Notebook PC delivers HD experience and 1 TB storage.

Press Release Summary:

Along with dual 500 GB drives, M70 incorporates 17 in. WUXGA widescreen with 1,920 x 1,200 pixel resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio. Blu-Ray support and HDMI port ensure no HD data is lost at playback or during transfers, while built-in Altec Lansing Speakers and Dolby Home Theater sound processing technology promote optimal audio experience. Laptop is powered by choice of 2.0-2.5 GHz Intel® Core(TM)2 Duo processors and integrates fingerprint scanner for data security.

Original Press Release:

ASUS M70 Redefines Full HD with Ultimate HD Feature Combo

World's first notebook to team up 1TB Storage, WUXGA (1920x1200) and Blu-Ray playback for unprecedented AV enjoyment

Taipei, Taiwan, April 14, 2008 - Ready to receive HD in all its full glory is the new ASUS M70 notebook that provides a WUXGA widescreen with 1920x1200 pixels resolution and Blu-Ray support. Combined with cutting-edge audio technologies including built-in Altec Lansing Speakers and Dolby Home Theater, the M70 is supremely suited as a digital entertainment and productivity tool. In addition to the all-rounded AV features, the M70 is the world's first notebook to offer an ample storage of 1TB (2x 500GB) that can store up to 285,000 digital photos, 25,000 songs or 120 hours of HD movies*! For unparalleled high definition enjoyment, the M70 is the one and only entertainment notebook choice that is big on visual, audio and storage!

Big on Vision
The centrepiece among the M70's broad set of features is its 17-inch WUXGA screen displaying 1920x1200 pixels with 16:10 aspect ratio. For entertainment, it is able to faithfully reproduce stunning HD movies as they were meant to be displayed, in their native resolution without scaling, which would inevitably compromise image quality. Coupled with Blu-ray support and HDMI port, no high definition data will be lost at playback or during transfers.

Big on Sound
To complement the stunning visuals of HD content, the M70 features Dolby Home Theatre sound processing and delivery via Altec Lansing speakers which produce rich, clear audio for the complete cinema experience on the go.

Big on Storage
For a seamless and continues high definition enjoyment, the M70 is the world's first notebook to offer an extravagant 1TB (2x 500GB) storage space. This not only significantly increases the amount of high definition data that the notebook holds!

*Photos taken with a 6 megapixel camera; 3.5MB per photo
Music based on 4 minutes per song; uncompressed CD quality
HD video at 720p or 1080i video output and 8.3GB per hour recording rate; also depends on the compaction ratio of each region.

ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than 8000 and a world-class R&D design team, the turnover for 2007 was 6.9 billion U.S. Dollars. ASUS has been ranked in Business Week InfoTech 100 for 10 consecutive years, and has been ranked No.1 by the Wall Street Journal Asia for best quality products in Taiwan.

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