Even though the whole world has stopped selling mini notebooks (popularly known as netbooks), Asus is still busy churning out these amazing little things. This time, however, they have released one with Intel Celeron 847 1.1GHz processor. The model is called F201E and it has pretty decent specs.
You get 11.6 inch screen, 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, 2GB RAM, 320GB hard disk and Windows 8 operating system. The price of it will be 329 Euros / dollars. You can also go for the Ubuntu model which will, infact you slightly better specs – 4GB RAM and 500GB hard disk. Nice. Common features include 802.11n Wi-Fi, 1x USB 3.0 port, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 0.3 MP camera, multi card reader and 5200mAh battery that promises 5 hours of runtime.
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Asus is working on a new device called ME 400C that is basically tablet with notebook innards. Inside, you will find a 10.1 inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels which also supports upto 10 finger input simultaneously. You get Atom Z2760 procesor, 2GB RAM and 64GB of SSD that is expandable via a microSD card. You will also find a mini USB 2.0 port for which you will have to use a convertor to plug-in USB peripherals.
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Asus A53Z NS61 is a 15.6 inch notebook that offers quite a lot despite bearing a pretty affordable price tag. For 350 dollars, you get an AMD A6 3420M processor, 4GB RAM, HDMI, USB 3.0, ATi Radeon HD 6520G GPU and a big 6 cell battery as well.
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The Asus R500A RS51 is a 15.6 inch notebook packing the Intel Core i5 3210m dual core processor running at 2.5GHz clocks speed (and 3.1GHz under turbo boost mode). The screen packs 1366 x 768 (HD) resolution and is LED backlit in nature. Other specs include 6GB RAM (upto 8GB maximum RAM supported), 750GB hard disk (5400RPM), 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, HDMI, 6 cell battery and Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit operating system. Also check out Asus K93SM review and specs.
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Asus has rolled out S46 and S56 notebooks, both of which barely make their entry into the ultrabook territory as they both come with built in optical drives. Both notebooks come with Nvidia Geforce GT 635M GPU that is said to be around 3.5 times faster than the Integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics.
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The Asus N56VZ RB71 is one of the few notebooks under 1000 dollars with full HD display and i7 processor with full discrete graphics. It comes equipped with a 15.6 inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 750GB hard disk and Nvidia Ge Force 650M graphics to handle games in high detail with ease.
Specs include Core i7 3610QM processor, 15.6 inch display (full HD), 2GB VRAM Nvidia 650M GPU, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 750GB hard disk, 6 cell battery and windows 7 home premium 64 bit operating system.
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Asus often comes out with super bargain notebooks like Asus X54C-BBK13, a 15.6 inch notebook that retails for 309 dollars. In a similar fashion, the company is now offering a 17.3 inch notebook, Asus A73E AS31, a notebook for everyday use. It packs 1600 x 900 pixel resolution, which may not be able full HD but is good enough for doing web browsing or for working two documents at the same time.
The big screen of A73E AS31 would also be very useful for sharing videos and pictures with the people sitting around you. It is powered by Intel Core i3 2350M processor, which runs at 2.3GHz clock speed. Unfortunately, since there is no turbo boost, the CPU would not overclock itself like Core i5 and i7 CPUs.
Core i3 2350M benchmark and review
The Intel Core i3 2350M is a dual core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture for notebooks. Thanks to hyperthreading, it is able to handle 4 threads simultaneously. 2350M has a TDP of 35 watts and is meant to used in normal-sized notebooks like A73e. In the Passmark CPU test, it got 2954 score, which is at par with the AMD A8 3550mx that got 2779 in the same test. Intel B960 got 1982 and i3 2310m got 2551.
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Folks at bestbuy are now offering a pretty decent notebook with built in HDMI and dual core Intel Pentium processor. The notebook we are talking here is the Asus X54C-BBK13 that features a bright 15.6 inch display packing 1366 x 768 pixels that is pretty normal for a notebook at this price ($309).
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Asus is an amazing company and it has been offering an 11.6 inch and 13.3 inch ultrabook called Asus Zenbook from quite sometime now. Now, the company is preparing to launch another model called UX32VD. Also check out Asus K93SM review and specs.
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Asus K93SM is the company’s latest K-series notebook for the European market that features a huge 18.4 inch full HD display (1920 x 1080). The starting model (packing Core i5 2450M) will cost 850 Euro, while the high end model (Core i7 2670M) will retail at 1150 Euro. Other specs include 8GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GT 630M graphics (that have 1GB VRAM), 500GB / 1TB hard disk drive, DVD drive (optional Blu-ray), 6 cell battery, chic let style keyboard and Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit operating system. Check out Core i5 3320m benchmark.
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