Delivering the Pinnacle of Multimedia Enjoyment and Contemporary
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 treated by other manufacturers as a mere
commodity. The NX90, crafted with input from renowned designer David
Lewis and technology co-development with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower,
comes in as a notebook that’s on a par with full surround systems in
terms of audio quality through the ASUS SonicMaster sound standard. It
is further a style icon, meant to take centerstage at 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. Thus, 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, taking them from mundane tools
to symbols of craftsmanship and multimedia excellence.
"What we were going for was a piece of design and art that people
could place in the center 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 to
the side of interior design. The polished aluminum body reflects room
ambience, adding to the atmosphere of any environment and therefore
fitting in unobtrusively. Not only that, the large size and unique looks
spruce up any location, something the spectacular audio quality takes
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 stands as 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 by which all sound performance on
computers can be judged. It guarantees the best quality audio available
to users, bringing PCs to the level of dedicated high fidelity surround
SonicMaster comprises harmonized hardware and software tuning,
optimized to render high definition surround audio that’s true to life
and wider in range than ever experience on a notebook. The exacting
standards implemented in SonicMaster guarantee crystal clear
reproduction, deeper and richer bass, and an overall power upgrade
that’s sure to amaze anyone listening in for the first time. Particular
emphasis has been placed on liveness, or recreating audio in a lifelike
fashion. This results in vocals and 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 ups the multimedia control ante 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
Put together, these features make the NX90 the most personal and
singularly impressive notebook PC ever produced—it has to be experienced
to be truly appreciated.
Intel Core i7-720QM Processor
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Mobile Intel HM55
6GB DDR3, 1066MHz
18.4-inch full high definition LED
NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M with 1GB
1TB (500G x 2)
Slot-in Blu-ray combo
Built-in 2 megapixel
Dimensions and weight
* 525mm x 280mm x 43.8mm