ASUS Notebooks Review ASUS, a global technology-oriented company is known for its groundbreaking innovation and top-quality products. True to its corporate slogan – “Inspiring Innovation | Persistent Perfection” ASUS won over 3,000 awards in 2008 alone and for 11 years consecutively has been featured on the Business Week’s “InfoTech 100” list of IT companies. ASUS is currently one of the top 10 companies on the list. The company has had an impact on many costumers by introducing technological innovations and trends such as the use of renewable materials like bamboo and leather in its notebooks. Furthermore the company has been the first to equip its notebooks and motherboards with proprietary power-saving Super Hybrid Engine Technology. ASUS is renowned and respected for its range of notebooks for home and business users alike. The notebooks combine top quality with excellent prices. All ASUS notebooks come with ASUS 360 service program as standard. The program includes: • • • • • 2 year global warranty One month zero bright dot guarantee Free two-way standard shipping 24/7 tech support 1 year accidental damage warranty protecting the notebook from spills, fire, drops and surge ASUS UL20A-A1 Thin and Light 12.1-Inch Silver Notebook – 7.5 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium) Aesthetically pleasing and boasting a stunning energy-efficient performance, thin and lightweight with uncompromised functionality, ASUS UL20A-A1 notebook redefines ultraportable notebooks. 7.5 hours of battery life coupled with low-voltage Intel® Core™2 Duo processor SU7300 and 2GB of DDR2 SDRAM, the UL20A-A1 gives you much better value for money comparing to most notebooks. 250GB of storage, 12.1-inch HD LED-backlit bright display are only a few of the features the UL20A-A1 boasts. Multi-touch trackpad and a comfortable chiclet keyboard improve your browsing and typing experience while its SRS surround offers a virtual home theater experience wherever you are. Features: • • • • • • • • • • • Intel® Core™2 Duo processor provides multitasking performance and top image quality Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium 12.1-inch LED-backlight display delivers stunning real life visuals 4 GB system RAM Up to 500GB Storage option 802.11a/b/g/n wireless connectivity Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR for further expandability Slim and elegant, inspired by one of the world’s thinnest creations, the wings of the butterfly Multi-touch touchpad enables intuitive browsing of web-pages, documents or zoom in and out with simple finger gestures Energy efficient Intel® ULV processors provides extended battery life ASUS AI Light sensor Technology adjusts the brightness of the touchpad, the display and the illuminated keyboard in accordance with environmental lighting Now is the time to treat yourself to ASUS UL20A-A1 - a thin, stylish, ultraportable piece of Technology… ASUS UL80Vt-A1 14-Inch Thin and Light Black Laptop (11.5 Hours of Battery Life) Energy-efficient, slim and stylish, ASUS UL80Vt-A1 redefines ultraportable notebooks and adds new powerful features to the mix. It enables up to 12 hours battery life, powered by ultra-low-voltage Intel® Core™2 Duo processor SU7300, with 4GB of DDR3 DRAM, ASUS GraphiX Boost switchable graphics, and the unique Turbo33 Technology, the UL80Vt-A1 gives other notebooks a run for their money. 320GB of storage and an ultra-slim profile makes traveling a breeze while its 14-inch HD LED-backlit display combines brightness with energy efficiency. Multi-touch trackpad and a comfortable chiclet keyboard improve your browsing and typing experience while its SRS surround and Altec Lansing speakers offer a virtual home theater experience wherever you are. Features: • • • • • • • ASUS Turbo33 Technology enables up to 33% performance enhancement by integrating software and hardware. Online streaming, smoother videos and other multimedia applications are enjoyed without interruption Intel Core™ 2 Duo SU7300 Processor enables energy-saving multitasking performance DDR3 memory provides faster data rate than its predecessor, DDR2 14-inch high definition LED backlight display with a 16:9 aspect ratio GraphiX Boost Technology combines cutting-edge graphics performance with battery conservation. It also allows alternating NVIDIA® GeForce® G 210M graphics card for resource-hungry application and Intel® integrated graphics card for energy efficiency ASUS Power4 Gear Technology features up to 12-hours battery life. Power usage is tailored to users’ preferences and tasks. Works in concert with an Intel® Core™2 Duo processor Options for a maximal energy efficiency Magnificent brushed aluminum protects the notebook’s exterior while keeping it stylish and graceful. Go ahead and get yourself one of those magnificent ASUS UL80Vt-A1 notebooks, so you can enjoy stunning graphics and crystalclear sound wherever you are… ASUS N61JQ-A1 16-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Dark Brown) ASUS N61JQ combines real sound with true entertainment. It sports Intel’s new Core i7-720QM processor and an ATI 5730 graphics engine with 1GB DDR3 VRAM that bring users true-to-life images for videos, movies and games. N61JQ provides balanced and