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Asus G51, G61 Laptops Piggy-Back Transformers

Asus G51, G61 Laptops Piggy-Back Transformers

Asustek Corporation has just launched their G51Vx and G60Vx mecha-inspired gaming laptops as a a follow-up to their successful G50Vt line of machines.

The laptops, previewed just last month at Computex come in 15.6- and 16-inch formats and look like something you’d find in a Transformers movie – no coincidence there, we presume – with a suggestive techno look thanks to a backlit keyboard and some LED lighting on the LCD frame – which, by the way, is pure white with a metallic grey glossy finish.

According to the specifications, these two laptops are looking to be multimedia powerhouses, powered by Core 2 Quad or Core 2 Duo processors, in addition to a GeForce GTX 260M with 1GB of GDDR3. Up to 4GB of DDR2-800 will provide the RAM needed to run just about any game around.  And RAID support will let users couple up 1TB worth of storage on these laptops.

Surprisingly, Asus also claims that the LED-backlit panels are Full HD, and if true that would be quite a surprise to see a 15.6-inch LCD piling on the pixels at 1920x1080. Blu-ray is a factory option, and we can’t see why not. Audio is provided courtesy of Creative Labs and EAX Advanced HD 4.0 support coupled to Altec-Lansing built-in speakers. If you’re a video conferencing buff, you can use the in-built webcam (2MP) to gloat about it to your friends.

Similar to the G70 series of Asus laptops, the G51Vx and G60Vx also sport the “Extreme Turbo” profile to allow automatic overclocking. So, in theory, you should be able to squeeze a few more frames per second out of these…

Asus will being sales in July 2009 but pricing is still a well-kept secret All we can add is that these Autobot-ish laptops are sure to hook the Transformers crowd this Summer.

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