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ASUS Launches G50V Gaming Notebook

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  1. btarunr

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    ASUS, a world leader in notebook design and the fastest growing notebook brand, today announced the latest addition to the coveted Republic of Gamers line of high-performance products – the G50V gaming notebook. Based on Intel’s latest Centrino 2 mobile platform, the G50V is loaded with killer features, the latest NVIDIA discrete graphics, 4GB of RAM and dual hard drives – all for just $1,699.

    In addition to being one of the first notebooks to feature the latest Discrete Graphics Engine (DGE) powered by NVIDIA, the GeForce 9700M GT GPU, ASUS has also built the G50V with a number of exclusive gaming features including: one-touch overclocking, secondary display for checking mail/IMs/CPU usage while gaming, LED lighting, LAN-pack and gaming mouse included.

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    One Touch Overclocking

    Gamers need maximum horsepower, and ASUS delivers with an overclocking tool anyone can use. To get more processing power, simply tap a button and the CPU’s clock speed increases to Turbo mode. Tap the button again to enter Turbo Extreme mode for an extra 260Mhz boost from stock speeds! Overclocking has never been this easy.

    Quickly check your CPU/memory usage, or view IM messages

    During gaming users can still keep tabs on the system, inbox, and IM situation with the built in 3.1 inch OLED display. It is capable of displaying battery life, CPU and memory usage, incoming instant messages, and with Microsoft Office running in the background, it will even broadcast calendar reminders.

    Highlighted keys and LED lights

    Gamers like their machines to stand out from the crowd, and the G50V delivers with LED light bars on the LCD bezel in addition to a glowing touchpad and a Republic of Gamers logo. The WASD keys are also highlighted on the keyboard for easy finger placement during gaming.

    LAN-pack and Gaming Mouse Included

    Gaming notebooks are great for LAN parties, and ASUS encourages gamers to indulge in this behavior by throwing in a swank Republic of Gamers backpack and a Logitech MX518 gaming mouse. Right out of the box gamers are ready for LAN action.

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    Source: ASUS
     
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    "gaming on a laptop" that phrase alone makes me laugh :nutkick:
     
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    That is one mightily impressive lappy makes mine seem obsolete by comparison :/
     
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    9700gt=9500gs oced
     
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    Cheaper than I originally thought, but still too expensive.
     
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    I also think gaming on a laptop is kinda dumb. I mean its ok if you have a powerful laptop and game on it from time to time but buying a laptop FOR gaming is just a BAD idea. For the same price you can make a desktop that does 2-4 times the lappy's power.
     
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    I like gaming on my lappy :p
     
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    Gaming on laptops is important for people that don't have desktop ability. I bought a high end Dell (@#@$#!%#) when I was being deployed for almost a year with the military. There are a lot of people out there like this. Having an option, I never would have gotten a laptop for it but there was no options.
     
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    Well, at that price, I don't see it as being bad... You see high end lappys from places like dell and others that cost over a grand more for what Asus is giving... A laptop is a very hard thing to put together to have the same stuff as what a computer would.... But, people can do like I did.. I grabbed a lappy right out of school... Thought I was going to work with my father... I hooked it right up to my tv, got the same res, and went wireless... It's a good thing, but its a coster...
    Trip, you ever going to try and get a new one!?

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    Yeah but not now got more important things to worry about atm then a new desktop or lappy.
     
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    For under 2k it's not bad. The 9700 isn't a bad gpu for the resolution.
     
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    See my post again above. THAT 9700 is MISLEADING ADVERTISING! The 9500 series all the way up to the 9700GT is only like a 8600GT that is slightly OCed by each "model up". The only DIFFERENT ones start at 9700 *GTS*.

    EDIT: Replaced false with misleading.
     
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    Ok so what if its a 9500 GT oc'ed, It's Nividia's branding method. What does it matter weather this gaming laptop is sold with a 9500 GT or a 9700 GT? Either will work fine for the resolution. No one except Black Panther(with dual 8800GTX) really expects to play current games and get decent-good fps(* especially for under $2k).

    It's alot harder to build a custom gaming laptop, but it can be done. So I guess those with the know how could find this a bit bland.
     
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    yours, if it makes your obsolete whats it make mine, its a Pentium 1 with 24mb of ram
     

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