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ASUS N61JQ-X1 16-Inch Laptop (1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Quad-Core Processor, 4GB DDR3, 320GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium) Dark Brown

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  • Intel Core i7-720QM Processor1.6GHz w/ turbo boost up to 2.8GHz
  • 4GB of DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM, 2 slots, 8GB Max
  • 320GB Hard Drive (7200 RPM); Super Multi Optical Disk Drive; Wi-Fi 802.11 bgn
  • 16-Inch HD LED LCD Display; 2.0MP Webcam; Bluetooth; HDMI Port; ATI 5730 Graphics Engine with 1 GB DDR3 Dedicated VRAM
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Operating System
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Product Description

Model: N61JQ-X1

Product Description

Enjoy true entertainment and real sound with the ASUS N61JQ-X1. Equipped with Intel’s new Core i7-720QM processor and an ATI 5730 graphics engine with 1GB DDR3 VRAM, the N61JQ-X1 brings users true-to-life images for games, movies and videos. Dedicated resonance space arrangement provides sound layering and enhanced detail. With 2.5 watt TV standard sound output and a 21cc amplifier, the N61JQ-X1 improves and balances audio reproduction across different sonic ranges, particularly for vocals and low-band bass. Together with Altec Lansing speakers supported by SRS Premium Sound, the N61JQ-X1 provides crisp, clear audio reproduction and a truly surreal audio experience while on-the-go. A multi-touch touchpad allows users to scroll, rotate, as well as zooming-in and out while surfing the web or browsing multimedia intuitively. Lastly, the sunken-hinge design of the N61JQ-X1 provides a more comfortable view by providing users with a wider and more ergonomic viewing angle. The notebook comes with a 1 year global warranty, one month zero bright dot guaranty, free two-way standard shipping, twenty-four hour tech support seven days a week, and a one year accidental damage warranty, protecting the notebook from drops, fire, spills and surge.

Expect an Encore

The 16-inch N61Jq-X1 is masterfully crafted to deliver premium entertainment while on the go. Featuring the powerful Intel Core i7 Quad Core processor and ATI Discrete Graphics Engine powered by Mobility Radeon HD 5730 graphics, the N61Jq-X1 redefines mobile computing with the power of a desktop inside its elegant and portable design.Now you can also enjoy the latest in graphics processing technology on-the-go with DirectX 11-enabled ATI Discrete Graphics Engine and watch your games come alive.

This multimedia powerhouse excels in entertainment with awe-inspiring HD playback on its brilliant 16-inch HD LED-backlit widescreen for a vivid entertainment experience in HD. Delight your senses with rich sound from the Altec Lansing speakers, enhanced by the unique SonicMaster design –an exclusive ASUS design that improves sound projection and quality. Plus, introduce yourself to the latest standard of USB with Superspeed USB 3.0, enabling faster transfer rates for USB 3.0-enabled peripherals – up to 10 times faster compared to USB 2.0. Enjoy your favorite HD movies, listen to hit songs, and experience the impressive visuals of the N61Jq-X1- the possibilities are virtually endless.

The N61Jq-X1 boasts 4GB DDR3 system RAM, a chiclet keyboard, a multi-touch trackpad, a high-speed wireless 802.11n connectivity, a 320GB 7200 RPM hard drive, a HDMI connectivity, a Bluetooth v2.1+EDR connectivity, a 2.0MP webcam, and plenty of other convenient features.

Stylish Design with Exceptional Multimedia Performance and Versatility

Key Features

  • Powerful Intel Core i7-720QM processor with Turbo Boost and Hyper Threading Technologies for smart multitasking performance that adapts to your needs (Learn more)
  • Color Shine 16-inch Edge-to-Edge HD LED-backlit widescreen for a vibrant and immersive cinematic experience (Learn more)
  • ATI Discrete Graphics Engine (DGE) powered by Mobility Radeon HD 5730 graphics with 1GB VRAM and DirectX 11 support for the latest gaming and multimedia enjoyment (Learn more)
  • Altec Lansing speakers enhanced with SRS Premium Sound produce crisp, clear audio reproduction (Learn more)
  • ASUS SonicMaster design for more detailed and richer sound quality
  • 320GB 7200RPM hard drive for fast, convenient storage and access to all your documents, music, videos, and photos
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM brings increased performance with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit pre-installed
  • Multi-touch trackpad lets you intuitively navigate through web pages, documents, and pictures (Learn more)
  • Chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad for increased typing precision (Learn more)
  • HDMI output for easy HD video and audio connectivity to your HDTV or LCD monitors with HDMI input
  • USB 3.0 Superspeed connectivity for up to 10x faster transfer speed than USB 2.0 (Learn more)
  • High-speed wireless N networking (802.11 b/g/n @ 2.4GHz) with Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR (Learn more)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit for a faster and more reliable operating system (Learn more)
  • ASUS Infusion Technology for scratch-resistant protection
  • 2.0 megapixel webcam for video chatting with friends and family
  • 1 year global warranty and 1 year Accidental Damage Warranty* (Learn more)

