Summary: And while its 15.6-inch reflective screen sports a relatively low 1366x768 native res, that can actually be a boon in games. Does the G51Vx-RX05 make compromises? Yes. But in doing so, it delivers on its mission to provide top-notch gaming at an unbeatable price. And for that, this notebook deserves high marks.
Pros: Great mobile gaming on the cheap; less cumbersome than larger gaming rigs.
Excerpt: It used to be that if you wanted to get any serious PC gaming done that you needed to have a desktop computer. Later on, it became more viable to consider a gaming laptop instead, but these used to break the bank compared to desktops with equivalent specs and features.
Excerpt: 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...
Excerpt: Asus knows how to do performance. Long before the company’s name because synonymous with the explosion in netbooks, it was building top-quality system boards prized by gamers for their reliability, flexibility, and speed. The G51 merges both ends of the company’s history by uniting high-end performance from the early years with the budget-oriented approach of the later Eee lines, and wraps it all up in an outrageous, over-the-top package.
Pros: Excellent value; outstanding game performance; comfortable, full-size, backlit keyboard; unique style; quick boot times
Cons: Unusually weak speakers; low resolution screen; short battery life; heavy and bulky; so-so build quality
Excerpt: Recently, we've seen the meteoric rise of netbooks in the mobile space. Their ultra portability in conjunction with the global economic climate seems to have led consumers to think twice about spending large amounts of cash on mobile devices. This is especially true when netbooks offer the same basic services (word processing, internet surfing, email) for a considerably smaller investment than most other models.
Pros: Excellent value, GeForce GTX 260M Graphics, Great Looking LCD, 4GB of memory
Cons: Short Battery Life, Very Basic User's Manual
Excerpt: Buying a gaming laptop used to mean taking out a small mortgage, but as hardware has progressed it has become a lot less painful of a purchase. Today you can get a good gaming laptop for under $1500 and, depending on your needs, you probably won’t even have to compromise very much.
Summary: For $1,049, the ASUS G51Vx-RX05 is a very good laptop for gamers who don’t want to sell their blood in order to spill some blowing away zombies. Its frame rates may not be as high as those produced by the Gateway P-7807u FX, but the G51Vx costs about $350 less, and its premium design is more appealing. While we prefer the Gateway for its greater horsepower, ASUS’ budget-friendly rig will leave you with more cash to spend on the latest titles.
Pros: Good gaming performance for price, Attractive design, Customizable backlighting, Fast hard drive,
Cons: Screen resolution a bit low, Muddy bass, Subpar Wi-Fi range,
Summary: Nemá cenu nějak rozebírat, pro koho je tento notebook určen, když je to na něm přímo napsané. Jeho výkon je velmi dobrý, a pokud se zachová příznivá cena i na našem trhu, je to bezpochyby velmi zajímavá volba pro náruživé hráče, kteří se nechtějí vzdát své vášně ani mimo domov. Samozřejmě, že nic není dokonalé, a tak i zde je několik vlastností, které mi nesedly - konkrétně displej by si zasloužil vyšší rozlišení, když i ve hrách by ho tato grafická karta dokázala...
Pros: vysoký výkon a výbava při zachování rozumné hmotnosti, při kancelářské práci není hlučný, integrovaný numerický blok