Back in early January at CES 2010, Asus announced some of their flagship laptops dedicated for high-end and luxurious computing, if you’ll remember the Bang & Olufsen themed multimedia laptop called Asus NX90J. According to the company, this was on the way ready to hit the shelves, along with behemoth line ups of new Asus multimedia and gaming notebook computers. Check out the press release after the break.
ASUS Unveils a Lineup of Innovative Products at Pepcom Holiday Spectacular!— ASUS displays the latest PC technologies featuring uniquely styled Notebooksand Netbooks, LCDs and the WiCast EW2000 1080P Video Streamer–Fremont, CA (September 15, 2010) – ASUS, a market leader in personal computer products, is displaying several of its latest offerings at the Pepcom Holiday Spectacular! in New York City. ASUS is known for elevating innovation into an art form and this is especially true of its latest mobile computing products. Highlights of the show include the following products:ASUS NX90JqAtelier craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology seamlessly meld together in the luxurious ASUS NX90Jq notebook. Designed by award-winning designer David Lewis of David Lewis Designers, the NX90Jq is a study in sublime contrasts, featuring a polished aluminum exterior and palm rest that match beautifully to the matte-black keyboard and dual touchpads. Two speakers featuring Bang & Olufsen ICEpower® technology flank an 18.4″ display reminiscent of high-end consumer flat screen televisions. Exclusive ASUS SonicMaster technology helps ensure that all audio is reproduced as flawlessly as possible. The NX90Jq also offers a unique way to interact with the system, in the form of dual touch pads. These work in concert with the Rotation Desktop software to provide users with an intuitive DJ-like control. Featuring the latest in Intel® Core™ i7 and NVIDIA GeForce® technologies plus up to 1.28TB* of storage space and 8GB* of DDR3 memory, this work of modern art also has the power to replace your desktop.ASUS U33JcThe U33Jc is a 13.3″ notebook featuring one of the most elegant designs ever developed by employing natural bamboo on the cover and keypad area for a sophisticated look and touch. By employing this natural material in a unique way, ASUS has perfectly combined traditional craftsmanship and modern technology. The U33 Bamboo notebook boasts the industry’s most innovative technologies, such as Intel’s® Core i3-370M processor and NVIDIA’s® G310M discrete graphics chipset. In addition, the U33 Bamboo notebook is equipped with USB 3.0 connectivity for high speed transfers along with Intel’s WiDi wireless display technology that enables users to transfer high-definition images and audio to external displays. Energy savings are provided by Intel Turbo Boost technology, NVIDIA Optimus auto-switch technology and ASUS’ exclusive Super Hybrid Engine technology.ASUS N53JfThe ASUS N53Jf represents a new definition in style, portability, and entertainment performance. Featuring next generation NVIDIA® GeForce GT425M graphics along with an Intel® Core i5 processor and ASUS Sonic Master audio technology the N53Jf is your best choice for a portable entertainment platform. The exclusive ASUS SonicMaster technology is a new audio standard focused on providing professional surround sound. Co-developed with acclaimed Bang & Olufsen ICEpower and based on the efforts of ASUS’ Golden Ear team, SonicMaster completely reinvents the way audio is treated and reproduced on notebooks. Users further benefit from the implementation of several additional technologies on the new N Series notebooks, including USB 3.0, NVIDIA Optimus auto-switching technology and Intel Turbo Boost for additional processing power when needed.ASUS Eee PC 1015PEMnThe 10.1″ 1015PEM is the perfect PC due to its travel friendly size and stylish design. It features the new Intel Atom N550 dual-core processor for improved performance and prolonged battery life. Besides its elegantly seashell-inspired design the Eee PC 1015PEM is feature laden with Bluetooth 3.0* and 802.11n wireless for the fastest connectivity speeds available in a netbook. User comfort is a priority at ASUS and the 1015PEM does not disappoint with an ergonomically designed Chiclet keyboard and a large touchpad perfect for working on a spreadsheet or conversing with friends and family on your favorite social networking site.ASUS WiCast EW2000 1080P Video StreamerASUS’s newest product, the WiCast EW2000 offers wireless streaming of 1080P media with almost no latency (<1ms) in a stylish and compact design. Featuring WHDI (wireless home digital interface) technology the WiCast EW2000 offers a simple plug and play setup from your supported PC, set-top box, or game console to a TV or projector via HDMI. Once connected the user can enjoy a 1080P Blu-ray movie or play a game on their Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 on an HDTV or even display a presentation via a projector to their co-workers without lag or line of sight problems. The WiCast EW2000 transmitter can be powered by a traditional AC power outlet or dual USB ports on your notebook, which means it can be used at home or on the go without a problem.ASUS SBC-06C1S-UASUS’s newest external USB Blu-ray optical drive affords users the ability to enjoy high-definition content while on the move. It can read BD-R discs at speeds up to 6X, write to BD-R discs up to 6X and also functions as a 6X DVD-RW drive for use on legacy media. In addition to complete Blu-ray Disc, DVD and CD read and write capabilities, the SBW-06C1S-U provides high definition Blu-ray playback in immersive 3D. It can also upgrade existing 2D content to 3D via the included Cyberlink PowerDVD software, which adds depth to media in real time. The SBW-06C1S-U will output lossless Digital EX and DTS-HD encoding in 5.1 channels to ensure powerful surround sound from the latest media titles. Its slim profile lends itself well to both horizontal and vertical placement and thanks to the USB connection; no dedicated power adapter is required, as the drive gets powered directly by the connected PC. This makes carrying and deploying the SBW-06C1S-U wherever a computer can be used even easier.ASUS ML228H LCDJust 16.5mm thick, the new 21.5″ ML228H LCD from ASUS is strikingly thin and features an innovative double ring Ergo-Fit II stand. It offers full HD resolution of 1920×1080, an ultra-fast 2ms response time, LED touch-sensor control buttons and wide viewing angles with Smart View technology. Featuring a mercury-free LED backlit panel and up to 55% better power consumption than standard CCFL based LCD monitors the ML228H is eco friendly. It also boasts a superior 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio and up to 250cd/m2 of brightness, making it an exemplary LCD both in terms of design and performance.ASUS Republic of Gamers G73JwThe new ASUS ROG G73Jw excites your visual senses with design cues inspired by the Lockheed F117A Nighthawk stealth fighter. It features a matte black exterior, cutting edge design, and dual angular ‘heat exhausts’ located at the back of the notebook. At the heart of the G73Jw lies the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processor, up to 8GB DDR3 system memory, 8-channel HD audio with EAX 5.0 compatibility, THX Trustudio, on-the-fly overclocking, ambient lighting, USB 3.0 and up to 1TB of storage space for incredible gaming and multitasking performance. As a DirectX 11 compatible gaming notebook, the G73Jw delivers state-of-the-art graphics via an NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX460M with 1.5GB of GDDR5 video memory. The G73Jh also brings a more comfortable gaming experience to mobile users, with a tapered design for a more ergonomic wrist posture along with a cool palm rest area thanks to the rear venting design.
We noticed that Asus is slowly sliding on high-end notebooks, does this means that they’re already taking the reality that netbooks has been totally buoyed by tablets, specifically the iPad. Even BestBuy executive reveals that 50% of the netbooks market was plague down by tablets.