Average of 13 scores (from 18 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus G2S
Source: Comp Reviews Archive.org version
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%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
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%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
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%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
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%
Source: notebookforums.com Archive.org version
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!'
umfangreicher Erfahrungsbericht eines Benutzers; online abrufbar
Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung gut, Display gut
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/14/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80%
Source: Notebookreview.com Archive.org version
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.
umfangreicher Erfahrungsbericht eines Benutzers; online abrufbar
Leistung gut, Verarbeitung gut
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/29/2007
Rating: performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Chip.de - 12/07
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 11/30/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% display: 80% emissions: 80%
Source: HardwareLuxx - 1/08
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/12/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 80%
Source: c't - 23/07
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/16/2007
Rating: performance: 90% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 30% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 40%
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 11-12/07
Review Type Unknown, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/10/2007
Rating: price: 90% performance: 90%
Source: PC Powerplay - 10/07
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/26/2007
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 70% performance: 40% workmanship: 95%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN Archive.org version
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%
Source: PC Games Hardware - 10/07
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 60% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 40%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 50% features: 70% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
Source: PC Games Hardware DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 60% performance: 80% mobility: 50%
Source: Gamestar DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 50%
Source: PC World Italia IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/14/2007
Rating: performance: 95% mobility: 40%
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.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these 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 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.
17.10": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
A laptop in this weight range is a heavyweight that you rarely carry around. This is meant for desktops and the devices tend to score with a large display and high performance and replace desktop devices.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
81%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.