Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus NX90J
Source: Digital Versus Archive.org version
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%
Source: Tech2.in.com Archive.org version
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%
Source: Stuff Magazine Archive.org version
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%
Source: Inside HW Archive.org version
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%
Source: Benchmark.pl PL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 30% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2010
Rating: performance: 80% ergonomy: 40%
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2010
Rating: price: 40% mobility: 40% emissions: 90%
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2010
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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
77.5%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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