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Asus G60J

Specifications

Asus G60JNotebook: Asus G60J (G60 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M 1024 MB
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.42kg
Price: 1700 euro
Average Score: 85.24% - good
Average of 17 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 66%, performance: 89%, features: 86%, display: 65% mobility: 43%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 66%

Reviews for the Asus G60J

85% Review Asus G60J Gaming-Notebook | Notebookcheck
R.O.G. featuring Core i7. "Republic of Gamers" is the brand name under which Asus has released a wide range of gaming laptops to meet the needs of enthusiastic gamers. As games become more realistic, they require higher performance from PCs and notebooks, thus requiring companies like Asus to constantly improve their gaming models so as to keep up with the latest games. So it comes as no surprise that the new Intel Core i7 CPUs are now being used for a few chosen Asus gaming laptops. In our review: the Asus G60J equipped with the i7-720QM CPU and the GTX 260M graphics card from Nvidia.
80% Asus G60J review
Source: Techradar English
Can this Core i7 powered laptop show us quad core has finally come of age? Here we have the new Asus G60J, a gaming laptop with a Intel Core i7 Q820M at it's beating heart. But before we can properly review this laptop we have to dispel some myths surrounding core counts. But that certainly doesn't make up for the awful viewing angles, the resulting watery colours and feeble contrast. At this price point, that's borderline unforgivable.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus G60J: A Notebook for Gamers
Source: Inside HW English
We’ve already mentioned the basic hardware components in the lead-in, so it’s time to provide a few more details. Intel Core i7-820QM boasts the Hyper-threading technology, which makes the system detect eight instead of four cores, leading to better CPU usage in multithreaded programs. Besides that, the Turbo Boost technology enables the core clock to increase from the default 1,73 GHz to an entire 3,066 GHz, which is especially useful for older applications, the ones not optimised for multi-core CPUs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2010
performance: 80%
80% Asus G60J - 16.5in Gaming Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Gaming laptops are all about compromise. Manufacturers have to carefully juggle size and weight with price and performance, and inevitably these mobile monsters end up being large, heavy, expensive and - compared to even mid-range desktop rigs – underpowered. To get good gaming performance on a laptop you still need to go for an SLI setup which limits you to Intel’s Core 2, but if you’re after one of the new Core i7 laptops that will at least let you at least play the latest games, the Asus G60J is definitely worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 40%
Asus G60J, an A-List laptop that runs the most demanding games at native resolution
Source: PC Authority English
In a world where technology is steadily shrinking, gaming laptops are a stubborn exception to the rule. Uncompromised gaming power requires powerful components, and while that's fine in the roomy environs of a desktop tower, it's more of a challenge in a notebook chassis. There's no question you pay a hefty premium for gaming laptops, but at $2524 the Asus G60J is one of the most affordable around. The generous specification makes much of the competition look stingy, and the combination of good looks, sturdy build quality and overall panache makes this one of the most tempting gaming laptops we've seen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2009
Rating: price: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% ASUS G60J review
Source: PC Advisor English
The ASUS G60J is a powerful laptop PC with an Intel Core i7 Mobile Processor.  The ASUS G60J is not terribly expensive for a powerful gaming notebook. We think it's well-built, and it has almost every feature on our 'want' list save for dual-band wireless networking. We like it not only as a gaming system, but also as a desktop replacement. We don't really see the point of including Express Gate and Power4Gear on such a powerful notebook, but you know ASUS — the more features the better!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% ASUS G60J gaming notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The ASUS G60J is a powerful notebook with an Intel Core i7 Mobile Processor. It wears the Republic of Gamers badge, which means it can run many of the latest games. It has a 16in screen and a powerful graphics card, and it's comfortable to use — even in the dark, thanks to its backlit keyboard. The ASUS G60J is a worthy desktop replacement notebook in addition to being a potent gaming machine. You can use this laptop for just about anything thanks to its powerful specifications, and its build quality is very good, too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus G60J
Source: Digital Versus English
A newcomer in Asus' 'Republic of Gamers' family, the G60J boasts leading-edge components. With its quad-core processor, high-end graphics card, and high-class finish, it’s a contender for becoming a new reference as a gaming laptop. With its excellent Intel Core i7 processor and quality graphics card, the Asus G60J is a very good machine. But we’d have liked to see a higher display resolution and an improvement on the ridiculously short battery life
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% ASUS G60J gaming laptop
Source: Mobile Computer English
Quad-core processors are the next big thing in laptop technology, but it will be a while before we see them used as widely as dual-core chips. Power consumption and heat are two problems that Intel has yet to crack with its current mobile Core 2 Quad line-up, which is why OEMs are only using them for big and beefy laptops like the ASUS G60J. It’s not a laptop for everyone, but the ASUS G60J certainly delivers in spades for its target audience of itinerant gamers. The screen resolution could be higher, but there’s no knocking the rest of its specification.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 83%
89% Asus G60J review
Source: CNet English
Asus' 'Republic of Gamers' brand of laptops has been around for a while now, and the company really impressed with the king-size, 18.4-inch W90 earlier this year. The new, 16-inch G60J has more manageable proportions, but Asus hasn't skimped on performance. Inside is a new Intel Core i7 processor that promises to make this £1,700 machine one of the fastest laptops we've ever seen. The Asus G60J may lack a brash design, but it packs more than enough punch to make light work of even the most demanding 3D games, not to mention any other applications. The only weak spot is the comparatively low-resolution screen. That may deter gamers looking for a no-compromise machine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 89%

