Entertainment laptops with unparalleled quad-speaker sound and a striking Full HD IPS display
- SonicMaster Premium co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower delivers the first-ever quad-speaker array on notebook, providing cinematic surround realism
- Ultra-crisp anti-glare IPS screens up to full HD 1080p with 178-degree wide-view angles
- Powerful 4th generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce graphics
- Durable and stylish metallic finish projects an elegant look and feel
Elegant aluminum and slim modern look
Meticulously treated materials endow N Series notebooks with stunning looks and great strength, using aluminum with hairline finishing and an illuminated ASUS logo. A ripple-effect speaker mesh projects artistic beauty and echoes sound excellence, showcasing appealing aesthetics and better audio.
IPS panels deliver living color and wide-angle sights
N Series notebooks arrive with ultra-crisp IPS screens that enhance color definition, brightness, and contrast. Going up to full HD, they resist reflections using matte coating, which also repels fingerprints.
In addition to color accuracy and lifelike visuals, N Series panels ensure wider viewing angles so you can share screens with family, friends, or colleagues. The 15.6" N550 delivers 178-degree enjoyment, with colors and clarity remaining consistent from nearly any direction.
SonicMaster Premium with quad-speaker array
ASUS SonicMaster audio technology, co-developed by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, brings you the best notebook sound.
New N Series notebooks are the first with a quad-speaker array. This generates spacious and cinematic-quality surround. And for deep bass, you get the bundled external SonicMaster subwoofer, which pumps out thumping low notes.
Introducing quad-speaker array surround sound
Four powerful speakers create immersive sound, tuned by the ASUS Golden Ear team. The quad-speaker array shapes sound and ensures best-reproduction and delivery. Beamforming and crosstalk cancellation join Head-Related Transfer Function (HRTF) technology to clear up audio, remove interference, and increase enjoyment, whether using the speaker array or headphones. Sound positioning is augmented for richer and more convincing surround, especially in movie watching, where you dive into truly cinematic audio.
MaxxAudio Master professional audio tuning
The N Series features sound personalization with MaxxAudio Master by Waves, recipient of a 2011 Technical GRAMMY Award.
MaxxAudio Master provides precision tuning. Four-way dynamic control, ten-band EQ with multiple filters, psycho-acoustic low frequency extension, and multi-dimensional spatial enhancement offer richly personal sound. Headphones or home theater, N Series audio is a centerpiece of multimedia.
Multi-mode AudioWizard gives you sound control
Create sound profiles that match your favorite applications. One-click adjustments put you in command of audio, plus you can opt for one of the ready-made presets: Music, Movie, Recording, Gaming, and Speech. AudioWizard with MaxxAudio Master cover all your listening needs with intricate settings, another aspect of N Series performance as a true sound system.
Top-speed performance and fast resume
Powerful 4th generation Intel Core i5/i7 processors accelerate everything you do, including silky-smooth multitasking. For visuals, the N Series has discrete NVIDIA GeForce graphics fit for gaming, meaning complete movie-watching fidelity and the newest games in high DirectX 11 detail.
With ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II technology, true 2-second on instant on resume from sleep mode brings you back into everything with smartphone-like immediacy, and you can rely on 2-week standby with auto data backups.
Super cool with dual rear-venting thermal design
Never worry about heat, as the new N Series features large-scale cooling with dual fans, twin heatpipes, and big vents that keep temperatures low even during the most intense action for guaranteed stability.
The large dual exhausts expel heat and noise out the back of the notebook, leading to quieter and cooler environments as well as stable performance even in the face of heavy system loads while gaming or engaged in other high-demand applications.
USB 3.0 is ten times faster!
All-USB 3.0 ports mean content transfers up to ten times faster than with USB 2.0. Imagine moving a file the size of a 50GB Blu-ray movie in less than two minutes - goodbye waiting around. USB 3.0 isn't just quicker, it's also more reliable, stable, and higher-powered than USB 2.0. Using ASUS USB Charger+, mobile device batteries can be topped up in far less time than was previously required.
We rethought even the touchpad
Your input is augmented several ways on N Series multimedia notebooks. The big multi-point touchpads use exclusive ASUS Smart Gesture technology, allowing the full range of Windows 8 motion input right at your fingertips. They also eliminate annoying erroneous input with palm rejection technology.
