Asus F8 Notebook Series Announced

Asus F8Asustek announced today the Asus F8 14.1-inch laptop PC series, featuring Intel’s “Santa Rosa” notebook platform, the dedicated video card by NVIDIA or ATI, and the Infusion chassis surface.

“The Infusion Technology is a cutting edge manufacturing process used to produce the unique designs laptop surfaces. Being inlaid within the chassis itself, the motifs are an integral part of the entire laptop and will not fade with time. The Infusion surface also provides a new level of resilience, resisting scratches while looking sleek that the notebook is not only a trusty companion on the road; it also offers greater pleasure to work with,” Asustek explains.

Regarding internal components of the Asus F8, there are Intel PM965 chipset, the Core 2 Duo T7700/T7500/T7300/T7100 processor, up to 2GB of DDR2 memory, and up to 160GB SATA hard drive, but there is no information on presence of any optical drive.

Asus F8 has ATI Mobility Radeon HD2600 with 512MB of dedicated video memory or NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS with 256MB discrete VRAM, depending on configuration. The press release says these graphics cards empower the F8′s 14.1″ widescreen Color Shine LCD, but there is no screen resolution info provided. However, Asus F8 has a built in Hybrid TV tuner, capable to receive both analog and digital signals.

Currently, it is known that the F8 laptop has Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN module, supporting up to 802.11n draft standard, and a LAN connection.

In addition, it has a Bluetooth, a built in 1.3 megapixel camera, an integrated fingerprint reader with an optional TPM (Trusted Platform Module), as well as five USB ports, DVI-D, VGA and S-Video outputs, an ExpressCard slot, a Firewire port, and a 8-in-1 media card-reader.

Asus F8 weighs 5.7lbs with six-cell battery pack and comes with Windows Vista pre-installed.

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Danijel is a tech blogger who founded Laptoping in 2006. His specialty are Windows-based mobile PCs, from tablets and ultraportables to full blown gaming laptops.

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