ASUS G70S-7S007C Gaming Laptop £699.97 @ SimplyAsus (HDMI, Blu-Ray, 640GB HDD, 4GB Ram, 17", 8700M GT x2 1GB in SLi) - HotUKDeals
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Ok so its not the latest gaming machine but this should handle most things IMO. Its vista, but W7 is easy enough to get hold of.

Processor Intel® Core 2 Duo Penryn (T9300 - 2.50 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 6MB)
Screen 17" WXGA (1440x900 Color Shine)
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
RAM HIGH (4096MB 4GB)
Hard Drive 640GB (2 x 320GB HDD)
Optical Drive Blu-Ray Writer (Blu-Ray HD Writer + DVD-RW & CD-RW)
Graphics Dedicated (NVIDIA® GeForce® 8700M GT with 1GB Dedicated Memory with NVIDIA SLI Technology)
Wireless LAN Wireless (WIFI LINK A,B,G,N Includes MIMO)
Network Card 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet
Integrated Webcam Integrated Webcam
Card Reader 5-in-1 card reader (SD//MS/MS-Pro/MMC/xD-Picture card)
USB Ports 4x USB 2.0 Ports
Bluetooth Version 2.0
Speakers High Definition Audio Support with Integrated Stereo Speakers
Modem 56.6K Modem
VGA Port 1 External VGA Port
Kensington Lock Kensington lock slot
Charge Time 2.5 Hours
ExpressCard ExpressCard/54 slot
HDMI 1 HDMI Connector
Firewire IEEE 1394 port
E-sata 1x eSATA Connector
Battery Life 2-3 Hours (up to 3 hours with power management)
Weight 4-5 Kg (This Model 4.79 Kg)
Warranty ASUS 2 Year Global Hardware Warranty
Turbo Memory 1GB Turbo Memory

Here's a review from May 2009 @ £1549

At nearly 5kg, Asus's G70S is one of the heaviest laptops here.

Its car bonnet-like metallic design has a series of coloured lights which, among other things, can be set to flash in time with processor activity or when a new email arrives. A small display above the keyboard can show information on the number of unread emails you have or the battery's charge, but its usefulness is limited as it can show only one thing at a time.

The G70S is the only laptop here to offer SLI graphics. Its two GeForce 8700M GT chips are paired in SLI mode, so it stormed through our Call of Duty 4 test at 41.6fps. It can even play the most demanding titles, such as Crysis, but you'll have to settle for less detailed graphics and a lower screen resolution.

It wasn't quite as fast in our Windows benchmarks, where its fast 2.5GHz Core 2 Duo T9300 processor was outpaced by the Acer Aspire 8930G's quad-core processor.

The G70S has the shortest battery life of any desktop-replacement laptop here at one hour and 21 minutes, but given its weight it's unlikely to move far from your desk. The G70S is one of only two laptops here that can burn as well as read Blu-ray discs. There's plenty of storage space thanks to the two 320GB disks.

Disappointingly for the price, the 17in widescreen display has only a 1,440x900 resolution, which is low compared with the competition. Its viewing angles aren't very wide and images have a beige cast, but it's easily the brightest display of any desktop-replacement laptop here.

Despite the G70S's width, the numeric keypad has a squashed non-standard layout. The keys feel a little springy, but overall the keyboard is comfortable to use. Extra function keys on the left of the keyboard can be used for different commands in games.

Asus's G70S is the best laptop here for gaming, but you pay a high price for it. If the ultimate 3D gaming performance isn't very important, Acer's Aspire 8930G is better value.
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#2
To get a decent gaming laptop you are usually looking at well over £1200.
#3
Nice find! HOT!
#5
This is REALLY old stuff...

It doesn't have WUXGA, new CPU, nor particularly powerful GPUs or anything like that. I posted similar comment a year ago:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/357142/dell-xps-m1730-laptop-799-97-pc-wor

just don't see how this is hot.

Granted you don't expect to play latest games, watch Full HD moview, then this is quite a compelling package for multimedia - otherwise something more newer, and portable is probably better.
#6
Quicklite
This is REALLY old stuff...

It doesn't have WUXGA, new CPU, nor particularly powerful GPUs or anything like that. I posted similar comment a year ago:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/357142/dell-xps-m1730-laptop-799-97-pc-wor

just don't see how this is hot.

Granted you don't expect to play latest games, watch Full HD moview, then this is quite a compelling package for multimedia - otherwise something more newer, and portable is probably better.


This will handle games much better than anything available today for this price surely. (I'm no expert lol)
#7
This is fantastic. I have one and it handles EVERYTHING you can throw at it and it costs far less than anything else that comes close.

