There are some companies that just keep popping up. They are the kind of companies that are not happy with stagnation and feel the need to surprise their customers again and again. One of these companies is Asus. Asus is not content to sit back and ride out the success of their motherboard and video card line; they feel the need to branch out. Asus has been a long time manufacturer of the white-box notebook. This is the same thing as a barebones system but in the notebook realm. A few years ago Asus took this from white-box to completed product and started marketing them to the world. Now you can even buy these notebooks in your local Best Buy.
But as with every step in a company’s evolution there is a chance to start skipping steps, quality can drop and in the interest of growing the business customer satisfaction can fall by the wayside.
We have one of Asus’ latest offerings to the notebook consumer, the G2S-X1 this is marketed as a gaming notebook and seems to have the specs to back it up. How well will it handle real world gaming and applications? Read on to find out.
Product: Asus G2S-X1 Gamer’s Notebook
Author: Sean Kalinich
Product cost: $1,850 (Best Buy)
Spelling and Grammatical editor: Jason Hambly, Paul Mercer