ASUS 3D Vision Laptop
ASUS are preparing to release their new G51J-GZ028V laptop. It's a limited edition model, part of the Republic of Gamers line and aims to provide a full stereo 3D gaming experience for users.
It's far from small, measuring 395 x 277 x 44mm and weighing in at around 3.5kg. It comes in a black and blue colour scheme and an illuminated keyboard for late night sessions, as well as Altec Lansing speakers, a 2 megapixel webcam and ASUS' Express Gate instant on operating system built in, no doubt in a quality shell we have come to expect from ASUS.
The biggest feature, however, is the 15.6" LED backlit LCD screen which allows the display of 3D images to be made possible, with it's 120Hz refresh rate. The screen features a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080, but when in 3D mode it only runs at 1280x720, somewhat disappointing.
The machine also ships with an included pair of wireless 3D glasses, which can be recharged using a standard USB slot.
Elsewhere, we have a 1.6ghz Core i7 720QM processor, a mobile 45nm Lynnfield CPU paired with 4GB of DDR3 memory.
Storage is in the form of a traditional 640GB HD, although an option for two hard drives is there. The graphics horsepower is provided by the GTX 260M with 1GB of video memory. Power is supplied by a 6 cell battery, although there is no information on battery life. To compliment the 1920x1080 resolution of the screen there is also an option for a Blu Ray drive to complete the bundle for those HD media fanatics. Other features include a built in 8 in 1 card reader, eSATA, HDMI ports, gigabit ethernet, WiFi and Bluetooth, meaning it should be difficult to run out of connectivity options.
The G51J laptop will begin shipping, with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit installed, in late November, just in time for Christmas. We currently have no details on pricing yet, but I don't expect it to be cheap, especially with the price of current 120Hz monitors and gaming laptops at the moment.