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Power Personified - Introducing the World's First Quad Core Gaming Notebook

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  1. alexp999

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    Consistent with the tradition of breaking new grounds, ASUS is proud to present the world's first Intel Quad Core Gaming notebook—the G71. Specifically designed with gamers in mind, the G71 is the first in ASUS' planned series of Quad Core gaming notebooks and an addition to its expanding G Series. The G71 delivers a total gaming experience in a highly portable package, with an emphasis on audio clarity and stunning graphics performance.

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    The World's First Quad Core Gaming Notebook
    The ASUS G71 is the world's first Quad Core gaming notebook, powered by the new Intel Core 2 Extreme processor QX9300. The removal of the Overspeed Protection means that the G71 is capable of extreme performance through overclocking, pushing the envelope of computational processing power and thus allowing users to multitask extensively.

    Superior Gaming Performance
    As a dedicated gaming notebook, the G71 sports an impressive array of high performance components, such as a 17” Crystal Shine high brightness display with a quick response time of 8 ms, powered by a NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT GDDR3 512 MB graphics card. The G71 also features up to 4 GB of DDR3 1066MHz system memory coupled with dual hard disk drives of up to 1 TB (500 GB x 2)—enabling users to enjoy multimedia entertainment and games while on the move.

    Direct Console 2.0
    Direct Console 2.0 is an all-in-one gaming control interface that allows users to select from three processor speed settings depending on their mode of usage. The same interface also includes controls for Direct Messenger, enabling communication utilities such as Instant Messaging (MSN), Meeting and E-mail notification. The gaming hotkeys enable users to launch their favorite games with a single touch and execute in-game commands on-the-fly. The chassis of the G71 also features a programmable lighting system, which lights up and blinks during in-game events. These lights can be configured through the Direct Console 2.0, providing the user with a pyrotechnic-like ambience while in the game.

    Direct Messenger
    Users can now read their emails and communicate via Instant Messaging (MSN) through the Direct Messenger. Acting as a secondary display, it displays email notifications, instant messages, battery reserves and system loadings in real-time even during a game in progress. This allows users to keep in touch with their friends and family while multitasking between various applications.

    Entertainment and Style on the Move
    The G71 incorporates several entertainment features that promise to give users a gaming experience like none other. Altec Lansing speakers equipped with a subwoofer deliver excellent sound reproduction, further complimented by Dolby Home Theater. A 2.0 megapixel webcam allows users to communicate visually through Skype or MSN; while a dedicated game keyboard layout provides them with strategically placed movement keys on a full-sized keyboard—granting them quick access to their in-game inventories and allowing them to issue commands in the shortest time possible. These features combine to provide an entire host of gamer-centric features for users to immerse themselves in a world of audio and visual entertainment with style.

    Fun for Everyone
    The G71 may have the sheer power to sate the needs the most serious of gamers, but it is also very suitable for those who prefer to play games on a more casual basis. Attaching ASUS' innovative Eee Stick—a simple plug and play gaming solution that allows users to interact with the game by translating their hand motions into corresponding movements onscreen—for example, will instantly transform the G71 into a mobile gaming console. The easy-to-use and family-friendly Eee Stick—which works with all of ASUS' notebooks—consists of an Activation stick, a Navigation stick and a 2.4GHz RF dongle. It has a broadcast range of up to 10 meters, allowing users more leeway for physical movement. Boasting three modes of operation, the Eee Stick can be used with a myriad of game genres, ranging from sports and shooting, to action and beat 'em up games.

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    Source: ASUS
     
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    GeForce 9700M GT aint that bad for a lappy and lappys arnt known for their immense graphics power more about portability

    if they came out with a lappy with decent mid range card but cheap id buy one but currently compared to what you can get for a desktop its just not worth paying for anything more than an internet and media lappy

    why pair one of those with a powerful quad tho?
     
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    Wow, that is a nice looking lappy, being ASUS, it will probably be EXPENSIVE. I wonder how the 9700 compares to the mobile 8800GTX.
     
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    Worlds first?
    Plenty of laptops have had Quads before... and LGA775.
     
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    That looks pretty sweet. I like that you have the ability to overclock it. I wander if that means you have access to voltages as well? Thinking you could lower temps and increase battery life by reducing the volts a bit.

    Alienware have some competition! :D
     
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    Umm, but the only problem with this press release is, this isn't the first quad core gaming notebook.

    Sager has had them for quite a while now. Sager even offers up to a Q9600 and 9800m GTX SLI on the current configs.
     
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    I think it means its the first, non-custom built, quad-core laptop. I.e this is a mass produced laptop, that you will be able to buy from many retailers, not just specialists, or direct.
     
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    Yeah, but what they mean, and what is being said are 2 different things. As it is currently worded, this press release is inaccurate.
     
