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Asus Debuts Stylish U Series Notebook Lineup

Asus Debuts Stylish U Series Notebook Lineup

If you prefer to ingest your notebook news in bite-sized pieces, you won't enjoy the feast that Asus just laid out one bit. Answering MSI's ultra-sleek X-Slim family is Asus' U Series, a rather attractive line of new machines aimed to be lightweight and highly fashionable, not to mention useful. In Asus' words, these provide both form and function, not one or the other.

The lineup includes no fewer than seven machines, all of which are powered by Intel's Core 2 Duo or Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) processors. You'll also find LED-backlit widescreen displays, NVIDIA GPUs, Altec Lansing speakers featuring SRS Premium Sound and the company's Express Gate instant-on operating system. Finally, Asus has included a light-sensing display that automatically adjusts brightness depending on ambient light, and there's even a backlit keyboard to keep your thesis going after hours. Full details of the machines (save for price and availability) are listed below.



Specifications
The ASUS U Series
Model U20A U80V
Processor and
Cache Memory
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor SU9400
  • Intel® Core™2 Solo Processor SU3500
  • Intel® Pentium Processor SU2700
  • Intel® CPM Processor L723
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9400 / P8600 / P8400 / P7450 / P7350 / T5900 / T5800
  • Intel® Pentium® Processor T4200
Chipset Intel® GS45 Intel® PM45
Operating System
  • Windows Vista® Home Premium
  • Windows Vista® Business
  • Windows Vista® Ultimate
  • Windows Vista® Home Basic
  • Windows Vista® Home Premium
  • Windows Vista® Business
  • Windows Vista® Ultimate
Display 12.1" LED-backlit display 14.0" LED-backlit display
Graphics Card Intel® GMA 4500MHD ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD4570
with 512MB DDR2 VRAM
Memory DDR2 800MHz, up to 4GB DDR2 800MHz, up to 4GB
Hard Disk Drive 250GB / 320GB / 500GB 250GB / 320GB / 500GB
Optical Disc Drive DVD Super-multi drive DVD Super-multi drive
Connectivity
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n
Dimensions (W) 298mm x (L) 225mm x
(H) 22-29.6mm
(W) 351mm x (L) 243mm x
(H) 22.5-31.6mm
Weight 1.78kg 2.15kg
Model U50G U81A
Processor and Cache Memory
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9550 / T9400 / P8700/ P8600 / P7450 / P7350 / T6600 / T6400 / T5900 / T5850
  • Intel® Pentium® Processor T4200
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9400 / P8600 / P8400 / P7450 / P7350 / T5900 / T5800
  • Intel® Pentium® Processor T4200
Chipset Intel® PM45 Intel® GM45
Operating System
  • Windows Vista® Home Basic
  • Windows Vista® Home Premium
  • Windows Vista® Business
  • Windows Vista® Ultimate
  • Windows Vista® Home Basic
  • Windows Vista® Home Premium
  • Windows Vista® Business
  • Windows Vista® Ultimate
Display 15.6" LED-backlit display 14.0" LED-backlit display
Graphics Card NVIDIA® GeForce™ G 105M
with 512MB VRAM
Intel® GMA 4500MHD
Memory DDR2 800MHz, up to 4GB DDR2 800MHz, up to 4GB
Hard Disk Drive 250GB / 320GB / 500GB 2.5", 250GB / 320GB / 500GB
Optical Disc Drive DVD Super-multi drive DVD Super-multi drive
Connectivity
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n
Dimensions (W) 384mm x (L) 267mm x
(H) 21.6-33.6mm
(W) 351mm x (L) 243mm x
(H) 22.5-31.6mm
Weight 2.56kg 2.12kg
Model U51Vg
Processor and
Cache Memory
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9550/T9400/P8700/P8600/P7450/P7350/T6600/T6400/T5900/T5850
  • Intel® Pentium® Processor T4200
Chipset Intel® PM45
Operating System
  • Windows Vista® Home Basic
  • Windows Vista® Home Premium
  • Windows Vista® Business
  • Windows Vista® Ultimate
Display 15.6" LED-backlit display
Graphics Card NVIDIA® GeForce™ G 105M
with 512MB VRAM
Memory DDR2 800MHz, up to 4GB
Hard Disk Drive 250GB / 320GB / 500GB
Optical Disc Drive DVD Super-multi drive
Connectivity
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n
Dimensions (W) 384mm x (L) 267mm x
(H) 21.6-33.6mm
Weight 2.56kg
The ASUS UX Series
Model UX50V UX30
Processor and
Cache Memory
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor SU9600/SU9400
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Solo Processor SU3500/SU3300
  • Intel® Pentium Processor SU2700
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor SU9600/SU9400
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Solo Processor SU3500/SU3300
  • Intel® Pentium Processor SU2700
Chipset Intel® GS45 Intel® GS45
Operating System
  • Windows Vista® Home Premium
  • Windows Vista® Home Basic
  • Windows Vista® Home Premium
Display 15.5” flushed LED-backlit HD display 13.3" flushed LED-backlit HD display
Graphics Card NVIDIA® GeForce™ G 105M with 512MB VRAM Intel® GMA 4500MHD
Memory DDR2 800MHz up to 4GB DDR2 800MHz up to 4GB
Hard Disk Drive 320GB / 500GB 250GB/ 320GB / 500GB
Optical Disc Drive Slot-in DVD Super-multi drive External ODD support
Connectivity
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n
Dimensions (W) 385mm x (L) 257.8mm x
(H) 18.6-28.6mm
(W) 328mm x (L) 222mm x (H) 23mm
Weight 2.6kg 1.6kg

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Looks like my GF's HP... which isn't really a bad thing. Looks good.

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ROFL I think a lot of companies need to watch Asus, this is how business is done. Think about it Asus is what a motherboard producer, who moved into GPU's, then sound cards, then laptops, netbooks, now everything. The only thing Asus doesn't make is CPU's, and they are now, or very soon to be number 2 in distribution world wide for the whole market. Absolutely beautiful Asus deserves some real applause, and watch out because MSI is on there way as well. You just have to wonder what Dell, HP etc have to think when there motherboard, various component supplier is truly kicking there a77 in their field, which they owned figuratively, and in percentage 2 years ago lol.

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