Asus G51J-IX098V reviews and prices: 15.6" Laptop computer

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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 4 reviews.
Asus G51J-IX098V with Intel Core i7 i7-720QM 1.6 GHz Quad Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 1000GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. Blu-ray combo See full product description

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Piotr, Cork Gaming, 3D design

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Preformance, Design,
Bad points:
Size and weight, low battery life on high preformance
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jun 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
High performance
Bad points:
It is a bit heavier than the average laptop
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Mar 2010

Confirmed purchaser Music, gaming or video fan

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
The design is great, has enough USB ports, comes with blu ray technology (that I've not had a single issue with) and runs like a dream! I'm very impressed with it. Graphics are great. The 3D functionality is awesome.. it's a little bit of a novelty thing though really.. I've tried to play games with the 3D function on and can't seem to manage to play for more than half an hour without my eyes wanting to glaze over.. luckily you can disable this feature and re-enable it with a simple press of a key on your laptop. The number pad is very useful. Display is definitely big enough and bright enough. Keyboard even lights up, but you can turn this off if you want. Webcam and onboard mic are fab. There's plenty of space to store everything.. the hard drive is split into 4 parts (which can be a bit tricky to work with if you're not very tech-minded) Doesn't seem to get too hot either.
Bad points:
Sound!! The sound quality is poor. Even on the loudest setting I can barely hear it. I managed to get around this problem by buying a Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N700, which I highly recommend going with this product if you still wish to purchase despite the sound issues. My other gripe with it is the weight, it's a lot heftier than a lot of laptops, but I guess that's to be expected. Sometimes the face recognition can be a bit hit and miss too.. but luckily if it's having an off day you can get around this by providing your password instead. The keyboard requires a bit of hammering too, or maybe that's just because I don't press the keys hard enough when I type.. who knows?! I've not needed to use the instant boot-up (don't really see the point in it to be fair..) so I can't comment on that.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Jun 2010

This Asus G51J-IX098V is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 15.6
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 1000
Number of cores Quad
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core i7
Processor number i7-720QM
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.6
Number of USB ports 4
Connections Firewire
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Built-in disc drive Blu-ray drive
Built-in disc drive Blu-ray combo
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Card reader 8 in 1 Card Reader
Weight (kg) 3.3
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number GEF GTX260M
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 1024
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series PM55
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Width in cm 37.5
Depth in cm 26.5

Also known as: Asus G51J

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Manufacturer's Description

True-to-life Graphics Powered by a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M graphics card and NVIDIAs PhysX Technology, the ASUS G51 offers users a completely new class of physical gaming interaction for a more realistic and dynamic experience. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX260M also features 1GB DDR3 VRAM, which performs significantly better than the standard DDR2 video memory. With a 3DMark score of 10648** the performance of the ASUS G51 is a leap from the other 15 or 16-inch mainstream notebooks that produce scores ranging from 2000 to 3000. CPU Performance Level Up with Power4 Gear Hybrid. The ASUS G51 features ASUS exclusive Power4 Gear Hybrid technology, which allows users to boost their system performance with an intuitive user interface for that extra grunt by simply selecting Extreme Turbo Mode. It also provides other power profiles that empowers users with the ability to adjust their power usage to better suit their prevailing tasks. Latest Intel Core i7 processor for Extreme PerformanceMore than just a gaming rig, the ASUS G51J features the latest Intel Core i7 processor for mind-blowing processing speeds, as well as enhanced multimedia enjoyment. Experience Immersive Audio Entertainment. The ASUS G51 support 3D gaming surround audio in the form of EAX Advanced HD 4.0 audio technology. It will detect in-game environments and actions to provide corresponding 3D sound effects. It can provide up to an additional 64 sound effects from the sound library, producing ultra-realistic spatial effects in more than 300 supported games. CMSS provides advanced immersive surround sound for stereo, along with built-in Altec Lansing speakers for a truly realistic gaming experience that only the G51 can provide.Reign Supreme Even in the Face of Darkness with Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard The ASUS G51 is equipped with an illuminating chiclet keyboard, which intelligently detects its environment for dimmed lighting conditions, and enables gamers to control the brightness of the keyboard to cater to their needs. It provides gamers an added advantage over their opponent, and allows them to continue to dominate even in the dark, such as an all-nighter LAN party environment. A Powerful and Fast Gaming Notebook That Looks The Part Sporting ‘racing flames’ on it’s lid, the ASUS G51J epitomizes the spirit of both aggressive gaming, as well as the desire for speed.

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