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  • 29 June 2010 15:48

ASUS NX90 Multimedia Notebook — A Duet of Style and Sonority

Delivering the Pinnacle of Multimedia Enjoyment and Contemporary Design - The new 18.4” ASUS NX90 multimedia notebook revisits the forgotten aspects of portable PC design, injecting excitement and a sense of premium luxury to a product often treated as a mere commodity. The NX90 is crafted with input from renowned designer David Lewis and incorporates technology co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®. It is a notebook that’s on a par with full surround systems in terms of audio quality, through the ASUS SonicMaster sound standard. It is also a style icon, designed to take centre stage in the home and add a touch of class to any décor.

Birth of an Icon The NX90’s unique form and advanced technology have benefitted from the experience of award winning designer David Lewis, who took part in developing the new multimedia notebook. Mr. Lewis’ studio is known, to design buffs and audiophiles the world over, as one of the main forces behind the hallmark Bang & Olufsen ‘look’. Eye-catching multimedia gear has been a staple of his studio for many years.

With the NX90, ASUS designers and Mr. Lewis have sought to change the perception that users have of notebooks, from mundane tools to symbols of craftsmanship and multimedia excellence.

“Our aim was a piece of design and art that people could place in the centre of their home and take great joy in its appearance. To me, it’s not just a machine, the objective was to create a style to challenge the way people regard notebooks”, said David Lewis when speaking of the NX90.

Breakthrough in Notebook Design NX90 marks a departure from conventional notebooks, bringing PCs into the realm of interior design. The polished aluminum body reflects room ambience, adding to the atmosphere of any environment. The unique look of the notebook spruces up any room, something the spectacular audio quality takes even further. By placing speakers outside the chassis and alongside the screen, designers have ensured sound wraps around users and their surroundings. Meanwhile, the interface itself has been refreshed, with dual touchpads that enable true two-handed usability, creating a virtual mouse through the addition of a second touch surface. The oversized palm rests provide ample room for comfort even during prolonged sessions, one of the perks of a true multimedia, desktop replacement, portable PC.

New Standards—Audio as it’s Meant to be Enjoyed The new SonicMaster sound standard is one of the key attractions of the NX90. Developed by the ASUS Golden Ear team through significant cooperation with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®, SonicMaster represents a new milestone in PC audio. It guarantees the best quality audio available to users, bringing PCs to the level of dedicated high fidelity surround systems.

SonicMaster comprises harmonised hardware and software tuning, optimised to render high definition surround audio that’s true to life and wider in range than ever experienced on a notebook. The exacting standards implemented in SonicMaster offer crystal clear reproduction, deeper and richer bass, and an overall power upgrade that’s sure to impress anyone listening in for the first time. Particular emphasis has been placed on recreating lifelike audio. This results in vocals and an overall feel very much akin to a live concert, miles ahead of the muddy, muted and tinny sound people have come to expect from notebooks.

The amazing results attained by SonicMaster serve to augment not only music playback, but also gaming, movies and voice communication.

Designed for the Sound Lover Due to its focus on multimedia, the NX90 also ships with the Rotation Desktop interface, which makes the most of the twin touchpads mentioned earlier. This unique technology increases multimedia control, with new gesture input that’s intuitive for accessing and making the most of music and video content on the fly with two handed DJ-like controls. Photo zoom, web page and document scrolling are also a breeze with the Rotation Desktop. Specifications Model ASUS NX90 Processor Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.8 GHz Operating system Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit Chipset Mobile Intel® HM55 System memory 6GB DDR3, 1066MHz Display 18.4-inch full high definition LED backlit display Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 335M with 1GB GDDR3 Storage 1TB (500G x 2) Optical drive Slot-in Blu-ray combo Camera Built-in 2 megapixel Dimensions and weight * 525mm x 280mm x 43.8mm * 4.4kg (with 6 cell battery

Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Please visit www.asus.com for more information. ### About ASUS ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era, with an extensive product portfolio that includes notebooks, netbooks, motherboards, graphics cards, multimedia, optical drives, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person. ASUS won 3,056 awards in 2008, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company's revenue for 2009 was US$7.5 billion. ASUS ranks among BusinessWeek's InfoTech 100, and has been on the listing for 12 consecutive years.

PR Contact: Richelle Gillett or Jennifer Jefferys Spectrum Communications asus@spectrumcomms.com.au 02 9954 3299

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