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Asus Unveils NX90 High-Design Notebook

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Asus Unveils NX90 High-Design Notebook

We know we shouldn’t be overly influencing by looks alone, but clearly we’re pretty shallow types round here, as one look at the Asus NX90 and we were smitten. Asus said the laptop has been designed in conjunction with style gurus Bang & Olufsen and designer David Lewis.

The undeniably striking looking laptop features an 18.4in 1,920 x 1,080 display and Bang & Olufsen speakers, which Asus claims are on par with “full surround systems” thanks to them being approximately three to four times the size of those on the average laptop. Asus dubs its speakers tech as SonicMaster and said that the standard is put together with a ‘Golden Ear’ team. Laptops too often get short shrift when it comes to audio, so for a true desktop replacement system like this it’s good to see some real attention being paid to it.

Also garnering some attention is the touchpad, or rather touchpads, with one on either side of the keyboard for access for both right-handers and southpaws. These support gestures, zooming and scrolling.

Core spec is an Intel Core i7 CPU and 6GB of memory with 1.2TB of local storage. Graphics come courtesy of an Nvidia GeForce GT 335M and there’s a Blu-ray drive in there too. You’ll also find two USB 3.0 ports nestling down the sides.

It’s all pretty impressive looking, and sounding, so now for the bad news – it will set you back a fat £2,499.

If you’re in the money though, you’ll be able to pick on up from exclusive retailers such as Harrods, Selfridges – and Comet.

Brian ONeill

October 15, 2010, 6:23 pm

Wow that is ugly. Its like something from the 1980's. I would settle for a decent macbook pro knock off. Whats the nearest pc equivelent to that, the hp dm3?

Hamish Campbell

October 15, 2010, 6:27 pm

Ok, I'll admit first off that I'm not a big fan of B&O....I'm not sure if I should say 'inspite of' or 'due to' living in Denmark.





I just feel the B&O style looks identical to what they were building in the 90's. In fact it would look perfect next to a black leather sofa with a glass top coffee table.





Just had to get that off my chest.

Andy0d2

October 15, 2010, 6:46 pm

Guys - http://www.trustedreviews.com/...

ruthless

October 15, 2010, 7:59 pm

DeLorean

Karl

October 15, 2010, 8:17 pm

When will you review it as I need to buy an 18.4 Laptop with 1920x1080 Resolution can you recomend one ?

pimlicosound

October 16, 2010, 1:55 am

Lose the giant speakers and this would look quite attractive. As it is, it's hideous.

markus g

December 7, 2011, 4:58 am

I've always been a fan of the minimalist look and I think the NX90 looks superb. I'm looking for a high-end laptop to replace my desktop setup and this almost fits the bill. As I'm left handed I like the idea of the dual touchpads too, and I would be quite prepared to shell out for this except for one thing - the lack of a backlit keyboard. I honestly could not imagine using a laptop without a backlit keyboard ever again, it's just one of those thing you never thought too much about until you have one, then can't understand how you ever managed without it especially in low light. Sorry Asus but in this price range, for me that tiny little oversight is a total deal breaker.

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