Asus G2
Asus G2

Asus G2S

Specifications

Asus G2SNotebook: Asus G2S (G2 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 128 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 4.4kg
Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: 74%, features: 81%, display: 85% mobility: 47%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 70%

Reviews for the Asus G2S

100% ASUS G2S-B2 Desktop Replacement Laptop
Source: Comp Reviews English
ASUS has produced a very powerful and forward thinking system with the G2S-B2 desktop replacement. This notebook has some of the best performance available for consumers. It excels in just about any type of applications but falters somewhat as a gaming platform as the graphics are limited by a smaller amount of dedicated memory.
5 von 5, Leistung mäßig, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 60% mobility: 50%
73% Asus G2S
Source: CNet English
Asus regularly wows us with innovative products such as the ultraportable $399 Eee PC and experiments with secondary Sideshow displays, but how does the company fare building a typical 17-inch gaming system? While high-end gaming rigs from Alienware can run more than $3,000, the Asus G1 gives you a decent set of specs--a few steps down from the top-of-the-line--for a reasonable $1,999 (although the Toshiba X205 offers twin SLI GPUs and a slower processor for the same price). The G2's unique look is a nice change of pace from the corporate Dell/Gateway/etc. design philosophies, but serious gamers will need more video-card muscle than the included Nvidia GeForce 8600 will provide. The G2S has a decidedly industrial flair, with a brushed-metal lid and wrist rest and black interior.
(von 10): 7.3, Leistung 7, Ausstattung 8, Preis/Leistung zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2007
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 80%
60% ASUS G2S
Source: PC Mag English
ASUS has been catching the eye of many Best Buy customers with its newest gaming laptops. Both the ASUS G1S and ASUS G2S offer cool design elements and flashy colors. The bigger of the two, the G2S, is a sleek 17-inch laptop that the company is touting as the total gaming package. While it hits that mark with the 1,920-by-1,200 screen resolution and the crimson highlights (as opposed to the G1S's wasabi-green trim), the processing parts wouldn't necessarily give you bragging rights at LAN parties. But at $1,850 (street), it might be the perfect laptop for weekend and entry-level gamers.
While the G1S focused on an all-black exterior, the G2S's lid is plated with brushed aluminum against the contrasting black trimmings, a nice touch. The cover's handsomeness contrasts starkly with the series of tacky crimson streaks that run down the outer edge of the screen and extend into the keyboard area.
3 von 5, Leistung mangelhaft, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 50% mobility: 50%
70% Asus G2S-A1
Source: Laptop Mag English
Despite a lack of portability, this gaming rig holds its own when it comes to graphics, display, and gaming experience. Reliable and relatively sturdy, the Asus G2S-A1 isn't as portable as some gaming rigs, and it's not quite able to compete against the most tricked-out and egregiously priced models on the market. But it still has plenty going for it, including DirectX 10 graphics, a knockout display, and a solid gaming experience.
 The G2S-A1's display is noticeably wide and deepe, at 16 x 12 x 1.8 inches. The G2S-A1's physical layout is similar to Asus' G1 notebook, with the biggest exception being the accents. The G2S-A1's body is black with red inlays and lights, versus the previous generation's black body with green accents. In addition to the typical ports and slots, you'll find four USB ports on the back, along with eSATA and HDMI ports.
3.5 von 5, Leistung gut, Display gut, Emissionen gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% emissions: 80%
Review: First impressions Asus G2 S1
Source: notebookforums.com English
I finally resolved to replace my old Sager 5660, with it's 'custom' home made metal LCD hinges (the case cracked) after 4 years of good service. I wanted to keep my investment at about $2000; I already have a dual SLI gaming rig, but I wanted a laptop that would game. When I found out about this Asus, I was intrigued. The specs seemed good for the price, and my main rig uses an Asus MOBO, as does my server, so I purchased it from ZipZoomFly. When it arrived I tore into it like it was Xmas, so sorry, I have no pictures of how it was boxed. But it was very well packed, a large box, with the backpack, and a smaller box inside with the laptop and accessories. ZipZoom had placed that box into a larger box, and surrounded it with popcorn so all arrived in good shape. My first thought on seeing this laptop is 'oh gosh, it's big!'
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Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung gut, Display gut
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/14/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80%
Asus G2S-A1 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Asus G2S-A1 is classified as a "desktop replacement" laptop due to the size of the screen, which measures 17.1 inches, and its weight which comes in at 9.6 pounds. I opted to add one gigabyte of RAM, for a total of three, as my only configuration change from stock. This is my first laptop. I decided to purchase the G2S-A1 because I don't think I will be moving it around all that much. Once I narrowed my choices down to one brand, I had to choose between the 15.4 inch G1S-A1 or the 17.1 inch G2S-A1. I do tend to travel about once a month, but plan to leave the laptop in place once I reach my destination. While at home I move about from place to place in the house thanks to the wireless networking, but tend to set up camp in one area for a few hours to most of the day. I also like to play games both at home and away, so I opted for the larger screen and higher resolution of the G2S-A1. I am extremely happy with my purchase of the Asus G2S-A1. I feel that this laptop will provide me with many years of service and enjoyment. GenTech Computers was more than helpful in the purchase process and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
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Leistung gut, Verarbeitung gut
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/29/2007
Rating: performance: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Asus G2S-7R024C - Spielers Traum
Source: Chip.de - 12/07 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 11/30/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% display: 80% emissions: 80%
80% Let's play!
Source: HardwareLuxx - 1/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/12/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 80%
Für ein paar Euro mehr
Source: c't - 23/07 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/16/2007
Rating: performance: 90% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 30% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 40%
Das Richtige für Spieler?
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 11-12/07 German
Review Type Unknown, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/10/2007
Rating: price: 90% performance: 90%
79% Asus G2S
Source: PC Powerplay - 10/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/26/2007
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 70% performance: 40% workmanship: 95%
82% Test: Asus G2S-7R024C (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/18/2007
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 77% features: 89% display: 100% mobility: 43% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 80%
89% "Notebooks für alle" - Spieler
Source: PC Games Hardware - 10/07 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 60% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 40%
90% "Ich will doch nur spielen"
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 50% features: 70% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
89% DX-Notebooks
Source: PC Games Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 60% performance: 80% mobility: 50%
81% Notebooks für Spieler
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80%
80% PC-Ersatz mit DirectX 10-Grafik und Vollausstattung
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 50%
Asus G2S Extreme-Limited Edition
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/14/2007
Rating: performance: 95% mobility: 40%

