Asus N61 Series

Asus N61JV-JX361VProcessor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000, Intel Core i3 370M, Intel Core i5 430M, Intel Core i5 520M, Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730, NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
Display: 16.0 inch
Weight: 2.699kg, 2.8kg, 2.9kg, 3kg
Price: 700, 750, 800, 850, 900, 1000, 1500 euro
Average Score: 81.54% - good
Average of 28 scores (from 34 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 82%, features: 79%, display: 65%
mobility: 58%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 80%

 

Asus N61Vn

Specifications

Asus N61VnNotebook: Asus N61Vn
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% ASUS N61Vn entertainment notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English

ASUS’ N61Vn notebook is designed for entertainment, with a 16in LCD screen, plus it has enough power to chew through 3D rendering tasks with ease. It boasts a multi-touch trackpad, but lacks the appeal of other fashion-conscious notebooks from Sony or Apple. ASUS N61Vn notebook has a multi-touch trackpad, a 720p-capable LCD display and an optical drive capable of reading Blu-ray discs. It won’t last long without the power adapter, but this fashion-conscious entertainment notebook provides serious performance.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
89% Ganz schön mitgenommen
Source: Computerbild - 24/2009 German
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 80% features: 85% display: 91% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 93%
80% Asus N61Vn Notebook. Buen equilibrio entre clase y agresividad.
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70%
77% Обзор мультимедийного ноутбука ASUS N61Vn
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 73% display: 43% mobility: 42% emissions: 64%

 

Asus N61Ja

Specifications

Asus N61JaNotebook: Asus N61Ja
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

ASUS N61Ja review
Source: T Break English
The screen is the only letdown in this otherwise decent laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/27/2010
Rating: price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70%
80% ASUS N61Ja notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The ASUS N61Ja is a 16in notebook with a fast Core i5-430M CPU and a lot of modern features. With plenty of CPU speed, memory and hard drive space, the ASUS N61Ja is a great desktop replacement notebook. It even features a USB 3.0 port, which means you'll be able to run USB 3.0-based external hard drives at their maximum speed. We just wish the notebook had a backlit keyboard and a better screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus N61JA: Allround-Notebook mit USB 3.0 im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 50% mobility: 50%
70% Обзор мультимедийного ноутбука ASUS N61Ja
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 86% display: 39% mobility: 32% emissions: 51%

 

Asus N61JA-JX008V

Specifications

Asus N61JA-JX008VNotebook: Asus N61JA-JX008V
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 83.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Multimediamobil
Source: c't - 18/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 11/01/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 40% mobility: 70% emissions: 70%
89% Test: Asus N61JA-JX008V (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 93% performance: 100% features: 79% display: 93% mobility: 87% ergonomy: 82%
80% Die neue Generation
Source: Chip.de - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100% features: 95% display: 94% mobility: 48% ergonomy: 73%
76% Asus N61JA-JX008V
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 70%
89% Laptops bis 1.000 Euro
Source: PC Games Hardware - 10/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 60%

 

Asus N61J-X2

Specifications

Asus N61J-X2Notebook: Asus N61J-X2
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

70% Asus N61J review
Source: Techradar English
Asus' N61 range consists of multimedia machines featuring powerful components and the latest features, including Asus' own SonicMaster technology standards. This is also one of the first laptops we've seen to feature USB 3.0, the next generation of USB technology
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
ASUS N61J-X2: Optimus GT325M Meets Arrandale
Source: AnandTech English
It's clear that ASUS did their homework in putting together a competitive midrange notebook. The $900 price point was probably set by Amazon from the start, and ASUS has done everything they can to provide a quality mobile solution while stretching the available budget as far as possible. There are laptops that are smaller with better battery life, but they're also slower. Other laptops provide similar performance and better battery life, but they cost more. The one thing that nearly every other option is currently missing is NVIDIA's Optimus Technology, and that gives the ASUS and the N61Jv a clear leg up over the competition.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2010
Rating: price: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 50%
Ревю на ASUS N61J
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 50%

 

Asus N61Jq

Specifications

Asus N61JqNotebook: Asus N61Jq
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 81.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

85% ASUS N61JQ Notebook
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%
87% ASUS N61Jq
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 87%
75% Asus N61JQ
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Asus N61Jq - mobilny Radeon HD 5730 atakuje
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 60% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 60% emissions: 80%

 

Asus N61JV-JX007V

Specifications

Asus N61JV-JX007VNotebook: Asus N61JV-JX007V
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M 1024 MB
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.699kg
Price: 850 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)

 

