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New ASUS N Series Laptops and SonicMaster Propel Laptop Audio to a New Level


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Developed in conjunction with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, the ASUS SonicMaster standard delivers the most advanced multimedia features available for laptop PCs. The new N Series from ASUS is the first ever range of laptops to address the problem of sub-standard audio on portable PCs. Two new Intel Core i5 models are available, 15.6" and 17.3" screens, and both combine superior audio technology with eye-catching designs. Each new model also features the latest NVIDIA GeForce 400M 3D chipset with Optimus technology for outstanding power source-optimised graphics performance.

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Easy Rhino

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SonicMaster isn’t a gimmick, but a new professional audio certification programme for portable computers.
i.e. gimmick :laugh:
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i love reading these press releases some manufactures just make me laugh with that crap, calling something a standard that is only a standard recognized by themselves really isn't a standard now is it.

BUT if its half as good as there screens and whatever that display mode software the use is called, you know the one that lets you hot switch between modes like Sports, Movie, Game, etc it will be nice.
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yeah, that's what it looks like. however, I will say that the sound on my G73 is pretty impressive (not that I ever use it)