Asus U46 ultra-skinny 14 inch notebook runs wild on the streets of the UK

Asus U46 ultra-skinny 14 inch notebook runs wild on the streets of the UK

Shinier and skinnier than a Kate Moss statue hewn out of extra-shiny solid silver is the new ultra-slim Asus U46 notebook, designed as a ‘perfect travel companion for discerning mobile professionals’ (actually, some may prefer Kate Moss for that, but there you go…)

Asus U46 ultra-skinny 14 inch notebook runs wild on the streets of the UK

It may be wafer thin, but the gnome-sized notebook still packs in a 14-inch screen encased in a 5.5mm thick panel, sporting a 1366×768 HD display, with Asus employing  a special hinge-forward design allowing for a wider opening angle and easier viewing in confined places.

The wee slip of a thing motors along on a Sandy Bridge Intel Core i5 processor backed by Nvidia GeForce GT540M graphics and 1GB of GDDR3 video memory plus 4GB of RAM.

Asus U46 ultra-skinny 14 inch notebook runs wild on the streets of the UK

There’s a USB 3.0 port onboard, a dedicated powered USB 2.0 port with USB Charger, HDMI connectivity, a card reader and  webcam for video calling, with storage coming in the shape of a decent sized 500GB HDD.

Battery life is an impressive 10 hours, and security options include BIOS booting user password Protection and HDD user password protection .

The Asus U46 is available now and can be bagged from Comet for £699.

Press release in yo’ face:

ASUS Launch U46 Notebook with Ultra Slim Design and 2nd Generation Standard Voltage Intel® Core i5 Processor

ASUS have today announced the launch of the 14″ U46 notebook, featuring the second generation Intel® Core i5 processor encased within a stunning ultra-slim design measuring less than 1 inch thick.

Fashioned from durable spun aluminium and brushed champagne-coloured metals, the U46 is ultra modern and on-trend this season. Offering up to 10 hours battery life and USB 3.0 technology with faster charging for USB devices, it presents a compact, stylish and highly practical accompaniment for travelling, work and play.

SRP £699 – the U46SV is available now from Comet (www.comet.co.uk).

For information and a video of the U46 notebook please visit:

http://asus.co.uk/blog/news/the-ultra-slim-u46/539

Key Features:

* Ultra Slim design measuring less than 1 inch thick

* 5.5mm thick 14″ HD display (1366×768) with slim bezel surround

* Constructed with spun aluminium covers and brushed metal

* Hinge-forward design for wider viewing angles

* 2nd Generation standard voltage Intel© Core i5 processor

* Discreet NVIDIA® GeForce® GT540M graphics

* 1GB GDDR3 video memory

* Up to 10 hours battery life

* USB 3.0 technology

* ASUS USB Charger+ for faster USB device charging

Unique design with the finest materials:

The redesigned U46 notebook is constructed from an exquisite mix of durable spun aluminium covers and brushed champagne-coloured metals.

Measuring a mere 5.5mm, the screen is encompassed by a slim line bezel and uses the world’s thinnest 14″ notebook panel currently available. A special hinge-forward design enables the screen to be tilted further backwards within smaller spaces, providing much wider viewing angles.

Such thoughtful design attributes lend themselves to improved portability, careful material conservation and enhanced viewing experiences even in confined spaces. Whether users are enjoying media at home with friends or working in-flight, the U46 ensures there won’t be any compromise between style, practicality and productivity.

Fully-fledged Intel© CPU and superior graphics:

The U46 notebook integrates a 2nd generation standard voltage Intel© Core i5 processor alongside discreet NVIDIA® GeForce® GT540M graphics and 1GB of GDDR3 video memory.  The result is super-fast multimedia and smooth multitasking within a slim package, whilst precise, upscale visuals allow for detailed and realistic gaming experiences.

All-day battery life and faster charging with USB 3.0:

USB 3.0 ports offer up to 10 times faster data transfer to USB 2.0 standards, making it a breeze to transfer files, data and pictures between cameras, external hard drives, phones and more.

The U46 boasts up to an incredible 10 hours battery life between charges, and with the inclusion of ASUS’ exclusive USB Charger+, users can also benefit from speedy re-charging of USB-powered devices in far less time than is typically required – even when the notebook is switched off.

This versatile combination of energy efficiency, extended battery life and re-charge options for the notebook and USB devices makes the U46 a highly attractive package for anyone needing the freedom to use a range of gadgets away from home, whether its saving photos on holiday, charging phones on a long train journey or backing up an important presentation during a business trip.

Pricing and Availability:

SRP £699 – the U46SV is available now from Comet (www.comet.co.uk).

Specifications:

Model                                   U46SV

Processor                             Intel® 2nd generation i5 CoreTM (Sandy Bridge), Intel® Mobile HM65 chipset

Operating system                  Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-bit,

Memory                                4GB DDR3 1333MHz, up to 8GB

Graphics                              NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M with 1GB VRAM and Intel® GMA HD

Screen                                  14″ HD (1366 x 768)

Storage                                 2.5″ 500GB 5400 rpm

Audio                                    ASUS SonicFocus

Camera                                 0.3 megapixel

Interface                                1 x microphone-in, 1 x headphone-out, 1 RJ45 LAN, 1 x VGA (D-Sub), 1 x HDMI, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, 4-in-1 card reader

Dimensions                          33.3cm x 24.5cm x 2.46cm-2.70cm, 2.08Kg (with 4-cell battery)

Battery                                 8-cell/5900mAh Li-ion

Added features                      BIOS booting user password Protection, HDD user password protection and security, LoJack, Kensington lock

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