82% Review Asus N61JV-JX007V Notebook | Notebookcheck
Impaired Optimus. Nvidia's newest switchable technology amongst graphic cards stands for best runtimes in powerful mainstream notebooks. The following review explains why the 16 incher doesn't live up to the credo.
ASUS N61Jv Optimus Core i5 16-in Notebook Review
Source: PC Perspective English
My overall experience with the ASUS N61Jv was extremely positive thanks to the performance the Core i5 processor and NVIDIA GT325M GPU offer, the large screen and keyboard/touch pad combination.  For a 16-in notebook coming in over 6 lbs, which definitely puts it closer to the desktop replacement category than the thin and light, getting 2 hours and 23 minutes in our very strenuous battery testing was actually pretty solid making leaving without your power cord at least an option.  The added goodies like USB 3.0 support definitely add the value of a notebook that sells for $899 which should make it a great option for a summer or fall college-bound consumer or anyone else on the lookout for this combination.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/26/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80%
83% Asus' N61Jv is an impressively priced 16in laptop
Source: PC Authority English
Overall this is an impressive piece of kit. It delivers the kind of battery life we would expect from a six cell offering at this price point, but its form factor means that it is more likely to be used near a power point than on a train. It also has by far the best implementation of dual graphics technology to date on a laptop. Add in the robust performance, the great build quality and a forward-looking feature set, and you have a very impressive piece of midrange hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 83%
90% Asus N61Jv
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Asus N61 series of laptops is the first to feature Nvidia’s Optimus technology, a technology that takes hybrid graphics, in laptops, to another level altogether. If you really need these features, then, at Rs. 50,490 (excluding taxes), this laptop is an excellent pick. However, if you want a laptop for general office work, light entertainment and not for GPU-intensive tasks, then there are other laptops that cost much less and don’t have these many features.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Asus N61J (N61JV) Optimus Ready Notebook
Source: Techtree.com English
The Asus N61J will be priced at Rs.50,490 excluding taxes and will come with a one-year warranty. This is a very good pricing for this latest technology. The thing is Asus is the first Notebook vendor that will be bringing Optimus to the end user and they already have a line up of notebooks (UL50Vf, N61Jv, N71Jv, N82Jv, and U30Jc) ready to go. Right now there isn't any competition from other manufacturers, but you expect others to follow suit soon.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus N61JV-JX007V: Optimus ohne Laufzeit
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2010
performance: 70%
87% Starke Leistung
Source: Stiftung Warentest - 8/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 96% display: 83% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 88%
91% Core-Knaben
Source: Computerbild - 14/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 80% performance: 96% features: 85% display: 91% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 92%
82% Test Asus N61JV-JX007V Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 88% display: 72% mobility: 77% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 74% emissions: 90%
Test: ASUS N61JV-JX007V
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
90% Kraftmeier ohne Ausdauer: Notebooks mit Core i-CPU
Source: PC Praxis - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80%
90% Asus N61JV-JX007
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
87% Optimus, das Optimum?
Source: PC Games Hardware - 5/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 87%
70% ASUS N61Jv
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 69% display: 41% mobility: 32% emissions: 77%

 

Asus N61JV-JX361V

Specifications

Asus N61JV-JX361VNotebook: Asus N61JV-JX361V
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

74% Asus N61JV-JX361V o szerokich możliwościach
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 74%

 

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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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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M: The GeForce GT 240M is the successor of the GT 130M / 9600M and has now 48 instead of 32 shader cores. Therefore, the performance should be noticeable better. Because of the 40nm process, the TDP is still 23 Watt.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730: The HD 5730 is a higher clocked HD 5650 (and therefore not based on the desktop HD 5700 series). It does not support GDDR5 and therfore performs like a middle class graphics card with DirectX 11.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M: Slower clocked GeForce GT 330M middle class card and similar to the GT 230M.

» 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.

Q9000:

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.

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.

520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

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 i3:

370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


16.0: 16 inch display-variants exist since 2008 and partially got the market share of 15 inch notebooks. 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.


2.699 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

3 kg:

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


81.54%: 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.

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

» Asus N61JV-JX007
Core i5 430M
» Asus N61J-X2
Core i5 430M

Notebooks with the same GPU

» MSI FX600-211PL
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus N73JN-TY035V
Core i5 520M, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» MSI FX600-007UK
Core i3 330M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» MSI FX600-i3343W7P
Core i3 330M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» MSI FX600-062FR
Core i5 450M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» MSI FX600-i5447W7P
Core i5 450M, 15.6", 2.487 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Dell XPS 15-L521X
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3612QM
» Sony VAIO VPC-F21Z1
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2630QM
» Sony Vaio VPC-F21AFX/BI
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2720QM
» Sony Vaio VPC-F215FX/BI
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2630QM
» Toshiba Satellite A660-1EG
GeForce GT 330M, Core i3 370M
» Sony Vaio VPC-F21Z1E/BI
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2630QM
» Toshiba Satellite A660-166
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M
» Toshiba Satellite A665-S6058
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M
» Toshiba Satellite A665-S6088
GeForce 310M, Core i5 460M
» Toshiba Satellite A660-10X
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 720QM
» Toshiba Satellite A660-12Q
GeForce GT 330M, Core i3 330M
» Toshiba Satellite A665-S6086
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 370M
» Toshiba Satellite A660-17T
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 350M
» MSI GE603
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 460M
» Toshiba Satellite A665-S6085
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 370M
» Toshiba Satellite A660-18N
GeForce 310M, Core i7 740QM
» Toshiba Satellite A660D-ST2G01
Mobility Radeon HD 5650, Phenom II X4 P920
» Toshiba Satellite A660-156
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 430M
» Toshiba Satellite A665-S6070
GeForce 310M, Core i7 720QM
» Toshiba Satellite A660-151
GeForce GT 330M, Core i3 330M
» Toshiba Satellite A665D-S6051
Radeon HD 4225, Phenom II X4 P920
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)