Asus comes up with a new 3D gaming notebook – the G53JW
The 3D market is really picking up, including the notebook sector of which Asus plans to take some share with its new 3D notebook G53JW that is positioned mainly as gaming machine. There are two variants available called the G53JW-IX159V and G73JW-91121V – both of which mainly differing in the display size.
The G53JW sports an extremely futuristic look but somewhat reminds me of the Dell Alienware series without those red eyes. Even the logo has a similar alien face although the expression is little different. The whole chassis wear a black matte look radiating a no-nonsense aura. It is certainly not the thinnest laptop around, and gets uncomfortably fat towards behind the display courtesy the speakers which are situated at the back of the laptop facing away from the user. The island style keyboard looks quite comfortable and spread out, with the trackpad and the two mouse-buttons situation right below it.
The G53JW sports a 15.6-inch screen with a maximum resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and supports 120Hz 3D display. The bigger 17.3-inch of the G73JW-91121V has an understandably higher resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Both the variants support
You have the pair of mic and headphone sockets on the right side, along with one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 ports, VGA out, LAN port and the power out. The left side only houses a Blu-Ray DVD Combo.
Both the variants sport the Intel Core i7 740QM has a clock speed of 1.73GHz that can be increased till 2.93GHz by Turbo mode. It features 4 cores and hyper-threading along with 6MB of L3 cache memory. Accompanying it will be the Nvidia Geforce GTX 460M with 1.5GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM and an Intel HM55 chipset. There are 6GB of DDR3 memory and a 750GB hard drive.
Connectivity includes the 802.11 / g / n integrated b Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA out, headphone, microphone and an integrated 2MP webcam. This 3.6kg machine has a dimension of 391 x 297 x 20 ~ 50 mm.
The 15.6-inch system comes for 1899 euros ($2652) whereas the larger system will set you back by a good 2199 euros (equivalent to $3071).
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