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Old 10-14-2007, 08:33 PM   #1
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Default ASUS G1S 15.4" Gaming Notebook

Despite having a number of models available, ASUS is still not a name that's synonymous with notebooks. But one thing is certain, they don't push out poorly designed products. We are taking a look at a perfect example of what a quality notebook should be, with the G1S gaming series.

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Old 10-16-2007, 03:24 AM   #2
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Just got one of these for my wife, its a great machine.
But you said it had vista home, this one came with Vista pro ultimate.
Thanks for the warning not to downgrade to XP, I was thinking about it.
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Hmm, that's strange. I have not seen Ultimate referenced anywhere... it's all been Home Premium. Might you have the G1 and not the G1S? I -believe- the G1 and G2P came with the Ultimate edition, but I'm not positive.

As for XP, I am hoping ASUS will provide drivers for it soon. Normally they are -quick- with things like this... I am not sure why they are so slow about this one...
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Default Laptop Clearanced at my Best Buy

This laptop is now on cleareance at my local Best Buy for only 1049.00! If you want this laptop, you should check your local Best Buy to see if they have it on clearance. The website does not offer a clearance price at this time.
Just letting people know...
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Wow, damn that's a sweet deal.
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I'm shopping for a laptop and wondered about the service. I emailed ASUS service a question about getting a warranty on re-packaged items. They wrote back quickly and affirmed that I would be entitled to the standard warranty. I'm impressed that their technical side would answer for marketing and provide the (right) answer so quickly.
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I've owned this laptop for 6 months now playing World of Warcraft, What an incredible machine. Game play is as smooth and as flawless as my beefier desktop. Thumbs up for Asus. Good Job. Only 2 questions is it possible to upgrade the HD to 7200 rpm at present? And how much benifit would maxing out the ram to 4g be?
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I've owned this laptop for 6 months now playing World of Warcraft, What an incredible machine. Game play is as smooth and as flawless as my beefier desktop. Thumbs up for Asus. Good Job. Only 2 questions is it possible to upgrade the HD to 7200 rpm at present? And how much benifit would maxing out the ram to 4g be?
I just cant play online with a notebook, but thats me.

I think the HDD that you have was used for the heat dissapation factor.
You might have a heating problem if you change.
4gigs of ram?.... If you are using a 64 bit OS, then yes, otherwise it will only use about 2.75 gigs of the 4 gigs installed.
What operating system are you using?

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I just cant play online with a notebook, but thats me.
Well, it's a lot easier to play an MMORPG on a notebook than an FPS ;-)

Upgrading to a 7200RPM should be no problem. I believe I have a picture in the review (on crap WiFi atm, too slow to check), and it should be incredibly easy to swap. The tricky part is keeping all your data. You might want to pick up a mobile S-ATA enclosure to hook up to the notebook after you get the new drive and OS installed.

As for 4GB... it's worth it if you want to max out the machine, but if you don't care to blow money, you will not likely notice a real difference, unless you multi-task a lot. And like Merlin said, you'd want a 64-Bit OS.
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