asus ASUS Announced G51 and G60 Gaming Laptops

ASUS has announced the launch of their new G51 and G60 gaming laptops that boasts incredible performance for the avid gamers. The G51 features a 15.6-inch display, but if you want a slightly larger screen, you can take a look at the 16-inch G60.

asus ASUS Announced G51 and G60 Gaming Laptops

Taipei, Taiwan, June 26, 2009 – ASUS 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 boasts seamless gamer-centric interface elements, scorching gaming performance and advanced audio technologies that combine to provide users with superior gaming experience. Users who appreciate the G51’s gaming pedigree but prefer a slightly larger screen can opt for its 16-inch cousin, the ASUS G60.

Absolute Performance Powered by Leading Components and Technologies
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. 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.

G51Vx
Processor and Cache MemoryIntel® Core™ 2 Quad Q9000, 2 GHz
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9600/T9550/T9400/ P8800/ P8700/ P8600/P8400/ P7450/ P7350/ T6600, 2.8–2.2 GHz
Operating SystemGenuine Windows Vista® Ultimate/Premium (32/64 bit)
ChipsetIntel® PM45 + ICH9M
Main MemoryDDR2 800MHz up to 4GB
Display15.6″ FHD/HD LED LCD
Graphics and MemoryNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260M with GDDR3 1GB VRAM
Hard Disk DriveDual SATA; supports up to 1TB (5400 rpm), 640GB (7200 rpm)
Optical DriveDVD Super-Multi, Blu-ray Combo
Video Camera (optional)Built-in 2 M Pixel camera
Dimensions and Weight375x 265 x 34.3~40.6mm, 3.3kg (6-cell battery and single HDD)
G60Vx
Processor and Cache Memory

Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q9000, 2 GHz
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9600/T9550/T9400/ P8800/ P8700/ P8600/P8400/ P7450/ P7350/ T6600, 2.8-2.2 GHz

Operating SystemGenuine Windows Vista® Ultimate/Premium (32/64 bit)
ChipsetIntel® PM45 + ICH9M
Main MemoryDDR2 800MHz up to 4GB
Display16″ HD LED backlight
Graphics and MemoryNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260M with GDDR3 1GB VRAM
Hard Disk DriveDual SATA; supports up to 1TB (5400 rpm), 640GB (7200 rpm)
Optical DriveDVD Super-Multi, Blu-ray Combo
Video Camera (optional)Built-in 2 M Pixel camera
Dimensions and Weight375 x 265x 34.3~40.6mm, 3.3kg (6 cell battery and single HDD)

Source: ASUS