Asus NX90J


Asus NX90JNotebook: Asus NX90J (NX90 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.8kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 55%, performance: 77%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 35%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 60%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Asus NX90J

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: 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%

Foreign Reviews

90% Rzut okiem: ekstrawagancki Asus NX90
Source: 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: 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: BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2010
performance: 70%


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).

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

» 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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

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.

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.

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.

Asus reviews

77.5%: 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.

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

» Asus NX90JQ-YZ068Z
Core i7 740QM

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

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

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus N53JN-SX031V
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» LG R590-T.ARR7A3
Core i7 820QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Asus N82JV-VX020V
Core i5 520M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Asus N82JQ-VX046V
Core i7 720QM, 14", 2.414 kg
» Asus K42JV-X1
Core i5 450M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» 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
Core i5 450M, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» Asus N82JQ-A1
Core i7 720QM, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» mySN QMG6
Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Alienware M11x R2
Core i5 520UM, 11.6", 1.99 kg
» Asus N82JV
Core i7 620M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Alienware M11x
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 11.6", 2.03 kg

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» Toshiba Satellite P500-1JD
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 480M
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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
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» Toshiba Qosmio X500-14W
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» Toshiba Qosmio X500-13R
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 740QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-11g
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)