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Asus Launches G71Gx Notebook


Asus Launches G71Gx Notebook

Asus launched its quad-core sporting G71 gaming notebook last December, but apparently that system wasn't quite powerful enough. Under its guise as the G71Gx, Asus' laptop now boasts even higher spec.

Graphics grunt is now provided by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M, packing 112 stream processors and 1GB of dedicated GDDR3 RAM. This complements the G71Gx's 17in, 1,920 x 1,200 pixel screen backup up by up to 12GB of DDR2 RAM - in three dimms - and up to 1TB of storage, via two 500GB drives.

The G71Gx also boasts a Blu-ray drive and speakers from Altec Lansing should they be a selling point for any would-be buyer. Pricing isn't available yet, but it seems unlikely the improved specs would bring the G71Gx below the £1,349 and £1,999 MSRPs of its dual-core and quad-core predecessor.




March 9, 2009, 4:26 pm

12GB in three DIMMs? I didn't even know there were 4GB SO-DIMM memory modules being manufactured.


March 9, 2009, 4:56 pm


Matthew Bunton

March 9, 2009, 9:53 pm

Impressive spec, not sure about the styling or pricing though.

Do we really need quad core processors and 12G ram in a laptop though?

Robert Elliot

March 10, 2009, 2:01 pm

Slightly confused to see this filed under Home Cinema!

Why can't we get this quality of component in an all-in-one system like the Dell XPS One (or the iMac, for that matter...)?

Matthew Bunton

March 10, 2009, 5:11 pm

@Robert - Can you imagine the prices that Dell and Apple would charge for this level of hardware.

Robert Elliot

March 10, 2009, 5:30 pm

It can be anyone! I just don't get why you get gaming notebooks like this, but no gaming all-in-ones, when an all-in-one is (from the consumer perspective) nearer a desktop and hence more suitable for gaming than a notebook and the components are clearly out there. It can't be a technical limitation.

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