Asus Intros First 3D Notebook, TS Mini NAS Drive

You knew it was bound to happen. The 3D revolution started with the TV, but now it's seeping into everything. Cinemas, projectors and now notebook PCs. Before long, we're guessing a 3D version of the Nintendo DSi and Sony PSP will be out and about. All possible kidding aside, Asus has just announced that it'll be matching Acer's 3D laptop launch with one of its own. The G51J 3D is a modified version of the gaming notebook we reviewed just over a week ago, so if it's depth and wild glasses you're after, hopefully you held off.

Reportedly, this is the planet's first notebook to utilize
NVIDIA's 3D Vision technology. Within, you'll find a GeForce GTX 260M GPU (1GB DDR3), a Core i7 processor, Windows 7 64-bit, and a pair of glasses to experience the 3rd dimension. It'll be available in North America "soon" for $1699.99.

In other news, Asus is also introducing a new Windows Home Server, the TS Mini. Designed to serve homes and small businesses, the $349.99 (starting) server is up for pre-order now and is equipped with an Intel Atom CPU. It's capable of backing up data from up to ten computers daily, and it features six onboard USB ports, two eSATA ports, a year of free 500GB storage over the Web, Gigabit Ethernet and either 500GB or 2TB of hard drive space.

Gaming Just Got Real — Introducing the ASUS Republic of Gamers G51J 3D Gaming Notebook 

ASUS Launches the World’s First Notebook Utilizing NVIDIA® 3D Vision 
for Truly Immersive Gaming

Your browser may not support display of this image. Fremont, CA (November 17, 2009) - As the first notebook capable of producing realistic 3D visuals in games and videos, the new ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) G51J 3D is designed to deliver a truly immersive gaming and multimedia experience to gamers everywhere. Equipped with NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ and bundled with specially designed 3D glasses, the ASUS G51J 3D—which sports an NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260M with 1GB DDR3 video memory — delivers adrenaline-pumping, edge-of-your-seat visuals anytime, anywhere. EAX and CMSS audio technology further enhances in-game immersion, delivering crystal clear sound and compelling environment audio effects through bespoke Altec Lansing® speakers. Powered by an Intel® Core™ i7 processor and 64-bit Windows® 7 operating system, the ASUS G51J 3D is the weapon of choice for discerning gamers who enjoy gaming-on-the-move. 

Immersive Gaming: Bridging the Gap between the Virtual and Reality

Equipped with NVIDIA®  3D Vision™, the ASUS G51J 3D delivers ultra-realistic graphics that come to life before the user. A pair of 3D Vision™ active-shutter glasses coupled with a wide-range infra-red emitter delivers stereoscopic images with clarity, brightness and depth-of-field (DOP) at full resolution without any viewing angle restrictions. The GPU driver and a 120Hz 3D panel render each scene twice, delivering up to 60 images evenly to each eye, amounting to a total of up to 120 images at any given time. Gamers can experience total immersion into their games from what were previously flat 2D worlds, to true-to-life 3D. With up to 400 PC games that work out-of-the-box with 3D Vision, gamers can experience a whole new dimension of gaming never-before seen, with recently released games such as Resident Evil® 5, Borderlands™, World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King™, Batman®: Arkham Asylum™ and Star Trek® D-A-C. 

“NVIDIA® is excited about the world’s first 3D Vision notebook coming from ASUS,” said Phil Eisler, General Manager of 3D Vision business unit at NVIDIA®. “The ASUS G51J 3D notebook will set the standard by which gaming and 3D notebooks will be judged. Congratulations to ASUS for achieving this monumental milestone!” 

Your browser may not support display of this image. Complementing the immersive visual effects is EAX Advanced HD 4.0 3D audio technology and CMSS surround sound. EAX Advanced HD 4.0 audio technology enhances in-game environments and scenarios by providing corresponding three dimensional sound effects. It can provide up to 64 additional sound effects from its sound library, and produces ultra-realistic spatial effects for more than 300 supported games. Together with high fidelity Altec Lansing® speakers, the ASUS G51J 3D delivers a gaming and multimedia audio experience that no other notebook can match. 

A Juggernaut of Power: Multitasking and Gaming Performance 

Powered by the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processor for multitasking muscle on-the-move, the ASUS G51J 3D features four dedicated physical cores working in tandem with the operating system and applications for additional performance. It allows users to utilize and launch multiple applications, and to enjoy high definition multimedia and processor-intensive games effortlessly.

