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Asus G51Jx review

3D finally achieves gaming credibility, and looks set for the long haul.

As you'd expect for a high-powered gaming machine, the G51Jx features some eye-wateringly fast performance.

A quad-core Intel Core i7 720QM, with 8912MB of DDR3 memory onboard, produces enough performance for you to multitask a variety of very resource-intensive applications with little problem.

As a result this is an option for those who really don't want to mess around when it comes to power, and you'll find this kind of performance also produces a serious amount of futureproofing – meaning the G51Jx will happily tick all the software requirement boxes for most applications for many years to come.

Likewise, the nVidia GeForce GTS 360M – backed up by 1GB of dedicated video memory – provides more than enough gaming power for running the latest titles at full whack. It's not quite as powerful as the Alienware M17x, which features two ATi chips, but it's not nearly as expensive either.

The 640GB hard drive spins at a fairly standard 5400rpm, and will provide you with plenty of storage for your multimedia libraries, alongside any work files and folders you might have.

Asus g51jx review

The G51Jx also features a Blu-ray optical drive, for watching HD movies on, and although it can both write and read DVDs, it can only read Blu-rays. It's also a shame that because of the low pixel resolution of the screen, you won't get the full HD effect on the laptop.

A host of features include 2.0 mega pixel webcam for video messaging your friends and family, Bluetooth for wirelessly connecting to your smartphone, for example, and 802.11n Wi-Fi. The G51Jx also comes with a dedicated gaming mouse and bag, which is a nice touch.

Tech Specs

Product TypeNotebook
Hard Drive Capacity640 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ModelGeForce GTS 360M
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeBlu-ray Reader/DVD-Writer
Graphics Memory AccessibilityDedicated
Solid State Drive CapacityNo
eSATAYes
FireWire/i.LINKYes
HDMIYes
WebcamYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyG51Jx 3D
Operating System Architecture64-bit
Processor Modeli7-720QM
ColourBlue
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Brand NameAsus
Processor Speed1.60 GHz
Processor TypeCore i7
Screen Size39.6 cm (15.6")
Number of Cells9-cell
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Standard Memory8 GB
Weight (Approximate)3.50 kg
Cache6 MB
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
64-bit ProcessingYes
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelHM55 Express
Optical Media SupportedBD-ROM/DVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Graphics Memory CapacityUp to 1 GB
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen TechnologyColour Shine
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports4
Memory StandardDDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Height40.6 mm
Width375 mm
Depth265 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product SeriesG51Jx 3D
ManufacturerASUS Computer International
Product ModelG51Jx-IX192V
Product NameG51Jx-IX192V Notebook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberG51JX-IX192V
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://uk.asus.com
Marketing Information

ASUS Republic of Gamers are proud to present the G51Jx 3D, the world's first gaming notebook with full support for NVIDIA 3D Vision. On this rocking machine, 3D isn't hype, it's a whole new look on entertainment, gaming and multimedia that combines amazing performance, stylish design and user-friendly features like never before. It gives much pricier gaming rigs a good run for their money, all you have to do is look at these 3DMark scores!

Maximum Memory8 GB
Package Contents
  • G51Jx-IX192V Notebook
  • Standard Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Gaming Mouse
  • Gaming Backpack
  • Nvidia 3D Vision Kit (3D Glasses + RF Transmitter)
Limited Warranty2 Year