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ASUS G Series G2S-B1 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 (2.40GHz) 2GB Memory 200GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 17.0" Windows Vista Home Premium

  • Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 2.4G
  • 2GB Memory 200GB HDD
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
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The G in Asus' G2S-B1 notebooks stands for Gaming. This powerful system is run by an Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 processor running at 2.4GHz that's backed by 2GB of DDR2 667 memory. 200GB of hard drive space gives you plenty of room for all your files.

Seeing is believing, and after looking at the 17" display running at 1900x1200 you will believe. The screen is powered by an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT GPU with a dedicated 256MB of memory. To ensure the best picture possible, Asus included their Splendid video technology that delivers higher brightness, sharper details and better contrast, along with increased color saturation and vivid skin tones.

A major part of today's gaming and digital lifestyle is communication and the G2S-B1 has you covered. The built in microphone and web camera compliment the speakers for VoIP calls and other conferencing methods. Built in 802.11a/g/n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth mean you’ll always be connected.

  • newegg Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology The Asus G2S-B1 is built upon the powerful Intel Centrino Duo Mobile technology platform with a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 processor, Mobile Intel PM965 Express chipset and Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN adapter. High performance, great battery life and universal wireless connections are all hallmarks of this package.
  • newegg NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT GPU The Powerful NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT GPU with 256MB dedicated memory fully supports Microsoft DirectX 10 and Shader Model 4.0 to unleash today's cutting-edge games, and features NVIDIA PureVideo and PowerMizer technologies for the ultimate HD video experience and minimized power consumption.
  • newegg 17-inch Widescreen The 17-inch widescreen displays more visual information with almost no black bars for enhanced viewing comfort during movie playback. Widescreen displays also enable convenient panoramic image editing and viewing with less horizontal scrolling.
  • newegg Built-in DVD Super Multi with LightScribe Support The built-in DVD Super Multi burns any DVD+R/-R, DVD+RW/-RW or DVD-RAM disc and supports the dual-layer function allowing up to 8.5GB data to be burned and saved on a single dual-layer disc. Burn your own DVD/VCD movies or backup data with ease! The innovative LightScribe technology for direct labeling of optical discs burns any image or text onto the surface of CDs or DVDs without adhesive labels, paint or ink.
  • newegg Built-in 1.3 Megapixel Camera and Microphone With an integrated camera and microphone, video chat or record videos and share them with your family or friends!
  • newegg Windows Vista Home Premium Microsoft's innovative Windows Vista Home Premium provides the productivity, entertainment and security you need from your desktop or notebook PC and brings your world into sharper focus with its breakthrough design.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Robert E.
  • 3/27/2012 6:36:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggslong live Asus

Pros: What a Machine! This was my first laptop purchase and boy was it a good one. bought this back in 07 and it finally died on me. found that the graphics card was faulty on a lot of these, mine was good all the way through! I want to take the screen and put it on my next laptop. Its hard to find a computer as well built as this one.

Cons: I can't find replacement parts for this thing. If i could i would just replace the Motherboard and keep on trucking.

Other Thoughts: Amazing Laptop!

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  • Matthew E.
  • 6/5/2008 1:21:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic

Pros: CPU and graphiccs card are both really fast, the screen is absolutely gorgeous, i have yet to see a screen that looked as good. The laptop feels very well built, and the webcam and direct messenger screen are really nice. The included backpack is HUGE, i fit the laptop, and Xbox 360, a Wii, and all the needed cables, controllers and games in it. The DVD drive is really fast and runs quiet. The HDD is much faster than most other laptops, and also comes in two partitions so some of your data can be saved when Vista dies. Installed Ubuntu (Linux) using Wubi and Compiz Fusion works flawlessly.

Cons: Windows Vista. Had to re-install twice and use a repair disk. This current installation only has a few hiccups here and there. Other than Vista, the keyboard feels a little clakity, the ballery life is a bit low, and it does get hot.

Other Thoughts: I was kinda afraid i would be annoyed by the "glowing eye" at the touchpad, but i don't notice it now. Newegg Rocks!!!

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  • Matthew T.
  • 5/20/2008 5:55:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid, Performance, Power, Quality,

Pros: Best Graphics you can touch under $3,000 and on a 17" screen. 7200rpm Hard drive (just try to find another computer with this feature), gigabit network card, Sweet Nvidia Graphics Card, Intel Core Duo 2.4ghz!! Two year warranty with one year of accident protection/replacement!
Need I say more?

Cons: Speakers are not very loud. Add on speakers/headphones.
Memory 2gb. For Vista you will need 4gb before you know it. I bought 4gb of 800mhz memory here with rebates for $69.99 look for 'GeIL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 800'.
Vista sucks.. I installed Ubuntu (Linux), side by side with Vista as an alternative, then the next time Vista booted up, Vista overwrote a portion of the boot sector on the disc. We had to reinstall Ubuntu, but now it is a straight Ubuntu 64bit computer, and we couldn't be happier with the machine. Everything works great.

Other Thoughts: We first purchased an HP from a local retailer, then after seeing how cheap those laptops are being made, we traded for a Toshiba.. Also very disappointed. Got the full refund on those, did some research found this beauty.

I was originally concerned by comments of the power cord on the right side. Don't worry, it is formed into a 90 angle and fits close to the side of the laptop. I was also worried about the orange appearance and lights not being professional. This machine is a top performer and the laptop is very professional (lights & eye are able to shut off with button).
Also concerned with it getting too hot. Not a problem, but I do recommend following another piece of advice in these comments. Buy the ZM-NC 1000 Zalman notebook cooler to keep your notebook ice cold and give a nice working platform.
This computer will out-perform many top of the line desktops!

