Summary: I purchased mine from Best Buy in late 2009 for $1k. The Mobo died within 2 months. Had to send it to Asus and got a new PC within a couple of weeks. It was kind of a hassle but since then I have not had any major issues but I hear the the mobos on Asus is really a hit or miss. A lot of people are praising the GTX 260 GPU on this laptop. I guess for laptop gamers, it's really good but don't be fooled.
Summary: Laptop is really nice for the price. Plays at medium to high details every game out there as of 2011. I'm currently playing Duke Nukem Forever on it at max details, while laptop's HDMI output is hooked up to my HD projector while playing. Also, chip and HDD are both upgradable. You can also add 2nd hard drive, only problem is that caddy required for installation is on backorder on Asus' website for over a year now !?
Summary: I recived this ASUS G51VX-RX05 in the mail today. So far i am very impressed with this product. Visually very appealing. White top with side and logo LED's. Functionality- The keyboard is very flat feeling with not much depth. The keys have a squishy feeling, while seemed to be placed in the right spots.