PREVIEW: Asus G60 multimedia monster out next week

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There were enough products for about three launches from Asus today but one of the big stars of show for me was the super-high spec multimedia laptop, the Asus G60. It’s built like a hot rod – on the inside and out – and sits branded with a badge that reads “Republic of Gamers”.

At its heart beats an Intel Core 2 quad core processor and a mighty Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M GPU with 1GB of DDR2 RAM. You could probably run your machine off that alone but naturally there’s a beefy 4GB of standard DDR3 RAM to play with too. It’s got a 16-inch, HD, LED backlight screen and isolated light-up keyboard and up to a measly 1TB of SSD storage.

Naturally, there’s all the trimmings too, including gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, SRS sound speaker set up, a 2-megapixel webcam, HDMI, 4 x USB, eSATA and a Blu-ray drive too. It also runs 64-bit Vista. At least for now.

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It starts from £1,499 or you can get the limited edition Lamborghini version called the Asus VX5 and take it up to a full grand. That’s if you’re into leather hand rests and black silk sheet most likely too. You can pick them both up as of next week.

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Daniel Sung