Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Asus Brings GTX 460M GPU To RoG G53 And G73 Gaming Notebooks

We know that Nvidia and Asus have a long history of working together, but this particular union seems more important than ever before. The G53 and G73 gaming notebooks were powerful before, but the newest versions are even more potent. These two machines have just been upgraded with NVIDIA's GTX 460M (Fermi) graphics engine, meaning that DirectX 11 support and high-end 3D gaming are both included.

Both machines also enjoy a rear vented cooling system, ergonomic keyboard layout, 1.5GB of GDDR5 memory and plenty of screen real estate. The G73 has an eye-popping 17" panel, while the G53 steps it back to 15". Also, both machines are cut out for 3D gaming, and the HDMI 1.4 output ensures that you can display HD content on even the newest of HDTVs. Other specifications include a Core i7 processor (Core i5 and Core i3 are available), Windows 7, DD3 memory, dual hard drive support, an optical drive (Blu-ray or DVD), 2.0MP webcam, integrated 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, audio in/out and even a USB 3.0 port. There's also an 8-cell battery, built-in subwoofer and a case that  may give you back problems if you lug it around too long. No word on price yet, but we know Fermi doesn't come cheap.