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  • Marc F.
  • 5/19/2008 2:07:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWOW

Pros: Looks awesome, plays COD4 and CSS at max settings. The graphics look amazing in full HD. I'm pretty sure it would play Crysis with medium settings too, not sure about high settings though. I don't like the game so I haven't actually tried it. Performance with this laptop really is SUPPER.

Cons: are you kidding. Cons are for, well not this laptop that's for sure. Wait, yeah I do actually have one, but it's not for the laptop... It comes with Vista on it. Vista blows so get rid of that and put XP on it and you'll be flying! Drivers are not easy to find though so make sure you find those before you purchase the laptop. Go to the asus forums and search for the drivers, you will find one forum that has all the drivers you'll need. Even has the extra programs... you'll know what I mean when you get there.

Other Thoughts: As mentioned in the cons, switch to XP and you will be flying. I ran all of those games on XP so don't think your going to get that kind of performance with Vista. Backpack is bigger than you think, however it is really a great bag. Seems to be very strong material. I use it all the time and it has a lot of great padding so the laptop isn't damaged. The mouse that comes with it is also a really good mouse. It's not top of the line razer or Logitec mouse or anything but it's a good gaming mouse none the less. BTW, it is a logitec mouse.

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  • Moises E.
  • 4/27/2008 10:43:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFaulty audio jack

Pros: Many.

Cons: This model seems to have a defective headphone jack: After some usage the jack gets stuck in the connected position and the external speakers stop working: The notebook permanently detects the headphones as connected (even if they are not) and the external speakers are disabled.

I'm RMAing my notebook to ASUS, but a number of users report that, following motherboard replacement, the problem reappears after some time. I hope ASUS is going to solve this, because an small hardware problem is ruining this otherwise great laptop.

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  • Apostolos k.
  • 4/26/2008 6:11:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWOW!!

Pros: Great desktop replacement. Amazing screen!

Cons: Battery life!! But then again it was expected!

Other Thoughts: Num pad would have been ideal. Also it is HUGE....but it is a desktop replacement with a 17" monitor...

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  • Gregory B.
  • 4/21/2008 4:11:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFigured out Issue with G2 video

Pros: As noted before

Cons: ASUS and I finally diagnosed the issue with the video card. All of a sudden users started complaining about artifacts on their forums. Comes to be that with Vista SP1's rewrite of Superfetch, it causes the memory to be used more often and rewritten to 100%. This causes HUGE overheating issues for the memory, and since the memory is on top of the video card it overheats both and makes the system instable or causes artifacts.

Solution: This machine is not compatable with VISTA SP1's superfetch(which sucks because its one of the few great features)

Other Thoughts: Windows XP64, here I come. I wish I knew about this incapability, I would of chosen a different model from NewEgg. Too bad my 30 days is up. Going to try for a manafacturer refund due to false advertising of 100% vista compatability.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/19/2008 9:55:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Wicked fast. Great connectivity. I bought this laptop because my desktop is beginning to show signs of major hardware failure and I decided to replace it with a laptop. I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the display is, and believe me, it is absolutely stunning. The OLED screen is a neat feature, adds to the cool factor (or maybe it adds to the geek factor, either way I like it). eSATA is extremely useful and this thing has more than enough USB ports. The HDMI is a welcomed feature, although I'll rarely use it. The camera and related app provides at least a few minutes of fun. I think I'll have a hard time putting a real load on this computer.

Cons: The second RAM slot is under the keyboard making it a little tricky to upgrade the RAM. It's really a non-issue.

Other Thoughts: Everyone that has seen this computer (family friends) are jealous. In fact, one friend of mine decided to buy this laptop after seeing mine. Very, very worth the money.

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  • Gregory B.
  • 4/18/2008 5:28:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAddon to Previous Review

Pros: See previous comment

Cons: I've had this for several months now and its starting to have issues. Perhaps that's why I got a bad score on my original post. My video card started to display the red-on-black and blue-on-white artifacts after playing games for awhile. Its either a bad video card or the system overheats and causes these issues. comes after 10mins of gaming and goes away after being off for 30 mins.

Other Thoughts: Have a video, but its .mov so can't post that I sent to ASUS. Still dealing with them to see if I can get it fixed, however they swear its a vista issue. They're telling me to reimage my machine and it should fix it. However, I told them that the artifacts happen at POST and within BIOS setup too. So far they're not going to RMA it. I had to reopen a ticket and see what I can do. Check over your system asap so you can have Newegg replace it if its doa/issues before 30 days, because not looking good for factory support.

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  • Gaetano M.
  • 4/18/2008 10:35:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSurprised

Pros: We were very hesitant to order this laptop - never really heard of Asus - we were fed up with Dell and Alienware wasn't offering us the discount we wanted.

We are professional photographers - not gamers - who work in RAW (the digital equivalent of a negative) and on our fastest PC it takes 1.5 minutes to process one photo. It takes about 30 seconds on this laptop. Impressive speed.

Despite reports about this laptop running hot, we haven't had that experience. So many nice touches - the backpack, the mouse, the two year guarantee, and especially the defective pixel guarantee (if there is one bad pixel upon delivery Asus will replace the unit no questions asked - Dell won't do that). The mouse if great as well. And the business card holder under the laptop, a great idea!

Add to all this the price, and it is an incredible deal! We will be buying seven more.

Cons: Vista - a nyghtmare getting all my applications to run. Took nearly three hours just to get Flash to work in IE7. Counter intuitive, frustrating. So, it took nearly two full days to get the laptop into production. Not Asus' fault...

Other Thoughts: Personally I find the fact that the AC input is right next to the DVD to be a bit awkward. All the USB poorts are in the left rear and I am right handed so I have to pull the mouse around the back of the laptop. Not an issue,really, just something to get used to.

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