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Published on April 20th, 2016 | by admin

ASUS Announces the N552

Latest powerful entertainment laptops deliver unprecedented performance, next-generation technology, up to 4K/UHD displays and incredible SonicMaster audio

KEY POINTS

  • Powerful new entertainment-focused 15.6in laptop powered by 6th gen Intel Core i7 CPU, DDR4 RAM, NVIDIA GTX graphics
  • Up to 4K/UHD IPS wide-gamut display for immersive and incredibly detailed visuals
  • Featuring 10Gbit/s SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1 Gen 2) with the revolutionary Type-C port, plus up to ultra-fast PCIe® x4 1500MB/s SSD storage

Sydney, AUSTRALIA (20th April, 2016) — ASUS has announced the new N Series N552 15.6-inch laptop, the latest and most powerful in this entertainment-focused range. The N552 delivers unprecedented performance using the latest 6th generation quad-core Intel® Core™ i7 processors with gaming-grade NVIDIA® GTX® series graphics. The new models incorporate the latest and fastest technology, including 10Gbit/s SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1 Gen 2) with Type-C port, DDR4 RAM, and ultra-fast PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD storage options. Stunningly detailed and immersive visuals with accurate colour reproduction are provided by up to 4K/UHD (3840×2160) wide-gamut IPS displays. The ASUS N552 features exclusive ASUS SonicMaster audio, incorporating ICEpower® technology, for incredible sound quality. The aluminum clad, easy-to-open design of N552 is practical yet sophisticated, with a wealth of design details that make these stunning laptops stand out from the crowd.

Unprecedented performance Every component in N552 is chosen to deliver outstanding performance. A high performance 6th generation quad-core Intel® Core™ i7 processor, up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 960M graphics and the latest Windows 10 provide desktop class performance. For maximum responsiveness up to 1TB storage is teamed with 8GB of the latest DDR4 RAM. The reversible USB Type-C port makes connecting devices easy, while 10Gbit/s SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1 Gen 2) provides transfer speeds that are up to 20 times (20X) faster than USB 2.0 and twice (2X) as fast as USB 3.0.

Immersive 4K/UHD visuals ASUS N552 features up to 4K/UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS displays that have four times (4X) more pixels than standard Full HD displays. With a pixel density of 282ppi, the 4K/UHD display offers immersive visuals that are crisp and clear, making photos, videos and even the smallest text look sharper than ever before. IPS technology prevents colour washout and contrast reduction when the display is viewed at wide angles up to 178 degrees. With a wide colour gamut of up to 72 percent NTSC, 100 percent sRGB and 74 percent Adobe RGB, colours are more accurate and more vivid than on standard displays. ASUS Splendid technology further ensures that any visual content is always displayed with the optimum settings. Additionally, ASUS Eye Care mode reduces the levels of blue light by up to 33 percent for a more comfortable experience when the screen is viewed for long periods.

The most incredible sound on a laptop To complement the amazing visual capabilities of the ASUS N552, ASUS SonicMaster audio, incorporating ICEpower® technology, gives N Series laptops rich, clear, cinematic-quality surround sound from the powerful front-facing speakers. With powerful hardware and fine-tuned software, N Series delivers deep, rich bass and crystal-clear vocals, even at high volume levels. The exclusive ASUS AudioWizard app lets users switch instantly between six preset modes to get the best audio for any kind of content, in any environment.

Stylish all-aluminum design The ASUS N552 design includes an aluminum-clad lid and keyboard area, an exclusive ripple effect design around the speaker grilles, and subtle diamond cut highlights. The easy to open lid features our iconic spun-metal design with its concentric circles that reflect the spirit of Zen, with a gently illuminated ASUS logo on the exterior. A backlit keyboard is sturdily-constructed in a single piece for a superb typing experience. Minimal key-float with an ergonomic 1.8mm key travel makes it a joy to use, anywhere. The new N Series laptops are the perfect portable replacement for a high-end desktop PC, so users can now take their entertainment anywhere.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING The ASUS N552 is available now starting from $1599 from the ASUS eShop, JB HiFi and select channel partners.

SPECIFICATIONS 1

OS CPU Windows 10 Home Intel® Core™ I7-6700HQ
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 960M (N16P-GX) with 2/4GB GDDR5 VRAM
Main Memory DDR4 2133MHz up to 8GB, 2 x SO-DIMM slots
Display 15.6in IPS FHD 15.6in IPS 4K/UHD (All panels are anti-glare)
Storage 2.5in SATA III 1TB
Connectivity 802.11ac with Intel® WiDi support 10/100/1000Mbit/s Ethernet Bluetooth 4.0®
 Camera HD Camera
Keyboard Illuminated chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad
Interface 1 x mini DisplayPort 3 x USB 3.0 1 x USB Type-C 1 x HDMI 1.4 (1080p support) 1 x SD/MMC 1 X RJ45 1 x audio jack combo
Audio SonicMaster audio system, incorporating ICEpower® technology Array mic
Battery Li-ion 48Wh (3200mAh)
AC Adapter Output: 19V 6.32A 120W Input: 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz 2.0A
Size & Weight 383 x 260 x 29.9mm / 2.53kg

 


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