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Asus G2P 17" Core 2 Duo Gaming Notebook Review

Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Asus
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Asus has been making major inroads into the mobile computing market over the past year. The products we have reviewed here on PC Perspective have all shown that Asus is a competent notebook manufacturer with a focus on quality and style. Though Asus' mobile product line is extensive and targets a wide range of users, one of the missing pieces from their catalog was a system dedicated to gamers. Manufacturers like Dell, Alienware, Voodoo, and ROCK have long been catering to this crowd with high-end gaming notebooks, and now Asus is joining the fray with their G-series systems.



The notebook we are looking at today is the G2 notebook which comes outfitted with a ATI Radeon Mobility X1700, a large 17" LCD screen, and some unique lighting features. Is the G2 a worthy contender in the gamer space, or is it a product that still needs a few more revisions? Let's take a closer look.


Specifications


The Asus G2 we received came with a Core 2 T7200 CPU, a 160GB 5400RPM HDD, Radeon Mobility X1700 1024MB, and 2GB of RAM. Here is the specification table as seen on the Asus website:










Processor & Cache Memory


Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7600/T7400/T7200/T5600/T5500, 1.66~2.33GHz, FSB: 667MHz, 4MB/2MB L2 Cache



Operating System


Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional,

Microsoft® Windows® XP Home,

Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Centre Edition


Chipset


Mobile Intel® 945 PM Express Chipset + ICH7M



Main Memory


DDR2 533/667 MHz SDRAM, , expansion up to 2GB SDRAM



Display


17.0" WXGA+ (1440x900) ColorShine TFT-LCD,
Asus Splendid Video Intelligent Technology



2nd Display


ASUS Direct Messenger for In-Game system information



Video Graphics & Memory


ATI Mobility Readeon X1700 GPU
512 MB Physical VRAM



Hard Drive


2.5" 9.5mm HDD,
80/100/120/160 GB (5400rpm)



Optical Drive


DVD Super Multi drive
DVD Super Multi Light Scribe drive



Card Reader


MMC, SD, MS, MS-Pro



Fax/Modem/LAN/WLAN


Integrated Intel® High Definition Audio chip (Azalia) compliant MDC fax/modem and 10/100/1000 Base T.
Integrated 802.11a/b/g.
Built-in Bluetooth™ V2.0+EDR(optional).



Video Camera


1.3M Megabyte Pixels



LED Status Indicator


Power-on/Suspend
Battery Charging/full/low
Storage device access
Capital / Number Lock
Wireless indicator
Bluetooth on status (optional feature)



Interface


1 x Express card
1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF)
1 x VGA port
1 x DVI-D
5 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x IEEE 1394 port
1 x RJ11 Modem jack for phone line
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1 x Wireless ON/OFF switch (Wireless Console to control Wireless/BT)
1 x SIR
1 x CIR
1 x TV-out(S-Video)
1 x AV-in port (Optional)



Hot Keys



Function Keys:



  • Fn+F1 suspend switch

  • Fn+F2 Wireless control

  • Fn+F5 Brightness down

  • Fn+F6 Brightness up

  • Fn+F7 LCD on/off

  • Fn+F8 LCD/CRT/TV-out switch display

  • Fn+F10 Volume on/mute

  • Fn+F11 Volume down

  • Fn+F12 Volume up

  • Fn+Ins Numeric Key Pad on/off

  • Fn+Del Scroll Lock on/off



Audio


Built-in Intel® High Definition Audio ( Azalia ) compliant audio chip,
Built-in speaker and microphone



Keyboard


Standard Keyboard with 88 keys



Battery Pack & Life


Li-Ion 71WHrs (8 cells: 4800mAh, 4S2P)
charging time: 4.5hrs/2.5hrs (System On/ Off) to 95%



AC Adapter


Output: 19V DC, 4.74A, 90W
Input: 100— 240V AC, 50/60Hz universal



Dimension & Weight


410.6mm * 315.6mm * 46.6 mm(W x D x H)
4.4 Kg (8-cell)



Security


Booting / HDD User Password Protection and security lock
Kensington lock hole



Supplied Accessories


Optical Gaming Mouse
Gaming Backpack



Built-in TV-Tuner


Hybrid TV Tuner (Analog+DVB-T)



Multimedia Software


ASUSDVD XP 6.0
Power Director V3.0 DE
Medi@Show V2.0 SE



Virus & Tool Software


Symantec's Norton™ Internet Security 2005
Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0
NERO Express V6.0



ASUS Utility


ASUS Live Update
ASUS Splendid
ASUS Life Frame 2
ASUS Power4 Gear+
ASUS Direct Console
ASUS Wireless Console
ASUS Power4 Phone



Warranty & e-support


2-year limited global hardware warranty
1-year battery pack warranty
On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)
OS (Microsoft Windows XP) install/uninstall consultation
Bundled software install/uninstall consultation
ASUS software supporting





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