Now that we have covered the the glitzy event, let's get down to the notebook proper. First, its body art. The beautiful markings you see on the lid are crafted mostly by Chou himself. Look closer and you'll see hints of Chinese porcelain artwork, French-gambling card suits, treble clefs, and even a nunchaku as inspired by his song "Shuang Jie Kun" and his role as Kato in The Green Hornet. You might also notice a "J" initial brandished on the lid. While it is obviously a reference to the Taiwanese musician, Jay admitted he spent a considerable amount of time perfecting the brushed artwork. Peek under the notebook's lid, and you'll find a unique baroque style "J" key as well as his signature brandished on the wrist rest.
Hardware for the N43SL will vary across the Asia Pacific region. Singapore's edition will feature an Intel Core i5-2410M Sandy Bridge processor. As for its display and graphics options, the notebook will carry a 14-inch LED backlit screen and discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M GPU module. Mostly, we were fairly surprised when ASUS revealed its S$1,298 shelf price for we estimated the swanky laptop would cost more given Jay Chou's endorsement and B&O's SonicMaster engineering. The N43SL will ship with a number of Chou's tracks and music videos handpicked by the singer himself. Finally, fans anticipating the singer's handiwork can expect the notebook to arrive on our shores in the first or second week of July 2011. Before we end of, grab a glimpse of the chrome-like N5 slated to be released during the latter half of the year.