ASUS G51Vx 15.6″ Gaming Notebook Review

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The ASUS G51Vx

ASUS G51Vx

Today, we are looking at ASUS’ G51Vx Gaming Notebook. Asus claims that the G51 series is the first notebook to support 3D gaming surround audio in the form of EAX Advanced 4.0 audio technology.  The G51Vx is also powered by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M graphics card that features 1GB GDDR3 VRAM, which should provide a better gaming experience than the slower DDR2 video memory that is often found on gaming notebooks.  The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M graphics card with 1GB GDDR3 VRAM is not wasted, as ASUS created the G51Vx with a 15.6″ full HD display screen that has a 16:9 ratio and 1920×1080 resolution!  Along each side of the screen is a light bar, just to draw you into the game that much more.

The ASUS G51Vx is also equipped with a backlit the keyboard that detects the amount of ambient light and allows gamers to control the brightness of the keyboard to suit their needs.  Also, ASUS included an incredible bundle for ultimate experience on the G51Vx! Coming in at a cool $1594 at the time of writing this, you can see that ASUS built this with the gaming enthusiast in mind.  This isn’t for the budget-minded consumer, but it is not going to break the bank, either!  Let’s see what else ASUS included in this little beauty.

Specifications

ASUS G51Vx

 Processor & Cache Memory   Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9000: 2.0 GHz
 Operating System   Windows Vista Home Premium
 Chipset   Mobile Intel PM45 Express Chipset +ICH9M
 Main Memory   DDR2 800 MHz SDRAM, 2 x SODIMM socket for expansion up to 4GM SDRAM
 Display  15.6″ HD (1366×768)/Full HD (1920×1080) LED Backlight
 Video Graphics & Memory  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M with 1GB GDDR3 VRAM
 Hard Drive  Dual HDD:
 2.5″ 9.5mm SATA
 1 Terra Byte (500Gx2), 7200rpm
 640G (320Gx2), 7200rpm
 Dual HDD support
 Optical Drive  5.25″, 12.7mm
 DVD Super Multi
 Card Reader  8 in 1 card reader, SD, MMC, MS, MS-Pro, xD, Smart Media, mini SD w/ adapter,  MS-Duo
 Video Camera  2.0 Mega Pixel web camera
 Fax/Modem/LAN/WLAN  Integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n
 Built-in Bluetooth V2.1+EDR
 Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 ABGN
 LED Status Indicator  Power-on/Suspend
 Battery Charging/low/full
 Storage device access
 Capital/Scroll/Number Lock
 Wireless On Status Indicator
 Interface  1 x Microphone-in jack
 2 x Headphone-out jack (1 with S/PDIF)
 1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
 4 x USB 2.0 ports
 1 x IEEE 1394 port
 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
 1 x HDMI
 1 x E-SATA
 Audio  Built in speaker and array microphone
 Support Dolby Home Theater
 Altec Lansing co-brand speakers
 Keyboard  19mm full-size 88 Key with MS Windows function keys
 Numberic keyboard
 Battery Pack & Life  6 cells: 4800 mAh
 AC Adapter  Output: 19 V DC, 6.32 A, 120W
 Input: 100~240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal 
 Dimension & Weight  37.5 x 26.5 x 3.43-4.06 cm (W x D x H)
 3.3 kg, (with 6 cell battery, 1xHDD)
 Security  BIOS Booting/HDD User Password Protection and security lock
 Kensington lock hole
 Supplied Accessories  Optical Mouse
 Green Compliance  RoHS
 Warranty & e-support 2-year global limited hardware warranty
*different by country
1-year battery pack warranty
On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)
OS (Microsoft Windows Vista) install/uninstall consultation
ASUS Software supporting
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