The design of the Asus N55SL laptop was inspired by David Lewis, a well-known artist, and is clearly aimed at power users. For a start, it costs a whopping £700 at Saveonlaptops.
It is powered by an Intel Core i7-2670QM Quad Core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz with the Sandy Bridge Architecture, 6 MB L3 cache and overclocking capabilities up to 3.1GHz.
There’s also a 15.6in full HD resolution (that’s 1,920 x 1,080 pixels), Windows 7 Home Premium, 12GB of RAM, 750GB hard disk drive, a Blu-ray drive, a dedicated graphics card (Nvidia Geforce GT635M with 2GB of RAM), Wi-Fi, GbE, a HD webcam, four USB ports, a card reader, VGA/HDMI ports, a dedicated numeric keypad and a number of Asus-inspired features.
These include SonicMaster, an audio solution developed with Bang & Olufsen’s ICEPower technology (the laptop comes with a free external subwoofer), Super Hybrid Engine II, a power management solution that allows a laptop to spring into life in less than two seconds and resume from standby in 15 days.
As expected the laptop also comes with a free BullGuard internet security licence valid for 12 months and you can upgrade the warranty to three years for £100 (includes accidental damage).