improved audio reproduction across multiple sonic ranges, with 2.5-watt TV standard sound output and a 21cc amplifier. Altec Lansing speakers backed up by SRS Premium sound provide supreme sound quality wherever you are. Multi-touch touchpad enhances browsing and typing experience and its sunken-hinge design improves viewing angle. Features: • • SonicMaster audio Technology enhances sounds separation and provides a supreme audio experience by integrating software and hardware innovations Multimedia is brought to life with 2-channel Altec Lansing speakers and superior chamber design outputting 2.5 watts • • • • • • • • Video Magic software package provides superior visual experience as it enhances video editing, transcoding and video quality: DirectX utilizes GPU processing cores to give your system a speed boost and handle resource-demanding tasks such as video encoding True Theater maximizes DVD resolution to full high definition 1080p. Seamless DVD playback is achieved with more natural color and brightness of images and a frame-rate of 60/72fps Media Expresso (trial edition) enables speedy video conversions to multiple formats on-thefly. Users can easily convert videos to iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune and other mobile devices. Media Expresso enables automatic iTunes integration of converted files Noise and conversion rate are reduced to provide a sharp display with ASUS Splendid Technology. The result is vivid images, enhanced contrast, brightness and color saturation all across the board Intel® Core™ i7 processors enhance your computing experience while speeding up your PC in case it needs extra performance ATI Radeon HD 5730 graphics card with DirectX 11 delivers stunning images using Direct Computing. Now you can enjoy sharp realistic visuals with detailed texture, shadows, lighting and facial details Firstly introduced by ASUS, USB 3.0 allows faster transfer of high definition data like large files, videos and movies. Bandwidth is up to 5Gbps, which is about 10 times the bandwidth of the current USB 2.0. USB-chargeable devices are charged with 900mA instead of 500mA with the current USB 2.0. Battery life is extended as the USB 3.0 suspends operations when in idle mode Enjoy a true-to-life multimedia experience on-the-go with the ASUS N61JQ-A1… ASUS N61JV-X2 16-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Dark Brown) N61Jv-X2 delivers premium entertainment while on the go. Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA's GeForce® GT 325M graphics processing unit (GPU) provide a power efficient experience with uncompromised performance. NVIDIA GeForce Graphics deliver a flawless HD entertainment experience on a beautiful 16-inch HD LED-backlit widescreen. ASUS SonicMaster design enriches your audio experience while super fast USB 3.0 interfaces accelerates your transfer speed by up to 10 times. Other features include 4GB DDR3 system RAM, a chiclet keyboard, a multi-touch trackpad, a highspeed wireless 802.11n connectivity, a 500GB 7200 RPM hard drive, an HDMI connectivity, and 2.0MP webcam. Features: SonicMaster audio Technology enhances sounds seperation and provides a supreme audio experience by integrating software and hardware innovations. • Multimedia is brought to life with 2-channel Altec Lansing speakers and superior chamber design outputting 2.5 watts • Video Magic software package provides superior visual experience as it enhances video editing, transcoding and video quality: -Nvidia CUDA GPU computing Technology gives your system a speed boost and handle resource-demanding tasks such as video encoding -True Theater maximizes DVD resolution to full high definition 1080p. Seamless DVD playback is achieved with more natural color and brightness of images and a frame-rate of 60/72fps -Media Expresso (trial edition) enables speedy video conversions to multiple formats on-thefly. The software is optimized for GPU computing (NVIDIA CUDA) and enables users to easily convert videos to iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune and other mobile devices. Media Expresso enables automatic iTunes integration of converted files. -Noise and conversion rate are reduced to provide a sharp display with ASUS Splendid Technology. The result is vivid images, enhanced contrast , brightness and color saturation all across the board • • • • Intel® Core™ i7 processors enhance your computing experience while speeding up your PC in case it needs extra performance ATI Radeon HD 5730 graphics card with DirectX 11 delivers stunning images using Direct Computing. Now you can enjoy sharp realistic visuals with detailed texture, shadows, lighting and facial details Firstly introduced by ASUS, USB 3.0 allows faster transfer of high definition data like large files, videos and movies. Bandwidth is up to 5Gbps which is about 10 times the bandwidth of the current USB 2.0. USB-chargeable devices are charged with 900mA instead of 500mA with the current USB 2.0. Battery life is extended as the USB 3.0 suspends operations when in idle mode Enjoy a true entertainment experience coupled with ease of use and awesome sound and video quality when you buy ASUS N61JV-X2 notebook. ASUS K50AF-X1 15.6-Inch Versatile Performance Laptop (Black) The 15.6-inch K50AF-X1 notebook features intelligent performance on the go with the AMD Vision Premium technologies enhancing productivity and enabling HD entertainment. ASUS Power4 Gear power management utility together with AMD Turion II Dual Core Mobile M520 processor and the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145 graphics engine, deliver smart multitasking and multimedia experience. A brilliant 15.6-inch LED-backlit HD widescreen provides true-to-life visuals and HD cinema. Multi-touch trackpad and full-size chocolate style keyboard add to your comfort and convenience. 