Summary: For the same price now you can get something much better. In the computer world this laptops hardware is a tad dated. There is an entire generation of new intel processors now, and graphics cards 3 generations newer. Their prices rival this.
Rock Solid A+ Gaming and Work Horse Laptop for the Money!!!!
10 December 2013
Summary: For those who have said this model is bad I have to say if you take care of these they should serve you well. I run alot of asus hardware including a custom tower with an asus motherboard, graphics card, and two hd monitors that are lcd and bought around the same time which is about 4 years now! Asus build quality is amazing on this machine I have ran every old game as well as new games that I want to play on max which includes Far Cry 3 and this machine does the job.
Excerpt: The Asus G51Jx can definitely hold its ground on many subjects; performance, price, and gaming experience. I bought the laptop a couple of months ago, and it had been by far my favorite laptop I have ever owned. With the Intel core i7 processor nothing is slow. With other capabilities like wi-fi and back lit keyboard Asus pulled out all the stops on this laptop. Now the price is a completely different subject.
This is IT! if you want a high quality entertainment laptop comp
9 September 2012
Excerpt: This laptop computer is the best on the market if you're looking for a very high quality entertainment laptop I have one and it is extreemly efficient and reliable.....I wish my desktop performed as well as my laptop!
Excerpt: Was very impressed when I orderd it online from Best Buy a couple of months ago! For $1164 I even got a laptop bag. Ok, true it's not state of the art for someone like myself who is computer savvy, however, it is great for surfing and fast! Will consider more from this company!
Summary: Do not buy this laptop or any Asus laptop for that matter. I would to remark that before I bought this laptop I respected Asus as high quality manufacturer of high end computer parts. I thought the specs were great and the price competitive. However, since this purchase I have become extremely dissatisfied.
Summary: I bought this laptop about a year ago, and it was finicky at best. It was usually ok, but if you weren't really careful how you held it on your lap, it would overheat and shut off. I have had it for about a year now, and it has only gotten worse to the point of being very frustrating. This is partly because of dust buildup that is not really possible to clean. I tried to take it apart, but it was definitely not designed to be easy or perhaps even possible to clean.
Summary: I've owned several different versions of Asus laptops since 2008 and had nothing but problems with every single one. It's true that when you put a lot of high tech performance parts in such a small package that your going to run into issues. This is NOT a desktop that you can just play all day, buy cooling systems for it, replace this, replace that. These machines just aren't made for hour upon hour of gaming. Also the BSOD happened on every Asus i ever had.