Most people associated PC gaming with desktops, as it is more convenient to fit several high-performance components into a tower casing.
The thing is it would be bothersome to consider taking gaming onto the road. It is a challenge to cram powerful components into a laptop chassis.
The Asus G60J and Asus G51J are powered by Intel’s latest revolutionary and powerful processor: the Intel Core i7. Plus, these laptops are equipped with high-end specifications that are set to take one’s gaming experience into another level.
Now let’s find out how these gaming laptops are made of. First, the primary consideration and the driving force of such laptops is the powerful performance. Thus, Asus outfitted its gaming laptops with Intel’s powerful Core i7 technology.
Let’s focus on the Asus G60J, which is powered by the Intel Core i7 720QM processor or the 820QM processor. The 720QM clocks at a speed of 1.6 GHz and has Turbo Boost speed of 2.80 GHz, while the 820QM clocks at a speed of 1.73 GHz and could be turbo boosted to 3.06 GHz. A read access memory of at least 2 GB (at most 4 GB) supports the processor.
Since this is a gaming laptop, graphics is always an issue. And the kind of graphics needed in a typical gaming laptop requires a lot of memory and the Asus G60J is no exception. Thus, this gaming laptop is equipped with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M dedicated graphics card. The video card has 1 GB of VRAM, which promises the relentless rendering of heavy graphics. Thus, there are no glitches when playing hardcore and 3D games in the Asus G60J.
The Asus-G60J, however, does not disappoint as it is loaded with 500 GB of SATA hard disk that spins at 7,200 per minute. Make that two 500 GB hard disk drives, and the Asus G60J has a combined storage space of 1 TB! Now that is more than enough space to store those HD files, movies, music and other multimedia files.
The Asus G60J has a considerable 16-inch display. However, it has a resolution of 1366 x 768, which is low for a hardcore gamer’s perspective. Plus, HD multimedia fanatics would be disappointed of the display, which misses the mark of the full 1080p HD resolution. The Asus G60J is equipped with high-end Altec Lansing audio speakers.
In support of the visual specifications, the Asus G60J is loaded with a Blu-Ray-DVD combo optical drive that allows the user to burn files in DVD format and play multimedia in Blu-Ray discs. Moreover, the optical drive is very essential when installing one’s preferred games.
With box dimensions of 37.5 x 26.5 x 4.1 cm, the Asus G60J is certainly a very portable gaming laptop. Even if it weighs a hefty 3.3 kg, this laptop is still quite handy for the mobile gamer as other gaming laptops could weigh even more.
Central Processing Unit
Intel Core i7 (820QM 1.73 GHz, 720QM 1.6 GHz)
Read Access Memory
up to 4 GB
Up to 1TB ( 500 GB dual) SATA Hard Drive 7,200 rpm
BD Rom Combo
16 inches (LED backlit)
1366 x 768
37.5 x 26.5 x 4.1 cm
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M with 1GB VRAM
The Altec Lansing speakers are one great feature of the Asus G60J. It allows the user to feel that amazing audio experience when engaging in his favorite game.
The spectacular Intel Core i7 processor, the memory that allows up to 8 GB and a 1 GB graphics memory in Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M enables the Asus G60J to deliver a fantastic performance in handling the more complex computing tasks like graphics rendering and handling.
Even if it is a gaming laptop, the native resolution of 1366 x 768 of the Asus G60J does not even come close to a hardcore gamer’s expectations. Aside from that, other users also experienced flex while using the laptop’s keyboard.
The Asus G60J comes with a less than stellar battery life of under two hours. The powerful specifications are really good at draining the energy from this laptop. One can enjoy his game for only a short period of time before the battery goes poof.