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ASUS launches two new ROG G Series high-performance laptops with Ivy Bridge

These gaming notebooks will supposedly come with 3D displays and NVIDIA’s latest powerful GPU

The Taiwanese PC manufacturer, ASUS has introduced two powerful laptops to its ROG (Republic of Gamers) G Series of portable computers. The maker will reportedly soon start selling the new G55 and G75 high-performance notebooks that are targeted towards gaming and multimedia lovers.

The new portable PCs will supposedly ship with third generation Intel Ivy Bridge central processing units and Full HD (1920-by-1080 pixels) widescreen displays measuring 15.6-inches (G55) / 17.3-inches (G75) in diagonal that will also be 3D-enabled. Furthermore, it is rumored that ASUSTek’s latest G Series models will pack NVIDIA’s upcoming high-end GeForce GTX 670M graphics controller (to be manufactured in 28nm technology).

The G55 and G75 will reportedly house 16GB of internal 1600MHz DDR3 memory and will offer dual hard drive support so that users can take advantage of up to 1.5TB of storage (7200RPM HDDs). An optional 256GB SSD and a Blu-Ray writer will also be available.

These new ROG notebooks will feature a Stealth aircraft-inspired military design accompanied by 5.1 channel audio support, one-piece inclined keyboard that supposedly extends gaming comfort and dual venting fans with easy-clean filters. Moreover, the G55 and G75 will have a weight of 4.3kg and will come with a pre-installed 64-bit copy of Microsoft’s Windows 7 Ultimate operating system.

According to a report from Notebook Italia, ASUSTek’s new ROG portable computers will become available in April of this year. There is no word on pricing as of now.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-02- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)