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ASUS ROG G70SG-A1 notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of ASUS ROG G70SG-A1 notebook. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and screen are on the whole positive. The design and reliability are also appreciated. Reviews about the keyboard and size are mixed. Some have doubts about the price and energy efficiency.

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On average, users rate this product 100/100 and experts rate this product 63/100.

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Consumer review by: Papino (newegg.com)

You get what you pay for! Very Happy

 

Overall, more than pleased. I was worried I was going to be disappointed because I had high hopes and standards for this machine. But it delivered with high marks. YOU WON'T BE DISSAPOINTED if you plan to dish out the money. Asus crapware doesn't seem...

VERY fast, solid, and efficient. Does not slow down at all while running programs, games, and doing some heavy downloading at the same time. Runs games (Left 4 Dead, Far Cry 2, Red Alert 3, Spore) in high-ultra high settings (including anti-aliasing...

Huge and heavy. Not very mobile. Comes with a huge brick AC adapter. Not all promised software is installed out of the box (had to install WinDVD to play Blu-ray), you have to use the packaged discs for those programs. For this amount of money, I would...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: sean (newegg.com)

A very nicelaptop!

 

2 HDD are configured into 4 separate partitions as standard - not sure why. I created a RAID 1 set and used the ASUS recovery disks to re-install the OS and ASUS software - relatively painless with no hitches. I think this notebook is best for someone...

Desktop power packaged into a notebook computer. This machine far exceeded my expectations and runs well (stable right out of the box). Graphics capability is exceptional (9800 GTS SLI) - runs 3D games well. Screen is very bright and vivid ; The ASUS...

Not really a con, but all this power translates into a BIG notebook computer - and heavy. The installed battery indicates only 1 hour of use under normal operations - probably couldn't play a game with it on battery. The power adapter is literally the...

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

ASUS G70Sg notebook is something a true hardcore gamer looking for. Its 3-stage CPU level up, the latest graphics technology: NV 9800 GTS and high speed 7200 RPM HDD make it unparalleled in the gaming notebook. G70Sg not only out-perform many other notebooks in gaming and 3D applications. It is also powerful in multimedia enjoyment. Its strong video features BD combo & multi-media dual mode touchpad; strong audio features Dolby Home theater and 4 Altec Lansing speakers; plus the dual lamp and 8ms response time with Full HD 1920 x 1200 LCD panel, G70Sg provides real home theater experiences. Beside that, G70Sg offers dedicated gaming features: gaming backpack & gaming mouse, gaming focus keyboard, personalized lighting settings, direct messenger as 2nd display for real-time communication. ASUS exclusive "Express Gate" for instant media enjoyment in 10 seconds without booting up the notebook.

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater
Number of built-in speakers:4
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:5200
Battery performance:5200
Number of battery cells:6
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:6MB

Design

Color of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.4in
Height:2.4in
Weight:10.8lbs
Width:17in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:17.1
Display Resolution:1920 x 1200
Display response rise/fall:8

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1200
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:9.45
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:180

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
On-board graphics adapter model: No

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:A1/A3
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS G70SG

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad

Keyboard

Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:667
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Display:LCD
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:9.45
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:180

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel PM965 Express
Clock Speed:2.6GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):13
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM965 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:T9500
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.6
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:T9500
Processor Number:T9500
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Processor socket:Socket 479
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:33918
Processor code:SLB4A
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Ultimate
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2008

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:2
Total Storage Capacity:640

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:640GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.4
Height (front):1.93
Height (rear):2.36
Weight:10.8
Width:17