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Asus Announces First Notebooks With New ATI GPU

Asus Announces First Notebooks With New ATI GPU

ASUS Introduces World’s First Notebook Solutions with ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4600 Series GPU

-- ASUS N81Vp and N51Tp Notebooks Redefine Mobile Computing Landscape by Delivering Top-Notch Graphics for Exceptional Multimedia Experiences --
 
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (January 7, 2009) - ASUS is proud to announce the world’s first notebooks equipped with the AMD ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4600 Series GPU—the ASUS N81Vp and N51Tp. These notebooks will leverage the new GPU technology to deliver astounding multimedia experiences for discerning consumers. Furthermore, each N Series notebook also comes with innovative technological developments such as the highly-efficient Super Hybrid Engine (SHE), the built-in Express Gate operating system and the SmartLogon facial recognition system.



Next Generation Graphics Excitement
The ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4600 Series is capable of delivering phenomenal graphical performances for next generation HD notebooks like the ASUS N81Vp and N51Tp. With support for Microsoft DirectX® 10.1, this new generation of GPU caters to the high demands of graphic intensive next-generation game titles for gamers worldwide. Additionally, the ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4600 Series is able to support full 1080p HD viewing—offering stunning HD multimedia experiences for home theatre enthusiasts. Furthermore, energy efficient features enable longer battery life—allowing users to obtain the most out of their notebook at work, at home or at play.

Smart Technology for Smart Computing Style
The N81Vp and N51Tp utilize cutting-edge technologies like Smart Technology, which comprise of Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) – which automatically allocates power to help preserve battery life by up to 35%*; Express Gate – an operating system that allows users to conveniently and quickly access their most commonly-used programs in 8 seconds*; and SmartLogon, which recognizes users’ facial features and logs them on without requiring any manual key input. Such handy innovations enable the N81Vp and N51Tp to deliver the best possible mobile computing solutions to customers.

* Subject to system configuration
Note: Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Please visit www.asus.com for more information

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>> SmartLogon, which recognizes users’ facial features and logs them on without requiring any manual key input.

That could be the worst idea I've heard all day. What's the relative success rate for logging into these things by holding up a picture of the owner?

But, at least it could reduce the amount of torture inflicted by criminals and evil governments. There's no need to torture you for passwords if they can just kill you and shove you in front of the camera. Putting this on a system with disk encryption would be like putting a screen door on Fort Knox.

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They won't need to torture me. If they want my HotHardware login I'll squeal like a pig!

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I wonder which 4600 Series GPU they have, maybe the 4670? This is the first time I've seen a 4000 Series Mobility GPU in a laptop. Strangely on Wikipedia they list a Mobility 4850X2. I'd sure like to have a laptop with one! And for the facial recognition, thats a bad idea. Say you get a haircut, would it still be able to recognise you....I think probably not.

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It actualy works very good and is highly accurate. I used it on a new Lenovo U330 and it was flawless. You just had to center your face in the tracking box.

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