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What Happened With Asus’ VG242H 120Hz LCD Monitor?

December 30th, 2009 · 12 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

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Do you remember that earlier this year Asus has announced and shown a 23.6″ LCD display with Full HD resolution that was capable of working at 120Hz, and do you know what happened to it? Well, I don’t know either… and Asus had a working model of the VG242H available during COMPUTEX 2009 back in June, although it is still not available. Asus was expected to have the display available on the market by the end of the year, but it is still not here… and there is no word on when or even if it will be made available, not to mention that meanwhile the company missed their chance to be the first with a Full HD 3D-capable computer monitor. The reason for that is the announcement of The Acer Aspire GD245HQ 3D Vision-capable Monitor that has already started appearing on some Asian markets with soon to follow availability in other markets in January/February 2010.

Anyway, here are the known specifications for the Asus VG242H 120Hz:

Display size: 23.6″, 16:9 Widescreen
Panel Technology: TN (Twisted Nematic)
Resolution: 1920×1080 @ 120Hz
Contrast ratio: 20000:1 (Dynamic)
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Response Time: 2ms (gray-to-gray)
Internal speakers: 2Wx2 Stereo
Connections: HDMI, DVI-D (Dual-Link), D-Sub, Audio-In Jack, S/PDIF Audio output, Earphone Jack

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ASUS Launches World’s First Nvidia 3D Vision Notebook – Asus G51J 3D

November 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment · GeForce 3D Vision

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I’ve already written about the Asus G51J 3D Vision laptop as there was some information regarding it already, but today finally Asus and Nvidia have officially announced the new model which is actually the first consumer laptop with 120Hz LCD display that comes bundled with Nvidia’s GeForce 3D Vision shutter glasses…

Introduced earlier this year for desktop PCs, NVIDIA 3D Vision technology instantly became the preferred 3D solution for playing computer games, watching movies, or viewing photographs in full resolution stereoscopic 3D. NVIDIA today, along with the world’s leading PC manufacturers, notebook panel manufacturers, and content developers, is pleased to announce the expansion of the NVIDIA 3D Vision ecosystem to include high-definition notebook platforms that integrate advanced 120Hz 3D Vision-capable displays directly into the chassis for on-the-go 3D.

“We are extremely excited about bringing the first NVIDIA 3D Vision notebook to market,” said PC 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.”

But wait, there is even more interesting info coming from Nvidia around the 3D Vision, it is not just the Asus G51J 3D laptop. It seems that the company has worked closely with display manufacturers, including CPT, LG, CMO, and Samsung, to bring state-of-the-art 120Hz 3D Vision-capable panels to notebook platforms, so we should probaly see other companies with 3D Vision-capable models very soon…

With notebook displays available, PC manufacturers are eager to bring 3D Vision notebooks to market. Notebooks will include the 120Hz 3D Vision-capable panel and bundle 3D Vision active-shutter glasses. ASUS is readying the first ever NVIDIA 3D Vision notebook—the ASUS G51J 3D—for worldwide release in early December, followed by other OEMs in 2010, including Clevo and others.

I’ll try to get my hands on one of the 3D Vision capable Asus laptops as soon as they become available in order to do a review of how good they implemented the stereoscopic technology in the G51J. It should be available in December in Europe, but in the states it will most likely arrive earlier…

To get yourself an ASUS Republic of Gamers G51J-3D 15.6-Inch 3-D Vision Gaming Laptop…

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Asus to Launch the First 3D Vison-ready Gaming Laptop in November

October 20th, 2009 · 7 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

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It seems that Asus will be the first company to offer a laptop with a 120Hz screen that will be compatible with Nvidia’s GeForce 3D Vision solution and this is expected to hit the stores but the end of November this year. The laptop will be Asus G51J (the exact model is G51J-SZ028V), a limited edition from the Republic of Gamers series and thus targeted for gamers of course and as expected with an adequate mobile video card – GeForce GTX 260M with 1GB of video memory. Besides the built-in 120Hz display, the laptop will also come bundled with the 3D Vision shutter glasses, so you’ll be ready to start playing in stereoscopic 3D right from the start.


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The specs of the system include an Intel Core i7 720QM CPU (quad core at 1,6 GHz per core with Turbo Boost), 4GB of DDR3 1066MHz memory, up to 640GB (dual 320GB HDDs in RAID), combo Blu-ray reader and DVD writer and with Windows 7 Home Premium OS. The display is 15,6″ with a resolution of 1920×1080 (Full HD) with a LED backlight, 120Hz and 3D Vision compatible as I already mentioned. There are also 2x 2W built-in Altec Lansing speakers, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Intel WiFi Link 5100 Wireless, Gigabit LAN, ExpressCard slot, 8-in-1 flash card reader, 2Mp web camera, eSATA, DSUB-15 analog and HDMI digital video ports for external monitor. The weight of the laptop is about 3,5 kg with a 6-cell battery. As for the price you could expect it to be quite high, but still this will be the first mobile 3D Vision stereoscopic 3D solution so it might be worth investing in it if you have the money that is… ;)

To get an ASUS Republic of Gamers G51J-3D 15.6-Inch 3-D Vision Gaming Laptop…

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