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Latest in Mobile Graphics Technology

Golden Ratio of 16:9 for Widescreen Movies and Games The N61Jq-X1 offers you the latest in mobile graphics technology with its ATI Discrete Graphics Engine powered by Mobility Radeon HD 5730 with 1GB DDR3 VRAM. It is a powerful DirectX 11-ready graphics card that lets you enjoy the latest HD playback and gaming along with the latest graphical interface support for Windows 7.

DirectX 11 brings big improvements to graphics with features that enhance realism and enable faster computing. Ready for the latest in entertainment, ASUS N61Jq lets you enjoy lifelike gaming and cinematic experience on-the-go.

With its dedicated 1GB of DDR3 video memory, the DGE lets you enjoy the latest hit games while on the go.

Premium Sound Meets Premium Visuals

Golden Ratio of 16:9 for Widescreen Movies and Games Sit back and relax with premium multimedia features that make the N61Jq-X1 the ideal desktop replacement. Equipped with Altec Lansing speakers with enhanced SRS premium sound and the ASUS proprietary SonicMaster design, you’re ensured a cinematic experience when on the go.

With included HDMI connectivity, this entertainment notebook turns into your personal media center when you synchronize it to an external monitor or HDTV - letting you enjoy flawless 1080p HD playback anytime, anywhere.

Perfectly complementing the N61Jq-X1’s Dedicated Graphics Engine performance are its brilliant 16-inch HD LED-backlit widescreen, Super Multi DVD drive, and Video Magic software that lets you enjoy the latest blockbuster hits wherever you go.

The ASUS N61Jq-X1 does not only run your demanding applications, it will also wow you with its premium entertainment features.

Built with one of the World’s Most Intelligent Notebook Processors

Quad Core Prowess Stay ahead of the curve and enjoy extreme multi-tasking with Intel’s leading-edge processor and some of today’s most powerful components. Incorporating the Intel Core i7 720QM quad-core processor, the N61Jq-X1 outperforms and outclasses other notebooks for an immersive gaming and multimedia experience.

With massive memory bandwidth that delivers the ultimate in HD computing, hardcore multi-taskers will rejoice with Intel Turbo Boost Technology –accelerating performance from 1.6GHz to 2.8GHz.

The N61Jq-X1 gives you all the power you need to create digital videos, 3D animation, or effortlessly play adrenaline-filled games and movies.

Enhanced Connectivity

Connect with the world The N61Jq-X1 is one of the first notebooks to introduce USB 3.0 – the latest standard of USB – that far surpasses the speed of its predecessors with transfer rates up to 10 times faster. This means it takes only 20 seconds to transfer the content of one DVD (6GB) using USB 3.0, instead of 3.3 minutes with USB 2.0.

The N61Jq-X1 also boasts an array of wireless features that make it simpler than ever to connect to your mobile world, including built-in high-speed wireless N (802.11 b/g/n @2.4 GHz) and Bluetooth v2.1. With high-speed wireless N, not only do you get improved range, you can explore with greatly increased transfer rates –that means quicker downloads and faster video streaming.

Plus, with the latest Bluetooth support, you can effortlessly sync your Bluetooth-enabled devices.

Head-turning Style and Intelligent Control

Golden Ratio of 16:9 for Widescreen Movies and Games Protected by scratch-resistant ASUS Infusion Technology, the N61Jq-X1 will captivate you with its eye-catching aesthetic. With an Eagle-eye design, the unique-looking power-button lights up a cool indigo blue so whether you’re in light or dark areas you always know where to find it.

Specialized for ease of use, the N61Jq-X1’s elegant chiclet keyboard is seamlessly built into its beautifully shaped chassis and features a numeric keypad for easy input. But, there’s more to its chiclet keyboard than just looks, its uniquely-spaced layout gives users more typing precision and effectively protects it from dust buildup.

It also features a multi-touch trackpad that’s sized larger than average notebooks, allowing for remarkable control while scrolling through web pages, documents, or photo albums.

You can now use two or three fingers to easily command your applications with gestures such as zooming in/out or rotating the picture.

ASUS Makes Your Windows 7 Experience Better

Ergonomic Recently rated #1 in consumer reliability among Windows-based PCs by SquareTrade, and, ASUS gives you the peace of mind you deserve every time you start your N61Jq-X1 notebook.†

ASUS worked extensively with Microsoft to develop time-saving features like FastBoot technology –reducing the time needed for startup and shutdown by up to 40% –and LocalMe –a GPS-like application.

