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Asus G51Jx review

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

Our Verdict

Product features

  • Screen Resolution : 1366 x 768
  • Processor Core : Quad-core (4 Core)

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For

  • 3D Works Gaming and everyday performance Blu-ray drive Rich features list Build quality

Against

  • Not full HD screen Spongy keyboard As expected, portability isn't great Some won't like the garish design Price

Over the last couple of decades 3D has spasmed violently in and out of fashion, never quite managing to break free from the sickening effects and dodgy cardboard spectacles that seem to have doomed its every attempt at making it mainstream.

Now, thankfully, technology has advanced far enough for companies such as Nintendo (with the 3DS) to demo 3D content without the need for glasses at all, albeit for more basic games and graphics.

The Asus G51Jx doesn't quite manage that, but it does employ nVidia's cutting edge 3D Vision technology, which features a special design of glasses that enable you to play the latest games – and enjoy 3D content – in impressive 3D.

Elsewhere the G51Jx proves itself to be a more than capable gaming rig, offering enough power and performance to play the latest gaming titles at full settings. It's also a highly versatile multimedia centre, which will suit you if you enjoy high definition (HD) movie editing, for example, when not playing the latest games.

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