Asus G71GX


Notebook: Asus G71GX (G71 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9550
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M 1024 MB
Display: 17.0 inch, , 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.17kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 75%, features: 64%, display: 43% mobility: 48%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 73%

Reviews for the Asus G71GX

77% Review Asus G71GX Gaming-Notebook | Notebookcheck
A Dream for Gamers? With the G71GX, Asus has a 17 inch notebook in its range, which is aimed especially at gamers with its strong components such as the Core 2 Duo T9550 and the Geforce GTX 260M. However, it should also attract entertainment fans with its Blu-Ray drive at the same time. Read in this review if this difficult straddle can be achieved.
70% Asus G71Gx review
Source: Techradar English
A good balance of price and power, but not the ultimate gaming machine. We've seen several gaming laptops from Asus in the past year and the company hopes its G71GX will be its most complete machine to date. Overall, the G71GX is an impressive laptop at a good price. It's not the ultimate gaming machine, but the custom chassis places it above the Novatech and Cyberpower when it comes to design. It can't match the style and quality of the Alienware, however.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Asus G71Gx notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
Does this quad-core laptop laptop impress? The G71Gx can’t match some of the more expensive gaming laptops when it comes to sheer power, but it does strike a good compromise between price and performance. The quad-core processor sets it apart from many of its rivals when it comes to multi-tasking and, aside from battery life, it’s a good all-round package.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
67% Asus G71Gx
Source: PC Pro English
Gaming on a budget remains the domain of the desktop PC, but if you're lucky enough to have a healthy bank balance, high-end laptops are increasingly getting in on the act. With a quad-core processor and one of Nvidia’s latest graphics chipsets under the hood, the Asus G71Gx certainly looks up to the challenge. As it is, while the G71Gx’s specification promises much, there’s just no way around the fact it doesn’t quite deliver where it should. Mobile quad-core processors might sound like an attractive prospect on paper but, at this early stage, a dual-core CPU and capable graphics chipset – such as in the G60Vx – remains a far more cost-efficient solution.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 67%
74% Asus G71GX-RX05
Source: CNet English
Do you want a little more flash with your computing experience, but you're on a budget? The Asus G71GX-RX05 serves up some great components for less than $1,150 as well as a couple extras like instant processor overclocking and a whole lot of blue lights beaming from its body. The Asus G71GX-RX05 is a solid gaming-oriented desktop replacement, but with a few shortcomings that could make or break a purchasing decision.
Features 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 70%

Foreign Reviews

ASUS G71GX - NVIDIAs GTX 260 M durchleuchtet
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 90% display: 40% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
80% ASUS G71GX
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 40% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%


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 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


The T9550 is a middle class dual-core CPU of the Core 2 Duo line and similar to the P9600 (except for the higher TDP of the T9550 - 35 vs 25 W). The performance of the T9550 should be sufficient for most applications and games of 2009.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

17.0": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

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

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

73%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)