ASUS has officially announced some specifications and pricing information for the first G55-series 15.6-inch gaming laptop model, the G55VW-DS71. The company recently made the announcement that the configuration is now available for pre-order at the price of $1,475. This configuration comes with an entry-level quad-core i7-3610QM Ivy Bridge processor, it features NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 660M 2GB GDDR5 video card and 12GB of DDR3 RAM.
The G55VW will also be offered with faster processors in the near future but the company didn’t state if there would be other graphic and video options. For storage the G55VW-DS71 comes with two drive bays which can accommodate hard drives, hybrid drives or Solid State Drives.
With this configuration, users get a single 750GB hard drive and a DVD burner or the option to choose a Blu-ray drive instead.