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Asus G60VX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Asus G60VX. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and design. The keyboard and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the connectivity and sound, while there are mixed views on the energy efficiency and image quality.

performance, price, keyboard, design, usability

screen, battery, sound, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus G60VX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus G60VX Gaming Notebook

 

A Gamers' Dream? Asus shows courage for design and equips the G60

Futuristic design; Many connections; Very high performance; Stable turbo mode; Mouse and backpack included; Express Gate

Poor display lid stability; Slightly yielding keyboard; Fairly high noise development; Low battery life; Medium display brightness; Disappointing sound

Weaker, but cheaper gaming notebooks like the MSI GX623 or MSI GT628. Other efficient gaming notebooks under 1500 Euros like the MSI GT725 or the Asus G71GX.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Asus G60VX-RBBX05 review

 

Even when it comes to higher-end retail laptops, getting under the psychological $1,000 price barrier seems to be a chief priority of both laptop manufacturers and shoppers. It's no coincidence that this year's holiday retail roundup features two $999...

Affordable; excellent gaming performance; backlit keyboard and separate number pad.

Bulky body; poor battery life; screen isn't 1080p.

Packed with a great graphics card and good audio, but lacking Intel's latest Core i7 chip, the Asus G60VX-RBBX05 is a very solid all-around gaming solution for less than $1,000.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Joseph L. Flatley (engadget.com)

ASUS G60Vx lappy smuggled out of the Peoples Republic of Gamers for in-depth review

 

Sure, it looks good enough on paper, but how does the new G60Vx gaming laptop from ASUS stack up in the real world? The kids at Bit-Tech have got their hands on this guy and have been cool enough to let us in on their findings. According to the ...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Duncan Geere (pocket-lint.com)

Asus G60Vx notebook

 

Gaming laptops occupy a strange space in the market. Most hardcore PC gamers like to tweak and upgrade their machines, so opt for cheaper, upgradable desktop towers that they build themselves. More casual gaming fans make do with lower performance on...

Great keyboard, respectable performance

Low screen resolution, poor battery life

The Asus G60Vx is an acceptable series of compromises. The screen resolution has been cut so that the performance delivers. The speakers aren't amazing, but the keyboard is pretty good. The battery life is terrible, but things don't get too hot up top....

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Asus ROG G60VX review

 

A new gaming laptop from Asus coincides with weather perfect for playing in the park. Should you take the ROG G60 outside?

A catchy design that's packed full of top components, but the screen and keyboard let it down

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Alex Watson (bit-tech.net)

Asus G60Vx Gaming Laptop Review

 

We take a look at Asus' new Republic of Gamers laptop, the G60Vx, and find an interesting mix of the good, the bad and the not so ugly. Equipped with a GeForce GTX 260M and restrained styling, find out if this is a gaming laptop that we'd be prepared...

On paper, and in the tests, the G60Vx acquits itself pretty well. There's not much wrong with a 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM and a Blu-Ray drive, after all. Add in the quality keyboard and the not horrific styling and you might think it's a product well...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Mcgeek101 (cnet.com)

Awesome PC 5 Years Later

 

AMAZING PC!!! I got mine back in 2009 for 900 dollars at best buy, and yes it has issues with newer games, but hey its 4 years old and still running strong!! (im on it now) have replaced the battery and charger cable in that time, but love it to death!...

picture, speed reliability

gets a little warm

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: pcdude2143 (cnet.com)

Runs really REALLY hot.

 

Good graphics card Decent processor Takes most games you throw at it out of the box on medium-high settings Fast (until it starts overheating)

Overheats constantly (forced shutdowns) Horrible battery life of approx. one hour (at least until it shorts out, then practically nothing) Wireless connections lock up constantly. Poorly constructed. (pieces fall off) Headphone jack switch is stuck

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Gamergirl (newegg.com)

Great gaming laptop for low price

 

Replaced CPU grease prior to purchase with Artic Silver. Heavy, but I'm using it at home for the most part. I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS LAPTOP, EVEN WITH THE CONS!

Easy to access key parts for repair if needed, 2nd HDD slot is awesome, can handle every game I've thrown at it so far (Arkham Asylum, WoW, Just Cause 2) at max settings, great picture, very durable

Had to buy an external portable Altec Lansing speaker for $30 because the volume isn't that great. Really not a big deal. FINGERPRINT MAGNET! Also, battery life is only about 1 hr 15 minutes unplugged with the 6 cell, but hey, it's a desktop...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Crimson (newegg.com)

For those with Wireless issue

 

Now, for those having the Wireless issue where your connection gets disabled/turned off. I had the same thing happen where my hardware switch got moved to off when I was packing it up and when I turned it back on, I wouldn't re-enable. There is also a...

Solid gaming laptop, runs everything great ; Although a refurb looks brand new, not a mark on this one, I got really lucky ; Not as large as I expected, though definitely large for a laptop ; Great price point for a gaming laptop. Asus seemed (judging...

It does have the audio issue that others have stated, where the speakers don't work but headphone do. If that's the only problem I won't be returning it for that alone ; Lots of bloatware, moreso than I expected. I have yet to do a reinstall, but...

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

The ASUS G60Vx is a powerful gaming notebook for an immersive gaming experience. Gamers are also armed with a backlit gaming keyboard that enables them to conquer their enemies even in the dark, and industry leading EAX Advance HD 3D gaming audio effects. The ASUS G60 features ASUS exclusive "Power 4 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.

Audio

Audio system:Azalia / Dolby / HD Audio
Number of built-in speakers:1
Speaker Power:1.5
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:4800
Battery performance:4800
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Design

Color of product:Black, White
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.4in
Height:1.6in
Weight:7.3lbs
Width:14.8in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
LED backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:16in
Diagonal Size (metric):40.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:6.32
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
On-board graphics adapter: No
On-board graphics adapter model: No

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:RBBX05/RBBX09
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS G60Vx

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Keyboard

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

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Blue/black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / WLAN, Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n/802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Audio system:Azalia / Dolby
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.8 x 10.4 x 1.6
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Hot keys:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Type:MDC Fax / Modem
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11a/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Mouse included: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA 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
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:6.32
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel PM45 Express
Clock Speed:2.13GHz/2.53GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10.5 / 11 / 13 / 7.5 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:P7450 / P8700 / Q9000 / T6600 / T9400 / T9500 / T9600
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Core 2 Quad / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Quad
Processor frequency:2 / 2.13 / 2.2 / 2.53 / 2.6 / 2.8
Processor front side bus:1066 / 800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:P7450 / P8700 / Q9000 / T6600 / T9400 / T9500 / T9600
Processor Number:P7450/P8700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket L1
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / E0 / E1 / M0 / R0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
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 Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:33918 / 35562 / 35563 / 36734 / 37006 / 37255 / 40480
Processor code:SLB4A / SLG9F / SLGEJ / SLGEK / SLGF5 / SLGFE
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:ASUS-DVD\nWinDVD 8\n / ASUSDVD 6-in-1\nASUS
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows Vista Home Basic / Windows Vista Home Premium
Pre-installed software:Office Ready
Trial software:Trend Micro Internet Security 2009

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards: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
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:2
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 640

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB/640GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M

Weight & Dimensions

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