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Old October 8, 2008, 11:00 PM
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ASUS have just launched the G71 series gaming notebooks, the world’s first to offer a quad-core processor.

Here’s what they had to say:

“Consistent with the tradition of breaking new grounds, ASUS is proud to present the world's first Intel® Quad Core™ Gaming notebook—the G71. Specifically designed with gamers in mind, the G71 is the first in ASUS' planned series of Quad Core™ gaming notebooks and an addition to its expanding G Series. The G71 delivers a total gaming experience in a highly portable package, with an emphasis on audio clarity and stunning graphics performance.

The World's First Quad Core™ Gaming Notebook

The ASUS G71 is the world's first Quad Core™ gaming notebook, powered by the new Intel Core™ 2 Extreme processor QX9300. The removal of the Overspeed Protection means that the G71 is capable of extreme performance through overclocking, pushing the envelope of computational processing power and thus allowing users to multitask extensively.

Superior Gaming Performance

As a dedicated gaming notebook, the G71 sports an impressive array of high performance components, such as a 17” Crystal Shine high brightness display with a quick response time of 8 ms, powered by a NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT GDDR3 512 MB graphics card. The G71 also features up to 4 GB of DDR3 1066MHz system memory coupled with dual hard disk drives of up to 1 TB (500 GB x 2)—enabling users to enjoy multimedia entertainment and games while on the move.”




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Old October 8, 2008, 11:02 PM
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That thing would probably run pretty damn hot...

It says that it's only 9 pounds too... (not that that is very light... but for what it has in it I was expecting around 12-15)

It also has a second display for instant messaging which is crazy. Bet it's price tag will be a little crazy too...
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I'd guess the battery life is horrid. And it will probably cost as much as an alienware.
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I am guessing this is more of a desktop replacement - you would buy it to have a mobile PC and not a long lasting work/word processor/web/email/movie machine. IE, you would only really use it when you had a place to plug it in.
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What a beast. Plug that in on your next flight and watch the cabin lights dim
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What a beast. Plug that in on your next flight and watch the cabin lights dim
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Total overkill imo. Other companies like Sager have been offering quad core laptops for sometime. I'd rather soak the extra cash into a higher end graphics card in a notebook than a quad. You can buy a cheaper notebook with a similar graphics card and upgrade the CPU to a Core 2 xtreme without much trouble. That'd be a better investment.
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This is not the first. Dell M4400 can use one (though I'd turn up or even swap out the fan). Dell M6400 comes with one. Clevo's D901C is the first quad-core notebook, even has SLI.
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ASUS have just launched the G71 series gaming notebooks, the world’s first to offer a quad-core processor.

Here’s what they had to say:

“Consistent with the tradition of breaking new grounds, ASUS is proud to present the world's first Intel® Quad Core™ Gaming notebook—the G71. Specifically designed with gamers in mind, the G71 is the first in ASUS' planned series of Quad Core™ gaming notebooks and an addition to its expanding G Series. The G71 delivers a total gaming experience in a highly portable package, with an emphasis on audio clarity and stunning graphics performance.

The World's First Quad Core™ Gaming Notebook

The ASUS G71 is the world's first Quad Core™ gaming notebook, powered by the new Intel Core™ 2 Extreme processor QX9300. The removal of the Overspeed Protection means that the G71 is capable of extreme performance through overclocking, pushing the envelope of computational processing power and thus allowing users to multitask extensively.

Superior Gaming Performance

As a dedicated gaming notebook, the G71 sports an impressive array of high performance components, such as a 17” Crystal Shine high brightness display with a quick response time of 8 ms, powered by a NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT GDDR3 512 MB graphics card. The G71 also features up to 4 GB of DDR3 1066MHz system memory coupled with dual hard disk drives of up to 1 TB (500 GB x 2)—enabling users to enjoy multimedia entertainment and games while on the move.”




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Gee I hope it will run my M$ Office..... LOL
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This is not the first. Dell M4400 can use one (though I'd turn up or even swap out the fan). Dell M6400 comes with one. Clevo's D901C is the first quad-core notebook, even has SLI.
"World's First Quad Core Gaming Notebook"

Anyways,
A) The M4400 doesn't count since it didn't come a quad-core processor.
B) The D901C uses a desktop processor.
C) The M6400 does come with a proper QX9300 processor, but the HP EliteBook 8730w was actually the first true quad-core notebook.
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