Comment

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.


T7500:

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.


17.1": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


4.4 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit 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


81%: 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.

Reviews and price comparison on Asus Laptops at Ciao
Price comparison on Asus Laptops at Idealo

Similar Notebooks from a different Manufacturer

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

» Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi5
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» Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi4
Core 2 Duo T8100
» Toshiba Qosmio G40-11L
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» Toshiba Qosmio G40-10E
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» Toshiba Qosmio G45
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» HP Pavilion dv9500t
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Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony Vaio VGN-AR71ZU
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» Toshiba Satellite X200-24V
Core 2 Duo T9300, 3.8 kg
» LG R700
Core 2 Duo T8300, 3.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite X200-219
Core 2 Duo T7500, 3.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR61ZU
Core 2 Duo T8300, 3.9 kg
» Maxdata Belinea o.book 5
Core 2 Duo T7500, 3.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR51SU
Core 2 Duo T7700, 3.9 kg
» Dell Vostro 1700
Core 2 Duo T7100, 3.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR590E
Core 2 Duo T7300, 3.8 kg
» MSI Megabook GX700
Core 2 Duo T7500, 3.538 kg
» Dell Inspiron 1720
Core 2 Duo T7100, 3.9 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» HP Pavilion dv5t
Core 2 Duo T9400, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» 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
» Zepto Znote 3415W
Core 2 Duo T9500, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote MB89
Core 2 Duo T7500, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Dell XPS M1530
Core 2 Duo T7250, 15.4", 2.63 kg
» Asus Lamborghini VX2S
Core 2 Duo T7500, 15.4", 2.6 kg
» MSI Megabook GX600
Core 2 Duo T9300, 15.4", 2.71 kg
» Acer Aspire 9920G
Core 2 Duo T7300, 20.1", 6.9 kg
» Asus C90S
Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6600, 15.4", 3.16 kg
» Dell Vostro 1500
Core 2 Duo T7300, 15.4", 3.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-14)