has been keeping itself busy of late, announcing that it would be giving Amazon's Kindle a run for its money later this year and that it would soon be shipping a new mainboard line
with Intel's fresh P55 Express chipset. Now, the company is going back to its notebook roots by introducing the UL Series.
Short for UnLimited Series, these brushed-aluminum machines feature Intel's Core 2 Duo SU3700 CPU as well as NVIDIA's GeForce G 210M graphics. Asus also claims that it can last half a day (12 hours) thanks to its GraphiX Boost technology, which allows users to conserve their battery power by switching between dedicated and integrated graphics. We have our doubts, but that's the claim.
The series is made up of the UL80 and UL50, both of which are around 1" thick. The pair can be outfitted with up to 8GB of DDR2 RAM, up to 500GB of hard drive space, a DVD Super Multi optical drive, built-in webcam and Windows Vista. Asus is also showcasing a few lesser models in the line, with the full specifications (though not pricing and availability) shown there in the Via link.
UnLimited Performance, Infinite Possibilities
The ASUS UnLimited Series is a hugely capable mobile computing companion that delivers powerful multitasking capabilities to users while on-the-go. Powered by an Intel® Core™2 Duo SU7300 processor, it features multi-core processing which combines two independent processor cores into one physical package. With up to 8GB DDR2 memory on tap, the result is the rapid acceleration of system processes which translate into a smoother computing experience.
The ASUS UnLimited Series is also designed to provide users with unlimited entertainment after hours. It features a high definition LCD display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, with graphics powered by a dedicated NVIDIA® GeForce® G 210M graphics card with 512MB VRAM. It delivers true-to-life graphics for a myriad of entertainment purposes, from videos to movies and games. Working in concert with the stunning visuals are two specially designed Altec Lansing® speakers supported by SRS Premium Sound™ that provide a wider frequency range, delivering lower pitches to allow users to hear every reverberation of the drums, as well as every note in pitch perfect quality.
UnLimited Battery Life, Endless Entertainment
To provide users with longer lasting battery life for unlimited, all-day computing and entertainment, the ASUS UL Series boasts a battery lifespan of up to 12 hours*. This is attributed to an ingenious and exclusive GraphiX Boost technology, which gives users the option of switching between the dedicated NVIDIA® GeForce® G 210M graphics card for graphically intensive applications, and integrated graphics for better energy savings. Equally exclusive is the ASUS Power4Gear, which facilitates the deployment and usage of power according to the users' preferences in relation to the specific tasks that they need to perform. The user can choose from four power profiles to suit their prevailing usage. Power4Gear also offers the option of turning off hardware devices to conserve even more energy.
UnLimited Mobility, Limitless Discoveries
A powerful, go-anywhere, do-anything notebook, the ASUS UnLimited Series measures less than 1-inch thick and features a lightweight yet highly robust brushed-aluminum lid. It provides a contemporary exterior with incredible resilience against the bumps and knocks of day-to-day use—perfect for work and play. A flushed multi-touch touchpad delivers ease of use by allowing users to intuitively zoom in or out of pictures via pinching, or navigate up and down pages by sliding their finger. The ASUS UnLimited Series is also equipped with an ergonomic chiclet keyboard and full-sized numerical keypad** which minimizes dust accumulation enables faster numeric input via with larger key-caps.