It is powered by the fast Core i7 2630QM processor from Intel. Eachof the four cores is working with two gigahertz - by Turbo BoostTechnology 2.9 GHz clock speed, they also create. Surf the Internetor do office tasks with Word and Excel, the ranges in the Core i7housed graphics chip HD Graphics 3000. When graphically complex gamessuch as Deus Ex, the notebook automatically switches to the morepowerful GT 555M graphics chip from Nvidia. The notebook has eightgigabytes of memory - which is standard equipment in this pricerange. The Asus also uses the full because it contains the 64-bitversion of Windows 7 Home Premium running.
On board are HDMI, VGA and four USBports, two with 3.0 technology. Also available: a 4in1 card readerand wireless-n and Bluetooth. The built-in speakers from Bang &Olufsen and the separate subwoofer deliver a slightly better soundthan most other notebook speakers. For photos, music, videos andother data you have two hard disks with 698 gigabytes available -which is more than sufficient. The built-in drive burns CDs and DVDs,but also plays Blu-ray discs.
The 17.3-inch display (43.94 cm) is dueto the full HD resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, video, games andimages vivid and finely dar. However interfere strong reflections,the image is also quite strongly dependent on the angle - when viewedfrom the side, the brightness down significantly.