Summary: The Asus G51J-3D is the first laptop to incorporate Nvidia's 3D vision technology. If you absolutely love the idea of 3D gaming, this proof-of-concept system will work well for a pricey showpiece.
Pros: Built-in Nvidia 3D Vision technology; fast Intel Core i7 CPU; decent gaming performance.
Cons: Expensive; 3D gaming is still niche; small screen for a gaming rig.
Excerpt: Stereoscopic viewing is mere months away from exploding—or seeping, depending on one’s level of zeal and optimism—into our living rooms via new 3-D televisions from mainstream manufacturers like Sony and Panasonic. However, stereoscopic technology has been around for a while now in the computer space, thanks to graphics manufacturer Nvidia’s excellent 3D Vision solution. Thing is, it’s only been viable on desktops until now.
Pros: Out-of-the-box stereoscopic capability, Includes 3D Vision glasses backpack, and gaming mouse, High-end CPU and GPU, Capable gaming rig
Cons: Thick and heavy, Mid-size display with low resolution, Lack of 3-D content (save PC games) limits useful applications
Summary: The ASUS G51J 3D is an exciting notebook for early adopters who want to take their gameplay to the next level. While we would've liked a higher-resolution screen--and higher frame rates--this rig is more than capable of playing the latest titles. At $1,699, it's $200 more expensive than the non-3D version, but that premium is reasonable considering the newness of the technology.
Conclusion: Notbook ASUS G51J3D waży 3,4 kg i jest dosyć gruby (375x265x38 mm – dł./szer./wys). Na dłuższe wypady raczej go nie zabierzemy, ponieważ na baterii pracuje niecałe półtorej godziny i to tylko wtedy, gdy nie jest zbyt obciążony (78 minut w teście MobileMark07 – Reader).