Asus NX90 Series

Asus NX90JQ-YZ068ZProcessor: Intel Core i7 720QM, Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
Display: 18.4 inch
Weight: 3.4kg, 4.4kg, 4.8kg
Price: 600, 2000, 2100, 2600 euro
Average Score: 75.33% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 23 reviews)
price: 62%, performance: 81%, features: 90%, display: 90%
mobility: 50%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 60%, emissions: 90%

 

Asus NX90J

Specifications

Asus NX90JNotebook: Asus NX90J
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.8kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

80% Asus NX90
Source: Digital Versus English

Asus is obviously looking to go somewhere new with the NX90. A multimedia PC par excellence, the Asus NX90 offers unheard of audio quality, a high performance configuration and good overall ease-of-use. Unfortunately its screen is particularly disappointing and some of the design choices suffer due to priority given to how the machine looks.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus NX90J laptop
Source: Tech2.in.com English
When I first saw the machine, it looked like an over-sized portable DVD player kept up-side-down. I didn't really like it, mainly because of the size-difference in the screen and chassis, and of course the all-glossy body. But, if you look at it this way, are you really going to use it as a “laptop”? This machine is more of an-all-one PC in the form factor of a laptop. And besides, when I used it, ran the benchmarks, played HD movies, it actually feels like a cinema on your desk (or lap). Also, as I type this review, it feels like typing on a regular desktop keyboard. So I'd say that, it gets a five on five in terms of functionality and performance. In terms of looks, you'll need to see for yourself to be double sure. We've received mixed opinions.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Asus NX90J review
Source: Stuff Magazine English
A stunning, powerful desktop replacement, if not quite the last word in laptop audio it claims to be.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
ASUS NX90JQ: A New Category of Infotainment Notebook
Source: Inside HW English
The natural surroundings of NX90JQ is the centre of a multimedia, highly stylized home, where its uncommon design won't stand out from the rest of the devices. The price is therefore adequate and well-balanced, and the embodiment of the Infotainment concept and the new perception of notebook computers definitely deserves the best InsideHW can award.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2010
Rating: price: 70%
90% Rzut okiem: ekstrawagancki Asus NX90
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 30% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%
Обзор футуристического компьютера ASUS NX90: зеркальное чудо
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2010
Rating: performance: 80% ergonomy: 40%
Asus NX90
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2010
Rating: price: 40% mobility: 40% emissions: 90%
Ревю на ASUS NX90 (с Bang & Olufsen и 12 GB RAM)
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2010
performance: 70%

 

Asus NX90JQ-YZ041V

Specifications

Asus NX90JQ-YZ041VNotebook: Asus NX90JQ-YZ041V
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.4kg
Price: 2100 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

85% ASUS NX90Jq
Source: Hardware Zone English
The ASUS NX90Jq is a major departure from ASUS’ usual notebook series, and it shows. From the concept and the design, you’re looking at a really swell looking machine that's made to be featured as a center piece of any room you choose to house it in. Atelier craftsmanship, premium luxury and unprecedented sonic refinement come together spectacularly in the new ASUS NX90, a multimedia notebook for those with discerning tastes in audio and style.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 75% performance: 85% features: 90% mobility: 80%
80% Asus NX90JQ-YZ041V
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Ноутбук ASUS NX90Jq: мобильный кинотеатр
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/15/2010
ASUS NX90 - a létező laptopok legjobbika?
Source: Mobilport HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2010

 

Asus NX90JQ-YZ014V

Specifications

Asus NX90JQ-YZ014VNotebook: Asus NX90JQ-YZ014V
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.4kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 76.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

80% Asus NX90JQ
Source: Techreview Source English
The NX90Q-A1 from Asus is a desktop replacement notebook with tons of multimedia features, including an 18.4-inch widescreen 1080p HD display and some powerful speakers. You also get a quad-core processor and some really powerful nVidia graphics.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90%
70% Asus NX90JQ-A1
Source: PC Mag English
The Asus NX90JQ-A1 ($2,530 street) is a media center laptop. While you might be gawking at the full 1080p, 18.4-inch widescreen if it were another laptop, in this one, your eyes are fixed on the mammoth, side-mounted speakers. Merely looking at the laptop is entertaining, as flashes of the classic Maxell commercials with the iconic Blown-Away Guy come to mind. Indeed, the speakers, co-developed by Bang and Olufsen ICEpower, are the main attraction. But there are plenty of other features worth noting, including the dual touchpads, top-of-the-line Nvidia graphics, and a quad-core processor. Serious audiophiles have been waiting for a laptop like this, but like all specialty products, the NX90JQ-A1 will cost you dearly.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% Portable Asus NX90JQ-YZ014V : du gros son
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
Wyjątkowy i uzdolniony muzycznie?
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 11/27/2010
80% [Đánh giá] MTXT Asus NX90
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus NX90JQ-YZ068Z