Set to Stun: Mind-blowing Graphics at Incredible Speeds

The main area of concern for any discerning gamer when it comes to a gaming notebook is graphics, and the ASUS G51J 3D is designed specifically to meet or exceed their expectations. ASUS’ engineers have cleverly circumvented the thermal and placement issues that typically arise from fitting an NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260M into a 15.6-inch notebook. With 1GB DDR3 video memory onboard, the ASUS G51J 3D attained a 3DMark®06 score of well over 11,000*, a significant leap from other 15-inch to 16-inch notebooks in the market today. 

Pricing and Availability 
The ASUS G51J 3D notebook will be available in North America soon from, and other authorized resellers. The introductory MSRP is $1699.99 USD. For more information please visit our website

ASUS Unveils TS Mini Server for Today’s Small Office/Home Office 

-- Compact, energy efficient and pre-installed with Windows® Home Server, the TS Mini serves the need to access and share content on-demand -- 

Fremont, California (November 18, 2009) – ASUS, a worldwide leader in personal computers, today introduces the TS mini small office/home office (SOHO) server. The TS mini targets modern home and small office users that frequently exchange data from multiple computers and require access from various locations. The TS mini secures documents, multimedia, and other digital content into a sleek repository. It further safeguards data on multiple computers across the home or office with automatic backups and cloud storage. TS mini allows centralized file access with local networks, attached storage devices and remotely over the internet. Equipped with an Intel® Atom™ processor, the TS mini delivers quiet, energy efficient, always-on access. Operating on the Microsoft® Windows™ Home Server Platform, it simplifies management of digital content. The TS Mini is available now for pre-order at and starting at $349.99 USD.
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“Consumer demand for rich content that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on any device is fueling innovation in networking and storage of media and data in the home,” said Seth Bobroff, general manager, Data Center Group – Storage, Intel Corporation. “The Intel® Atom™ processor in the TS mini enables ASUS to deliver the ability to stream media, share files and protect data while remotely accessing it, all in a sleek and energy-efficient 2-bay design.”   

“We are pleased to welcome ASUS, one of the industry’s leading PC manufacturers, to the Windows Home Server family,” said Leslie McGuire, Microsoft Director of Windows Server Marketing. “Customers tell us they want an easy and inexpensive way to store, manage and protect their digital content. ASUS helps them achieve all of that with their TS Mini Server, which includes a robust option for adding data capacity through external Web storage.”   

Easy Backup and Restoration of Home Computers

The TS mini can automatically back up data from up to 10 computers daily. With six USB and two eSATA ports, the TS mini lets users directly back up, synchronize, and manage their files across various USB and eSATA devices and the internal hard disk drive. In a recovery scenario, users can bring individual computers or the entire office back online by loading the latest recovery information saved on the TS mini.

Convenient Content Sharing and Easy Remote Access

The TS mini makes it easy for users to stream photos, music, video and other digital content to various devices including TVs, computers, Media PCs, and gaming consoles—for all-around content access. With the Remote Access feature, users outside the local network can also leverage their personal Windows Live™ account to access the TS mini and its content. Additionally, they can stream music and multimedia content through the online connection. 

Large Data Capacity with Exclusive Web Storage

For additional storage capacity, the ASUS offers TS mini users a year of free 500GB storage over the Web. Users can boost their storage or synchronize backups online for improved data security. Additionally, users can save large peer-to-peer files on the Web, and share data with user accounts worldwide. 

Energy-saving Features

In line with global energy-saving initiatives, the TS mini uses minimal power—consuming 24.5W when in idle mode and 27.9W during activation. The TS mini is the ideal choice for 24/7, non-stop data center operation. 


The ASUS TS mini is available in 500G and 2TB models at $349 and $529, respectively.  


CPU Intel® Atom Processor N280 1.66GHz
Memory 1GB/2GB DDR2-800
Hard Drive 500GB/2TB, 7200 RPM
Networking 1x 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) RJ45 LAN
Interfaces 6x USB 2.0, 2x eSATA, 1x K-Lock
LED Indicators System, HDD1, HDD2, Network status indicators
AC Power Adapter (Watt) Output: 19V, 90W  
Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
Dimensions 9.6" (H) x 3.8" (W) x 8" (D)
Weight 3.3/3.9 kg; 7.26/8.58 lbs.
Operating System Powered by Microsoft Windows Home Server
Accessories Quick start guide 
User manual 
AC adapter (90W) 
Power cord 
RJ45 LAN cable 
Software installation CD 
Recovery DVD 
Restore CD 
HDD screws package 
Warranty card

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