Feeds

Asus to launch gamer-friendly laptops this month

One for Nvidia fans, the other for ATI buffs

Top three mobile application threats

Asus has launched the two gamer-oriented notebooks it was reported to be readying last month. As expected, the two models - one with green optical highlighting, the other with red - target fans of Nvidia and AMD ATI graphics, respectively. They also sport first-person shooter-friendly keyboard markings.

asus g1 gaming notebook

The G1 is a 15.4in model driven by an Nvidia GeForce Go 7700 with 512MB of dedicated graphics memory. The G2 features a 17in display, this time fed by an AMD ATI Mobility Radeon X1700, again with 512MB of video RAM. Both screens have an integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam.

Asus also highlighted the machines' OLED information panel, mounted just above the keyboard to signal the arrival of email and other application and system alerts without interrupting the all-important gameplay on the big screen.

asus g2 gaming notebook

Both machines are equipped with a choice of Intel Core 2 Duo processors, all connected to an Intel 945PM chipset with up to 2GB of 533MHz or 667MHz DDR 2 SDRAM. Versions of the G1 and G2 will ship with 80-160GB of SATA hard drive capacity, and a lightscribe multi-format DVD burner.

Each model has 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi on board. Bluetooth 2.0 is available as an optional extra, Asus said.

asus g2 gaming notebook

Both laptops will ship with a suitably coloured backpack and Logitech MX-518 gaming mouse.

Asus did not provide pricing details, but it did say the G1 and G2 will ship in the late November/early December timeframe. ®

Related review

Asus Lamborghini VX1 laptop

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
NORKS' own smartmobe pegged as Chinese landfill Android
Fake kit in the hermit kingdom? That's just Kim Jong-un-believable!
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.