ASUS G51VX-A1 Review

August 26, 2009


The ASUS G51-series is a 15.6" gaming notebook offering dual hard drive bays, NVIDIA GTX 260M graphics, and an optional quad-core processor. To enhance the multimedia experience this notebook offers a 1080P 16:9 display, a backlit Chiclet-style keyboard, and Altec Lansing speakers.

Base configurations start as low as $1,049 with a dual-core processor and a single drive, and go as high as $1,699 with the quad-core processor and dual hard drives. In this review we see how well this system performs in a number of new games, to help you decide if this is the right gaming notebook for you.

Our review unit of the ASUS G51VX-A1 features the following specifications:

* Windows Vista Home Premium (SP1, 64-bit)
* Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 (2GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 6MB Cache)
* Intel PM45 + ICH9M chipset
* 15.6" WUXGA FHD LCD display at 1920x1080
* NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M 1GB GDDR3 memory
* Intel 5100AGN Wireless
* 4GB DDR2-800 SDRAM (2GB x 2)
* Two 320GB Seagate 7200RPM Hard Drives
* DVD SuperMulti
* Webcam, Altec Lansing speakers, Backpack, Razer Copperhead USB mouse
* 120W (19V x 6.32A) 100-240V AC Adapter
* 6-cell 53Wh 11.1v 4800mAh Lithium Ion battery
* Dimensions (WxDxH): 14.6" x 10.3" x 1.3-1.6"
* Weight: 7lbs 9.0oz
* 2-Year Global Warranty/1-Year Accidental damage
* Price as configured: $1,699