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9/19/06 at 5:30pm
Originally Posted by MilestonePC
The person I met with today is Asus North America Notebook product director, he is new here from Taiwan. Here is a brief summary:
--- The first thing I pointed out to him was the R1F headset static problem, he wrote it down, looks like he didn’t know this issue, also the stylus scratch issue.
--- Also mentioned to him the F3J headset doesn’t turn off the speaker issue, he doesn’t know either.
--- G1: Mid Dec, $1799;
G2 late Dec ( one week after G1 ), $1899;
G3 first half of 2007, will have 7900 video card, no more than $2500.
--- F5 will be available in Jan to Feb 2007;
--- V1 will be available late Dec or early Jan 2007, with docking station (optional), waterproof KB, finger print reader, 15.4”, 2.7kg…
--- Someone asked about S7Fm, Asus won’t bring it to NA;
--- W6 will come here, 13” with leather finish
--- Ensemble will have 3rd year global warranty option;
Will also have damage protection package, they are both under discussion;
--- I also recommend him 15.4” notebooks full size KB, with separate number key pad, I showed him our LG model, he was very serious on this suggestion, took pictures of my LG keyboard;
--- Also suggested DVI port on more high end models, he said will do;
--- W3J has very little chance to have T7200 CPU;
--- MXM question has an answer of NO, too hard to make all the notebooks with such a good standard, the pipes, screws will be a big problem foe MXM;
--- R1F 2nd battery will come soon, Asus NA has placed the order last week;
--- Suggested more models can take 2nd battery, like A8Js;
Originally Posted by TwilightVampire
The G3 looks very nice I've been considering wether or not to get a new desktop or a new notebook....the G3 may have just tipped the scales....
Originally Posted by c9tech
The following is confirmed by ASUS:
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7200 [2GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 667MHz]
15.4" WSXGA+ (Glossy) [1680x1050] LCD Display
Intel 945PM Chipset
nVidia Geforce Go 7700 512MB VRAM Graphics
2048MB DDR2 667Mhz (1024MBx2) Memory
160GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
8x Super-Multi DVDRW Dual layer Optical Drive
802.11A/B/G Wireless Networking
10/100/1000 LAN and 56k Fax Modem
1x DVI/4x USB/1x 1394/1x S-Video
Bluetooth v2.0 +EDR
4-in-1 Card Reader and PCMCIA
Li-ion 8 cell battery/2hrs avg run time
3.1kg and 37.4mm thin
2 Year ASUS Global Warranty + 30days Zero Bright Dot LCD
Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition
Gaming bag and Mouse Included
Gaming feature- ASUS Direct Messenger
Gaming feature - ASUS Direct Flash
Gaming feature - Gaming focused keyboard
Touch Pad Lock
Power 4 Gear+
Splendid Video Technology
Originally Posted by JFvergara
Well I am back in Canada right now Dj. I came back for a bit. I'm flattered you remember. I'll be back in Japan soon though, that's why I need a new laptop! I'll be running around with another bunch of ankle biters wanting to learn how to speak English.
Oh the joy!
Anyway man am I dissapointed! I really wanted the S7Fm. Looks like a no go then. Hopefuly they do decide to bring this here, it's a shame that they wouldn't want to bring such a sexy beast this side of the world. I would buy it and whore it in a jiffy. I am scheduled to leave by January 20th of next year so I need (read: want) a new laptop. The plan right now is to have an ultraportable and use that for the first month or so. Then either hook it up to a 24" Dell LCD for photos or buy a 24" imac to play with my photos.