Asus G51VX-RX05 Gaming Notebook Review - HotHardware

Asus G51VX-RX05 Gaming Notebook Review

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Asus includes a small bundle to get things started. Included with the G51VX, we find documentation, a lint-free LCD cleaning cloth, power cable, AC/DC adapter, 6-cell battery, and software recovery disks. The good news is the notebook is ready to roll once powered on so only the power cables and battery are required right from the start. But we were disappointed in the user manual as it obviously was made to cover just the basic features of the laptop, in order to be used with several different models. Along with the drivers disk, there were several software utilities included. Among them were NB Probe, Net4Switch, ExpressGate, and Norton Internet Security 2008 trial.



The model we tested has Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit with SP1 preinstalled, allowing it to make full use of the 4GB of RAM. It also qualifies for the Windows 7 upgrade program which provides consumers with a comparable version of Windows 7. In this case, Windows 7 Home Premium will be offered. We also find that it comes with other software such as LoJack, Microsoft Office trial, Microsoft Works,Power 4 Gear, Life Frame 3, CyberLink Power 2 Go, myPhotoMovie, Asus Camera Screensaver, Data Security Manager, Fancy Start, Splendid Video Enhancement Utility, and Adobe Reader.



As a notebook, we liked the fact that the bundle included LoJack software. Some might enjoy the CyberLink multimedia burning software or the Splendid video enhancing program as well. But the majority of the preloaded programs will likely see little use.

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The button to the left of the Power button should be the Turbo boot, which loads a slimline OS that loads in seconds and gives basic access to internet, chat, etc.

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I have the G71Gx version of this guy with the 260. It was a "special edition" at Best Buy at $1149. Little bit higher res(1440x900 or there about), little faster, 6GB of RAM, lousy mouse buttons but very, very solid for the price. Looks like the unit reviewed here has a bit slicker case design but otherwise, looks like the same fast-as-hell result. Definitely can't complain about the price.

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They're definitely well-spec'ed machines.

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Could you compare the Asus G51VX-RX05 with the Sager NP8662 & the NP5797? I am planning to get a gaming laptop, preferably one that is upgradable & am looking at these 3 models. Please help me select one.... I require a proper gaming system..... Thanx

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this is about the same size as a 17", i was gonna buy one of the g51 versions they had at bestbuy but the size threw me away. i didnt want anything bigger than a 15 or 16 inch. plus the flashy lights on the lid i heard cant be turned off and thatll just draw a lot of attention in college classes with hundreds of people. youll def want an extended battery for this baby too

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