We have spotted the first model in the Asus G75 gaming laptop series. It’s the G75VW-AS71, listed at Amazon (page removed) as “currently unavailable”. The same notebook is listed at less known sellers called Guermant (page removed) and Gadgets Central Station for about $1,450. Actually, you can purchase the notebook now at Guermant and GCS, since the product pages have functional Add to Chart buttons, but there is no info on shipping date.
The G75 is an update to the current G74 17.3″ gaming laptop and it brings Intel Ivy Bridge processors and the Nvidia GeForce “Kepler” graphics. The Asus G75VW-AS71 includes the Intel Core i7-3610QM quad-core CPU at 2.3GHz and the GeForce GT 660M 2GB GDDR5 dedicated video card, but these are not top-of-the-line parts in their respective product families. The model on offer comes with 16GB of RAM and a 750GB 7,200rpm hybrid hard drive with SSD memory on it.
Other specifications haven’t been published, but we’ve noticed four USB 3.0 ports and a DVD burner on the images of the laptop. Asus said earlier this year that the G75 will ship with 1600×900 or 1920×1080 displays, as well as optional 3D FHD screen, optional SSD, up to 1.5TB mechanic HDD storage, and optional Blu-ray drive.
Update: There’s a Thunderbolt port mentioned in newly published specs. The display resolution on the model is full HD.
Update 2: The newer Asus G750 2013 (G750JW-DB71 & G750JX-DB71) is now available.