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alaTest has collected and analyzed 364 reviews of ASUS G51J. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the design and keyboard. The screen and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the sound and battery. The energy efficiency and durability get mixed comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS G51J is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of ASUS G51J from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for ASUS G51J


alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of ASUS G51J from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the energy efficiency and size. Some have doubts about the battery and reliability.

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72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS G51J-A1 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (Blue)ASUS G51J-A1 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (Blue)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Chad Sapieha (

Asus G51J 3D Review


The first laptop to incorporate Nvidia's 3D Vision technology, Asus' G51J 3D, is a stereoscopic gaming powerhouse.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Asus G51J-3D review: Asus G51J-3D


We've been very impressed with Nvidia's 3D Vision technology , which renders most games in pretty impressive 3D, but it requires an investment in compatible hardware, including a 120Hz LCD monitor, approved desktop GPU with dual-link DVI connection,...

Built-in Nvidia 3D Vision technology; fast Intel Core i7 CPU; decent gaming performance.

Expensive; 3D gaming is still niche; small screen for a gaming rig.

The Asus G51J-3D is the first laptop to incorporate Nvidia's 3D vision technology. If you absolutely love the idea of 3D gaming, this proof-of-concept system will work well for a pricey showpiece.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (



With the ASUS G51J-1B 3D, ASUS and Nvidia delivered a convincing 3D experience. Too bad it's limited to just games.

3D game play done right. 3D glasses work and fit well. Fast Core i7 processor. Good graphics card. Back-lit keyboard. Comfortable palm rests. Dual hard drives. Exceptional sound system.

Screen resolution is low for a gaming laptop. 3D effects limited to games only. 3D effects will cost you.

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Dec, 2009

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

ASUS G51J 3D Review


The ASUS G51J 3D is an exciting notebook for early adopters who want to take their gameplay to the next level. While we would've liked a higher-resolution screen--and higher frame rates--this rig is more than capable of playing the latest titles. At...

Stylish design, Fun 3D gaming, Very good overall performance, Gaming mouse and backpack included

Worse frame rates than G51J-A1 model when using 3D, Lack of 3D movie content, Mediocre Wi-Fi range

Dec, 2009

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Editor's Note: Portions of this review were taken from the review of the ASUS G51J-A1. Would you don a pair of high-tech shades to add an extra dimension to your gameplay? As the first notebook with Nvidia's 3D Vision technology, the ASUS G51J 3D makes...

Dec, 2009

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Expert review by : Michael A. Prospero (



This Core i7 gaming notebook gives you a lot of power and a full HD screen for a good price.

If you want to blow away zombies but you’re not one of the beneficiaries of a trust fund or Wall Street bonus, you'll find that the If you want to blow away zombies but you’re not one of the beneficiaries of a trust fund or Wall Street bonus, you,499...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (

ASUS G51J Review


The G51J is the latest 15-inch gaming notebook from ASUS, sporting the new Intel Core i7 mobile processor and Windows 7 operating system. This notebook shares a lot of features with the previous G51VX, with only a hardware refresh to support the Core...

Improved keyboard tray design ; Speedy Intel Core i7 processor ; 200 price drop compared to previous model

Too much hype in the 1.6 to 2.8GHz overclocking feature

Multimedia performance was excellent as expected, with ample processing power to handle decoding 1080P videos at the same time with barely breaking a sweat. With the Core i7 handling 8 threads at the same time, there was always available overhead to...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : mad shrimps (madshrimps)

Asus G51J Core i7-720QM GTX 260M Notebook Review


Notebooks, we see them everyday. At home, at your work, on the bus,... you name it. These portable PCs are considered common now. Notebooks have gone a long way, not solely being designed anymore for the businessman. Asus is targeting the...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Jonathan Hung (

NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready Notebook - Asus G51J 3D Review


The Asus G51J 3D has the traits of a great mobile gaming system - 120Hz display, latest NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, and a nice design. However, to gain 3D Vision, the user may be...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (

ASUS G51J 3D -


The ASUS G51J 3D lets you experience true-to-life virtual reality 3D gaming experience with NVIDIA's 3D Vision and also sports a speedy Intel Core i7-720QM processor with Turbo Boost.

Decent performance; Affordable gaming notebook; World's first 3D Vision enabled notebook

Battery life is weak like all gaming notebooks; Screen resolution could be higher

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

The ASUS G51J 3D features ASUS exclusive "Power4 Gear Hybrid" technology, which allows users to boost their system performance with an intuitive user interface for that extra grunt by simply selecting "Extreme Turbo" mode. It also provides other power profiles that empowers users with the ability to adjust their power usage to better suit their prevailing tasks. The ASUS G51J 3D is equipped with an illuminating chiclet keyboard, which intelligently detects its environment for dimmed lighting conditions, and enables gamers to control the brightness of the keyboard to cater to their needs. It provides gamers an added advantage over their opponent, and allows them to continue to dominate even in the dark, such as an all-nighter LAN party environment.


Audio system:Creative Audigy HD / EAX Advanced HD / EAX Advanced HD 4.0 / EAX HD 4.0 / HD / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:4800 / 7200
Battery life (max):1.5
Battery performance:4800 / 7200
Number of battery cells:6 / 9


Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Swivel webcam: No


Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Blue
Form Factor:Clamshell

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768/1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.7 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M / NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS G51J/ASUS G51J 3D/ASUS G51Jx

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard / Mouse


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard key pitch:0.748
Keyboard key stroke:0.748
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:88
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 3 x 2 / 4 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 3 x 2 / 4 x 2
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM




Type: None


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / WLAN, Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/Bluetooth / 802.11b/g/n

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Audio system:Creative Audigy HD / EAX Advanced HD / EAX Advanced HD 4.0 / EAX HD 4.0 / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.8 x 10.4 x 1.6
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Hot keys:23
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100 -240 V AC / 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz / 100-240V
Power supply type:AC / AC - DC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / Intel Wireless WiFi Link 1000 / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Mouse included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.7 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel PM55 Express
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel PM55 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2 / 2.0
Processing die size:296 / 81
Processor:i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-520M / i7-720QM / I7-740QM
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.93
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.73 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-520M / i7-720QM / I7-740QM
Processor Number:I7-720QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105
Type:Core i7

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:1.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43122 / 43537 / 47341 / 49022 / 49024 / 50179
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBPM / SLBQG / SLBTZ / SLC22
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Installed Size:4GB/6GB
Max Supported Size:4GB/8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington / No
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty


Bundled software:ASUS DVD 6-in-1\nAdobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 \nASUS / ASUSDVD 6-in-1;\nWinDVD8 BD;\nAdobe Acrobat Reader 9.0;\nTrend Micro Internet Security 2009 / ASUSDVD 6-in-1\nWinDVD8 BD\nAdobe Acrobat Reader 9.0
Drivers included: Yes
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Ultimate
Pre-installed software:Office Ready
Trial software:Trend Micro Internet Security 2009


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), miniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MiniSD, MMC, SD, xD / MMC, MS DUO, MS Pro, SD, XD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:4
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500 / 504 / 640

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB/640GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC/DC

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.4
Height (front):1 / 1.35 / 13.5
Height (rear):1.6 / 16 / 2
Weight:7 / 7.28 / 7.72
Width:14.8 / 15