3-D computer gaming has been underwhelming to date, largely because awkward add-on hardware is typically required to support 3-D glasses, and because frame rates are relatively low. (A 3-D system needs to generate twice as many images per second as a standard screen to perform equivalently in gaming applications.) The G51J solves these problems by using built-in graphics hardware that operates LCD shutter glasses at 120 hertz. That’s 60 frames per second for each eye, fast enough for all but the most hard-core gamers. Most modern titles do not have to be redesigned to be played in 3-D.
Courtesy of Asus
Product: G51J 3D laptop
Companies: Asus, Nvidia
Subscribe to Continue Reading
Uh oh–you've read all five of your free articles for this month.
Insider Online Only
$19.95/yr US PRICE
Security Experts Warn Congress That the Internet of Things Could Kill People
Poorly secured webcams and other Internet-connected devices are already being used as tools for cyberattacks. Can the government prevent this from becoming a catastrophic problem?
IoT Botnets Are Growing—and Up for Hire
When anyone can make use of a burgeoning army of rogue connected devices for a fee, the threat of a crippled Internet is more real than ever.
Congress Is About to Expand Government Hacking Powers
Privacy advocates and legal scholars are worried about the consequences of making it easier for investigators to obtain warrants for devices they don’t have in custody.