SpecificationsNotebook: Asus G2SG (G2 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT 512 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1500 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus G2SG
G2 gaming update. Since the launch of the Asus G2 after the Cebit 2007 it has been offered in various configurations to keep it competitive. The current version of the gaming notebook in 17" format, called G2SG, comes with a new Penryn processor and a Geforce 8700M GT graphics card made by nVIDIA with 512MB GDDR3 video memory.
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 91% display: 89% mobility: 60% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 78%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 50% features: 60% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
Source: PC Actual ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/06/2008
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 75%
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT: The NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT is a DirectX 10 capable video card with 32 Stream Precessors like the 8600M GT, but the core-, shader- and memory clock is higher. Therefore the performance is somewhat above the 8600M GT.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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 T9300 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and similar to the T9400 but with a lower FSB.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
84.5%: 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.
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