Summary: Gaming notebooks don't have to land you in the poor house. You don't have to spend over $3,000 to get something to play Team Fortress or Call of Duty, even if you want to dial up the settings a notch or three.
Pros: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M, HDMI, FireWire and eSATA ports, Very attractive design, good build quality, Backlit chiclet keyboard is fantastic, Incredible value at $1049
Cons: Less than admirable battery life, Too heavy and bulky for some users, No multitouch trackpad, Power4Gear only allows up to 150MHz overclocking
Conclusion: Outrageous style and outrageous speed define the Asus G51VX. Of course, so does outrageous impracticality, but as a gaming notebook, that’s hardly anything to be ashamed of (in fact, it’s pretty much par for the course).
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
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...