Feeds
70%
Asus G51J 3D

Asus G51J

In yer face stereoscopic 3D gaming, for a price

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

In order to communicate with the laptop, an infrared USB dongle has to be attached. With a range of 15ft, this dongle includes a small scroll wheel that allows the 3D depth setting to be adjusted on-the-fly. The laptop comes preloaded with all the necessary 3D software, but you won’t start experiencing 3D until a compatible application or game is launched.

Asus G51J 3D

The USB dongle links up with the glasses with infrared

One problem with the polarised 3D method on Acer’s laptop is that the resolution gets split in two, with each eye seeing alternate horizontal lines. This results in a loss of detail and causes particular problems when trying to read small text. On the G51J 3D, however, each eye sees all 1,366 lines of the laptop’s display.

As soon as a suitable program is fired up the glasses take on a dimmed effect, caused by each eyepiece rapidly switching on and off. This process is timed to coincide with the display’s refresh rate, meaning each eye sees alternate frames. On standard laptop displays, which usually run at 60Hz, this would mean the refresh rate effectively halving to 30fps. By using a 120Hz display, the G51J 3D is able to provide up to 60fps for each eye when running in 3D mode.

Naturally, content designed specifically for 3D works best. It came as no surprise that the Nvdia test screen provided a real knock-your-socks-off 3D experience, with the revolving Nvidia logo really leaping out from the screen.

The quality of 3D gaming depends on the title you’re playing. Nvidia’s trawled through over 350 games and rated them as to their 3D performance: Excellent, Good, Fair and Not Recommended. When firing up a game, a screen pops up explaining what settings, if any, should be altered in order to get the game running at its best. A full list of compatible titles can be found on Nvidia’s 3D Vision website.

Asus G51J 3D

Run a game in 3D and you’ll be told what settings to adjust

Unlike with the Acer, which had viewing angles restricted due to the polarised glasses, you don’t need to worry about your positioning in relation to the display. However, the shuttering nature of the glasses means everything appears a lot dimmer. Although not a problem with most games, those with darker scenes can cause problems.

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop
Web giant looking into why version 5.0 of Android is crippling older slabs
All aboard the Poo Bus! Ding ding, route Number Two departing
Only another three days of pooing and I can have a ride!
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
The IT Crowd's internet in a box gets $240k of crowdcash for a cause
'Outernet' project proposes satellite-fuelled 'Lantern' WiFi library for remote areas
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Business security measures using SSL
Examines the major types of threats to information security that businesses face today and the techniques for mitigating those threats.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.