Foreign Reviews

Test: ASUS G60J - Mit dem Core i5 und der GeForce GTS 360M zu überzeugenden Ergebnissen
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/17/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 40% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%
91% Reiß die Klappe auf!
Source: PC Action - 4/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 90%
90% Notebooks für alle!
Source: PC Games Hardware - 4/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60%
90% Asus G60JX-JX030V
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
91% Zocker-Notebooks
Source: PC Games Hardware - 2/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 70%
90% ASUS G60J-JX042V
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 50%
85% Test Asus G60J Gaming-Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 93% display: 75% mobility: 52% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 76%
95% Core-i7-Notebooks
Source: PC Games Hardware - 12/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 60%
80% Asus G60J - the highest performance, ideal for games
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 60%
80% ASUS G60J
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 100% display: 70% mobility: 40% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 40%
Bivalyerős notebook játékosoknak
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2009
Rating: price: 40% performance: 90%

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.


16.0":

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.


3.42 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


85.24%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» 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 2 Duo T9400

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Alienware M15x
GeForce GTX 260M, Core i7 720QM, 4.34 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Gateway P-7908u
GeForce GTX 260M, Core 2 Duo P8700, 17", 4.2 kg
Asus G72GX-TY013V
GeForce GTX 260M, Core 2 Duo P8700, 17.3", 4 kg
Asus G72GX
GeForce GTX 260M, Core 2 Quad Q9000, 17.3", 4.05 kg
Asus G71GX
GeForce GTX 260M, Core 2 Duo T9550, 17.0", 4.17 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

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Asus G752VT-GC037T
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 4 kg
Asus G752VT-DH72
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 4 kg
Asus G752VT
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 4.067 kg
Asus GL552VW-DH71
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Asus G751JT-T7179T
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4720HQ, 17.3", 3.8 kg
Asus G751J-DH71
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 4.8 kg
Asus G751JY-T7303H
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4870HQ, 17.3", 4.8 kg
Asus G751JY-DB72
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4720HQ, 17.3", 4.8 kg
Asus G751JY-T7378H
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4720HQ, 17.3", 4.2 kg
Asus G501JW-CN039H
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Asus G751JY
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4720HQ, 17.3", 4.18 kg
Asus G751JT-CH71
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 4.8 kg
Asus G551JM-CN120H
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 4.2 kg
Asus G751JT-T7032H
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 4.8 kg
Asus UX501JW-CN209H
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
Asus G501JW
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.06 kg
Asus UX501JW-FI177H
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus ROG G751JM-T7031H
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 4.3 kg
Asus G751JY-DH72X
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4860HQ, 17.3", 3.8 kg
Asus N751JK-T4226D
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 3.6 kg
Asus N551JM-CN081H
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Asus G771JM-T4103H
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 3.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)