ASUS today announced the new ASUS N61 and N71 multimedia notebooks. The new N61 and N71 features ASUS' exclusive SonicMaster design, Altec Lansing speakers and SRS Premium Sound. Powered by NVIDIA CUDA and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M graphics card with 1GB video memory. The ASUS N61 has a 16-inch and the N71 has a 17.3-inch flushed LED-backlit display. Here is more info on these new ASUS multimedia notebooks:
The ASUS N61 and N71 notebooks feature graphics powered by a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M graphics card with 1GB DDR3 memory. With NVIDIA CUDA technology, users are also able to run demanding tasks faster than what was previously unachievable. CUDA utilizes a parallel computing architecture to solve complex computational problems and to accelerate applications beyond just graphics. This allows the ASUS N61 and N71 notebooks to transcode music, photographs and videos up to 20 times faster, play back video and DVD up to 15 times faster, as well as enhance and edit video 10 times faster.
Working in concert with CUDA is another ASUS exclusive, the Video Magic software pack. It upscales the resolution of conventional DVDs from the standard 740p to full high definition 1080p, as well as naturalizes the color and brightness of the images displayed. By upgrading the frame rate from 24/30fps to an astonishing 60/72fps, users can enjoy smoother DVD playback anywhere, anytime.
The 16-inch and 17.3-inch flushed LED-backlit displays found on the ASUS N61 and N71 respectively have a 16:9 aspect ratio. The ASUS N71 also supports dual headphone input, or 5.1 channel output, while its subwoofer further enhances bass reproduction, and the ASUS N71 also features 1-terabyte of hard disk drive storage.
Here are the detailed specs for the ASUS N61 and N71 notebooks:
Processor and Cache Memory * Intel Core2 Quad processor Q9000, 2GHz * Intel Core2 Duo processor T9600/P8800/P7450/T6600, 2.8-2GHz
Operating System * Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit * Windows 7 Home Premium * Windows 7 Home Basic * Windows 7 Professional * Windows 7 Ultimate
Chipset Intel PM45
Main Memory DDR3 1066MHz DRAM 2 x SODIMM slot for expansion up to 4096MB
Display 16.0-inch HD LED panel (1366 x 768)
Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M with 1GB DDR3 VRAM