Asus has announced further details about its upcoming U series of ultraportable and thin laptops, originally detailed by PCR earlier this year.
Pitched as a device to appeal to those professionals who want an ultrathin and portable laptop – without sacrificing features – the U series comes with a choice of Intel ULV and Core2Duo processors, depending on the need of the user.
It is also strong on the multimedia side, with all U series laptops boasting energy efficient 16:9 LED-backlit screens and Nvidia GeForce G105M graphics. All models also come with Altec Lansing speakers featuring its SRS Premium Sound technology.
The device's design has clearly been given some considerable thought by the R&D department, with Asus claiming that it looks like a butterfly in profile.
Asus also ships all devices with its ExpressGate technology. This allows users to boot into a Linux-based browser designed to enable browsing of the internet, instant messaging and other multimedia applications within eight seconds.
The vendor has also included its AI Light sensor technology, which automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen and the backlighting of the keyboard, partly to reduce power consumption, but also to help protect damage to the user's eyesight.