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Asus G1S on the left, G2S on the right -- images courtesy Notebook Italia
Asus shows off the 15.4" G1S and the 17" G2S

Last week, Notebook Italia spilled the beans on the Santa Rosa-based Asus A7S, F3SV, F3SC, A8SC and W7S. Today, the Italian publication has leaked two new Santa Rosa gaming notebooks from Asus: the G1S and the G2S.

The Asus G1S is the smaller of the two notebooks measuring 12.8" x 11.2" x 1.7" and weighing in at 6.8 pounds with an 8-cell battery. The notebook features a 15.4" screen with a WSXGA+ (1680x1050) screen resolution. Powering the display is an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M graphics processor with 256MB of dedicated video memory. Processing power comes from a 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo T7500 processor while 2GB of 667MHz DDR2 memory is also included. Storage duties are handled by a 160GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive and a dual-layer SuperMulti DVD burner. Wireless functions are handled by a Bluetooth 2.0+EDR adapter and Intel's new Wireless Wi-Fi Link 4965AGN Draft-N network adapter.

The Asus G2S is the monster of the two weighing in at a lap-crushing 9.7 pounds and measuring 16.2" x 12.4" x 1.8".  The major hardware specs for the G2S mirror those of the G1S with two exceptions: the G2S features a 200GB SATA hard drive and a 17" display with a whopping WUXGA (1920x1200) screen resolution.

Pricing for the G1S is listed at 1700 EUR ($2,306 USD) while the G2S is listed at 1900 EUR ($2,577 USD). Both notebooks come pre-loaded with Windows Vista Home Premium and will begin shipping later this month.



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Notebook Size
By jeffbui on 5/7/2007 4:21:27 AM , Rating: 2
I don't know why Asus can't make the G1S into a thinner profile. I don't see any reason as to way it is 1.7 inch thick. If Apple can squeeze an ATI x1600 into a 1 inch form factor, Asus (they manufacture the Macbooks), should be able to as well. Heck, even the IBM Thinkpad T60P come in at about 1.1 inch and have an ATI FireGL T5250 card.




RE: Notebook Size
By Pirks on 5/7/2007 4:10:04 PM , Rating: 1
Both examples are bad, since MacBooks and ThinkPads are not gaming machines. Plug some underclocked GeForce 8500GT Mobile or something in there and bingo - a 1-inch notebook! But 1-inch _gaming_ notebook is still a thing from your dreams, unfortunately.

I don't give a $rap about gaming notebooks since I purchased 7900GTX for my desktop, this thing is a total blast for hi-res DX9 games. I went through a couple of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. maps on that and I feel sorry for poor sobs with "gaming" notebooks.

Well, unless you play simple (graphics-wise) titles like Prey or Halflife 2, these are okay for notebooks. But really advanced heavyweight stuff like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. in full dynamic lighting with all eye candy on max detail in 1600x1200 - I look at it and think "sh1t, I won't touch this notebook toys ever ever, at least for games"

They are ok as inet/mail/word/excel machines tho


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