Friday, June 26th 2009

ASUS Brings Truly Immersive Gaming to Notebooks with the G51 and G60

ASUS, a leading producer and innovator of notebooks, today announced the launch of its 15.6-inch G51 notebook, a gaming powerhouse which snared the 'Best Choice' award in the Digital Entertainment Products category at the recently-concluded COMPUTEX 2009. Sporting a futuristic, robot-inspired 'mecha' design, the ASUS G51's use of seamless gamer-centric interface elements and scorching gaming performance—both in the visual and audio departments—are a fitting recognition of the Republic of Gamers' tireless and extensive efforts to deliver on its promise: "Designed for gamers". The ASUS G51 also boasts industry leading audio technologies that combine to envelope users in true-to-life surround sound for added gaming realism. Users who appreciate the G51's gaming pedigree but prefer a slightly larger screen can opt for its 16-inch cousin, the ASUS G60.

With the G51, ASUS' engineers have cleverly circumvented the thermal and placement issues that typically arise from fitting the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M into a 15-inch form factor, making it the world's first 15-inch notebook to boast extreme graphics previously only viable on 17-inch notebooks. The ASUS G51 and G60 each boast a tremendous 1GB of GDDR3 video memory, which is 30% faster than DDR2. This results in a 3DMark06 score of well over 10,000—a marked difference from average 15-inch to 16-inch notebooks which typically produce scores between 2,000 and 3,000. Adding to the visual realism delivered by the G51 and G60's 3D prowess is NVIDIA PhysX Technology which imbues graphics with real-world physics. Both notebooks also allow users to enjoy instant performance boosts by overclocking their systems through the selection of the 'Extreme Turbo' profile via an intuitive user interface.

Reign Supreme with a Gamer-centric Interface and Stunning Audio-Visual Performance

The ASUS G51 and G60 notebooks incorporate several gamer-centric features that give users an edge over their opponents. Most notably is the generous use of backlighting—such as on the illuminated chiclet keyboard and instant gaming keys—that enables gamers to locate important keys easily as well as play through the night without skipping a beat. The aggressive use of backlighting also gives the notebooks a high tech look, a further reflection of the wealth of cutting-edge hardware and technologies housed within.

The G51 and G60 also provide users with unsurpassed gaming performance, through the ingenious incorporation of industry-leading graphics and audio solutions. Both notebooks are equipped with Creative's industry-defining EAX and CMSS technologies. They are the world's first notebooks to support EAX Advanced HD 4.0 audio technology, which enhances in-game environments and scenarios by providing true-to-life three dimensional sound effects. The G51 and G60 provide up to 64 additional sound effects from the sound library, and in doing so produce ultra-realistic spatial effects in more than 300 supported games. CMSS surround sound, together with high fidelity Altec Lansing speakers and a 16:9 Full HD display, enable the G51 and G60 to deliver a level of gaming and multimedia immersion that no other notebook can match.

Inspired by robots from manga and science fiction sources that have left an indelible mark on popular culture, the ASUS G51 and G60's design boasts a futuristic interplay of pure white, high-gloss shells and grey mechanical details. With their deadly looks, these fearsome notebooks provide constant assurance to gamers that they are in possession of highly capable weapons that can easily out-perform anything else on the market at present.

Source: ASUS
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20 Comments on ASUS Brings Truly Immersive Gaming to Notebooks with the G51 and G60

#1
h3llb3nd4
wow I want! But I think it'll be around $2500?
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#2
Mussels
Moderprator
GTX260 eh? knowing nvidia i bet its another G92 (yes, this is just my anger at nvidias laptop marketing speaking)
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#3
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
I think you could probably make a few small compromises(eg, 500GB 7200rpm HDD instead of a 640GB 5400rpm HDD) and get one of those for $1600-1800, which is pretty decent. Asus come out a winner on this one.
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#4
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
by: h3llb3nd4
wow I want! But I think it'll be around $2500?
They would be crazy to market this at that price since thats not the desktop equiv of a 260.
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#5
Weer
They have 1TB laptop drives now?
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#6
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Weer
They have 1TB laptop drives now?
RAID.
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#7
KainXS
The 2XXm series is not worth it, buy an ati laptop instead

