Feeds

Asus readies red, green gamer-oriented laptops?

Guess whose graphics are on board...

Mobile application security vulnerability report

Asus is preparing to ship its Lamborghini VX1 laptop in the US in a limited "Golden Edition" even as it gears up to release a pair of gamer-oriented laptops, if a series of allegedly leaked publicity shots are to be believed.

The gaming machines are dubbed the G1P and G2P, according to a forum post apparently made by the head of US Asus reseller ProPortable. Specification details are scarce, but the pics show some interesting gamer-friendly touches, including highlighted W, A, S and D keys for all you first-person shooter fans out there, and a 'glowing eye' backlit decal below the trackpad.

asus g1p gaming laptop - image courtesy notebookreview.com

Coloured trim - green on the G1P, red on the G2P - gives the machines a Dell XPS feel, and could be a subtle indicator of the graphics chips each laptop contains. They'll be offered with suitably coloured and branded backpacks and mice.

asus g2p gaming laptop - image courtesy notebookreview.com

It's suggested the G1P and G2P may ultimately ship as 'Santa Rosa' Centrino Duo machines in the spring of 2007. The Golden Edition VX1 is expected sooner, and its specification is a little better known: 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo T7400, 2GB of 667MHz DDR 2, 160GB 5,400rpm hard drive, Nvidia GeForce Go 7400 VX graphics and a 15.1in widescreen display.

Finally, there's the S7Fm, an 11in widescreen ultra-portable with a built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam and an external optical drive. ®

Related reviews

Asus Lamborghini VX1 laptop

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530
Say it with us: I'm King of the Landfill-ill-ill-ill
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.