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  • Spivonious - Thursday, August 05, 2010 - link

    Gaming notebook will forever be an oxymoron in my mind. Reply
  • bennyg - Monday, August 09, 2010 - link

    Disclosure: I have a G51J-A1 and understand why gaming notebook isn't as stupid as a lot think.

    1) of course performance is worse, lappys don't have 400W to play with, either as power in or heat out. My lappy crams the equivalent of a 9800GTX and a 2/3rd-speed i7 920 into 120W and 1 inch thick.
    2) of course price is worse, it's all minaturised and developed as a unit rather than separate components with common specifications (added bonus is warranty applies to the unit as a whole)
    3) portability and flexibility... not everyone wants to stuff around with transferring files between a home PC, work PC, tablet, smartphone... plus I can go anywhere with this if I want (for an hour or so)
  • bennyg - Monday, August 09, 2010 - link

    Firstly DX11 or not isn't an issue, these cards are midrange in performance anyway and don't have tesselation capabilities anyway.

    Plus they don't have the grunt to drive a 3D display (which requires 2x the fps) at any higher a res. The GTX260M in my laptop - which is in between the two cards in those two lappys - struggles with some modern games at medium settings, still can't do some old games on top settings (e.g. Far Cry 2 @ Ultra)

    I would advise anyone considering them to hoster their cash and wait to see what the G53 variants and GTX 460M brings. At least the older models may drop in price a bit :)
  • pegasso84 - Sunday, August 15, 2010 - link

    yes every you said before can be true but this machine i mean G51JX-3D runs great, all games full graphics and the game goes smother..
    eventually can elevate the temperature but nothing to alarm, for the rest i will be my last laptop....

    The 3D experience was incredible i never going to play a game whit out 3d vision again....

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