The N Series notebooks from ASUS is already a traditional one, including powerful multimedia laptops with screens between 14 and 17 inches. After significant design change last year, ASUS N Series announced new GPUs from NVIDIA and, as expected, with the fourth generation of Intel Core processors, the launch of a model with 14". The largest model in the range is now N750J a multimedia laptop with 17" screen, powerful hardware platform, generous storage and already known ICEpower audio system.
At first glance, the new N750 housing is strikingly similar to the previous N76 model, pointing out the same major design elements. The upper half of the casing is made from a single block of aluminum polishing it using the same model with concentric holes. With the Power button and Instant Key origins, these circles become finer as it removes the background, being a discrete and interesting design element. N750 new design employing a supplemented, the edges of the housing being cut at an angle of 45 degrees and with a gloss finish.
Hence, begin to emerge at the surface changes from the previous generation. The most visible is the new color of the keyboard, now painted silver to match the aluminum around it, and the appearance of a full lower lid is now made of anodized aluminum, not plastic. On the cover is placed inlet nozzle cooling system and massive slit behind which hide the four speaker of the audio system.
The screen lid uses a single large hinge. As the housing and the cover screen is made from a single piece of aluminum and plastic are used only for the front bezel of the display. Obviously, from the cover could not miss the ASUS logo lit, another traditional element of design/
Large and heavy N750J ASUS laptop is not that I want to move too often, but this is not the point of such a portable system. What you get in return for these physical parameters is a rigid case with very good finish, N750 is an attractive product designed to get noticed without being strident. The only aesthetic issues are the fingerprints, which has a real affinity on the fine finish.
Features and Specifications
On the left side of the frame housing there are two USB 3.0 ports, one with constant power, output HDMI 1.4, Mini Display Port output, a Gigabit Ethernet port partially masked by a flap and a SD/MM card reader. On the opposite side there are two USB 3.0 ports, but they are placed too far forward and in some cases may disrupt the output jack 3.5 mm headphone that can be used as digital output S/PDIF, microphone and audio input 2.5mm jack connector for optional subwoofer separately.
- Display: 17.3", 1920x1080 pixels, LED, mat glass
- CPU: Intel Core i7-4700HQ, 2.4 GHz, 3.4 GHz Turbo
- Chipset: Haswell/ID8C49
- GPU: NVIDIA GT 750M, 4GB DDR3-1600
- RAM: 2 x 8 GB DDR3, 2 slots
- Storage: 1TB 5400 RPM 24 GB SSD cache
- Optical Drive: DVD-RW
- Networking: Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 a/b/g/n 2x2
- Connections: 4 x USB 3.0, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort
- Audio: Bang & Olufsen ICEpower 2.1 stereo microphones
Keyboard and Touchpad
ASUS N750 offers a full chiclet keyboard with 19mm key only numeric keypad and arrow keys are unfortunately narrow, 13 mm. Now painted in a color designed to match the aluminum surrounding, the keys have noticeable resistance against the initial pressing, followed by a short course of about 1.5 mm with a soft elastic response. Not to excel, the N750 keyboard is good, as it provides separated keys by a wide space, a pleasant response, a backlight, which highlights both the print and contour button, and a rigid support surface.
Display and audio
N750 is maintained at the upper threshold of "regular" models offering a Full HD screen with a diagonal of 17,3". Very good aluminum rigid in its cap, the screen is covered with a protective matte surface.
An advantage of the N series from ASUS is the audio system that has gone through a number of changes. The four speakers at the bottom of the cover, which is backed by optional external subwoofer provides powerful sound and a satisfactory level of detail, at least up to a level of about 75 percent, where distortions start become noticeable and disturbing. The sound is characterized by powerful media and satisfying to play bass, connecting to external subwoofer amplifying the power of the latter, but its sound is somewhat diffuse because ordinary plastic housing.
Performance, cooling and autonomy
ASUS N750 is beyond the power of a simple multimedia laptop, it combines a high-end processing platform, namely a quad-core Intel Core i7-4700HQ with a mid-range GPU NVIDIA GT 750M enough to run games on reasonable .
If Haswell processor has brought a jump performance, autonomy is a different story. With use of a 50 percent brightness, the battery has provided a range of 4 hours and 10 minutes for 1080p video playback and 3 hours and 35 minutes when used under office, both results are very good for a so powerful network.