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system comes pre-installed and enables seamless home networking and a faster and more reliable performance. ASUS FastBoot Technology provides a staggering 30 seconds startup time. ASUS IceCool Technology keeps the palm rest and the keyboard cool for better user experience during long sessions. More features include 4GB DDR2 system RAM, Built-in webcam and Mic, 500GB hard drive, high-speed wireless N connectivity – to name just a few. Features: • • • • • • • • • • • ASUS Power4 Gear power management utility keeps you connected for longer AMD Turion II Dual Core Mobile M520 processor and the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145 graphics engine deliver smart multitasking and multimedia experience Brilliant 15.6-inch LED-backlit HD widescreen delivers crystal clear visuals and HD cinema Multi-touch trackpad and full-size chocolate style keyboard with numeric keypad provide comfort & convenience wherever you are Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system comes pre-installed and lets you create a home network and share photos, music and videos. Windows 7 brings fast and reliable performance to your computing experience ASUS FastBoot Technology enables your computer to start up in 30 seconds ASUS IceCool Technology keeps the keyboard and palm rest cool for comfortable feeling over long sessions. 4GB DDR2 system RAM Built-in webcam and Mic 500GB hard drive storage High-speed wireless N connectivity Boost up your productivity and get your notebook up to speed in no time when you get ASUS K50AF-X1… ASUS K42JC-A1 14-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop – Dark Brown The new K42JC is the perfect fit for work and play. Intel's new Core i5-430M processor, an NVidia G310M graphics engine, and 4 GB of DDR3 memory, make it the ideal choice for your versatile computing needs. As much as ASUS K42JC is a powerful notebook, it was designed with comfortableness in mind. A sunken hinge design allows better viewing angles while its smudge proof palm rests and a concaved chiclet keyboard improve typing experience. Ultimately, the new Palm Proof Technology avoids accidental mouse cursor movement. Features: • • • • • • Intel's new Core i5-430M processor NVidia G310M graphics engine 4 GB DDR3 system RAM Sunken hinge design allows more comfortable viewing angles Smudge proof palm rests and a concaved chiclet keyboard improve typing experience ASUS’s New Palm Proof Technology prevents accidental movement of the mouse cursor Indulge in a comfortable yet seamless working experience with this sweet 14-inch piece of engineering. ASUS Republic of Gamers G51JX-X3 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (Blue) With high-performing Republic of Gamers (ROG) G51Jx notebook you can experience ASUS innovation and get the competitive edge. Intel Core i5 processor, ASUS Dedicated Graphics Engine powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M graphics card, 4GB of DDR3 system memory give you the best gaming Technology and more. Stutter-free visuals and uncompromised performance take your gaming experience to the next level. A vibrant 15.6-inch LED-backlit Full HD widescreen with theater level cinematics add to your multimedia experience. Windows 7 provides you better time-saving utilities to get you faster on the battlefield. Features: • • • • • Intel® Core™ i7 processor features Intel® Turbo Boost Technology which intelligently adapts its speed to your computing tasks. Intel® Hyper-threading Technology increases multitasking capability ASUS Power4Gear puts your system performance on overdrive Clawed design with features which include racing flames on its lid and an illuminated gaming keyword to keep you ahead of the game even in the dark A complimentary Republic of Gamers backpack and Razor® optical mouse give you an allinclusive gaming package NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 360M GPU with built-in PhysX® Technology enhances your gaming experience, making it realistic and natural with super-smooth 1080p video playback • • • • A fast 500GB 7,200RPM SATA hard drive with Dual HDD support stores all your files while out and about Brilliant 15.6’ full HD widescreen with NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD Technology enables smooth video playback and sharp images Altec Lansing® speakers and EAX® Advanced™ HD 4.0 provide accurate real-life sound experience CMSS-3D channels bring full surround all round sound effect into the game Get the best gaming experience with this screaming powerhouse notebook. ASUS Republic of Gamers G51JX-X3 will keep you ahead of the game.