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. And, thanks to Windows 7’s enhanced power management, you can enjoy unplugged gaming longer.

Click HERE to learn more about the time-saving ASUS FastBoot feature.

ASUS 360 - 1 Year Global Warranty

2 Years Global Warranty Included Offers a level of coverage that would add hundreds of dollars to the price of competing laptops:

1 Year Global Warranty

30-Day Flawless Display Guarantee: If you discover one defective bright dot within 30 days of purchase, ASUS will replace the panel at no cost.

Two-way free standard shipping

24/7 tech support

Accidents Happen

1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty Included You have extra protection when accidents happen to your ASUS notebook purchased in the US or Canada. ASUS will fix or replace your notebook for you at no charge during the first year after purchase in the event of damage from accidental spills, drops, electrical surges, or fire.*

Warranty covering accidental drops, spills, power surges, and fire damage

Target 3 business day turnaround time for repair / replacement; not including receiving and shipping time

One-way shipping (from ASUS to the user) at no additional cost

24 hour toll-free phone support

One incident covered per notebook

What's in the Box

The entire ASUS N61Jq-X1 package contains a warranty information card, notebook, 6-cell battery pack, and AC Adapter.

  • ASUS N61Jq-X1 (Brown)
  • AC Adapter
  • 6-cell Battery Pack
  • Warranty Information Card

  • Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Display: 16-inch HD LED-backlit Widescreen (1366 x 768)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-720QM processor (1.60GHz Turbo-Boost to 2.8GHz Quad-Core)
  • Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 1GB DDR3 VRAM
  • Wireless Data Network: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz) , Bluetooth v2.1+EDR
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 (up to 8GB)
  • Storage: 320GB 7,200RPM hard drive
  • Optical Disc Drive: Super Multi DVD drive
  • Camera: 2.0 Megapixel
  • Speakers: Altec Lansing speakers with SRS premium sound
  • Microphone: Digital Array Microphone
  • Card Reader: : 1x 8-in-1 card reader (MMC/SD/Mini-SD/XD/Memory Stick/MS Pro/MS Duo/MS-Pro-Duo)
  • Input/Output: 1x Headphone-out jack (SPDF support), 1x Microphone-in jack, 1x Express Card 34, 1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 1x USB 3.0 port, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x E-SATA
  • Battery Pack: 6-Cell
  • Dimensions: 14.98 x 10.33 x 1.08 (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 6.38 lbs
  • Color: Brown

  • † Rated number 1 Windows-based PC maker in’s Service & Reliability Report 2009. Rate number 1 PC brand according to SquareTrade, the leading direct-to-consumer warranty company (for more information visit ).

    * For notebooks purchased on or after Sept. 10, 2007. The ASUS 360 Notebook Service Program and Accidental Damage Warranty covers “ASUS” brand notebooks only, and does NOT extend to: “Built on ASUS,” “ASMobile,” “Powered by ASUS,” the Eee PC, or some other models. These retailers are currently among the companies that do NOT participate in the ASUS 360 Notebook Service Program and Accidental Damage Warranty: Best Buy, MicroCenter, and The Source by CircuitCity in Canada. Limit of one claim per notebook for Accidental Damage Warranty. ASUS reserves the right to discontinue this program and to modify the terms and conditions thereof at any time. ASUS Accidental Damage Warranty Program starts from the date of your ASUS notebook purchase, when all the requirements are met. One incident covered per notebook.

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    Product Information

    Model: N61JQ-X1
    Expand all Collapse all Technical Details
    Screen Size16 inches
    Screen Resolution1366 x 768
    Max Screen Resolution1336 x 768 pixels
    Processor2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
    RAM4 GB DDR3
    Hard Drive320 GB
    Graphics CoprocessorMobility Radeon HD
    Chipset BrandATI
    Card DescriptionMobility Radeon HD 5730
    Graphics Card Ram Size1024 MB
    Wireless Type802.11bgn
    Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
    Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
    Brand NameAsus
    Item model numberN61JQ-X1
    Hardware PlatformPC
    Operating SystemWindows 7;
    Item Weight6.5 pounds
    Item Dimensions L x W x H15.40 x 10.60 x 1.50 inches
    Color Dark Brown
    Processor BrandIntel Core I7
    Processor Count1
    Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
    Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
    Optical Drive Typedvd_plus_minus_rw, dvd_rom, dvd_ram, cd_rom, cd_rw
    Audio-out Ports (#)2
    Battery Typelithium_ion
    Power SourceAC
    Voltage230 volts
    Additional Information
    Best Sellers Rank #29,635 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
    Shipping Weight9.4 pounds
    Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
    International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
    Date First AvailableJanuary 17, 2010
    Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    64 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Dan Greenberg on March 5, 2010
    Model Number: N61JQ-X1 Verified Purchase
    Just got this. Looked at it for a few days on [...] to get detailed specs and customer reviews before purchasing. I only bought it on amazon because the next day shipping was cheaper (about $[...]) and the computer itself was $[...] less on amazon.