Hands-off fun with Leap Motion*
Do more with N Series in the most instinctive way - by using your hands. Leap Motion is an incredibly accurate and completely contactless motion sensor that lets your hands become the controller. N Series are the first multimedia notebooks to include this innovative technology.
Navigate your favorite applications with a wave of your hand or have fun by using Leap Motion's fingertip-level accuracy to paint pictures, conduct music or play games.
Despite using advanced high-precision volumetric-scanning technology Leap Motion is just 3 inches long and attaches quickly and easily via USB.
* Leap Motion is optional on select models.
Your own cloud: store, share, and sync with ease
With ASUS WebStorage, you have easy storage, sharing, and syncing of everything from business presentations to photo albums and favorite multimedia content. Each N Series notebook comes with 32GB of WebStorage free for three years, and offers you the MyBitCast app so you can easily sync your content to multiple devices and accounts.
ASUS Splendid Technology: reactive image tuning
This proprietary ASUS technology optimizes media to reduce noise and improve conversion rates for sharper, more vivid images and better contrast, brightness, skin tones and color saturation across all video applications.
- Normal Mode:
Suitable for most usage scenarios, especially daily computing.
- Theater Mode:
Softer contrast for those keen on a theater-like experience.
- Vivid Color Mode:
Enhanced saturation and contrast range for more intense and dramatic image quality.
- Gamma Correction:
Enhances details to bring out previously-unseen aspects of images, especially in darker areas.
- Soft Mode:
Easy on the eyes viewing with soft focus and subtle detailing.
ASUS SonicMaster elevates your aural experience
ASUS' specialist Golden Ear team worked together with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower to deliver the exclusive SonicMaster Technology - a combination of advanced hardware and software designed to deliver an immersive audio experience
Superior hardware meets refined software
SonicMaster revamps notebook audio, balancing sound, noise reduction, volume and dynamic range to eliminate distortion and boost performance. The superior resonance chamber design and materials used culminate in delivering sound system-like audio quality never before heard on a notebook.
Intuitive Multi-touch touchpad
The multi-touch touchpad allows you to easily scroll through web pages and pinch-zoom in and out of images.
IF Award-winning Chiclet Keyboard
Extra-wide dust-repellent keys stay comfortable even during extended typing sessions for improved productivity and interaction.
Enjoy high quality video output with HDMI 1.4
HDMI 1.4 increases the maximum resolution to 4K × 2K (3840×2160p at 24 Hz/25 Hz/30 Hz and 4096×2160p at 24 Hz, which is a resolution used in digital theaters)
allows for a 100 Mb/s Ethernet connection between the two HDMI connected devices; as well as an Audio Return Channel, 3D Over HDMI
Experience vivid visuals with ASUS Video Magic
ASUS Video Magic is a complete hardware and software video solution. The GPU processes data at a much faster rate, enabling it to handle most graphics intensive tasks with relative ease. True Theater software upscales DVD-quality video to Full HD. ASUS Splendid technology optimizes media files, reducing noise and improving conversion rates for sharper, more vivid images with better contrast, brightness, skin tones and color saturation across all video applications.
Zero Bright Dot
Zero-Bright-Dot LCD guarantee for perfect vision
Ensuring pristine visuals, ASUS only uses the finest quality panels and rigorously verifies every cutting edge technology going into our displays. All LCDs made by ASUS are 100% guaranteed dead-pixel free for ultimate perfection.
Super Hybrid Engine
Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) which greatly enhances the notebook's energy efficiency
Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) which greatly enhances the notebook's energy efficiency, letting users enjoy longer battery life per charge-enabling longer hours of continuous computing. SHE also offers a choice of performance and power consumption modes that allow users to make quick and easy adjustments to suit their usage scenarios. In addition, SHE has the ability to intelligently boost system performance under heavy load, thus enabling the notebook to meet the demands of processor and resource-intensive tasks.
Great battery life, great performance
NVIDIA Optimus is a breakthrough technology for notebook PCs that chooses the best graphics processor for running each application, automatically routing workloads to either discrete NVIDIA GPUs or Intel integrated graphics. Benefits come in the form of better performance at significant power savings and longer battery life.