Asus today announced the latest addition to theRepublic of Gamers line of high-performance products ? the G50V gaming notebook.
Based on Intel?s latest Centrino 2
mobile platform, the G50V is loaded with killer features,
the latest NVIDIA discrete graphics, 4GB of RAM and dual
hard drives ? all for $1,699.
In addition to being one of the first notebooks to feature
the latest Discrete Graphics Engine (DGE) powered by
NVIDIA, the GeForce 9700M GT GPU, ASUS has also built the
G50V with a number of exclusive gaming features including:
one-touch overclocking, secondary display for checking
mail/IMs/CPU usage while gaming, LED lighting, LAN-pack and
gaming mouse included.
Gamers need maximum horsepower, and ASUS delivers with an
overclocking tool anyone can use. To get more processing
power, simply tap a button and the CPU?s clock speed
increases to Turbo mode. Tap the button again to enter
Turbo Extreme mode for an extra 260Mhz boost from stock
During gaming users can still keep tabs on the system,
inbox, and IM situation with the built in 3.1 inch OLED
display. It is capable of displaying battery life, CPU and
memory usage, incoming instant messages, and with Microsoft
Office running in the background, it will even broadcast
Gamers like their machines to stand out from the crowd, and
the G50V delivers with LED light bars on the LCD bezel in
addition to a glowing touchpad and a Republic of Gamers
logo. The WASD keys are also highlighted on the keyboard
for easy finger placement during gaming.
Gaming notebooks are great for LAN parties, and ASUS
encourages gamers to indulge in this behavior by throwing
in a swank Republic of Gamers backpack and a Logitech MX518
gaming mouse. Right out of the box gamers are ready for LAN
The G50V also
has exclusive quick boot and security options. Its exclusive quick boot Express Gate lets the user get onto the Internet within ten seconds without fully booting the system, and its facial recognition software means you can log into Windows without lifting a finger.
With the G50V, you don?t even have to boot into Windows to
accomplish simple tasks such as browsing the web or
uploading digital photos. Just press the G50?s Express Gate
button and in seconds you?ll be in a fully-functional Linux
environment ? perfect for quickly checking your email,
listening to music, or making a Skype call.
The G50V also features unique facial
recognition technology that automatically recognizes facial
features and lets you log into the computer by just looking
briefly at the integrated 2.0 megapixel webcam. Users can
also still use a password if they prefer.
The G50V is available immediately through ASUS authorized
dealers in North America.
Display: 15.4" WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo "Penryn" T9400 (2.53GHz)
RAM: 4G DDR2 800MHz (2GBx2) up to 4GB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT 512MB VRAM DDR3
Storage: 500GB (250G 5400RPM x2)
Optical: Super Multi DVD/Blu-ray Option
OS: Vista Home Premium (64 bit)
Wireless: Intel 802.11 A/G/N, Bluetooth 2.0
Webcam: 2.0 Megapixel
Wired Internet: 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 56K Fax/modem
4 USB, 1 FireWire, HDMI-out, VGA-out, ExpressCard, eSATA,
8-in-1 Media Reader
Weight: 6.2lbs with battery
Dimensions: 14.6 X 10.3 X 1.3-1.6 inches (WDH)
Warranty: 2YR Global/1YR Accidental Damage/30-Day Zero Bright Dot/2-way FREE standard overnight shipping/24-7 tech
Accessories: Gaming backpack and Gaming Mouse