We expect the upcoming Asus U32U to be announced at the beginning of next year at CES 2012. It looks like it is based on the 13.3-inch chassis of the U36, but will be powered by the AMD Zacate E-450 (1.65Ghz Dual core) and Radeon 6320 graphics chipset.
The U32U looks set to come with 2GB of RAM, and a large 320GB hard drive, with 2x USB 3.0, and 1x USB 2.0 ports. It also comes with a high capacity 8-cell 5,600mAh battery which promises to deliver 12 hours of run time. Other features include Bluetooth 3.0, and 802.11b/g/n WiFi.
Judging from the poster it looks set to have a US release. $509 for the Windows 7 Home Basic edition, and $449 for the DOS version. Two model names are listed, the Asus U32U-RX011R, and the U32U-RX011D.
If you’re looking for an ultraportable but are put off by the $1000 odd asking price of most Ultrabooks this Asus U32U should be very appealing. At about half the price, the 13.3-inch (1366 x 768) U32U is very slim at 22mm thick and packs 12 hours of battery life.
We’re sure that we will hear more from this laptop in January at CES, so be sure to come back then for more information. With the design, specifications, and price we’re sure the U32U will be a very popular machine.
Via Blogee (French)