ASUS G70s: The most powerful ASUS notebook (English)

por Javier Rodríguez 29/03/2008 ...

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Personally, the gaming concept is not much to my liking. It classifies some systems that I think can do many things more before than being a PC for games but the industry and the consumers are the ones in charge here so the gaming concept gets followers in a product line where the less important thing seems to be the price. Inside this product line is set this product with no doubts, coming to the stores in May, and that we have obtained "outside the law" and whose price will be around 2700 Euros.

Talking a bit about gaming notebooks.

This brand new Asus notebook is the heir of the G2. A notebook for gamers with a 17" screen and whose price was quite attractive but above all stood out for its combinations in the use of materials like aluminum and carbon fiber. It was a notebook with quite low graphic performance to be considered a "gaming" model but it has been larva of this new model that merely keeps some lines of the G2 design but it has been influenced the use of some materials.

The G70s has been influenced also by the market tendencies, concretely by some models for which will be direct competence, that have forgotten the size reduction concept or the power consumption adjustments to follow the "anything goes" way making this 17" notebooks have almost the size and weight of the 20" ones. I think it this tendency is influenced directly by nVidia to make this super high end models use their SLI graphic system for notebooks. These kinds of systems not only force us to use big cooling systems, on top of that they don’t offer enough spectacular results as expected.

The increase of size also allows the use of technologies developed for desktop computers like RAID 0, with 2 hard disks at high rotation speeds to minimize the performance difference with desktop hard disks, and also the use of high end processors with high frequencies to give the performance required.

In the end this all is translated in computers, and not only talking about this one, that are quite far from being considered portable but attract consumers that want a portable system with a spectacular design and high performance features. It is closer to having a high-end desktop computer but at very high prices.