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Asus NX90JQ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 reviews of Asus NX90JQ. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and usability. The price and portability also get good feedback. Reviews about the touchpad and size are mixed.

performance, portability, price, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus NX90JQ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus NX90JQ

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Asus NX90JQ from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and screen, whereas there are some negative views about the size and portability.

design, screen, sound

portability, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Jan, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus NX90JQ

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Asus NX90JQ from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The usability and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the size and touchpad. Comments are divided on the image quality.

performance, price, usability, portability, screen

touchpad, size

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Jan, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Asus NX90JQ

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Asus NX90JQ from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the performance. The design is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical comments about the portability.

design, performance

portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

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Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Holmes (pocket-lint.com)

Asus NX90Jq

 

The Asus NX90 comes in what may be the largest notebook packaging we've ever seen; its very own stylish black monolith, designed to make you feel you're getting something seriously high end. Open it up and you might think you've bought a mirror by...

Fantastic sound in a stylish design with great PC performance, the Asus NX90 is almost as good as it looks

You don't expect portability with this size of screen but the weight is significant and the battery life is not, Core i7 might be a processor too far and the price tag is as impressive as the spec

The NX90 is a substantial as well as stylish notebook that could be ridiculous but actually impresses. We're calling it a notebook rather than a laptop because if you have this on your lap for a few hours, your knees start to ache. Really, this is a...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

Asus NX90JQ review

 

Asus and Bang & Olufsen join forces for this new laptop

Fantastic design ; Great audio ; Interesting usability ; Power on offer ; Wealth of features

Average performance for the money ; Audio isn't ear-shatteringly excellent ; Screen is a little dim ; Portability ; Ultimately doesn't ooze value for money

Lots of power and features, but it really is big and expensive!

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Michaels Burns (reghardware.co.uk)

Asus NX90Jq 18.4in Core i7 laptop

 

Review I first encountered Bang & Olufsen in my teens. A friend's father had a Beocenter music system [1], which we fledgling audiophiles were, of course, both in awe of and barred from touching. The sleek lines, matt black controls and aluminium...

The Asus NX90Jq is a well-specified machine which packs a punch in terms of audio performance. Its striking design suggests it would be ideal as the centrepiece of a home entertainment centre, albeit a relatively expensive choice. Given the battery...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

ASUS NX90JQ 'Bang & Olufsen' notebook

 

The ASUS NX90JQ has been designed to appeal to users who want better sound quality from a notebook. It's a desktop replacement-style, 18.4in notebook ...

Excellent sound quality, 6GB RAM, Core i7 CPU, 1TB hard drive space

Two touchpads take a lot of getting used to

The ASUS NX90JQ is a desktop replacement notebook with an emphasis on sound quality -- and it sounds better than any notebook we've tested to date. But that's not all: the NX90JQ represents a significant departure from conventional notebook design in...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Asus NX90JQ-A1

 

A joint partnership between Asus and Bang & Olufsen ICEpower created the best sounding laptop in the world on the Asus NX90JQ-A1.

Huge side-mounted speakers. Amazing sound quality. A fast quad-core processor. Vibrant 18.4-inch widescreen. 1080p resolution. Good graphics performance. Blu-ray drive included

Polished aluminum has mirror-like characteristics. Heavy and awkward-looking. Insanely expensive.

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Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

ASUS NX90JQ 'Bang & Olufsen' notebook (preview)

 

An ASUS notebook that uses Bang & Olufsen technology to offer great audio quality

Excellent sound quality, 6GB RAM, Core i7 CPU, 1TB hard drive space

Two touchpads take a lot of getting used to

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : InsideHW (insidehw.com)

Expert Review

 

In accordance with ASUS philosophy of presenting new devices in short periods of time, not long after the first Fonepad, new models, Fonepad Note 6 and Fonepad 7, have been announced. Unfortunately, f... Mechanical keyboard are conceptual way of going...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (hardwarezone.com)

ASUS NX90Jq - Aural Nirvana

 

The gorgeous looking ASUS NX90Jq not only boasts a unique design, but this looker also packs solid system specs to boot. We let our senses find out if this 18-inch multimedia behemoth delivers the goods.

