» Asus U2 Luxury Ultraportable
Asustek rolled out the Asus U2 11.1-inch widescreen luxury
notebook series, which is a successor of the U1 ultraportable.
The Asus U2 features the Intel Core Duo Processor ULV (ultra-low voltage) U7500 at 1.06GHz paired with the Intel GM965 Express Chipset, which incorporates the GMA X3100 integrated graphics. The laptop’s thin LED backlight 11.1" display has a 1366×768 resolution and enables a lower power consumption, better luminance, and faster response time, when compared to standard CCFL backlight displays.
The U2 sub-notebook, which starts at 2.75 pounds, comes with up to 120GB 1.8-inch hard drive at 4200rpm or 32GB solid state drive, and supports up to 4GB of system memory. It features the Intel WiFi Link 4965AGN or Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection, a LAN port, and a 56K modem, as well as a built-in web camera, three USB ports, a VGA port, and a micro-DVI output.
For enhanced security, there are a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), and a fingerprint reader. In addition, the webcam is complemented with ASUS SmartLogon software that “intelligently recognizes its rightful owner and grants access to the computer accordingly after a positive facial scan”.
According to Asustek, the U2’s chassis features materials such as polished stainless steel and premium leather.
This ultraportable runs Windows Vista operating system. Pricing and availability date are currently unknown.
Intel® Centrino® Processor Technology
- Intel® Core™ Duo Processor ULV U7500
- Mobile Intel® GM965 Express Chipset
- Intel WiFi Link 4965AGN or Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Genuine Windows® Vista®
- Genuine Basic
- Genuine Home Premium
- Genuine Business
- Genuine Ultimate
11.1" WXGA 1366 x 768 LED backlight
80G/100G/120G PATA 1.8" 4200rpm HDD, 32G SSD
2 so-dimm socket for expansion up to 4096MB, DDRII-667 DRAM support
3x USB, 1x VGA, 1x LAN, 1x Phone, 1x micro-DVI
27.7 x 19.4 x 2.49-2.9 cm, 1.25kg with SSD, 1.28kg with HDD
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