toggle

AAPL Stock: 121.3 ( -1.07 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

ASUS 1st with true quad-core gaming notebook

updated 08:50 am EDT, Tue October 7, 2008

ASUS G71 Quad Notebook

ASUS on Tuesday set out to claim a first for notebooks by launching the 17-inch G71 notebook. The system is the first gaming-oriented notebook to have the option a true mobile quad-core processor rather than using a large, hot-running desktop part. The shift not only lets ASUS produce a reasonably-sized system but also removes some of the barriers on performance; although the stock Core 2 Extreme chip runs at 2.53GHz, the lack of hardware restrictions lets owners overclock the processor to levels that more closely match desktops.

The electronics maker also vows higher-end performance in other areas, including a 512MB GeForce 9700M GT for video and an LCD is unusually quick for notebooks with an 8ms pixel response time. As many as two 500GB hard drives also supply desktop-level storage space.

As with most ASUS introductions, the company doesn't list availability or price but describes a base system as having as little as a 2GHz Core 2 Duo, a single 200GB, 7,200RPM hard drive and a DVD burner. Better-equipped versions also carry as much as a 3.06GHz Core 2 Extreme dual-core processor as well as 4GB of DDR3 memory, a Blu-ray drive and the option of WiMAX to match the standard 802.11n Wi-Fi.

ASUS commonly releases its G-series notebooks in North America and bundles the system with a backpack, mouse and headset.






by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

toggle

Most Commented