Asus unleashed a cavalcade of new gaming products at CeBIT 2011, including the ROG Rampage III Black Edition motherboard, an OC-friendly Nvidia GTX 580 graphics card and a Wireless-N router tailored to online gaming.
But the star of the show was the ROG G53: a new 3D gaming laptop that can be viewed without the need for cumbersome 3D glasses. The Asus ROG G53 utilises a ‘deadzone-free’ display that is capable of producing 3D images discernable to the naked eye – just like the Nintendo 3DS.
It works via an inbuilt eye tracking system that detects where you are in relation to the screen. By combining 3D lenticular lens technology with the AUO ‘naked eye’ eye-tracking system, the G53 screen renders full 3D images that can be viewed from any angle.
Both 2D and 3D modes can operate on the screen simultaneously, which ensures on-screen text remains sharp and clear.
Equipped with a Intel i7 2.66GHz processor, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics card, backlit keys, a separate number pad and up to 16GB of DDR3 memory, the Asus G74Sx is clearly aimed at one type of user: the hardcore gamer.
Asus is not the first notebook manufacturer to dispense with the 3D glasses, however. Last month, Toshiba unveiled its own glasses-free 3D laptop - the world's first. It uses a webcam to track the user's face and eyes, with the 3D effect created by liquid crystal lenticulars on the 15in screen.
The Toshiba laptop works at a maximum distance of 140cm, and is limited to a 20-degree cone of vision, within which you can shift without losing 3D vision. Slip outside the sweet spot, however, and you'll be returned to a regular 2D experience.
Release dates have yet to be announced for either 3D laptop.
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