much better

theres a massive difference between a mobility 2XX card and a desktop version

the 260m is slower than a 8800GT and the 280m is slower than a 8800GTS 512(maybe a tiny bit faster than a 8800GT though)
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#8
Gregsm
still ddr2... Why would anyone buy this instead sager 8662?
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#9
Weer
by: Mussels
RAID.
And I thought they meant I could have both a 1TB and a 640GB drive. Screw that, dawg. I got 6TB on my main computer. Anyone know why people buy gaming laptops?
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#10
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: KainXS
The 2XXm series is not worth it, buy an ati laptop instead

much better

theres a massive difference between a mobility 2XX card and a desktop version

the 260m is slower than a 8800GT and the 280m is slower than a 8800GTS 512(maybe a tiny bit faster than a 8800GT though)
the GTX260m is a 9800GT and the GTX280m is a 9800GTX+.

by: h3llb3nd4
wow I want! But I think it'll be around $2500?
G51 is sold at BBY its $999 (P7350/4GB/320GB) and the G71 is $1149 (P8600/IDR/IDR)

by: Mussels
GTX260 eh? knowing nvidia i bet its another G92 (yes, this is just my anger at nvidias laptop marketing speaking)
they are both G92 based
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#11
mdm-adph
by: cdawall
the GTX260m is a 9800GT and the GTX280m is a 9800GTX+.
That's pretty crappy. :(
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#12
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: mdm-adph
That's pretty crappy. :(
it may not be the best but the 9800GT can power thru any game with top settings on a 1366x768 screen which is what the G51 runs
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#13
Mussels
Moderprator
by: cdawall
it may not be the best but the 9800GT can power thru any game with top settings on a 1366x768 screen which is what the G51 runs
yes, but its hardly got the performance of a GTX260.

anyone feel like suing nvidia? i would.
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#14
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Mussels
yes, but its hardly got the performance of a GTX260.

anyone feel like suing nvidia? i would.
for what they can name cards in anyway they feel fit its not false advertising its a diff name its the GTX260m
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#15
mdm-adph
by: cdawall
it may not be the best but the 9800GT can power thru any game with top settings on a 1366x768 screen which is what the G51 runs
Oh, I'm sure it can.

But just call it a 9800GT. (Or perhaps, an 8800GT...) That's all anyone's asking. The 9800GT is a good chip, but it looks crappy when it's rebranded as something that it's not. :confused:
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#16
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: mdm-adph
The 9800GT is a good chip, but it looks crappy when it's rebranded as something that it's not. :confused:
You mean 8800 GT. 9800GT is a rebrand in itself. :)

It is 9800M xx, GTX 260M, or whatever makes NVIDIA feel better, and unsuspecting customers feel stupid. It's the NVIDIA way.
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#17
mdm-adph
by: btarunr
You mean 8800 GT. 9800GT is a rebrand in itself. :)

It is 9800M xx, GTX 260M, or whatever makes NVIDIA feel better, and unsuspecting customers feel stupid. It's the NVIDIA way.
It's odd -- both companies are weird about this. Especially with ATI rebranding 4870 boards as lower model numbers (the whole 4730 thing). Apparently they've got money to burn. :P
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: mdm-adph
It's odd -- both companies are weird about this. Especially with ATI rebranding 4870 boards as lower model numbers (the whole 4730 thing). Apparently they've got money to burn. :P
There's a difference. ATI is not rebranding a HD 4670 to say "Mobility HD 4850".

HD 4730 is (640 SP, 128-bit GDDR5, RV770), HD 4870 is (800 SP, 256-bit GDDR5, RV770). Not the same.

Let's not get into a GPU specifics debate :)
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#19
eidairaman1
by: Mussels
GTX260 eh? knowing nvidia i bet its another G92 (yes, this is just my anger at nvidias laptop marketing speaking)
that or the GPUs burn up like in the fiasco they just went thru.
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#20
a_ump
i agree with what's been said. When i first heard of the GTX 260/80m i was like dam these laptops are gonna be as powerful as one of teh best desktops. but then i saw the GTX 260m was just an overclocked 9800GTX+m. kinda gay wonder how long it'll take GT200 to be used in laptops, probly 2years lol
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