ASUS Present the G71: The World's First Quad Core™ Gaming Notebook - 28th November 2008

ASUS have today launched the G71 series– featuring the world’s first Intel® Quad Core™ gaming notebook to add to an existing range of powerful devices specifically designed with gamers in mind.

The G71 delivers a truly dedicated gaming experience within a highly portable package, focusing on providing the clearest audio and the most exhilarating graphics performance.

The Quad Core™ Concept

The ASUS G71 is the world’s first Quad Core™ gaming notebook, powered by the Intel Core™ 2 Extreme processor QX9300. The removal of Overspeed Protection allows the G71 to reach extremely high levels of performance through overclocking, pushing the boundaries of conventional computational processing power and allowing extensive user multitasking.

Superior Gaming Performance

As a notebook designed for the most hardcore gamers, the G71 (Quad Core version) boasts an array of high performance components, including:

    <*>17” Crystal Shine high brightness display with super fast response time of 8ms <*>NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT GDDR3 512MB graphics card <*>4 GB of DDR2 1333MHz SDRAM memory <*>Dual hard disk drives 500GB (250GB x 2) <*>Blu-ray drive for total entertainment <*>Webcam and Bluetooth for great connectivity and communication

Such a superb combination of internal components integrate together to provide top notch performance, multimedia entertainment and gaming enjoyment whilst at home or on the move.

Direct Console 2.0

The Direct Console 2.0 is an all-in-one gaming control interface that allows users to choose from three processor speed settings depending on their mode of usage. The gaming hotkeys enable users to launch their favourite games with a single touch, as well as execution of in-game commands.

The G71 chassis also integrates a programmable lighting system which is configured through the Direct Console 2.0, which lights up and blinks during in-game events for a totally futuristic ambience whilst immersed in play.

Direct Messenger

Gamers no longer need worry about missing out on communications from email and instant messenger whilst sucked into gaming action. The G71 notebook provides Direct Messenger, a secondary display which displays notifications, instant messages (MSN™), battery reserves and system loadings in real-time even during intense game play, so that gamers can keep in touch with friends and family whilst multitasking between various applications.

Entertainment meets Style whilst on the Move

The G71 incorporates a host of entertainment features which offer gaming experiences like never before. Altec Lansing speakers equipped with a subwoofer deliver excellent sound reproduction, further complimented by Dolby™ Home Theatre.

A dedicated game keyboard layout provides gamers with strategically placed movement keys on a full sized keyboard– granted quick and efficient access to in-game inventories and commands.

Furthermore, the 2.0 megapixel web camera provides high performance visual output (ideal for Skype™ or MSN™) and adds another layer to the G71’s excellent communication capabilities.

Fun for Everyone

Despite the capabilities to satisfy even the most hardcore gamer, the G71 is just as suitable for those who only casually jump into the gaming world.

Optional accessories such as the Eee™ Stick (a plug and play device which allows users to control on-screen movements through hand motions) transform the G71 into a mobile gaming console.

Specifications

ASUS G71 with Intel® Quad Core™ - SRP£1,999 inc VAT :

Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor QX9300 (2.53GHz, 6MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB)

Mobile Intel® PM45 Express Chipset +ICH9M-E

Intel® WiMAX/ WiFi Link 5100

Genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate

4GB DDR2 1333MHz SDRAM (2 x 2GB)

NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT with 512MB GDDR3 VRAM

Intel® Turbo Memory Technology with 2GB NANDFlash(optional)

17" WUXGA, High Brightness, Color Shine

Dual hard disk drives; 500 GB (250 GB x 2) 5,400 rpm

Blu-ray Combo

2-megapixel swivel web camera

Built-in Bluetooth™ V2.1+EDR

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ASUS G71 with Intel® Core™2 Duo– SRP£1,349 inc VAT :

Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9400 (2.53GHz, 6MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB)

Mobile Intel® PM45 Express Chipset +ICH9M-E

Intel® WiMAX/ WiFi Link 5100

Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium

4GB DDR2 1333MHz SDRAM (2 x 2GB)

NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT with 512MB GDDR3 VRAM

Intel® Turbo Memory Technology with 2GB NANDFlash(optional)

17" WUXGA, High Brightness, Color Shine

Dual hard disk drives; 500 GB (250 GB x 2) 5,400 rpm

Blu-ray Combo

2-megapixel swivel web camera

Built-in Bluetooth™ V2.1+EDR

Both versions of the G71 are available now from Amazon.co.uk

About ASUS

ASUS is a global leader in the creation and manufacture of innovative digital solutions that empower people and businesses to reach their full potential.

Over a remarkably short period of time ASUS has become one of the top laptop manufacturers worldwide creating compelling computer experiences that have delighted consumers across the world. ASUS are the Fastest Growing Laptop Brand in Europe and ASUS sales are outstripping manufacturers who traditionally dominated the market.

ASUS notebooks have changed the face of the consumer electronics market place with the introduction of highly original and ground breaking notebooks like the Eee PC™ family and the Lamborghini range. ASUS’s design excellence is renowned and it is always informed by the life-style needs of consumers creating laptops that are technologically advanced, sophisticated and refined yet ruggedly robust.

ASUS is the world’s leading enterprise of new digital era. ASUS has been ranked in Business Week InfoTech 100 for 10 straight years, and was rated No.1 in quality and service by the Wall Street Journal Asia. With an unparalleled commitment to innovation and quality ASUS won 2568 awards in 2007– an average of 7 awards for every day of the year.

ASUS some facts and figures:

    <*>Employs over 130,000 people worldwide <*>Revenue in 2007 exceeded£11billion <*>Shipped over 60 million PC motherboards that equals one in three desktop PCs shipped during 2007 was powered by an ASUS motherboard <*>Ranked in the top four worldwide notebook manufacturers. <*>Listed in the world’s top 100 IT companies by the Business week USA for the tenth year <*>Ranked among the world’s top 500 corporations by Fortune magazine USA

Notes to Editors

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Contact Information:

Sales enquiries:

ASUS Sales Team

t: +44 (0) 1442 202720

http://uk.asus.com

Press enquiries:

Danielle Schofield, Tru PR

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