Published on October 23rd,2008 at 10:17 AM
By >Akihabara News Team

Asus G50 & G71: Two Gaming Laptops Available Now

Yesterday we looked at two new laptops from Toshiba and MSI, today we’ll focus on Asus laptops designed for gamers.

The Asus G50 comes with 15.4 or 15.6-inch LCD screen, an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, a GeForce 9700M GT GPU, while the Asus G71 (introduced a few weeks ago) is equipped with a 17-Inch screen, 4GB of DDR2 800 MHz SDRAM, can handle up to 1 Terabyte of storage space, and a range of Intel Core2 Duo and Quad Core CPUs. It also comes with Blu-ray writer, Bluetooth, and a 2Mpix web camera.

The G50 is available now with a starting price of 1000€.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 22 — Notebook gamers
now have two new machines from ASUS armed with enough GPU firepower to play
the latest generation of PC games. The new ASUS G71 and G50 gaming
notebooks are powered by the NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) 9700M GT graphics
processing unit (GPU) that will let notebook gamers enjoy the latest games
in all their glory, experiencing ultra-realistic graphics. Like all NVIDIA
GPUs, the NVIDIA 9700M GT GPU goes beyond “just graphics” by delivering
support for technologies such as NVIDIA PhysX(TM), video acceleration and
image processing-advanced capabilities collectively known as “Graphics

“Designed for gamers from the inside out, the G Series gaming notebooks
with GeForce GPUs represent the most innovative and best performing
notebook PC solutions for gamers today,” says Tony Chen, General Manager of
ASUS Notebook Business. “And with future driver updates, gamers using G
Series notebook will experience one the biggest advancements in gaming in
years-GPU-accelerated physics.”

The ASUS G71 laptop, designed for high-end notebook gaming, comes with
a 17-inch screen and is configurable with up to 4GB of DDR2 800 MHz SDRAM
memory; up to a terabyte of storage on the hard drive; and a range of Intel
Core2 Duo and Quad Core CPUs.

The ASUS G50 combines the 32 core GeForce 9700M GT GPU with a
mainstream Intel CPU to provide an optimized gaming notebook with a superb
price to performance ratio, delivering excellent value to the consumer. The
G50 machine features a 15.4 or 15.6-inch screen, a weight of only 6.2 lbs.
for true portability, and an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU. Since today’s leading
applications are more graphically-intensive than in the past, by opting for
a lower-powered CPU and using the savings to outfit the G50 notebook with
the high-powered GeForce 9700M GT GPU, ASUS is able to deliver increased
performance at an aggressively affordable price point. The G50 notebook is
available now starting at US$1,249 at Best Buy.

The GeForce 9M Series GPUs, with their parallel processing design and
up to 112 cores, are ushering in a new generation of ultra-realistic games
by being the first notebook GPUs to support PhysX technology. The world’s
most pervasive physics engine, PhysX technology is being used by more than
25,000 developers worldwide and allows them to deliver in-game effects that
mimic the real world, transforming gaming environments into cinematic
feasts for the eyes. With PhysX technology, developers can incorporate
effects such as rigid body dynamics, collision detection, and cloth
simulation, dramatically changing the way the games are played and how the
on-screen stories unfold, and accelerating those effects using the
processing power of the GPU.

The advantages of a GeForce 9M Series GPU in notebooks don’t stop with
games. Software developers are using CUDA(TM) technology to harness the
architectural advantages of GPUs to speed up complex processing in commonly
used, non-game applications. Tasks that used to take hours, like converting
digital video for a portable video player, can now be performed in minutes.
Other tasks such as high-resolution photo editing-where wait times
interrupt the creative flow-can be done in real time on supported GeForce

“ASUS is just the latest example of innovative PC manufacturers who
have recognized that visual computing is one of the growth industries of
the next decade,” says Rene Haas, general manager of notebook business at
NVIDIA. “These two new notebooks from ASUS represent the range of possible
configurations when you combine a GeForce GPU with PhysX and CUDA
technologies, from high-end specialty machines to optimized PCs that
deliver a lot of bang for the buck.”

The ASUS G71 and G50 notebooks are now available. Software drivers
which support NVIDIA PhysX and CUDA technologies will be made available for
download free of charge in the coming months. For more information on the
new notebooks, please visit For more information on
NVIDIA GeForce GPUs or PhysX technology, please visit


NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the world leader in visual computing
technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor
which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations,
personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the
entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce graphics products, the
professional design and visualization market with its Quadro(R) graphics
products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla(TM)
computing solutions products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara,
Calif. and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more
information, visit

About ASUS

ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff
of more than eight thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the
company’s turnover for 2007 was 6.9 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among
the top 10 IT companies in BusinessWeek’s “InfoTech 100″, and has been on
the listing for 11 consecutive years. ASUS was also selected by the Wall
Street Journal Asia as No.1 in quality and service in Taiwan.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to,
statements as to: the benefits, impact, performance and capabilities of
NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, including the GeForce 9700M GT, NVIDIA PhysX
technology, CUDA technology, and the ASUS G Series gaming notebooks with
GeForce GPUs; the new generation of ultra-realistic games; the availability
and impact of future software drivers; and visual computing are
forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that
could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include:
unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when
integrated into notebook systems; delays in the development and release of
new software drivers; end-users not downloading and updating software
drivers; design, manufacturing or software defects; our reliance on third
parties to manufacture, assemble and test our products; changes in consumer
preferences and demands; the impact of technological development and
competition; consumer adoption of competitor’s products; as well as other
factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the
Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal
period ended July 27, 2008. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted
on our website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These
forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and
speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA
disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to
reflect future events or circumstances.

(C) Copyright(R) 2008 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. NVIDIA,
the NVIDIA logo, CUDA, GeForce, Quadro, PhysX, and Tesla are re trademarks
and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the U.S. and other
countries. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the
respective companies with which they are associated. Features, pricing,
availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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