The ASUS G70 gaming laptop launches in the UK

The G70 sets a new standard of mobile gaming, at the highest level of extreme performance, offering dedicated gaming rigs in a portable stylish package.

As gamers are some of the most challenging consumers in their demands for system performance, to meet this ASUS has created a "Multi Dual-Engine" architecture, in designing the G70 featuring a unique duplex structure in its major system components. This includes:

    <*>A dual graphics engine <*>Dual hard drive bays <*>Dual fan systems <*>All combined together with high-definition visual and audio capabilities


SYSTEM FEATURES:

The G70 system includes the following fantastic features and enhanced functions to enhance any gaming experience.

Dual Graphics Engine

At the pinnacle of performance in a portable platform, the G70 features not one but two independent Nvidia 8700M GT graphics engines. Operating in parallel via SLI technology, and equipped with 1024MB GDDR3 of dedicated physical memory, the G70 is built to please the hardcore gamers with unparalleled fluid, stutter-free actions.

Dual Hard Disk

The G70 has enough drive bays to accommodate two hard disks, for a combined mass storage capacity up to 640GB. Not only is this more than ample storage for one's media library, it is also an additional option to separate gaming content from other media and files.

Dual Core CPU

Powering the G70, is a choice of Intel Core 2 Duo, and Core 2 Extreme processors, the latter being Intel's highest performance CPUs. For user friendliness, the G70 features ASUS Direct Console software with which the user can manage the G70's many features and even select CPU performance levels between Standard, Turbo and Turbo Extreme. In concert with ultra fast dual core processor, dual graphics engine and dual hard drive storage, the G70 has been tested to achieve 3DMark 2006 score of 8,116 (Vista Ultimate 32-bit, 1024x768) and 8,208 (Vista Ultimate 64-bit, 1024x768).

Dual Display

Designed as the highest performing no-compromise gaming notebook, the G70 is equipped with a 17" WUXGA (1920x1200) Full HD display to match its processing muscle. Its primary LCD screen boasts an ultra-quick 8ms response time to eliminate ghosting as well as dual lamp for high-brightness visual comfort. Supported by a secondary screen that displays critical system information, in-coming email and message alerts and personalized messages ensures a disruption-free game-play when gaming in full screen mode.

Dual Sound Power

To complete the high-definition suite, the G70 is equipped with top-notch audio features including, Dolby Home Theatre and Altec Lansing speakers. A total of 4 speakers are built-in and strategically placed at 4 corners of the notebook for the best 3-D surround effects. In addition, the front speakers have flashing lights that change colours with sound volume variation for an animated enhanced game ambience.

Dual Support Hardware

The G70 is not only about power, it is also in making that power useable. Gamers who are accustomed to operating high performance desktop systems will appreciate the G70's dual cooling fans. Added convenience is provided by dual mode touch pad that also provides easy access to multimedia controls as well as additional hotkeys (including a four-way key) that can be configured for a tailored gaming experience.

Emotive Design

Every inch of the G70 is designed to match the spirit of gaming; with hexagonal and aluminium effect textures, the G70 evokes high performance similar to that of a sports car. These design flourishes are complemented by interactive LED lighting system arrayed strategically placed around the casing of the G70 that is not only attractive but informative as well. For instance, LED lights at the rear of the unit change colour with fan speed, and that on the side of the display can be configured to flash when the CPU is under load.

Specification:

Intel® Centrino® Duo Processor Technology

    <*>Intel® CoreT2 Extreme Processors X9000; Intel® CoreT2 Duo Processors T8100/ T8300/ T9300/ T9500 <*>Mobile Intel® 965PM Express Chipset <*>Intel® PRO/ Wireless 3945ABG/ 4965ABGN Network Connection

Genuine Windows® VistaT

    <*>Genuine Home Premium <*>Genuine Ultimate

Nvdia GeForce 8700M GT GPU X 2, support Nvdia Sli technology, External 1024MB VRAM (512MB X 2); GDDR3 1024MB DDRII 533/667MHz, up to 4GB 17.0" WUXGA/ WXGA+ Color Shine, quick-response time, LCD SATA 250/320/500(250x2)/640(320x2) GB HDD DVD Super-Multi Light Scribe/ Blu-Ray Reader/ Blu-Ray RW (optional) Built-in 2.0 Mega-pixel camera 10/100/1000, 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth V2.0+EDR (optional)

433 x 314 x 49mm, 4.8 kg (8cell battery pack) ASUS Direct Messenger (2nd display)

About ASUS:

ASUS is a global leader in 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 manufactures 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 EeePC family and the Lamborghini range.

ASUS' 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.

This rapid growth has been accomplished through an unrelenting dedication to the development of groundbreaking technologies, allied to strong and mutually supportive partnerships with leading brands. With ASUS new technology is perfectly partnered with strong, original and innovative designs that complement and enhance your chosen lifestyle. This design-led approach means that an ASUS laptop leads the field with its sophisticated ergonomics and finishes that are refined but ruggedly robust, the perfect companion when you are out and about either studying or working.

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:

We would be pleased to organise interviews with the ASUS team about the launch or product series. In addition should you consider a product review more appropriate for your organisation, we have a limited number of samples available upon request (see sample request form on the press assets pages) scans and further information can be found on the following link:

http://www.tru-pr.co.uk/press/client.php?c=asusindex

Alternatively please download the following zip filefor a choice of scans:

http://www.asus-uk.com/hires/G70.zip

Stockist information can be viewed on the following link:

http://uk.asus.com/wheretobuy_new.aspx?sltLanguage=en_GB&country=1339

Sales enquiries:

ASUS Sales Team

T: +44 (0) 1442 02720

F: +44 (0) 1442 25882

http://uk.asus.com

Press enquiries:

Kay Clark, Tru PR

T: +44 (0) 845 833 8292

e: asus@tru-pr.co.uk

http://www.tru-pr.co.uk

Hint - NEW, SLI

Segmentation - Gaming, Performance 17"

Model Name - G70S-7S018C

Spec - 17" TFT(WXGA+, Colour-Shine), Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 (2.6GHz), nVidia GeForce 8700M GT DDR3 512MB x 2, 640GB (320x2) (5400rpm), 4096MB (2048x2) DDRII 667, DVD Super Multi LightScribe, Vista Home Premium, 802.11a/b/g/n, TV Tuner, 1G Turbo Memory, Numeric Keypad WebCam - Y (2.OMP) Finger Print - N Bluetooth - Y Bag/Mouse - Y Warranty - 2 year global Dimension and Weight - 433 * 314* 49 mm (4.9kg) SRP Ex VAT -£1,531.06 SRP Inc VAT -£1,799

Hint - NEW, SLI

Segmentation - Gaming, Performance 17"

Model Name - G70S-7T025G

Spec - 17" TFT(WUXGA, Colour-Shine), Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 (2.6GHz), nVidia GeForce 8700M GT DDR3 512MB x 2, 640GB (320x2) (5400rpm), 4096MB (2048x2) DDRII 667, Blu-Ray RW, Vista Ultimate, 802.11a/b/g/n, TV Tuner, 1G Turbo Memory, Numeric Keypad WebCam - Y (2.OMP) Finger Print - N Bluetooth - Y Bag/Mouse - Y Warranty - 2 year global Dimension and Weight - 433 * 314* 49 mm (4.9kg) SRP Ex VAT -£1,701.28 SRP Inc VAT -£1,999


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