreambook M86
GeForce GTX 260M, Core 2 Duo T9600
Sager NP8662
GeForce GTX 260M, Core 2 Duo P8600

Devices with the same GPU

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GeForce GTX 260M, Core 2 Duo P8700, 15.0", 3.2 kg

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Asus X550JK-XO031D
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus X555LN-XO022D
GeForce 840M, Core i3 4030U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus X751MD
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Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 3.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)