I have seen the graphics, I have seen the specs and I have seen the screenshots from ASUS N61Jv and if there are two things I wish that is first to have a Starcraft II CD and then have a brand new ASUS N61Jv. This laptop seems small but it is very powerful and can be called as an alternative to your very own desktop.

An article I read about in the internet talks about the ASUS N61Jv as "the Super Sonic NVIDIA Optimus-equipped N61Jv." By the looks of it you will be thinking its heavy and bulky but if you actually carry it, it weighs less and it looks pretty neat. The ASUS N61Jv only weights 2.8Kg with a six cell batter and that makes this laptop two times lighter than most other laptops which averages 7kg and above.

The N61Jv is also the first laptop I have seen with an extended speaker, occupying the whole length of the top of the laptop. It has surround sound and even 3D capability which makes playing Starcraft II really great and an ultimate experience.

That's not all that to the ASUS N61Jv it also has a 16-inch display LCD screen which add more excitement to the gameplay. The power of this laptop also goes to its main engine: the memory and graphics card. N61Jv includes Nvidia's Optimus technology and it offers integrated graphics along with a discreet Nvidia GeForce GT325M graphics offering 1GB DDR3 VRAM.

The hype does not end there. The ASUS N61Jv also utilizes either an Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i3 processor which means it can pretty much handle the stress of extreme gaming. Wow! You can even power it up more with up to 8GB DDR3 memory and up to 640GB hard disk drive.

Since Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty will require you to connect to Blizzard's then that will not be a problem with ASUS N61Jv. Besides the fact that it comes with the newest USB 3.0 connectivity it also has an embedded WiMAX to go with the HDMI connection and Wireless-N connectivity.

This is definitely a must have laptop. The price is around P50,000 more or less and it is worth that much. I am sure that you will not get disappointed.

Here are the full specifications of my dream laptop, the ASUS N61Jv:

Processor & Cache MemoryIntel Core i5-520M
Operating SystemGenuine Windows Home Premium
ChipsetIntel HM55 Express
Main Memory2GB DDR3 1066 MHz SDRAM, 2 x SODIMM socket for expansion up to 8GB SDRAM
Display16" HD (1366x768) Vesa Like
Video Graphics & MemoryNVIDIA GeForce GT325M, with 1GB DDR3 VRAM
Hard Drive640GB 2.5" 9.5mm 5400RPM SATA
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi Double Layer
Card Reader8 in 1 card reader SD,MMC,MS,MS-Pro,XD,Smart Media,mini SD w/ adapter,MS-Duo
Video Camera2.0 Mega Pixel web camera
Fax/Modem/LAN/WLANIntegrated 802.11a/b/g/n or 802.11b/g
Built-in Bluetooth™ V2.1+EDR
10/100/1000 Base T
LED Status IndicatorPower-on/Suspend
Battery Charging/full/low
Storage device access
Capital Lock
Wireless on status indicator
Numeric KB Lock
Interface1 x Express card
1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF)
1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
1 x USB 3.0 ports (optional)
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1 x HDMI
1 x WLAN On/Off Switch
1 x E-SATA
Hot KeysFunction Keys:
Fn+F1 Suspend switch
Fn+F2 WLAN switch
Fn+F5 Brightness down
Fn+F6 Brightness up
Fn+F7 LCD on/off
Fn+F8 LCD/CRT switch display
Fn+F9 TouchPad Lock
Fn+F10 Volume on/mute
Fn+F11 Volume down
Fn+F12 Volume up
Fn+Space Power 4Gear
Fn+C Splendid
Fn+V Camera capture
Fn+V: Life Frame
Fn+↑: Stop
Fn+↓: Play/Pause
Fn+ ←:Skip to Previous Track
Fn+ →:Skip to Next Track
AudioBuilt-in speaker and microphone
Altec Lansing speakers
SRS Premium Sound
KeyboardNumeric Keyboard
38.4mm size
Battery Pack & Life6 cells: 4400 mAh 
AC AdapterOutput: 19 V DC, 4.74 A, 90 W
Input: 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
Dimension & Weight38.4 x 26.5 x 2.79~3.73 cm (W x D x H)
2.80 kg (with 6 cell battery)
SecurityFingerprint (optional)
Supplied AccessoriesOptical Mouse 
Multimedia SoftwareASUSDVD 6-in-1
Virus & Tool SoftwareAdobe Acrobat Reader 9.0
Trend Micro Internet Security 2009/2010
ASUS UtilityAsus Win flash for BIOS and Driver live Update
ASUS CopyProtect
ASUS SmartLogon
Asus Power4Gear Hybrid
Asus Live Update
Asus Multi-Frame
ASUS Life Frame 3
ASUS Wireless Console
Virtual Camera
ASUS Splendid
Asus Screen Saver
Fancy Start
AI Recovery
Warranty & e-support2-year limited global hardware warranty
*different by country
1-year battery pack warranty
On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)
OS (Microsoft Windows Vista) install/uninstall consultation
Bundled software install/uninstall consultation
ASUS software supporting

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  1. ryio_o // September 23, 2010 at 1:30 AM

    What's on your mind...nathig