New G53SX Glasses-Free 3D Laptop Announced
Asus has just revealed a brand new version of its 15-inch Republic of Gamers laptop, and this one comes with a feature called ‘Naked Eye 3D’–a 3D solution that lets go the need for battery-powered active shutter glasses, or rather the need for glasses altogether.
Some rumors about it has circulated since CeBit a few months ago, but at this week’s Computex trade show in Taiwan, Asus’ latest 15-inch Republic of Gamers G53SX “Naked Eye 3D” was officially unveiled. It is powered by a 2nd-generation Intel Core i7 CPU, as much as 16GB of DDR3 internal memory as well as the brand new GeForce GTX 560M GPU with 2GB of fast GDDR5 video RAM. Moreover, the laptop comes with a Full HD 1920×1080 panel–something that previous 3D laptops from Asus have lacked–as well as a hybrid drive with both mechanical storage and an SSD component (sounds like a Seagate Momentus XT).
How Asus has approached the autostereoscopic 3D feature is more of a mystery. It is said to be a proprietary software-based solution capable of converting regular 2D imagery into 3D. It will apparently also be possible to show 3D and 2D graphics simultaneously in separate windows without sacrificing too much performance. There’s no doubt that some modifications must have been made to the screen though; something like the parallax screen on the Nintendo 3DS only a lot bigger.
It will be very interesting to see this one in action and whether the 3D effect live up to the promised hype. Regardless of the added visual dimension, the G53SX is clearly a very capable gaming laptop thanks to the powerful graphics card and Sandy Bridge CPU. The design looks much like the other new laptops in the RoG series, with a back-lit keyboard, large and efficient vents at the back, and a discreet yet cool-looking matte black finish. We will follow up on this as more details including release date and pricing become available.