Unique designGood performance

PriceyAudio performance not outstanding

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Ryan Shrout (pcper.com)

CES 2010: ASUS reveals Bang & Olufsen NX90Jq and ROG G73Jh notebooks

 

In what will likely be the first of several new sets of product announcements from ASUS at this year's CES, we have some of the first images of the new ASUS ROG G73Jh gaming notebook and the collaborative effort between the ASUS and Bang & Olufsen, the...

on display today as well!

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (ebuyer.com)

Wow, tremendous, but ...

 

Firstly I have to say that this is a superb laptop. When I chose it I very carefully compared it to the Equivalent Alienware offering and it came up nearly a thousand pounds cheaper.

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Azalia / HD / HDA / SonicFocus / SonicMaster
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600 / 4400 / 5200 / 5600
Battery capacity (Watt hours):28 / 47 / 56 / 74 / 83
Battery life (max):10 / 4
Number of battery cells:3 / 6 / 8

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Certification:UL, TUV, CE, FCC, BSMI, C-TICK / NZ A-Tick, CCC, CB, EPEAT, EU Flower, IDA / UL, TUV, CE, FCC, BSMI, CCC, CB, EPEAT, EU Flower / UL, TUV, MIC, CE, BSMI, C-TICK / NZ A-Tick, CCC, GOST-R, CB, EPEAT, EU Flower
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Aluminium, Silver / Black / Black, Silver / Brown / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Professional / Small Business
Product colour:Aluminium, Silver / Black / Black, Silver / Brown / White
Product Type:Netbook

Display

3D: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 5:3
Display diagonal:25.6 / 33.8 / 35.6 / 39.6 / 40 / 40.6 / 43.9 / 46.7
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:No / Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6470M / No / NVIDIA GeForce 610M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M / Nvidia GeForce GT 520M / Nvidia Geforce GT 540M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:1 / 12 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 16 / 2 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 3 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 3x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / WLAN
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / No

Other features

Audio system:Azalia / HD / HDA / SonicFocus / SonicMaster
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):530 x 280 x 30 / 530 x 280 x 36
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI / Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power requirements:100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz / 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz / 100-240V V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Performance

GPS (satellite): No
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:No / Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.95 / 4.74 / 6.3 / 6.32
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120 / 150 / 65 / 75 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 13 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 27
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21 / 21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:AMD A50M / Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express / Intel QM67 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:774
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2 / 2.0
Processing Die size:296
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 2.93 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.4
Processor cache:0.5 / 1 / 3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Clarksfield / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / AMD E / Intel Core i7-2xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.333 / 1.6 / 1.65 / 1.73 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.7
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:E-450 / I3-2310M / I3-2350M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I5-2520M / I7-2620M / I7-2670QM / I7-720QM / I7-740QM / N435
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / D2 / J1
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 85

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 52231 / 53470 / I3-2310M / I3-2350M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBQG / SR02S / SR041 / SR048 / SR04S / SR04W / SR04Z / SR0DN
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / No
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, User

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:MeeGo / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Ultimate

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO Duo, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / memory stick (ms), mmc, sd
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:160 / 8
Solid-state drive interface:SATA
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1280 / 160 / 500 / 640 / 750 / 8

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18 / 23.3 / 23.5 / 24.5 / 25 / 25.3 / 26.3 / 27.5 / 28 / 29 / 29.7 / 32.8
Height :1.75 / 1.9 / 2.54 / 3 / 3.68 / 3.93 / 4.3
Height (front):2.46 / 2.54 / 2.83 / 3 / 3.18 / 3.3 / 3.31 / 3.8
Height (rear):2.7 / 2.85 / 3 / 3.38 / 3.49 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.93 / 6
Weight:1.66 / 1.78 / 2.08 / 2.3 / 2.48 / 2.6 / 2.69 / 3 / 3.2 / 3.4 / 3.92 / 4.4 / 920
Width:23.3 / 23.8 / 26.2 / 32.8 / 33.3 / 34.9 / 35 / 37.8 / 38 / 38.4 / 39.1 / 42 / 42.6 / 53