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    well I read earlier that a well overclocked dual core CPU totally rapes quad core in games.

    so this is more marketted at those who have too much money or the average muffin that wants to 'wow' his friends by spending the next 3-4years paying off this laptop...

    not worth the money - the only type of people that need a quad based laptop is people who plan to run NASA from home, goverment officials (rarely) & the usual smelly mob of people who encode loads of music & video with the odd CAD guy thrown in to the mix - but even then a CAD guy would rather have Nvidia FX series card then something as lowly as this.

    the world is not yet ready for quad core - but theres nothing wrong with preparing for it - just that in this case it carries a heavy price tag.


    a Pxxxx cpu with a full load of DDR3 would be a wiser idea.
     
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    True, but I cant change press releases, lol.

    I find it quite funny that it has taken this long to get quad core laptops into the mass market.

    Just as they are about to be superseded too! :rolleyes:

    Not strictly true. A dual core clocked higher than a quad, playing a game that can support more than one or two cores, will beat the quad. But a properly multi core optomized game will always be faster on a quad.

    I have found going from a 3.2Ghz E6600 to a 3.2Ghz Q6600, an improvement on all games, even if only 1 fps on some, its still an improvement.
     
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    The 8800 GTX is still an out preforming card. 10K in 3d06. The 9700 GT barley 6500 in 3D06

    If your looking for a serious gaming lappy I would suggest one with a single gpu. The lappys now a days get really hot!
     
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    & those games are few & far in between - theres only a few games that support Quadcore

    Alan Wake
    Bioshock
    Company of Heroes
    Crysis
    Far Cry 2
    Half-life 2: Episode 2
    Hellgate: London
    Lost Planet
    Microsft Flight Sim X
    Portal
    Rainbow Six Vegas
    Source Engine
    Splinter Cell Double Agent
    STALKER
    Stranglehold
    Supreme Commander
    Unreal Engine 3
    Unreal Tournament 3

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    personally id still go for the cheaper option of Pxxxx cpu with a load of ddr3 & a 8700M GT/9600M GT.

    also for portability purposes & battery life. I admit that this Asus laptop is more of a DTR but the spec is unessary.

    If u use a lot of multi threaded apps then fine - but right now having quad isnt really justifiable due to lack of support
     
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    Agree, this would have been better aimed at video/photo/CAD market than gaming.

    The quad, big HDD's and 4gb DDR3 would be much better suited to that IMO.
     
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    It is a gaming machine but the point im trying to make is its way overkill.

    Giving it SLi or Hybred SLi would be a better choice
     
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    Exactly, it should be aimed at the market that doesnt need raw graphics power but does need CPU and RAM.

    For gaming its overkill but in the wrong way.

    This laptop would have been a better system had it had 2x 9800mGTX in SLi along with the quad.
     
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    Errr Panthers lappy is a quad and shees had that for awhile now nice specs but like all laptops would be mightily expensive. =/
     
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    Man ATI needs to get a 4xxx mobile series soon and I would consider buying a book like this but Nvidia, na nada...:shadedshu
     
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    My 7811fx can support a quad, but an entry level mobile quad is $1000+! Ouch! I will be fine with my p8400 thanks. The 9700m GT (g94) has 48 pixel shaders while the 8800m GTX (g92) has 96. My 9800m GTS (g94) has 64.

    And to give you a perspective between lappy gpus and desktops...the 9800m GTS has the same performance as a 9600gt.
     
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    I know. I wasn't faulting you. My comments were aimed towards Asus.
     
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    game laptop , cool you can play any game anywhere
     
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    Yep just as long as that games not Crysis wich would need to be played in mega low res hehe
     
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    :eek:

    Either I'm missing out something... or Asus is trying to get credit for something it didn't do.

    The world's first Intel Quad Core Gaming notebook is the Clevo D901C. (ie Sager 9262 / Eurocom PhantomX etc...)
    I'll check for sources with the date when it was first launched, but I bought mine in July 2008 and DeathTyrant bought his before mine.

    Edit: Sure enough...
    Wikipedia Source

    Notebookreview Source
     
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    Like I said before, I think they mean its the world first, non custom, mass produced quad core laptop, one that you can get from most retailers, not just specalists or direct from the MF.

    Of course they decline to mention that in their press release.
     
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    Yup Alex I got that, but I still find it outrageous the way they issued the press release. They should have said that it's Asus's first quad core laptop... not the world's first quad core laptop.... for the simple reason that it's not the world's first at all. :wtf:

    I mean I googled "world's first quad core laptop" and Asus popped up all over the place!:mad:
     
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    Seems worlds first seems to be the in thing Pioneer were saying the very same thing with there quad lappy hmmmmm.
     

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