I don’t know about you, but there is just something about gaming notebooks that turn me off. Number one, you have the extra bulk to tote around which certainly won’t bode well for your back in the long run, while the battery life is nothing short of shameful. Not only that, while it might be able to play the latest and greatest games on-the-road, it will never be able to match up to a real gaming experience on a desktop PC. Despite those personal reasons, gaming notebooks aren’t dead and they don’t seem to be dying off anyways, with Asus being the latest company to unveil a couple more gaming notebooks in the form of the G71 and G50.
Both models will be powered by NVIDIA’s GeForce 9700M GT graphics processing unit that does more than deliver mouth watering graphics, it also supports technologies such as NVIDIA PhysX for a more realistic in-game experience, video acceleration and image processing-advanced capabilities – and all three are collectively known as “Graphics Plus”. The Asus G71 gaming notebook targets the high end side of things, featuring a generous 17″ display with the ability to hold up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM, 1TB of storage via hard drive configuration and an array of Intel Core2 Duo and Quad Core processors for you to choose from as the “weapon” of choice. As for the Asus G50, this gaming notebook brings together the 32 core GeForce 9700M GT GPU with a mainstream Intel processor for an optimized portable gaming experience without burning too large a hole in your pocket. You will be able to choose from either a 15.4″ or 15.6″ display, and by choosing a lower powered Intel Core 2 Duo processor, you will be able to use the cash saved by throwing in the high-powered GeForce 9700M GT graphics card.
Prices for the G50 start from $1,249 upwards, and you can expect to pay considerably more for the G71.