Asus plans to launch a new 17" 3D notebook in the first quarter of next year, according to DigiTimes. Asus' G72GX will feature an Intel Core i7 processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTM 160M graphics chip, 4GB of RAM, and dual 320GB hard drives. The company is also planning to release a 15.6" 3D notebook, the G51J3D, at some point this month. Apart from the smaller display, the G51J3D's core specifications will be on par with its larger counterpart.
Sources suggested that Asus' laptops would be priced a bit higher than competing units, like Acer's $780 Aspire 5738DG 3D notebooks. The sources said this is mostly because Asus employs more advanced active shutter glasses for the 3D effect on its notebooks. Both HP and Dell are expected to introduce similar products in the near future, and many others will certainly follow suit as the popularity of 3D technology kicks off.