ASUS introduced the N81Vg laptop, this model has a 14" LED-backlit LCD display and is the first notebook with the "new" NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M GPU. From what I've heard, the GeForce GT 120M is based on the GeForce 9500M so it's basically another rebadged chip.
The system also has an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, PM45 chipset, up to 4GB of DDR2 800MHz memory, 160GB to 500GB SATA HDD, DVD burner or Blu-ray combo drive, and a 1.3MP webcam.
Combining Effortless Mobility with Stunning Graphics Performance
The pairing of the ASUS N81Vg and the NVIDIA® GeForce™ GT 120M provides users with numerous multimedia options in a small, highly portable notebook designed to take entertainment to the streets.
"The ASUS N81Vg uses the GeForce GT 120M GPU to deliver a visual computing experience far superior to other notebooks in its category today," said Rene Haas, General Manager, Notebook Products, NVIDIA. "With 32 powerful processing cores, the GeForce 120M GPU makes photo editing, video editing, movie ripping, high-definition Blu-ray playback and gaming a reality on 14-inch notebooks."
"We are proud to offer consumers a notebook that is capable of providing spectacular graphics and stunning clarity while maintaining effortless mobility," said Alvin Chou, Senior Product Manager of ASUS’ Notebook Business Unit. "By combining sublime graphics performance, smart technologies and supreme ease of use, the N81Vg is the ideal notebook for those who would like to enjoy multimedia to the fullest."
NVIDIA® GeForce™ GT 120M – Fast Forward Visual Experience for All
The NVIDIA® GeForce™ GT 120M features the latest NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology, which harnesses a massive 110 gigaflops of computing power for a myriad of applications such as video conversion and High Definition enhanced DVD playback with up to 15 times higher frame rate. Users can enjoy greater productivity with CUDA-enhanced photo and video editing applications such as CyberLink PowerDirector and motionDSP vReveal. With DirectX 10 support, users can experience realistic in-game texture details, high dynamic range lighting and special visual effects. NVIDIA PureVideo® HD handles 100% of the video decoding process, producing 1080p High Definition visuals with sharper images, smoother transitions and more vibrant colors.
With a 3DMark® 2006 score of 5,431, the ASUS N81Vg delivers up to 15 times better performance than most other 14-inch notebooks, thus satisfying discerning users with a penchant for High Definition audio and visual enjoyment while on the go.
Reliable Computing and Entertainment with Variable Power Modes
The ASUS N81Vg lasts 3 hours* in Performance mode and 4 hours* in Battery Conservation mode—in both cases an hour more than similarly-specified notebooks.