Asus joins the multimedia notebook race with its new M50. Touting the M50 as a personal entertainment center, Asus has included Altec Lansing Speakers and Dolby Home Theater software in the M50’s elegantly designed body. Asus even went further with the M50’s overall look and covered the body with super glossy finish to serve as a tough coat and hopefully offer additional protection from abrasion.
But aside from the external design, what could probably make the M50 click among notebook consumers is its HD Blu-ray capabilities that support HDMI transfer. Making the Asus M50 even more appealing is its innovative interface that is said to be both easy and convenient to control. The M50’s touch pad doubles up as a control deck to control video and music entertainment. With a mere tap of the finger the user can access the controls to play, stop, pause, mute and skip audio and video files.
So much for the entertainment value of the Asus M50 we cannot forget that it is after all a notebook and not a home entertainment system. The Asus M50 will include an Intel Core 2 Duo T7100~T7700 processor, your choice of ATI Mobile Radeon or nVIDIA GeForce graphics, a 200-500GB hard drive, up to 4GB of RAM, a hybrid TV tuner and a 15.4-inch display.
To make the M50 even more interesting, Asus added an additional data security feature, with the use of fingerprint scanner, users can be assured that their files are protected from unauthorized eyes. A release date and pricing information has not yet been announced, but with specs like this, is safe to expect nothing cheap.