Asus G71GX-RX05 Notebook, Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 (2.53GHz), 17.1" WXGA, 6GB, 500GB HDD, HDMI, Webcam, Windows Vista Home Premium Edition- Refurbished

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Overall Satisfaction
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Value
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Ease of Use
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Performance

First off, I bought this laptop listed here, not somewhere else. The screen I received was not the 1440x900 listed in the specifications, what I got was a 1920X1200. Wow. It is awesome. The screen is absolutely gorgeous. I don't think I've seen one nicer. I mean I wouldn't gamble on getting the nicer screen, since it does say 1440 in the specs. Came in a corrugated cardboard box, inside was a corrugated support frame. Works just fine, seems to be free of cosmetic defects. Comes with windows vista x64 home premium installed, and all of the best buy crapware. That really would be good enough, was hoping to get my copy of windows 7 through ASUS though. None of the serial numbers on the bottom worked in the win7 upgrade program, fortunately I had a copy. ASUS's website made it easy enough to get the drivers, however it seems they may not have a download server in the states so it took me a few hours to download all of them. ASUS's proprietary software has some cool proprietary software for facial recognition and using it to log in and such. and a program that claims to optimize the boot process. I bought this to replace my laptop and desktop, a custom gaming desktop and a Thinkpad R61. I wanted something I could take to a friends house easily and be able to play video games, beats the hell out of the desktop for that, the Thinkpad isn't comparable (apples/oranges). There is however a significant decrease in gpu power from the desktop, that's to be expected though, but games were still playable on higher settings. Just browsing the web I get maybe an hour and a half battery. I was able to play L4D2 for about an hour before running out of juice. This thing is a behemoth. It's among the largest of 17" notebooks, and it's heavy. I got a Targus TXL617 and it works, but it's pretty heavy. Overall I recommend, even if you get the 1440 screen, it's a great bargain.

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For the price, excellent.

by James on 12/1/2009

First off, I bought this laptop listed here, not somewhere else. The screen I received was not the 1440x900 listed in the specifications, what I got was a 1920X1200. Wow. It is awesome. The screen is absolutely gorgeous. I don't think I've seen one nicer. I mean I wouldn't gamble on getting the nicer screen, since it does say 1440 in the specs. Came in a corrugated cardboard box, inside was a corrugated support frame. Works just fine, seems to be free of cosmetic defects. Comes with windows vista x64 home premium installed, and all of the best buy crapware. That really would be good enough, was hoping to get my copy of windows 7 through ASUS though. None of the serial numbers on the bottom worked in the win7 upgrade program, fortunately I had a copy. ASUS's website made it easy enough to get the drivers, however it seems they may not have a download server in the states so it took me a few hours to download all of them. ASUS's proprietary software has some cool proprietary software for facial recognition and using it to log in and such. and a program that claims to optimize the boot process. I bought this to replace my laptop and desktop, a custom gaming desktop and a Thinkpad R61. I wanted something I could take to a friends house easily and be able to play video games, beats the hell out of the desktop for that, the Thinkpad isn't comparable (apples/oranges). There is however a significant decrease in gpu power from the desktop, that's to be expected though, but games were still playable on higher settings. Just browsing the web I get maybe an hour and a half battery. I was able to play L4D2 for about an hour before running out of juice. This thing is a behemoth. It's among the largest of 17" notebooks, and it's heavy. I got a Targus TXL617 and it works, but it's pretty heavy. Overall I recommend, even if you get the 1440 screen, it's a great bargain. Read More

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awsome when it worked

on 12/3/2009

it was awsome it could play crysis far cry 2 and any other game but after two hours of playing with it it bue screened then i restored it then after 1 day it blue screened again Read More

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Product Overview

Experience high-speed gaming and rapid multitasking with this laptop that features high-speed wireless connectivity and an Intel® Core™2 Duo processor. The brilliant 17.1" display and NVIDIA GeForce graphics bring your gaming and movies to life.

Specifications

Manufacturer Asus
Mfg Part# G71GX-RX05
SKU 212446724
UPC 884840433378
UPC 14 00884840433378
Sales Rank 29015
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Tech Specs
Intel® Core™2 Duo mobile processor P8700
Features 2 processing cores, 1066MHz system bus, 3MB L2 cache and 2.53GHz processor speed per core.
Two high-performance processing cores
To run multiple demanding applications simultaneously without hesitation.
6GB DDR2 memory
For multitasking power.
Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media.
17.1" WXGA LED-backlit widescreen display
With a 1440 x 900 resolution brings your movies and games to life.
500GB SATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
Provides plenty of storage space and fast read/write times.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M graphics processor
With up to 1GB GDDR3 graphics memory for lush images. Supports DSP and Dolby home theater audio with 4 Altec Lansing speakers. 1 HDMI output.
Built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam
Makes it easy to send video mail to family and friends.
Facial recognition security
Uses the built-in webcam and software to help keep your laptop safe.
8-in-1 media reader
Supports Secure Digital, miniSD, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo for easy transfer of your digital photos.
1 IEEE 1394 FireWire interface with 4 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.
Integrated Asus wireless networking (802.11b/g/n)
For Internet connections without wires.
Built-in 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector
Ensures easy Internet connectivity.
Weighs 8.8 lbs. and measures 2.4" thin
For portable power.
Fair battery life
Of up to 1 hour and 55 minutes.
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system
With Service Pack 1 (SP1) preinstalled for a stable operating platform.
Software package included
With Power 4 Gear Extreme, Adobe Acrobat Reader 8, Nero 8 Essentials and more.
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For the price, excellent. by James on Dec 01, 2009

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