    Haven't pushed the pedal to the metal as far as ram, HDD, and CPU go. There is an overclocking speed (called Turbo Boost) that is automatic. With windows 7 (instaleld) the Turbo Boost app lets you see the CPU ramping up. It shows that the CPU rutinely goes up to 2.6 Ghz when opening an application (not very intensive work) so I am not sure how accurate the gadget is, but we'll see. When compared to what else is out there, this coputer has much more for your money and is actually cheaper than many laptops with less power/graphics capability/coolness. Look at the prices at Best Buy for an Core i3 laptop. They are nearly $1000 and don't have as much ram, video memory, or upgrade potential. This is a Core i7, much more powerful and is less than alot of the laptops out there. Plus, Asus has a 1 year accidental warranty. Tops!

    -Amazon said it would be Brown, mine was black when I got it. Brown is ugly anyway!

    - You can create a recovery DVD to fix everything in the event you scrw something up. Also, has a bootup recovery option built in, so even if you don;t have the disks, it can be recovered.

    - 1 year replacement/repair "i dropped it in a pool" warranty.

    -Shipping. For the price of the computer, get the 30.00 next day. I order by 3:00PM on thursday and had the computer booted up at 3:15PM friday.

    -Nice looking computer. Great sound. Great price. (You can get a lesser model without the i7 CPU from Best Buy for 999.00)

    -USB 3.0 is nice touch.
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    26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By _Voltron_ on March 11, 2010
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    My two concerns when purchasing this laptop were:

    A.) The Brown Color (it looks pretty brown and ugly in Amazon's photos)
    B.) The Screen resolution of 1366 x 768

    And upon receiving the product, this is what I've found

    A.) While it is brown, its a VERY dark brown that appears black in most lighting conditions. Only under direct light or white light does this even resemble a brown color. It does not look like that milky chocolate brown in the Amazon photos.

    B.) The screen resolution (1366 x 768) is a tough pill to swallow. The 768 vertical resolution is really hard to handle if you are used to laptops with higher screen resolutions. The amount of vertical scrolling and real estate for multiple windows opened at the same time is difficult with this resolution. This is not really a deal breaker for me because I have this connected to multiple external monitors, but if you intend to use the laptop screen as your primary display device, this screen resoultion is pretty poor. Its probably fine for watching DVDs or playing games at high settings so the native resolution can handle it, but I would have really preferred 1600 x 900.

    With that said, this ASUS N61 laptop is absolutely fantastic. The build quality is excellent. Its a very solid, sturdy built machine with no flex in the display or the keyboard. It looks great with a clean polished look without all the ridiculous gaming machine graphics all over it. It has better than average sound quality and the display (aside from the screen resolution) looks great. I found the battery life to be more than acceptable because this has a quad-core processor and a 7,200 RPM drive with a fairly small battery (I dont want a big heavy battery).
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    31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By David Willis on March 13, 2010
    Model Number: N61JQ-X1 Verified Purchase
    After a very bad experience with an Asus N10Jh-A1 and due to Asus having a good reputation for laptops- a second unit was tried, the N61Jq-X1 (A1 is same except for having 2 year warranty). Amazon has changed it's ad for this laptop since our company purchased this unit, as it does not have the TV grade, additional amplifier and cone speakers etc, which was advertised. Asus website still has these features listed, including a really nice video touting their laptop. Simply doesn't exist on N61Jq units.

    Turned the laptop on for the first time, providing name /date/time, password and reached the create the System Restore DVD's (four required)part of setup. Inserted first new DVD disc and a half hour later, this laptop Blue Screened, BSOD, on SETUP. When finally back at the point of doing the Restore discs for second time, the second attempt to do Disc #1, few minutes later another error box and BSOD again. This is going well. Now on third attempt to do Disc #1 which started at 26% ?? and later, FOUR hours later, the four dvd backup discs are finished. Don't expect I could trust these discs to Restore anything. Day Two: ASUS was sent all the technical stuff (codes and information beyond my technical expertise, hoping only to provide Asus with information to fix the problem, OR be able to find out it's not repairable, information easily found using Windows 7 which I believe is the best thing Microsoft has done in some time and gasp! might even be better than XP. Four separate emails and tech numbers from Asus later, the Asus techs are still talking about SRS drivers and issues nothing to do with BSOD. Since initial setup, the unit in the past three weeks BSOD two more times while watching two movies from internet. Interesting only for having nothing to do with DVD drive in unit.
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