Asus G1S


Asus G1SNotebook: Asus G1S
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 82.11% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 89%, features: 86%, display: 71% mobility: 53%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 53%

Reviews for the Asus G1S

Source: PC Mag English
ASUS has been blazing high-tech trails with its dreamy laptop designs. Those who know the ASUS moniker are accustomed to its sleek form factors and use of the latest technology trends. Take, for example, the ASUS U1F and S6F, ultraportable designs geared toward road warriors, as well as for flaunting. At the other end of the spectrum is the ASUS G1S ($1,550 street), a high-performance laptop that ASUS is touting as a gaming machine. I'm more inclined to call it a multimedia laptop, with an above-average gaming card. Still, it addresses ASUS's lack of retail presence, one of my long-standing complaints. The G1S can now be found at your local Best Buy for a very reasonable price. ASUS puts a lot of emphasis on design, and it shows. The G1S's lid bears some resemblance to that of the Acer Ferrari 5000, which uses carbon fiber on its chassis.
3.5 von 5, Leistung sehr gut, Preis/Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität sehr schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2007
Rating: price: 90% performance: 90% mobility: 30%
80% Asus introduces Santa Rosa to gaming--for a bargain.
Source: Laptop Mag English
The G1S is one of Asus' first Intel Santa Rosa notebooks and carries a bargain price of $1,899. It's not the screamer machine serious gamers are hoping for, but mainstream users who happen to enjoy gaming will find a lot to like with this system. The Asus G1S looks the part of a gaming notebook, with a mix of matte-black and high-gloss carbon fiber plastic that does a decent job of resisting smudges and fingerprints.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar

4 von 5, Preis/Leistung günstig, Verarbeitung gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/19/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
Asus G1S-A1 Review
Source: English
The G1S-A1 is a great buy with solid build quality and good performance for the price. I definitely recommend this laptop. I also highly recommend getting this laptop from Gentech PC as they did a great job of accommodating my somewhat demanding requests for changes in configuration and shipping as well as my constant stream of questions.
umfangreicher Erfahrungsbericht eines Benutzers; online abrufbar

Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung sehr gut, Display gut, Verarbeitung gut
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/29/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

84% Consumer-Notebooks mit Santa Rosa im Überblick
Source: PC Welt - 10/07 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/01/2007
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 86% performance: 96% features: 86% mobility: 76% ergonomy: 86%
77% Asus G1S
Source: PC Go German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 80% performance: 95% features: 80%
Asus G1S - Neue Centrino-Notebooks im Test
Source: PC Welt - 10/07 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 09/20/2007
Rating: price: 86% performance: 96% features: 86% mobility: 76% ergonomy: 86%
89% "Notebooks für alle" - Spieler
Source: PC Games Hardware - 10/07 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 70% performance: 90% mobility: 50% emissions: 40%
79% Neue Centrino-Notebooks
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/15/2007
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 70% performance: 100% features: 96% display: 62% mobility: 47% ergonomy: 83%
Santa Rosa grün
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2007
Rating: performance: 90% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 30% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 40%
90% Schanzzeug für den mobilen Gamer
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/13/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 30% emissions: 40%
74% Unausgewogene Zockermaschine
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 91% features: 97% display: 55% mobility: 33% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 80%
82% Asus G1S
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% performance: 78% features: 90% display: 90% workmanship: 80%
84% Test Asus G1S Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/18/2007
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 96% display: 84% mobility: 69% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 66%
Recensione Asus G1S
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2008
Rating: performance: 70% mobility: 80%
Vier ASUS laptops getest
Source: Dutch NL→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2007
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60%


NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT: The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7600 GT GPU for laptops. Depending on the used graphic memory and the clock speed,  the performance is between the 7600 GT and 7900 GS video card.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


The Core 2 Duo T7500 is a Merom based Core 2 Duo with 4MB Level 2 Cache. It is positioned in the middle class (in 2009) and performs on par with a modern P7550 or Turion II Ultra M640/M660.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.4": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3.1 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews

82.11%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

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» Asus C90S
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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus Lamborghini VX2S
Core 2 Duo T7500, 2.6 kg
» Apple Macbook Pro (15 inch Santa Rosa)
Core 2 Duo T7700, 2.5 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Acer Aspire 6920G-594G32Bn
Core 2 Duo T5900, 16.0", 3.5 kg
» Apple Macbook Pro 17“ 2008-12
Core 2 Duo T9300, 17.0", 3.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR71ZU
Core 2 Duo T9300, 17.1", 3.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi5
Core 2 Duo T8300, 17.1", 4.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite X200-24V
Core 2 Duo T9300, 17.1", 3.8 kg
» LG R700
Core 2 Duo T8300, 17.1", 3.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite X200-219
Core 2 Duo T7500, 17.1", 3.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR61ZU
Core 2 Duo T8300, 17.1", 3.9 kg
» Maxdata Belinea 5
Core 2 Duo T7500, 17.1", 3.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi4
Core 2 Duo T8100, 17.1", 4.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR51SU
Core 2 Duo T7700, 17.1", 3.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi3
Core 2 Duo T7500, 17.1", 4.5 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G40-11L
Core 2 Duo T7300, 17.1", 4.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 9920G
Core 2 Duo T7300, 20.1", 6.9 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G40-10E
Core 2 Duo T7300, 17.1", 4.4 kg
» Dell Vostro 1700
Core 2 Duo T7100, 17.1", 3.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)