Nvidia and Asus jointly announced today that the very first 3D Vision notebook will debut soon: the Asus G51J3d. The notebook includes a 120 Hz 3D Vision-capable panel and a pair of 3D Vision active-shutter glasses. Asus said that the laptop will hit store shelves in early December; other OEMs--such as Clevo and more--will produce 3D Vision laptops in 2010.
"We are extremely excited about bringing the first Nvidia 3D Vision notebook to market," said P. Wang, Corporate Vice President & General Manager, Notebook Business Unit, System Business Group at Asus. "Nvidia and Asus have a passion for gaming and cutting-edge technology, and this is another example of how great companies working together can deliver awesome new platforms to our combined customers."
The technical specs were short on details, only providing a few tidbits of information. The Asus laptop will have an Intel Core i7 @ 1.6 GHz, a GeForce GTX 260M GPU, and a 15.6-inch screen running at a native 1366 x 768 resolution. The laptop can also provide up to 4 GB of RAM, and storage options ranging between 250 GB and 500 GB. For optical drives, Asus offers both DVD and Blu-ray.
Nvidia's 3D Vision technology is a combination of wireless, high-tech glasses, an IR emitter with a wide range, and software that transforms PC games into "full stereoscopic 3D experiences." Resident Evil 5, Borderlands, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and Star Trek D-A-C already support 3D Vision. Nvidia claims that more than 400 PC games are compatible right out of the box.
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Hmmmm I'm not sure. Asus has other 15 inch laptops(without 3d) running full hd resolution with that same gpu. I guess I expected the lower 1366x768 resolution to account for the performance hit using the 3d technology. I don't have much experience with the 260m, but my guess is that it will suffice for a good number of titles. Of course people shouldn't expect to maintain the golden 60 fps.