Take it from someone that knows laptops - this is HOT.
#8
vroom vroom - lovely lump of kit
1 Like #9
Adidas Addict
This will handle games much better than anything available today for this price surely. (I'm no expert lol)


http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_8935G_637465.html

:)
Quad CPU + 4670 + no sli driver issue+18.4" FULL HD LED Screen+Bluray.
#10
Adidas Addict
To get a decent gaming laptop you are usually looking at well over £1200.

well...not always;-)
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/589732/advent-gx7555-top-spec-gaming-lapto
#11
Quicklite
http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_8935G_637465.html

:)
Quad CPU + 4670 + no sli driver issue+18.4" FULL HD LED Screen+Bluray.


+ Acer :whistling::thumbsup:



Who'da thought advent:? (wasn't it DSG vapourware?)

Seriously though guys, I am no expert on gaming specs/benchmarks. Just saw this and thought it was a good deal for the price and I remember Asus G70s being very highly reguarded.
#12
The thing is, gaming laptop is just a name. ppl use it to charge extra, the name along is meaningless.

If you get this sorta system, you'd likely know what to get, and when. like any investment, some are better than other. I wouldn't call this a bargain a year ago, sometimes just have to wait for the right time.
#13


That laptop was first introduced at £999 early last year, as sorta very affordable gaming laptop for its time. the price went down to 899, all the way down to that eventually.

If I were to buy a gaming laptop, for gaming performance - I wouldn't even settle for 8800m GTX at this price range. :thumbsup: that said, I don't play anything more demanding than CS 1.6 tho. :p nV's GPU CUDA does have pretty useful applications, speeding up media creation in some apps.
#14
Quicklite
The thing is, gaming laptop is just a name. ppl use it to charge extra, the name along is meaningless.

If you get this sorta system, you'd likely know what to get, and when. like any investment, some are better than other. I wouldn't call this a bargain a year ago, sometimes just have to wait for the right time.


A year ago it was still £1400-£1500:thumbsup:

Fair play though, I just know lots of people that buy a current consumer laptop with dedicated graphics and are disapointed when it struggles with decent settings on nearly every game. I guess the moral of the story is just because something has dedicated graphics doesn't mean it can play games well.

This seems to be gaining heat :thumbsup:
#15
would be quite good if not the graphic card http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-8700M-GT-SLI.6933.0.html still asus is a very reliable brand imo. for those intrested try to find msi gt725 on ebuaey or s-thing like http://www.neckermann.de/on/demandware.store/Sites-DE-Site/de_DE/Search-Show?q=Medion+X7811&Submit=Los
#16
GB credit crunch
would be quite good if not the graphic card http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-8700M-GT-SLI.6933.0.html still asus is a very reliable brand imo


What was the Msi you originally linked to?
#17
Adidas Addict
What was the Msi you originally linked to?

msi gt725:thumbsup:
#18
That's the refreshed version I think.

Advent 6555/7555 was based on GT725. Uses C2D+4850
That second one is based on MSI GX740. Uses Intel core i7+ 5870.

Brings along refreshed intel Core i7 CPU - and about 20% extra GPU juice, also lower power consumption due to shrinked 40nm yield.
#19
be better if it was intel i7. COLD
#20
Quicklite
http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_8935G_637465.html

:)
Quad CPU + 4670 + no sli driver issue+18.4" FULL HD LED Screen+Bluray.


is that website reliable?
#21
Nasty pair of ancient graphic cards, can't see the point.
#22
lancashirerock
be better if it was intel i7. COLD


http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/688277/asus-g73jh-tz008v-core-i7-720qm-1-6

if it was, the price would... go up. :w00t:

fps_d0minat0r
is that website reliable?


http://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/www.saveonlaptops.co.uk

seems good. :)
1 Like #23
call of duty 4 at 40fps isn't great - Remember call of duty 4 is about 3/4 years old. Its not much of a gaming laptop really - OK for playing older games.

Couple of alternative options to consider:

- Buy a cheaper laptop for £300-£400 and then buying a playstation 3 or xbox 360 with the saved cash!! You could buy loads of games, accessories and still have cash to spare!

- Another option could be to buy a second hand gaming pc and then buy a cheap laptop or netbook. Could definitely do this for <£700! Then you have the best of both worlds :)

Going a bit overboard here, but I am fairly certain you could get an xbox 360 (which by the way can do call of duty 4 at 60fps!!!), decent netbook and a decent specced pc for less than £700 :-D

Other possible issues:
- No Windows 7.
- Screen appears to be CCFL backlit. (Minor but most laptops have LED backlighting these days!)
#24
Hasta la Vista
#25
if you can dig up some promo codes + quidco this one seems to be quite good deal considering specs especially the graphic card. Yes i know it's refubrished but still you are getting warranty and great support from currys... or not :(http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/advent-7555-gx-refurbished-laptop-03858227-pdt.html
#26
You can get some refurb bargains. I got me an immaculate packard bell ipowergx six months ago for....520 pounds. 12 month warranty, factory condition. The 9800M GTS in that would take SLI 8700M's to school
#27
Ruined by the poor resolution screen: 1440x900.

