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ASUS N53JN and N73JN pack Core i3/i5, Optimus and B&O audio

ASUS N53JN and N73JN pack Core i3/i5, Optimus and B&O audio

ASUS' last collaboration with Bang & Olufsen resulted in the distinctive NX90; with the notebook manufacturers new N Series machines, it seems they relied only on B&O's audio skills and left their own designers in charge.  The new ASUS N53JN and N73JN - with 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch displays respectively - get Intel Core i3 or i5 processors, NVIDIA Optimus graphics and, of course, the B&O developed ASUS SonicMaster audio.

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Bang & Olufsen debut BeoVision 8 40-inch HDTV in US

Bang & Olufsen debut BeoVision 8 40-inch HDTV in US

One of the most expensive and highest-end brands in the home theater market is Bang & Olufsen. The company makes some of the most expensive home theater gear you will find today. Last time we spoke about the company's HDTV sets it was for the debut of the new BeoVision 10-46 46-inch HDTV.

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B&O BeoLab 11 subwoofer: distinctive looks, painful price

B&O BeoLab 11 subwoofer: distinctive looks, painful price

Space tulip, Minority Report prop or achingly expensive home audio equipment: all suitable descriptions for Bang & Olufsen's latest attempt to squeeze the very last drops from our wallets.  The $2,000 BeoLab 11 subwoofer pairs two 6.5-inch drivers with a 200W Class D ICEpower amp and covers a user-adjusable 33 to 300 Hz range.

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Bang & Olufsen reveals 46-inch BeoVision 10-46 LCD

Bang & Olufsen reveals 46-inch BeoVision 10-46 LCD

Danish electronics shop Bang & Olufsen seems to be on quite a roll these days, with a special edition laptop at CES, and now, a BeoVision 10-46, a 46” variant of their current Beovision 10-40.  And compared to other TV speakers, its built-in speakers will definitely blow your mind.

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ASUS NX90 twin-touchpad notebook hands-on

ASUS NX90 twin-touchpad notebook hands-on

ASUS' NX90Jq collaboration with Bang & Olufsen looks bizarre enough in the press shots, but when we dropped by to check out the dual-touchpad notebook/desktop-replacement at CES 2010 it turned out to be even more distinctive in the metal.  Powered by a Core i7 processor with NVIDIA GT 335M graphics, an 18.4-inch 1920 x 1200 display and a slot-loading Blu-ray drive, check out our first-impressions after the cut.

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Asus, Bang & Olufsen collaborate on Asus NX90 hi-fi, dual-touchpad laptop

Asus, Bang & Olufsen collaborate on Asus NX90 hi-fi, dual-touchpad laptop

Asus has teamed up with Danish luxury electronics veteran Bang & Olufsen to create what’s possibly its most luxurious multimedia laptop.  Designed by award-winning B&O chief designer David Lewis, the Asus NX90 has a polished aluminum exterior, contrasting sleekly with a matte-black keyboard, and boasts two touchpads on either side of its keyboard.

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2011 Audi A8 packed with tech: handwriting recognition, 1,400W B&O audio, more

2011 Audi A8 packed with tech: handwriting recognition, 1,400W B&O audio, more

With what must be a strong candidate for the longest press release of 2009, Audi have launched their new flagship, the Audi A8.  Since we usually save our interest in cars for only the most outlandishly technical or geekily endearing, the new A8 earns its place by bolstering its multimedia interface (MMI) with handwriting recognition, an optional 1,400W Bang & Olufsen audio system, twin 10.2-inch displays for the rear-seat passengers, and a 20GB hard-drive for digital media.

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Bang & Olufsen unveils $18k BeoVision 7-55 55-inch TV

Bang & Olufsen unveils $18k BeoVision 7-55 55-inch TV

Bang & Olufsen is a well-known maker of high-end home theater and audio gear that carry huge price tags. The company has a line of HDTVs for instance that cost many times what you can walk into your local Walmart and pick a set up for. The last time we talked about a BeoVision HDTV it was the BeoVision 10 and sold for almost $9,000.

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Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 10 40-inch LED-backlit HDTV

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 10 40-inch LED-backlit HDTV

If a new phone isn't on your agenda, but you still fancy splashing some cash in Denmark's direction, then Bang & Olufsen's BeoVision 10 LCD display might satisfy.  The 40-inch Full HD 200/240Hz TV uses LED backlighting for picture quality and reduced depth, meaning you can hang the set on a wall as if it were a particularly expensive picture.

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Bang & Olufsen BeoCom 5 dual-landline & VoIP handset

Bang & Olufsen BeoCom 5 dual-landline & VoIP handset

Bang & Olufsen have been through a phase of unusually shaped landline phones - the banana-esque BeoCom 2 is a good example - but they're returning to their slightly more sensible roots with the new BeoCom 5.  The dual-line DECT phone works both as a twin landline handset and as a VoIP device, and magnetically docks either onto its charging plinth or onto a portable speakerphone (that also charges the handset).

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Apple, Microsoft, iriver & more face Tsera touchpad patent lawsuit

Apple, Microsoft, iriver & more face Tsera touchpad patent lawsuit

Apple, Microsoft, Bang & Olufsen and iriver are among the defendants named by Tsera LLC, a company claiming to own a touchpad patent which has been vigorously infringed.  The lawsuit concerns Tsera's patent "Methods and apparatus for controlling a portable electronic device using a touchpad", and basically describes recognizing different touchpad swipes without requiring visual feedback.

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Bang & Olufsen BeoTime clock/remote thinks it’s a flute

Bang & Olufsen BeoTime clock/remote thinks it’s a flute

Now, it's Bang & Olufsen time, so please suspend all disbelief and reset your "it's how much?!" shock reaction.  The Danish company has unveiled its latest product, and we've a feeling Alyson Hannigan would approve.  The BeoTime alarm clock best resembles a flute, but is actually a way to not only get you up in the morning but to control your house full of expensive B&O A/V equipment.

 

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