Event: From Technical to Musical – ASUS' Double Event at M Café
New N Series Laptops and Eee Pad Slider
A Night of Music
ASUS N Series Notebooks
The folks at ASUS treated us to a night of music with local talents making use of new N series laptops as amplifiers. Crafted by David Lewis, the designer of the premium NX90 (PhP 120,000), the 5th generation of N series notebooks integrate Bang and Olufsen IcePower speakers with SonicMaster to produce remarkable audio quality even at the maximum volume level. With 11W power, the speakers measure 33mm in size, 28% larger than those found on previous-generation N series laptops. To further enhance sound reproduction, the N series notebooks have a larger chamber size measuring 90cc. On the other hand, regular laptops come with smaller 20mm speakers with 3W power and have smaller chamber size at 20cc.
Complementing the N series notebooks’ simple yet elegant physique are their powerful and loaded specifications within. They feature Intel’s latest notebook processors, 4GB RAM, 750GB HDD, and are packed with full HD display and HD camera. The N series laptops can also charge devices via USB even if they are off. With ASUS SHE II technology, the N series notebooks can achieve 2-second boot time (Instant On) and can stay in standby mode up to 15 days without data loss. Their battery life ranges from four to five hours.
Models under the new N series include the N45SF (PhP 42,995) and the N55SF (PhP 44,995).
ASUS Eee Pad Slider
The close sibling of the Eee Pad Transformer, the Eee Pad Slider is the result of ASUS’ painstaking research on knowing the consumers’ wants for a tablet. While 56% of respondents put priority on software and applications, 33% favoured for a keyboard. Hence, ASUS packed the Eee Pad Slider with a nifty sliding keyboard.
Apart from the built-in keyboard, other niceties on the Eee Pad Slider include an IPS panel that makes images on its display remain clear and viewable from any angle (178 degree viewing angle). The display is also durable as it uses Corning’s Gorilla glass and features 10-finger multi-touch input support. Software-wise, the Eee Pad Slider runs on Honeycomb and is preloaded with Polaris Office for productivity. The Eee Pad Slider can stay up to nine hours, based on the simulation of someone watching a movie inside an airplane with the Wi-Fi chip off. It costs PhP 26,995 in the Philippines.
Additional information on the features and specifications of ASUS products are available at ph.asus.com.