Asus has announced a new notebook that may not have Ultrabook credentials, but it still manages to cram some decent specs into a rather slim chassis.
The Asus U46 notebook is a 14in laptop encased in a slim chassis less than 25mm thick. That chassis is fashioned from durable spun aluminium and brushed “champagne-coloured metals.”
The 14in display is 5.5mm thick and has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels with a slim bezel surround and a “hinge-forward design” which promises better viewing angles.
The U46 features second generation Core i3 or i5 processors, integrated Intel or discrete Nvidia GeForce GT540M graphics, up to 8GB RAM, 1GB of video memory, and a promised battery life of 10 hours.
There is also a DVD drive, 4-in-1 card reader, 0.3 megapixel webcam, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, USB 3.0 port, 2 x USB 2.0 ports and a HDMI port on offer.
The U46 weighs in at just over 2kg and also includes the exclusive Asus USB charger system allowing users to quickly recharge USB-powered devices in a fraction of the time it normally takes – though what this will do to the laptop battery is probably not worth thinking about.
The U46 is now available from Comet with prices starting at £699.