Would have expected at least 1680x1050.

This is pretty old kit, but, the price is somewhat attractive...
#28
Quicklite


If I were to buy a gaming laptop, for gaming performance - I wouldn't even settle for 8800m GTX at this price range. :thumbsup:

Compared this to the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670XT in your suggested
http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_8935G_637465.html


I know which one i would choose

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-8700M-GT-SLI.6933.0.html

http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-4670.13881.0.html

COCO
1 Like #29
Got to say, as a lot of people do, but this is a great laptop at this price. As the website says 'hot uk deals' it ticks all the right boxes.
Yes there are better laptops around but not at this price. Those laptops will be on here in another six months!
For someone on a budget, its a great price.
Heat given!
#30
GB credit crunch
if you can dig up some promo codes + quidco this one seems to be quite good deal considering specs especially the graphic card. Yes i know it's refubrished but still you are getting warranty and great support from currys... or not :(http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/advent-7555-gx-refurbished-laptop-03858227-pdt.html


That has 1440x900 screen res too. tbh at this price, the Acer probably has the highest resell value, followed by this, then the Advent. :)
#31


I'd choose the Acer - either is more than I need, I don't game much anymore. On the other hand, the 18.4 inch LED backlit 1080p screen does look attractive consider the blu-ray drive!

Beside having two low-medium end cards doesn't really make sense in Sli. Looking at benchmark, which are designed to show theoretical performance nV of course will have edge; however in real game, you'd be could be looking at little or no performance gain over a single card, or even worse at times - if it was me I might as well get a single one and be done with it, no sli micro stutter, or trouble with drive - nice and simple the way it is suppose to be... 8700m does belong to the range of nV card that has very high failure rate - having two of them is ... a ticking timebomb.
suspended#32
old cpu and old sli gpu = :( I'd wait a few months for the new Nvidia cards and for the new intel cpu's to reduce in price, no point buying older tech like this. The gpu and cpu will use alot more power than newer ones, especially sli.
#33
Asus build rugged laptops. I mean, they can handle a bump. You can feel the quality when you handle them. I used to have an ASUS a6k, dedicated graphics card - that was like 4 years ago and cost me about £800. Extremely good value for money. And it ran all the games.
Anyway, if I'll buy another laptop, it will be an ASUS.
#34
Quicklite
That has 1440x900 screen res too. tbh at this price, the Acer probably has the highest resell value, followed by this, then the Advent. :)


I have a 1920*1200 laptop (Dell) which is about the same performance as this deal (a bit slow by todays standards) and the one I'm typing on 1440*900 which is a Gateway FX gaming laptop from the US.

1920*1200 is too small for general use and you'll never game at native resolution, generally speaking.

I'm very happy with 1440*900 for a 17" screen - if the screen was 22" or so I'd up the resolution but otherwise it's a bit of a pain...text is way too small. Sure, photos look great and videos are excellent but think of all that time you spend reading small text...it's not worth it in my experience :thumbsup:

You can live with it of course but it is a niggle...
#35
gtd65
Sure, photos look great and videos are excellent but think of all that time you spend reading small text...it's not worth it in my experience
Dude, most modern operating systems allow you to change text size.
#36
Sadly I have been put off of ASUS kit for life following issues with warranty periods. Asus warranty is deemed to run from date of manufacture plus an arbitrary few weeks to allow for distribution does not reflect the reality that saw my Mobo take a full 7 months from assembly to purchase.

Add to that a supplier that ceased trading and I am screwed. Asus lost a regular customer here, guess they can afford it... but think carefully before you buy!
#37
I vote COLD.

Reasons are obvious:
1) Overpriced for an old laptop.
2) Gaming laptops ain't for gaming anymore if its hardwares faded out. It just can't handle new games anymore.
#38
alasrati
Dude, most modern operating systems allow you to change text size.


I totally agree with you - but the solutions offered are not perfect, unfortunately - I've used that screen resolution since 2005, and would not do it again for a 17" screen :oops:

I was running WMCE 20005 (XP Pro) on it - it is a beautiful panel - far better than the Gateway to be honest but the Gateway is just nicer to use overall. :thumbsup:
#39
warweezil
Sadly I have been put off of ASUS kit for life following issues with warranty periods. Asus warranty is deemed to run from date of manufacture plus an arbitrary few weeks to allow for distribution does not reflect the reality that saw my Mobo take a full 7 months from assembly to purchase.


I had that BS with Maxtor Europe and it ended up with me swearing at the pinhead CS operator :whistling:

It all got sorted out in the end.

Warranty starts at the date of purchase, not date of manufacture, I'm not sure of the legal basis though... sounds like they are just fobbing you off.?
#40
amazing deal... but this thing is hidious!!!

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