15.6-Inch Asus U56E-BBL5 Thin Hits Stores
Asus has released a new laptop in the US, the Asus U56E. It’s a thin 15.6-inch laptop packing a 2nd Gen Intel Core processors. It’ll come in several models.
First to hit the store shelves is the U56E-BBL5, which will see the light at Best Buy. It will feature an Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core CPU with integrated graphics, 6GB RAM, a large 640GB hard disk, and a DVD writer.
The great thing about the U56E-BBL5 is that it’s 1.1-inch thin. All in all,the laptop weighs 5.5 pounds with the included 8-cell battery. Additional specs include an isle-style keyboard, a rather low pixel webcam, and a single USB 3.0 port alongside two USB 2.0 ports, plus HDMI. It’s got several connectivity options including WiMAX mobile broadband connection and Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet. It comes pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium. The price tag for this baby is around $630.
The next model will be the U46 – a 14″ version, with a different chassis and a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GT 540M video card.