ASUS G51J 3D truly a gaming laptop; starts at $1,700

If Asus wants to beat out Acer, the new laptop they just announced might help. The new Asus G51J 3D appears to have been built for gamers, incorporating NVIDIA 3D Vision.

If Asus wants to beat out Acer, the new laptop they just announced might help. The new Asus G51J 3D appears to have been built for gamers, incorporating NVIDIA 3D Vision.

The 15.6-inch laptop is essentially a gaming station with a 120Hz LCD panel, an Intel Core i7 CPU and a GeForce GTX 260M card, not to mention 1-gigabyte of DDR3 memory.

But even though it says 3D in the model name, the G51J won't be fully 3D without a pair of battery-operated 3D glasses, which sell separately for $150. They reportedly last a staggering 40 hours, but still, that's quite a lot for some 3D glasses. If you don't want to pay for a pair after dropping $1,700 on the laptop, you could always try searching through some cereal boxes to find some and see how those work.

According to PC World, some of the games that the Asus 3D machine will support include Resident Evil 5, Borderlands, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, and Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Think you'll spring all that cash for this new computer?