Specifications

Asus NX90JQ-YZ068ZNotebook: Asus NX90JQ-YZ068Z
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.4kg
Price: 2600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

60% Asus NX90Jq review
Source: CNet English
Not all laptops are designed to be carted around town. Some are supposed to sit in your room looking pretty, playing movies and music. The 18.4-inch Asus NX90Jq laptop offers decent specs and a good screen for media playback. At such a high price, though, your money will almost certainly be better spent elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% ASUS NX90 Review
Source: T Break English
Honestly, the ASUS NX90 is a great desktop-replacement notebook. It’s extremely stylish, has a gorgeous screen and great speakers. When opened up, it feels more like a desktop than a laptop. The only thing holding it back from greatness is the keyboard. In my opinion, ASUS should ditch the dual track pads, just put a massive one in the center on the palm rest, and have a full sized keyboard on the top, with more spacing between keys. Slightly raised buttons with backlighting and the higher than normal price-tag will be justified on an otherwise great package. And let’s not even get started on the nonsense 32-bit OS which won’t use more than 4GB of ram. At AED 9k (USD 2,450) I expect everything to be in excellent form. The price may have been justified for the newer Sandy Bridge model (NX90SN) that come with the Core i7-2630QM CPU and Nvidia GT 540M GPU, but with these specs, the price seems a bit too high.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Asus NX90Jq review
Source: Pocket Lint English
You hardly need it with the brightness of the screen, but we're surprised not to see a backlit keyboard on a system at this price. We'd rather it came with a Core i5 to improve battery life, but we're not sure how often you'd take it away from the power socket anyway. But to make the high price worthwhile for anything more than sheer style and desirability, you want to be using this to replace a TV, Blu-ray and possibly a stereo system as well. If you don't want to spend as much, the Dell XPS 15 gives you better value, but the NX90 outshines it in most ways - as you'd expect from a luxury system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Asus NX90Jq 18.4in Core i7 laptop
Source: Reg Hardware English
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 life, weight and balance issues, together with those dual trackpads, and I can't say I would be tempted lug it around it as my day-to-day laptop, but you'd certainly create an impression if you did.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Asus NX90JQ review
Source: Techradar English

Performance is good, but not all-conquering, and for those with serious multimedia interests, such as gamers and serious movie editors, there's more power on offer elsewhere for cheaper. For a multimedia machine, the screen brightness isn't quite up to scratch.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Asus NX90
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/28/2010

 

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Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M: The GeForce GT 335M offers 72 shader cores (compared to the 48 of the GT 330M) and is based on the GT215 core (GTS 350M).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

740QM:

The Core i7-740QM is a high-end quad-core CPU for laptops (in 2010) with a relative small base clock rate and a high Turbo Boost max frequency of 2.93 GHz (for one core). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow clocked quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 740QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.


18.4: 18 inch display size is a rare and very big size for desktop-replacement laptops. Laptops with 18 inch displays did not exist before 2008. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.4 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.

4.8 kg:

This laptop is heavy. Especially desktop replacements with 19 inch display fit in this class of weight. This class is too heavy, even for 17 inch DTR.


75.33%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Asus NX90JQ-YZ014V
Core i7 720QM
» Asus NX90J
Core i7 720QM

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus NX90JQ-YZ041V
Core i7 720QM, 3.4 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

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» LG R590-T.ARR7A3
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» Asus N82JV-VX020V
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» Asus N82JQ-VX046V
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» Asus K42JV-X1
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» Asus K42JV-VX054V
Core i5 540M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Asus N82JV-X1
Core i5 450M, 14.1", 2.3 kg
» Asus N53JN
Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Asus N73JN
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» Asus N82JQ-A1
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» mySN QMG6
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» Alienware M11x R2
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» Asus N82JV
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» Alienware M11x
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» Asus K95VM-YZ001V
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» Asus A95VM-YZ030V
GeForce GT 630M, Core i7 3610QM
» Asus K93SM-YZ085V
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» Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G
GeForce GT 555M, Core i7 2630QM
» Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-2634G1TBnkk
GeForce GT 555M, Core i7 2630QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-167
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2630QM
» Toshiba Satellite P500-1JD
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 480M
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-01R
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2630QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q898
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 740QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-Q930S
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2630QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-12N
GeForce GTS 360M, Core i7 740QM
» Acer Aspire 8943G-9319
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)