Quad-Speaker, Intel Core i5: ASUS N Series Hit
Asus new N Series notebooks have impressive specs; 4th generation Intel Core processors (i5 or i7), excellent sound with SonicMaster Premium audio, and GeForce graphics for gamers.
They come in two options: N550 15.6-inch Full HD, or N750 17.3-inch Full HD screen with 150-degree viewing angle.
OS wise, its either Windows 8/Windows 8 Pro, and there’s optional touchscreens. No word if they will cost extra, though.
The N Series are the first-ever to feature a quad-speaker array and use ASUS SonicMaster Premium audio.
But at AU$1599 they’re not cheap either, going up to $2299 for the N750. But if you’re into sound you’ll get bang for you buck – the SonicMaster audio is co-developed by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower.
Theres also an external SonicMaster subwoofer that augments bass output and adds powerful deep notes, and MaxxAudio sound-processing tools onboard.
As previous N Series, the PC’s are made durable aluminum, and ripple-like speaker mesh. It has Li-polymer 59WHr/ 69WHr battery, two-week standby, with automatic backup.
|The ASUS N Series multimedia notebooks are available from ASUS authorised channel resellers and national retailers. The ASUS N Series notebooks are distributed in Australia by Altech, Dicker Data and Synnex.
Processor 4th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor
Operating system Windows 8 / Windows 8
ProDisplay N550JV (R552JV): 15.6-inch IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080)
N750JV(R550JV): 17.3-inch HD+ (1600 x 900) / Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics JV: NVIDIA GeForce? GT 750M 4GB DDR3 VRAM
Camera HD 720p web camera
Memory 1600MHz DDR3 (up to 16GB)
Storage 2.5-inch SATA III HDD (1TB – 5400rpm) / Dual HDD support (750GB X 2 – 5400rpm) (N750 only)
Wireless 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0
Connectivity Gigabit Ethernet, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI 1.4, multi-format memory card reader, 3.5mm headphone/mic combo socket, 3.5mm external subwoofer socketN550: 3x USB 3.0 portsN750: 4x USB 3.0 ports
Battery N550: Li-polymer 59WHr (4000mAh)/ N750: Li-polymer 69WHr (6260mAh)
Size N550: 383 x 255 x 27mmN750: 415 x 275 x 29.9mm
Weight N550: 2.5kgN750: 3.3kg