Pros

  • Excellent performance
  • Large display

Cons

  • Only single-band, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi
  • Weak touchpad and buttons

At A Glance

If speed is your passion, you'll like this all-purpose unit from Asus, but its input ergonomics are weak.

Manufacturer’s Description

The most capable processors from Intel drive diverse, thrilling adventures, high productivity and memorable moments. With all new 2nd Generation INTEL CORE Processor inside, the N Series has the power and seamless capabilities to achieve and enjoy more with great efficiency and a smooth user experience. Now includeds USB 3.0 for up to ten times the speed of USB 2.0, so all your files and content can be handled and backed up expediently. Say goodbye to long frustrating waits, as even a 25GB Blu-ray movie takes a mere 70 seconds to process.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 2000.0 MHz
Cache size 4.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 15.6 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 750.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
General Information
UPC Code 884840802426
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory max 16.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 15.4 inches
Depth 10.5 inches
Height 1.6 inches
Weight 6.5 pounds
Weight with Accessories 8.0 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software CyberLink Blu-ray Disc Suite
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard (backlit)
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 126.0
Battery
Battery Life 3:47   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 226.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 190.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 339.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 322.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 233.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 190.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 293.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 177.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 15.1   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.7   Watt hours
Off power usage 1.1   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 155.62   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 124.72   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 113.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 101.36   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 46.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 37.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 76.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 65.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 56.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 43.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 124.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 98.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 275.0