PREVIEW: Asus G60 multimedia monster out next week


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.


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.