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Quad Core Gaming Notebook Could Make Upgrading Obsolete

CinemaBlend:

"The ASUS G71 Quad Core Gaming Notebook is extremely powerful and contains, yes, four core-processors. Featuring the new Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme processor QX9300, gamers will be gaming for a long freaking time, without having to upgrade for a long freaking time.

If you're into gaming-on-the-go, you know how tough it is to purchase a laptop/notebook that can play the latest games without moving like it's always in bullet-time. The problem is that portable computers just don't have the under-the-hood power they need to play games that release six month after the purchase of the notebook. And if they do happen to have a lot of processing muscle, the darn things probably cost two arms and two legs, leaving you financially maimed. But with ASUS G71, the tide could be turning for portable gaming and upgrading could be as frequent as buying a new console."

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the1npc3246d ago

quad core notebook not exactly light and thin

theEnemy3246d ago

Gaming Notebooks are much more of a Desktop PC Replacement than an on-the-go or Starbucks gaming machine.

And not to mention mediocore battery life on this beasts.

SonyOwnsNextYear3246d ago

heat and weight of this thing will kill ALL MY CHILDREn, while setting the surrounding areas on fire.

i had a alienware and these things are pointless......you can take it with you because its portable.....just not very far with a 45 minute battery. playing games on these sh1ts is pointless too. When you are playing these things get way too hot. and since its a laptop, all your prime hardware is crunched together.....meaning the heat can kill your hdd, even with all those fans.

my advice, save yourself the 4k and buy or build a great desktop that can merk a laptop of this caliber.

SaiyanFury3245d ago

Nice laptop although I prefer the freedom of a gaming PC. I control what's in it and I don't pay exorbitant prices either. Gaming laptops are generally too expensive for me to want to pay for.

--Onilink--3246d ago

with an nvidia 9700 its not that big of a deal, you need a good GPU along with your CPU or otherwise its worthless in gaming. Not that a 9700 is a bad card, you can do better graphics than PS3 and 360 with an 9800GTX so im sure this one is similar. But hardly a gaming monster... And if you do want a gaming pc, why would you buy a laptop anyway??

Qdog3246d ago (Edited 3246d ago )

It uses the same chipset as my Qosmio X305-Q701, so I'll be considering going dual to quad. I know the Nvidia GeForce 9700M GT is a little below my current laptop videocard, but with that said, mine pulls of good framerates at max settings and resolutions on games like Bioshock, Unreal Tournament 3, Most Steam bought games, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl, Devil May Cry 4, and The Witcher: Enhanced Edition. My Lapbeast has a suckfest-laden Core 2 Duo at 2.0 Ghz, so this Asus notebook should be able to rock in it's own respect while using the quad-core.

thewho3246d ago

Have fun running out of batteries within 2 hours of usage.

labwarrior3246d ago

I better stick to my desktop

Perjoss3246d ago

Crytek learned their lesson and will be making Crysis2 more scalable, seeing as the number one complaint was "I cant even run the game".

SonyOwnsNextYear3246d ago

thats how i learned.......

when i had my alienware, the big thing that was supposed to come out was upgradeable multicore gpus.......which never materialized.

gaming laptops are a joke. a awesome gaming pc pulls 3-500watts on videocard power alone. How the phuck can a laptop runing on baterries create the same gaming experince?

for the us currency amount of the laptop you can build a desktop that will make your eyes bleed.

LightofDarkness3246d ago

Ince when have modern games been CPU bound? My C2D overclocked to 3.4Ghz can run Crysis the exact same as (if not a little better than) a Q9550. Modern games on PC aren't that good at multi-threading yet, heck even Intel's new Nehalem or i7 line are no better than a Q6600 for gaming. These games are asking a lot of your GPU, not your CPU. The CPU can keep up usually, it's the GPU that feels the strain and becomes your bottleneck.

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