Hit All The Right Notes with the ASUS N Series Notebooks & 100 Free Music Downloads from Universal

November 10, 2010 // 5:26 a.m.

Developed in conjunction with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®, ASUS SonicMaster sets new style and performance benchmarks for laptop audio and computing



The new N Series notebooks from ASUS (with 100 free music downloads courtesy of Universal Music) open up the powerful world of sound and image with a mind-blowing audio-visual experience bound to impress even the toughest critic.



Style embraces performance and sound becomes substance with ASUS SonicMaster notebooks - the perfect companion both at home and on the road for every kind of multimedia and computing need.



The ASUS N Series N53 and N73 are available UK-wide from a number of retailers and etailers including Comet, Micro Anvika, Selfridges, www.Amazon.co.uk, www.ebuyer.com, www.misco.co.uk, www.laptopsdirect.co.uk, www.scan.co.uk, www.dabs.com, www.asuslaptop.co.uk, www.simplyasus.com and Platinum Solutions on London’s Tottenham Court Road. Prices start from £649.99 SRP inc VAT.



For more information please see:

* techinstyle.tv/technology/sonicmaster-technology/100freesongs



More information on ASUS SonicMaster technology can also be found here:



* www.techinstyle.tv/technology/behind-the-scenes/discover-the-secrets-behind-asus-sonicmaster

* www.techinstyle.tv/products/laptops-netbooks/experience-superlative-sound-with-the-new-asus-n-series

* www.techinstyle.tv/blogs/five-sound-reasons-to-listen



A video of the N Series can be found at www.youtube.com/asusuk#p/u/6/Tbs54wZTGZc





ASUS SonicMaster – a whole new standard in laptop audio:



Engineered and crafted to deliver a pure and vibrant sound experience, the ASUS SonicMaster standard was created by ASUS ‘Golden Ear’ team and the acclaimed Bang & Olufsen ICEpower® innovations house. Essentially a set of specification benchmarks for laptop audio, it guarantees the best possible sound quality for every kind of use, whether you want to kick back with a movie or catch up with friends on a video call. With the rise of digital music libraries and online streamed content, music lovers will be delighted to hear their favourite tunes in such lucid tones – finally escaping the crackling and tinny noises of outdated technology.





ASUS N Series notebooks deliver perfect sound, visuals and connectivity for the ultimate multimedia experience:



All N Series models will feature Sonic Master and the first two are available now in the UK – the 15.6” N53 with Intel® Core™ i3 / i5 and 17.3” N73 with Intel® Core™ i5. Both models boast large speaker chambers, powerful amplifiers and extensive software processing combining superior audio fidelity that is smartly matched with elegant, stylish and very eye-catching designs.



Both models feature top of the range technology to maximise your viewing pleasure and create a sensual feast of sound and sight, including a Blu-ray Combo drive, LED-backlit screen, superior graphics chip for smooth HD-playback and Video Magic technology to further enhance image quality.

Even with such impactful audio, the N Series don’t forgo computing practicality. Super-fast wireless and Bluetooth connectivity and up to a massive 500GB storage space make it a breeze to share and talk about your favourite films and music anywhere, anytime.





100 Free Universal Music Downloads with every N Series notebook:



The first 4,000 N53/N73 laptops purchased before 31st December 2010 are bundled with 100 free music downloads, courtesy of Universal Music UK.



With over 60,000 download tracks to choose from, music lovers can rediscover the pulse of the 60s with the Mamas and Papas and The Who; click heels and move to the beat with classic disco from Donna Summer; and get post punk hip with The Police. More contemporary sounds are found with uber-cool Bjork, Black Eyed Peas and the startlingly sassy Scissor Sisters. For some cool tones check out Razorlight or the indie electronic hits of Delphic whilst if classical is more the style Andrea Bocelli hits all the right notes.



After purchasing an N53 or N73 notebook, buyers can simply visit www.asus.co.uk/100freesongs and follow a few simple steps to obtain a unique voucher code, which will enable access to instantly begin downloading 100 free music tracks**





Exclusive SonicMaster competitions – the chance to win tickets to the very best of today’s live performances:



To celebrate the UK launch of the SonicMaster N Series, ASUS are inviting you to enter a series of music and film related competitions. First up are three pairs of tickets to the sold out* performance of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s live performance of the soundtrack to Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King at the Royal Albert Hall.



Later competitions will include tickets to the very best of today’s live performers ranging across the classical and contemporary worlds... and along the way music vouchers and other music and film related goodies will be up for grabs.



Visit www.techinstyle.tv/sonicmaster for regular updates and entry.





Product Specifications (Note - may differ slightly depending on retailer)

N53JN

Processor Intel® Core™ i5-520M (2.4GHz - 2.933GHz) or Core™ i3-370M (2.4GHz)

OS Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit

Display 15.6” HD TFT (1366 x 768, Color-Shine)

Graphic Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GT325/415M, 1GB dedicated graphics memory with NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology for outstanding power source-optimised graphics performance

Storage 320GB/500GB (5400rpm)

Memory 4096MB (2048x2) DDRIII 1066 RAM

Optical Drive Blu-Ray Combo

Wireless 802.11 BGN

Webcam Yes

Numeric Keypad Yes

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

Keyboard 19mm full size 88 Key with MS Windows function keys, Numeric Keyboard

Card Reader 7-in-1 (SD, MMC, MS, MS-Pro, XD, Smart Media, mini SD w/ adapter, MS-Duo)

Interface 1 x VGA port

1 x USB 3.0 and 2 x USB 2.0 ports

1 x e-SATA/USB2.0 Combo

1 x LAN RJ-45 jack (10/100/1000MBit)

1 x HDMI (1080p support)

2 x Audio Jacks (Headphone, SPDIF/MIC-in)

Kensington Lock

Audio Audio designed by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®

Integrated microphone

ASUS SonicFocus audio technology

Battery Li-Polymer 48WH (6 cells: 4400mAh)

Dimensions & weight 391 x 266 x 30.5-40.5 mm; 2.9Kg

Warranty 2 year global collect & return

Price £649.99 - £999 (SRP inc VAT)





N73JN

Processor Intel® Core™ i5-520M (2.4GHz - 2.933GHz)

OS Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit

Display 17.3” HD+ TFT (1600 x 900, Color-Shine)

Graphic Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GT325M, 1GB dedicated graphics memory with NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology for outstanding power source-optimised graphics performance

Storage 640GB (2 x 320GB, 5400rpm)

Memory 4096MB (2048x2) DDRIII 1066 RAM

Optical Drive Blu-Ray Combo

Wireless 802.11 BGN

Webcam Yes

Numeric Keypad Yes

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

Keyboard 19mm full size 88 Key with MS Windows function keys, Numeric Keyboard

Card Reader 5-in-1 (SD, MMC, MS, MS-Pro, XD)

Interface 1 x VGA port

1 x USB 3.0 and 2 x USB 2.0 ports

1 x e-SATA/USB2.0 Combo

1 x LAN RJ-45 jack (10/100/1000MBit)

1 x HDMI (1080p support)

2 x Audio Jacks (Headphone, SPDIF/MIC-in)

Kensington Lock

Audio Audio designed by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®

Integrated microphone

ASUS SonicFocus audio technology

Battery Li-Polymer 48WH (6 cells: 4400mAh)

Dimensions & weight 420 x 287 x 36.7-40.5 mm; 3.4Kg

Warranty 2 year global collect & return

Price £1,099 (SRP inc VAT)





About ASUS



ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era.



ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, displays, desktop PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia, wireless solutions, networking devices and mobile phones.

Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand people and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company's revenue for 2009 was US$7.5 billion.
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