Asus joins the sleek with 13.3-inch laptop
The U3's 13.3-inch display size hits a sweet spot between portability and usability, and its 3.9-pound weight straddles the line between ultraportable and thin-and-light.
With a black piano finish and a leather wrist rest, the Asus U3 joins the
The Asus U3 incorporates a boatload of professional-level upgrades, including, 3G wireless, and integrated GPS options, plus a fingerprint scanner and Trusted Platform Module for security. It all runs on Intel's latest Core 2 Duo processors and the Intel GM965 chipset, plus a 128MB Nvidia GeForce 8400M graphics card and a single memory slot for up to 2560MB of RAM. There's even an HDMI-out port.
What it doesn't have: an integrated optical drive. To read and burn discs you'll have to use the (included) external drive. It also doesn't have an official price or availability date, though Laptoping.com, where we spotted this news, cites unofficial reports of a $2,000 price tag and a September ship date.