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Asus launches bamboo notebook

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Mon Sep 01 2008, 09:27

ASUS has jumped on the environmentally conscious bandwagon with the launch of its bamboo series notebook.

The ultra-chic designer computer is claimed to conserve energy by automatically monitoring and adjusting power usage. Users can also manually set their power levels via a number of factory determined presets.

The new notebook is available in two versions: a 12.1-inch model that weighs 1.57kg and a slighter smaller 1.25kg, 11.1-inch machine. Both include a multi double-layer DVD, an 8-in-1 card reader and a 0.3 mega-pixel web camera.

The 12.1-inch model features an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (T9400/P8600/P8400), a Mobile PM45 Express Chipset and an iMAX/WiFi Link (5100). In addition, the notebook is loaded with DDR2 800 MHz SDRAM, an NVIDIA GeForce 9300M (GS External) with 256MB of VRAM, a 2.5-inch SATA drive and a 256MB flash hybrid.

The 11.1-inch model offers a U7600 Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, a Mobile GM965 Express Chipset and a Wireless WiFi Link (4965AGN). The notebook also features DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM, an embedded GMA X3100, a 1.8-inch PATA and a 32GB SSD. µ



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