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Asus G51JX
5.9 out of 10

Asus G51JX

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Overall 2
2.0

Just Awful

Jemuel P., Newegg
27 August 2011
  • Summary: I will never buy another ASUS product again. The customer support just ran me in circles, nothing was repaired. I'm convinced ASUS doesn't care about their customers at all. I highly recommend that you do NOT buy any ASUS products if you're in the market for a laptop.
  • Pros: The laptop has power. It can handle a lot of games as well as multimedia applications.
  • Cons: Where to begin... I bought this laptop in July of 2010. Right away it was having problems with bluescreens and completely freezing. The wireless also likes to turn itself off and force you to restart in order to pick any signals back up. I reformatted and recovered many times on this machine, but...
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Overall 2
2.0

it doesnt get worse than this

Jeremy D., Newegg
1 July 2011
  • Summary: continuation: there are two lights on the lid which look childish and just waste battery even more. if you game with the lid closed and connected to external monitor, EXPECT it to overheat within minutes and just shut down.
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: this is the anti-gaming, 'gaming' laptop where to start....it overheats like crazy. i have a fan on it at all times and overheats on simply games with settings on lowest(WoW). it gets so hot, it shuts down by itself. not only are there heat issues, it shuts down randomly as well. bluetooth, this ...
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Overall 2
2.0

ASUS Laptops

Beate C., Newegg
16 December 2010
  • Summary: I have been a PC user since my Commodore64 days and have had a variety of laptops and a number of different brands. Never have I seen this many problems with any of my prior PCs or laptops and that includes the PCs that I built from spare parts.
  • Pros: I have purchased 2 ASUS laptops over the 3 years of years, not this particular model but 1 G-series and one M-series, each for approc $1300,about 1 year apart. Initially both were great but had I known what I was to experience with the first one I would have never purchased the second one. Newegg...
  • Cons: Both Laptops have been sent back and came back supposedly fixed but having the same problems. One, the G-series one, is pretty much useless unless I connect it to an external monitor. The probem is either the LCD or the connection to the LCD, same problem that was 'fixed'. There are other issues ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Yikes! Stay Away!

Anonymous, Newegg
29 October 2010
  • Summary: Been back to ASUS twice for repairs - the last of which took 1 month for them to perform. Laptop was returned to me from ASUS - but is now missing 2GB RAM. Windows 7 64 Bit says only 2GB RAM available.
  • Pros: Well - I thought there were many at time of purchase
  • Cons: Where do I begin? This laptop has been nothing but problems. Steer clear of ASUS laptops until further notice!
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Overall 2
2.0

Worst Support Ever

Seth P., Newegg
11 October 2010
  • Summary: Stay away, I have been dealing with ASUS and there epically slow support and still have not gotten the issue fixed.
  • Pros: Looks Good
  • Cons: BSOD Constantly, Acts like a small space heater.
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Overall 2
2.0

Powerful but hot and way too many cut corners. Asus is officially a former greatness.

jv, Amazon
9 October 2010
  • Summary: This machine is very speedy but gets so hot it is mobile but can't do much heavy lifting while sitting on your lap or you'll burn your leg. I really can't even watch a 720p mkv video with Media Player Classic for 10min with this thing on my lap wearing jeans.
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Overall 2
2.0

NOT satisfied, in the least

Steve F., Newegg
5 October 2010
  • Summary: This has been nothing but a problem from day 1 when I was told something that directly contradicted the information posted on here. Unless Asus gets their act together, I will not continue to do business with them.
  • Pros: It heats the house in winter.
  • Cons: This laptop has been nothing but a problem with me. First the poor placement of the power connect right next to the exhaust for the processor caused a melted power cord. Now I have had a motherboard issue. I sent it in on September 25. I checked today to see how long it will be until it was retur...
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Overall 2
2.0

Houston - we have a problem.

Anonymous, Newegg
19 September 2010
  • Summary: ASUS phone support is not listening to their customers.
  • Pros: Fast - when it worked. Backlit keyboard, Blue Tooth, HDMI output, 1920x1080 display.
  • Cons: It appears that ASUS might have a problem w/ this model. The unit appears to have some issue either w/ hard drive or maybe it is over-heating . . . just don't know. System will suddenly stop working after a few hours & shut itslef down (and it is PLUGGED into AC POWER!). ASUS support gave me an R...
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad

John A., Newegg
28 August 2010
  • Summary: You might as well build a desktop unless you go to your friends alot to play games. Battery time is 2 hours MAXED on battery saving. Mx11 can play games up to 4 hours! I know its alienware and all, but thats pretty sweet. And they give big discounts
  • Pros: - Plays great - Nice screen
  • Cons: - Plays great but unless its plugged in. Bring the AC adapter and look for outlets no matter if your playing games or not. - GPU underclocks when you unplug the AC. Can't be changed in Bios or Power settings. I put it in High Performance and nothing, still underclocks 50% when you unlug it. -9cel...
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Overall 2
2.0

Sorry Asus...it's been a fun ride...

Anonymous, Newegg
22 August 2010
  • Summary: Now for where it goes from bad to worse. Despite the $1300 price I paid for this computer, it has been a major letdown. I figured I would simply call in and have it RMA'd before school starts again this fall to get most of my problems fixed.
  • Pros: Same as with my other 2 reviews. Great specs/price ratio, great warranties (see cons...), Super fast with the i7. And just to clarify I am not hard on my laptop. I treated it very gently. The problems I've had are because of what was manufactured to me, not from rough use, so please think twice b...
  • Cons: After 6 months of dealing with this laptop and Asus I am done. Previously I listed the problems I had during Spring which are as follows: -Broken Tab Key -Scratches on the palm rest (and no reason for them being there) -10-15 dead pixels -No sound. Pins are stuck in audio jack meaning speakers ar...
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