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Asus has kicked off 2010 with a Bang, or should that be an Olufsen? The Taiwanese PC maker has unveiled a super-stylish laptop sporting speakers and design features supplied by the legendary audio firm.

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Asus NX90 features Bang & Olufsen speakers and styling

The NX90 Bang & Olufsen edition laptop looks like a PC from the future, thanks to dual B&O speakers which extend beyond the machine’s huge 18.4in, 1080p screen and are angled towards the user.

Asus has installed dual touchpads, one on each side of the NX90 keyboard. They support multi-touch functionality and can be used simultaneously – one for navigation and the other for selecting on-screen options.

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Blu-ray is included as standard

Underneath the NX90’s MacBook Air-esque aluminium exterior lies an Intel Core i7-820QM quad-core processor, 120GB of user-accessible storage and, as standard, 4GB of DDR3 memory – though you can opt for up to 12GB. Nvidia’s GeForce GT335M graphics card drives the NX90’s display.

Such a sexy machine wouldn’t be complete without the onboard slot style Blu-ray drive, which teams up with an HDMI-out port. The laptop supports USB 3.0.

All this spec, but how heavy, how much and when? The NX90 weighs in at 4.8Kg, including the 6 cell battery - not one for the road warriors, then.

It is available next month and US prices start at $1800 (£1123/€1254). For indicative UK pricing add another 10-20 per cent and 17.5 per cent VAT ®

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