Asus G1 integrated web-camera view large image. Asus G1 back side view view large image. Super Pi forces the processor to calculate Pi to 2 million digits of accuracy and gives an idea of the processor speed and performance:. They flash when DirectX 9 is in use gaming. A great resource for keeping in touch with Linux and video card information is Phoronix. Asus G1 right side view view large image. Linux compatibility is an important issue for me, as well.

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Asus G1 Laptop Review

I have already participated in several Ubuntu installs over the past two weeks and have to say that this is the most well put-together distribution I have seen since I began using Linux as my OS three years ago, and my recommended distro for newbies and veterans alike. Linux compatibility is an important issue for me, as well.

The screen is excellent, build quality is excellent. The looks are different from the norm, eye catching and well thought out. My one gripe with the layout is that I have not yet adjusted to the position of the left CTRL key which my brain thinks should be one key position further to the left. Nvidia’s Linux drivers have historically had a much better performance than ATI’s, and I think a large part of that is due to better OpenGL support from the Nvidia cards overall.


I highly recommend this notebook for anyone who wants gel80 have good overall performance, play games, and own something a little bit different. I anticipate it will go extremely smoothly, with all of the hardware “just working,” excepting the built-in camera and the fingerprint scanner.

When I received the machine there konster a lot of extra software loaded.

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FarCry view large image. The Asus G1 is a gaming notebook described on the Asus website as the “notebook series that redefines mobile gaming with advance graphics solutions, exclusive display technologies and unique design details. They can be disabled using the Asus “Direct Console” software. The G1 keyboard has a good feel; it is very solid at every edge with a slight spring toward the middle. Asus G1 integrated web-camera view large image. Of course I’ll have my backtrack live cd and knoppix.

Overall my ,onster have been met and exceeded. Your name or email address: WhiteWolf-KibaJun 17, All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.

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Packaging and contents view large image. I was woundering minster you guys will use for your OS. Warhammer view large image. Thanks monsfer Would you please post your installation tips on our Linux Forum? PCMark05 tests the system performance as a whole, below are some comparison results for the Asus G1 to other laptops: Maybe something like fedora core, or mandriva. The looks of this machine are aimed firmly at a certain demographic…boys who play games.


Sound via headphones is excellent. Super Pi forces the processor to calculate Pi to 2 million digits of accuracy monstdr gives an idea of the processor speed and performance:. On the front edge of the notebook there are a series of controls akin to a CD player or Walkman, these are “Audio DJ” buttons and allow you to play a CD through the speakers without powering the machine up.

The speakers seem loud enough and adequate in a quiet environment. Super Pi Comparison Results.

Log in or Sign up. The keyboard is probably one of the most understated, yet most important aspects of a notebook for me anyway. I personally think this is a pretty neat quirky feature, yet very eye catching.

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