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Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Asus Introduces Quad Core Gaming Notebook, Fashionable Eee PC


Asus presented today the first Intel Quad Core gaming notebook - the G71 as well as the Eee PC S101, an exquisitely designed netbook.

The G71 is the first in ASUS' planned series of Quad Core gaming notebooks and an addition to its expanding G Series. The notebook is powered by the new Intel Core 2 Extreme processor QX9300. The removal of the Overspeed Protection means that the G71 is capable of extreme performance through overclocking.



The G71 also sports an impressive array of high performance components, such as a 17" Crystal Shine high brightness display with a quick response time of 8 ms, powered by a NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT GDDR3 512 MB graphics card. The G71 also features up to 4 GB of DDR3 1066MHz system memory coupled with dual hard disk drives of up to 1 TB (500 GB x 2).

Direct Console 2.0 is an all-in-one gaming control interface that allows users to select from three processor speed settings depending on their mode of usage. The same interface also includes controls for Direct Messenger, enabling communication utilities such as Instant Messaging (MSN), Meeting and E-mail notification. The gaming hotkeys enable users to launch their favorite games with a single touch and execute in-game commands on-the-fly. The chassis of the G71 also features a programmable lighting system, which lights up and blinks during in-game events. These lights can be configured through the Direct Console 2.0, providing the user with a pyrotechnic-like ambience while in the game.



The G71 also incorporates Altec Lansing speakers equipped with a subwoofer, further complimented by Dolby Home Theater. A 2.0 megapixel webcam allows users to communicate visually through Skype or MSN; while a dedicated game keyboard layout provides them with strategically placed movement keys on a full-sized keyboard?granting them quick access to their in-game inventories and allowing them to issue commands in the shortest time possible.

Attaching ASUS' innovative Eee Stick?a simple plug and play gaming solution that allows users to interact with the game by translating their hand motions into corresponding movements onscreen?for example, will instantly transform the G71 into a mobile gaming console. The Eee Stick?which works with all of ASUS' notebooks?consists of an Activation stick, a Navigation stick and a 2.4GHz RF dongle. It has a broadcast range of up to 10 meters, allowing users more leeway for physical movement. Boasting three modes of operation, the Eee Stick can be used with a myriad of game genres, ranging from sports and shooting, to action and beat 'em up games.

Eee PC S101

Asus also today launched the Eee PC S101, an exquisitely designed netbook. The Eee PC S101 builds upon the form factor, ergonomics and features of its predecessors but boasts a wholly reforged exterior in three colors?Brown, Champagne or Graphite?accentuated.

The Eee PC S101 is equally impressive in terms of features. It supports Wi-Fi 802.11n, enabling high speed Internet access virtually anywhere. It also features Bluetooth V2.0.



Every Eee PC S101 comes with an encrypted 20 GB Internet storage facility known as Eee Storage, allowing users to store and subsequently access their important documents and media securely whenever, wherever. Also keeping users' data safe and sound is the Eee PC S101's shockproof Solid State Drive (SSD) which maintains the integrity of the stored data even when subjected to knocks and shocks. The SSD comes in capacities of up to 64 GB. Rounding off the Eee PC S101's storage capabilities is an integrated 4-in-1 flash card reader that supports more formats than other Eee PC models. The supported flash memory types are MMC, SD, Memory Stick and MS-PRO.

The Eee PC S101 is also equipped with a 10.2" wide active matrix LED-backlit display which is capable of running at WSVGA resolution.

The Eee PC S101 features the exclusive Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) which enhances its energy efficiency, letting users enjoy longer battery life per charge?enabling up to five hours of continuous use.

The Eee PC S101 is available with either Microsoft Windows or GNU Linux.

Specifications

Model: Eee PC S101

Operating System:
Genuine Windows XP Home
GNU Linux

Display: 10.2" wide active matrix LED-backlit TFT, WSVGA 1024 x 600, 252K colors

CPU: Intel Atom

Chipset:
Intel 945GSE
ICH7-M

LAN: Onboard 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet controller

Wireless Data Network:
WLAN: 802.11n
Bluetooth V2.0

Memory: 1 GB (DDR2)

Storage:
Solid State Drive 16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB
20 GB Eee Storage

Interface:
1 x VGA port (D-sub 15-pin for external monitor)
3 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x LAN RJ-45
2 x audio jacks: Headphone / Mic-in

Camera: 0.3 M Pixel
Reader: 4-in-1 MMC, SD, Memory Stick and MS-PRO flash card slot
Touchpad: Multi-touch

Audio:
Hi-definition audio CODEC
Built-in high quality stereo speakers
Digital Array Mic

Battery: Polymer battery: 36 W/hr; 2S2P (2450 mAh/cell)
Dimensions: 264 mm (w) x 180.5 mm (d) x 18 ~ 25 mm (h)
Weight: 1 kg
Casing Colors / Infusion : Brown, Champagne or Graphite


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