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<p>Sydney, Australia, 16 September 2009 – ASUS has introduced its latest range of multimedia notebooks, the N61 and N71 series in Australia. The new ASUS N61 and N71 notebooks are designed to provide users with audio and visual enjoyment at the highest level, taking multimedia entertainment further. Both the N61 and N71 are equipped with ASUS’ exclusive SonicMaster design to deliver unparalleled audio reproduction. In addition to the SonicMaster design, the N61 and N71 offer a comprehensive suite of high performance audio solutions, which include 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 and N71 deliver realistic visuals via 16-inch and 17.3-inch frameless LED-backlit displays respectively.</p>
<p>Superlative Audio Entertainment with ASUS SonicMaster
To provide users with audio quality never before enjoyed on notebooks, ASUS embarked on an extensive research and development project to create the exclusive ASUS SonicMaster design; featuring a dedicated resonance space arrangement that provides sound layering for crisp and crystal clear audio reproduction. This is achieved by utilising a paper-foam cone design which dramatically improves the sound quality across the different sonic ranges, allowing users to hear every beat and rhythm being played. The high density foam improves the lower audio range, while paper softens the mid-range vocals, making it more subtle. These exclusive technologies, combined with Altec Lansing® speakers and SRS Premium Sound™, deliver high definition audio enjoyment for users while on-the-move.</p>
<p>Powerful Graphics with 1GB Video Memory and GPU Computing with NVIDIA®
The ASUS N61 and N71 notebooks feature graphics powered by a dedicated NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 240M graphics card with 1GB DDR3 memory*. It delivers a sense of realism by providing users with true-to-life graphics, breathtaking vibrancy and clarity. With NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology, users are also able to run demanding tasks faster than what was previously unachievable. CUDA™ utilises a parallel computing architecture to allow 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.</p>
<p>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 naturalises the colour 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.</p>
<p>Designed to Delight the Senses
With an internal architecture created to delight the senses, the ASUS N61 and N71’s exterior is no less exquisite. 16-inch and 17.3-inch frameless LED-backlit displays adorn the ASUS N61 and N71 respectively, each boasting a 16:9 aspect ratio reminiscent of high-end High Definition televisions. The ASUS N71 also supports 5.1 channel output, while its subwoofer further enhances bass reproduction. Finally, the ASUS N71 features up to 1-terabyte of hard disk drive storage*, enabling users to carry more multimedia and other forms of data with them while out and about.</p>
<p>* Specifications are subject to change depending on the models available in the local market.
** Subject to system specifications and prevailing usage.
Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Please visit www.asus.com.au for more information.</p>
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ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company’s revenue for 2008 was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among BusinessWeek’s InfoTech 100, and has been on the listing for 12 consecutive years.</p>