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Asus launchesTimeline killers


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CULV-based UL series in four form factors

Asus
has launched a new series of CULV-based notebooks, to take on Acer's Timeline series.

The UL50A is a 15.6-incher designed to take on Acer's 5810T. At386x259x16-26mm and 2.3kg it is slightly smaller and lighter than theTimeline, and it looks pretty good, too. It's worth mentioning that itpacks an 8-cell battery, which should offer superior endurance comparedto the Acer. Asus claims you could expect up to 12 hours on a singlecharge.

As for the hardware, it will pack single and dual Celerons, SU3500single cores and SU7300 dual cores with 4GB of memory and 500GB ofstorage. Asus also included a discrete graphics option in the guise ofNvidia's G210M with 512MB of memory. Not bad at all, but thanks to allthese goodies it ends up slightly pricier than the 15.6-inch Timeline.European e-tailers are already listing the UL50 at €699. The cheapestTimeline costs €599, but it not as well spec'd as the UL50A.

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The UL30A is a 13.3-inch model, measuring 322 x 232 x 14.8-24.2mm andweighing 1.5kg it is slightly smaller than the 13-inch Timeline 3810Tand it will over a wider choice of CPUs, including dual-core Celerons.

The UL20A is the smallest of the lot, a 12-incher measuring 296x210x25.1mm and weighing in at 1.5kg.

The 14-inch UL80A measures 338 x 240 x 14-26.8mm and weighs 2kg. Itoffers the widest range of options and configurations, ranging fromsingle and dual core Celerons, and offering optional discrete graphics

You can find the full specs here.
Last modified on 08 September 2009
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