Asus U32U, a 13.3-inch thin and light notebook was officially launched. It will be equipped with AMD Brazos CPUs C-50, C-60 or E-450, all low power. The notebook looks well engineered in an etched hairline aluminum housing and is improved by the Asus Super Hybrid Engine technology, which ensures 2-second on resume. It also provides 14-day standby mode and 10-hour battery life.
It does not fit the ultrabook category even though it looks like one, due to its size, 22mm thick and weighing 1.5 kg, and also because of the processor. It comes with an AMD processor, as we knew right from the first rumors, but there is a choice between AMD C-50, C-60 or E-450. These are all low power processors and come with AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6000 GPU, DirectX 11 compatible which automatically means 1080p full HD playback and better multitasking. The Asus U32U notebook will come with 320GB or 500GB HDD and up to 8GB RAM memory.
There will be two battery types available, 44Whr or 83Whr and all notebooks will have one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI port, VGA and audio jack. The model with larger battery will weigh even more, about 1.76 kg. The price of the notebook will start around $500, depending on the specification chosen.