Asustek G51 Gaming Laptop Due in US by July

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Asustek Computer has unveiled its latest gaming laptop, an attempt to fuse a stylish device for computer game enthusiasts with something small enough to carry to work.

The G51 laptop sports a 15.6-inch screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio and LED backlight. The graphics card on board is the Nvidia GTX-260M, while Asustek went with a Creative EAX-CMSS sound card for 3D surround sound audio.

The laptop will be available in major U.S. retailers such as Best Buy in July and it will be priced between US$1,300 and $1,500, an Asustek representative said.

Asustek plans to show off the device at Computex Taipei 2009, which opens next week.

The laptop will have Intel Core 2 Quad or Core 2 Duo processors and up to 4GB of DDR2 memory with dual hard disk drives offering up to 1TB of storage.

The G51 offers several features specific to gamers such as an illuminated keyboard and an overclocking feature that allows users to increase processor frequency. It also has a 2.0-megapixel Web cam.

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