updated 04:10 pm EDT, Fri August 27, 2010
ASUS now shipping 18.4-inch NX90Jq notebook
ASUS is now selling its large NX90Jq multimedia notebook, first debuted at CES early this year. The desktop replacement sports an 18.4-inch, 1080p display and is powered by Intel's quad 1.6GHz Core i7. Unique touches include the dual touchpads on either side of the keyboard and SonicMaster audio developed in conjunction with Bang & Olufsen, the speakers of which are integrated into the top lid.
Inside, there is also a 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT335M graphics card, along with 8GB of DDR3 RAM. One of the dual 640GB hard drives contains Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, and ASUS makes a Blu-ray drive standard.
Rounding out the more unique features are a two-megapixel webcam as well as two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports. Also found inside is a digital/analog TV tuner along with both HDMI and VGA outputs. A regular six-cell battery contributes to the system's 9.7lb weight.
The Asus NX90Jq can be purchased now for about $2,200. [via Laptoping]