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ASRock to Start Selling Notebooks After CeBIT 2009

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  1. malware New Member

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    Here's today's big news coming directly from CeBIT 2009. Apparantly, ASRock - a subdivision of ASUS - has decided to start production of entry-level notebooks and nettops.
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    Source: DigiTimes
     
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    I haven't tried any of their products...Wonder if they're good...
     
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    AsRock always like doing something a "bit different".

    Look:

    They are the only peeps I know of doing dual core Atom 330.
     
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    Interestingly enough ASRock products sometimes look more innovative than what's coming out of ASUS itself. Especially when it comes to some of their motherboards. (As I understand it, ASRock is a value-oriented subsidiary of ASUS.)

    But then again, as far ASUS is concerned, they are on bottom of my list of quality manfuacturers. Their support is generally lacking in almost every area. I've even heard of horror stories of people in North America having to RMA their older generation motherboards (still warrantied) to their Taiwan HQ instead of the American one. Between their overpriced and overhyped EeePC, exploding USB ports, and terrible support I think I will stick to other brands.

    Also, while that notebook seems nice, it will probably be overpriced ASUS-style. I bought a Gateway P-6831 FX gaming laptop in December of 2008 for around $630. It had a 17.1 inch screen, 250GB drive (with space for another for RAID0 purposes), 3GB of RAM, and a nVidia gaming GPU capable of running both Oblivion and Crysis without problems. I seriously doubt the "entry-level notebooks" pictured above will be able to do that and I guarantee they will cost way more than $630.
     
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    I'm really looking forward to the G12. In my opinion Asrock makes good products with very good price/performance. I don't know about their service as I haven't had any problems yet.
    If the G12 retails at 400€ or below I might give it a try.
     
  6. lemonadesoda

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    Perhaps I've been lucky, but every single AsRock mainboard I have bought has been good. And I'm still running AGP 3850 with Q6600 on DDR1 and pulling great benchmarks. (AsRock 775i65)
     
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    here asrock is almost all you can find, i used them and they are good and probably the best features for the price, the only con is that msi, gigabyte and asus offers better mobos (not better value for the money)
     
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    asrock notebook , i don't know if they can force other notebooks brands
     

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