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ASUS N-Series Laptop with SonicMaster – Take the Laptop Audio to New Heights

Laptop may do many things but it is no music player – not a descent one at least. When it comes to sounds, audiophiles frown upon laptop speakers; those tiny notebook speakers just don’t pack enough punch or thump to be even considered a beat. This maybe the universal notion until ASUS decides to take a crack at the audio challenge and release their N-series notebooks with SonicMaster. In partnership with audio experts Bang & Olufsen, ASUS developed SonicMaster, a professional audio certification program which promises high-quality sound that bests the audio experience on any other laptop. SonicMaster branding means that laptops must first feature large speaker chambers, powerful amplifiers and extensive software-processing to create an exceptional audio experience.

The N-series will come in two models – the 15.6-inch N53 and 17.3-inch N73. Both are outfitted with a dual-core 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 520M, 1GB GeForce GT325 GPU, 4GB DDR3 and a Blu-ray drive. ASUS also integrated NVIDIA’s Optimus graphics-switching technology, which should aid in extending the battery life when the GPU is not being used. The smaller model can also be installed with a 2.4GHz Core i3 370M and a 1GB GeForce 415M. The N53 features a 1,366×768 pixel resolution screen with a glossy finish, while N73 gets whooping 1,600×900 resolution. Both SonicMaster certified N-series laptops should be available anytime now from major consumer electronics retailers. The N53 is tagged between £649.99 and £999, while the larger N73 will cost around £1,099.

ASUS and NVIDIA Join Forces to Bring the Best in Notebook Entertainment

If you’re pleased about the alliance between the humans and the Autobots for the good of humanity, then you’ll probably jump for joy with the new alliance between ASUS and NVIDIA. ASUS in partnership with NVIDIA released a new range of notebooks with the latest NVIDIA Optimus technology; these include the ASUS multimedia N Series, light U/UL Series and mainstream K Series. ASUS’s flagship, the N Series of notebook boasts the best of the best in mobile multimedia entertainment. The series features optimized graphics and a long lasting battery life that would make even the most hard to please multimedia fans happy.

On the core of the new notebooks is the new NVIDIA Optimus technology which intelligently fine-tunes the right amount graphic power depending on the application running. Optimus technology taps the discrete GPU for graphics intensive applications like multimedia, games, and other GPU computing applications. For lighter applications like Internet, emails and word processing, it uses the notebook’s integrated graphics. The NVIDIA Optimus automatically does the switching and distribution of graphic load seamlessly so users need not to worry about the technical details. Automatically adjusting the GPU load depending on the demand results in less energy consumption; therefore increasing the battery life. The NVIDIA Optimus technology, along with the ASUS SonicMaster technology for superior audio quality, Video Magic Technology for realistic videos through advanced graphics processing and USB 3.0 for blazing fast transfer rates, truly make the ASUS N Series a perfect product of an ultimate alliance.

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