Thursday, September 18th 2008

ASUS Unveils New N Series Notebooks

Form following function—ASUS N Series notebooks epitomize style and productivity through smart technologies and innovative product design. Each N Series notebook comes with innovative technological developments such as the highly-efficient Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) which automatically allocates power, preserving battery life up to 35%; the built-in Express Gate operating system that allows users to access their most commonly-used programs in 8 seconds; and the SmartLogon facial recognition system that recognizes users' facial features and logs them on without requiring any manual key input.


Comprising four models that cater to a myriad of tech-savvy users, each notebook represents the pinnacle of mobile computing.

The ASUS N Series

N10: Designed for optimized mobility, the ASUS N10 is perfect for individuals constantly on the move. Sporting a 10.2" monitor, the N10 delivers a multi-sensory experience with a NVIDIA GeForce 9300M graphics card and Intel Atom processor.

N20: Built for heavy usage, the ASUS N20 comes with a 12.1" monitor and up to 12 hours* of battery life. Equipped with an Altec Lansing sound system that provides excellent sound clarity, plus a highly efficient eSATA hard disk drive housed in a dust and moisture-resistant enclosure, the N20 is a versatile road performer for business and personal entertainment.

N80: Designed specifically for business executives and professionals in mind, the ASUS N80 comes with a 14.1" display powered by a standalone NVIDIA GeForce 9 Series graphics card with up to 1 GB of VRAM, complemented by Dolby Surround decoding to deliver impressive sound quality that is sure to impress in any business or personal situation.

N50: The ASUS N50 is truly the pinnacle of mobile computing, designed for intuitive control and user-friendliness. A multimedia touchpad serves as a responsive point of control as well as an intuitive and convenient multimedia control unit, complete with backlit buttons, for instantaneous multimedia enjoyment. Another unique feature of the N50 is its built-in Air Ionizer that not only helps clean the air around the user of allergens and germs, but also promotes air-flow and circulation.

Smart Looks – Cutting-edge Style
In designing the N Series notebooks, ASUS utilized cutting-edge technologies, particularly in the use of In-Mold Roller Technology which creates a scratch-resistant panel that retains its sheen even after prolonged use. Boasting a streamlined exterior with shiny metal-like inlaid patterns inspired by modernist art-deco, N Series notebooks deliver performance with style.

Smart Technology – Super Hybrid Engine
ASUS understands that one of the primary concerns of notebook computing has always been battery life. In response to the need for greater energy efficiency, ASUS N Series notebooks feature the Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) which consists of the Power4 Gear Hybrid application and the Energy Processing Unit (EPU). Power4 Gear Hybrid facilitates the deployment and usage of power according to the users’ preferences in relation to the specific tasks that they need to perform, while the EPU accurately detects the users’ power requirements and makes the necessary power adjustments. The combined energy saving effects of the SHE results in an extension of battery life of up to 35%.

Smart Technology – Smart Bootups in 8 Seconds and Fast Internet Connectivity with Express Gate
N Series notebooks also reduce bootup times significantly with the ASUS Express Gate. Express Gate allows users to boot up in 8 seconds, granting them instantaneous access to a built-in operating system that runs commonly-used applications such as Skype, a music player, an email client and an Internet browser.

Smart Technology – Quick Logons through Facial Recognition
Continuing with the tradition of breaking tradition, ASUS introduces a whole new way in which users logon to their computers—through facial recognition. The SmartLogon system detects the user’s face and logs on without any intervention from the user. This system is designed to learn the variations of the user’s facial features, and is capable of performing detection in different lighting conditions.



Source: ASUS
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8 Comments on ASUS Unveils New N Series Notebooks

#1
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Another unique feature of the N50 is its built-in Air Ionizer that not only helps clean the air around the user of allergens and germs, but also promotes air-flow and circulation.
errrr....yeah. thats an uber l337sauce feature - even if were not using the lappy lets make it fold 24/7 so it can 'purify' all the germs in coughing radius.

Its a great idea - hayfever sufferer's (such as myself) would love this but any hayfever sufferer with an IQ level you DONT have to get a spade & dig for will know that this feature is indeed a waste of time as the tiny fan wont be able to 'purify' an average room - it might be able to purify a closet but definitely not a room & since dedicated air purifyers ARE dirt cheap & also mucho mucho more powerful - I declare this feature L.A.M.E - Less Able to Make Effective.....

I dunno weather to laugh or cry.
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#2
lemonadesoda
Welcome to spin, with all new highly-efficient SHE marketing (Spin-Hyper-Engine). Innovative stuff.

Or was that Spin-Hyper-Engine-Information-Technology?
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#3
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
I like the facial recognizer... very cool.
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#4
Mussels
Moderprator
by: PVTCaboose1337
I like the facial recognizer... very cool.
until you shave. at which point it goes all terminator on you.
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ktr
by: PVTCaboose1337
I like the facial recognizer... very cool.
Lenovo is been doing that from many months now. But I don't know how good it is. Couldn't you be able to crack the facial password via a photo?
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Mussels
Moderprator
by: ktr
Lenovo is been doing that from many months now. But I don't know how good it is. Couldn't you be able to crack the facial password via a photo?
it would be possible, but each camera would vary (the lenses might not be perfectly flat, so a flat 2D image would show up differently to a real 3D image)
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PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
by: Mussels
until you shave. at which point it goes all terminator on you.
Good call. I did not think of that. O also, I have used the Lenovo one. I took a picture of the person, printed it out, and it accepted it!
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ktr
by: PVTCaboose1337
Good call. I did not think of that. O also, I have used the Lenovo one. I took a picture of the person, printed it out, and it accepted it!
FAIL

me :slap: lenovo
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