Asus has announced two notebooks designed especially for mobile gamers. Based on the latest Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology with advanced graphic solutions, the G1 and G2 redefine the way games are played with blazing speed and realistic video and audio performances.
G1 and G2 are available in two sizes, 15.4” and 17”, and are presented with design details incorporated to lift up the overall experience, including an OLED instant display, side/front speakers, hotkey highlights as well as sidelights.
The LCD cover of the g1 and g2 widescreen notebooks with special in-mold decoration design not only gives the notebook an instant game machine identity that simply stands out from the generic notebook design but it also makes the surface more resistant from paint chipping off.
The Asus G1 and G2 notebooks feature Direct Flash sidelights, where the gaming spirit is shared when DirectX 9 support is activated for graphic intense moments.
There is a built-in high-resolution webcam and speaker that enable wire-free video conferencing anywhere without the hassle of tangling wires. Gamers can now see and talk to teammates or opponents around the world, making gaming more real than ever before!
The Asus Direct Messenger information side display updates instant messages, system status and reminder alerts with zero distraction to accommodate full screen game mode. This OLED window can also be customized to show personal messages and even caller IDs when Power4 Phone function is activated.
The full-sized keyboard makes mobile gaming ergonomically comfortable while the W, A, S and D keys are especially marked with color squares to match the rest of the notebook color scheme for convenient access at one glance.
To satisfy the most demanding viewing standards, Asus Splendid Video Intelligence Technology integrates different multimedia data sources to reduce noise and conversion rate for a vivid display. Users can enjoy vibrant images with better contrast, brightness, skin tone and color saturation for all video applications. The Game and Night View Modes are great for extra gaming effects that not only sharpen the image details but also enhance the outlines ideal for underlying stealth actions.
Bluetooth 2.0 enhanced data rate transmits three times faster than the standard Bluetooth for increased connectivity and synchronization between digital devices. In addition, a complete range of input/ output ports offers dynamic data transfers and storage including, USB ports, TV-out port, card reader and express card slots.
Gamers can enjoy high-speed wireless Internet for data access and transfers with integrated WLAN 802.11 a/b/g. What’s more, Asus exclusive Net4 Switch Utility detects available network in the surrounding environment and allows users to select and make a switch anywhere, ensuring smooth connection transitions on the go.
There is an extended battery life that empowers better productivity. Asus Power4 Gear+ power management extends battery life up to 20-25%, providing a reliable and continuous operation power.
Asus has not completely revealed the pricing of the G1 and G2 gaming notebooks. However it quotes a price of $1799 for a higher-end G1 variant with a 2GHz Core 2 Duo and 160 GB hard drive. All models come with a color-matching backpack and gaming mouse.
Specifications of the G1 and G2 Gaming Notebook Series:
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7600/T7400/T7200/T5600/T5500
Mobile Intel 945PM Express Chipset
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Genuine Media Center (G2)