Asus Updates Its G71 Gaming Notebook

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OhSoCheesy

The 260gtx is NOT the fastest.  The 280gtx is!  Can't wait to get two of them.  I couldn't bring myself to upgrade my laptop last year because I knew this would come out, so ready or not here I come...

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SuperiorBeing

I thought that I've seen laptops with a 4870x2, made by Asus, in fact.

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QUINTIX256

It's a Core 2 processor. I expect better from you, Andy.

As for the comments, I think 8 gigabytes is enough. You can get to a point where you can swap out a good portion of the page file before the cpu can chew that much data, thus defeating the purpose of having such a large semi-local data set.

On top of that, I feel some sympathy for the "640k should be enough for anybody" quote. 12 gigabytes is enough to store half a single layer of a blu ray disc! Information needs to be represented and arranged much more efficiently by today's applications.

You can have your recession. I'm not participating.

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almax

 what do you mean by?

"You can get to a point where you can swap out a good portion of the page file before the cpu can chew that much data"

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CTskifreak

Outside of the RAM, I was more interested in the graphics card. I didn't know the 260 made it into a mobile part.

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comptech08

12 gigs may seem like a lot now, but so did 1 gig back in the day, now 1 gig is not enough for higher end computers.  In time poeple will feel the same way about 12 gigs as they do now with 1 gig.

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grayscare0

That seems excessive for a laptop.  Who needs 12 GB of DDR3 RAM to go?  My desktop does just fine with 2 GB DDR2.  I guess if you have the money and feel the urge to run several virtual machines simultaneously you can.

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grayscare0

Whoops, it's DDR2.

Still, I associate desktops with performance and laptops with efficiciency in order to conserve battery life and portability, not that there's anything wrong with having an extreme performance laptop.

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johnny3144

if you want to do movie editing on the go, 12GB isn't excessive at all. and this isn't a laptop you will carry as supplement to your desktop, this will be your desktop replacement.

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