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Old 02-07-2008, 04:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default ASUS G1S-B1 for $1,500, Find me a better value? (7200RPM, 4GBDDR2, 8600GT (756MB))

The ASUS G Series is pretty **** awesome.


ASUS G1S-B1 Laptop
15.4" Screen (W SXGA+ = 1680x1050 (same as my 22" monitor lol))
2.4GHz Dual Core proc
200GB 7200RPM Drive
2GB DDR2 stock (I already bought 4GB)
Dual Layer DVD Burner (8x) with Light Scribe
8600GT 256MB plus up to 512MB additional turbocache, plus another 512MB from the memory that vista won't use (32bit capped at ~3.5GB)
Tons of extras from backpack to MX518 Gaming Mouse

The laptop has an array of ports from HDMI Out, S-Video, D-Sub, tons of USB, eSATA and more. (Obviously built in Wireless N and Bluetooth 2.0)

Question is, can anyone find me anything better for 1500? I'm ordering within a day or two.
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It appears to be a one shot kill on this one Alexinator. I cannot find anything better.
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I figured it would be a hard deal to break. I havn't been able to find anything with a better value then this ASUS.

(However, I found the G2S-B1, which is this exact laptop with a 17.0" screen. It's a bit more flashy, and instead of four USB ports and an eSATA, it has an eSATA port that also acts as a USB port for a total of 5. It goes for 1799 (original is 2200). The G1S-B1 originaly sells for 1999.
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yea i was looking at that but i tried to stay within your 1.5k range. if it were me and i had a job i'd go for the G2S-B1 just for the extra bang ya know?
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And I've considered that as well, and for a while that's what I was going to buy. But I decided that with the smaller version, it will be more portable, and it will consume less battery power. Also, I used the money I saved to buy Bluetooth stereo headphones that will work for both my blackberry and my laptop, and also 4GB of the best RAM you can buy for laptops. So I figure overall I'm getting a pretty dang good deal.
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hah sounds like it. when is it coming in?
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Monday. I'm taking the day off of school and work to make sure I'm there when it arrives since it's below 0 right now hah.
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Monday. I'm taking the day off of school and work to make sure I'm there when it arrives since it's below 0 right now hah.
wow where do you live?
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I live in minnesota. They gave me over night shipping since they aren't offering the free 100$$ headphones like excaliberPC
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ahhh I'm considering buying a gaming laptop.

lemme know how well this one stays cool i may look into one.
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