The 13.3-inch Asus U32U-ES21 is a new ultraportable laptop on the US market and with its price of $450 is a cheap alternative to ultrabook computers.
The AMD E-450-powered Asus U32U-ES21 measures 0.86-inch in profile and weighs four pounds. It’s thicker and heavier than the ultrabooks available on the market. For example, the recently released Dell XPS 13 is 0.7″ thin and weighs 3 pounds. However, the U32U comes with a large 8-cell battery which delivers a ten-hour run time, according to the product description. Furthermore, notebook’s Super Hybrid Engine technology enables a 2-second Windows resume and 14 days of standby time.
The included 1.65GHz E-450 Fusion processor isn’t as capable as ultrabook-class Intel ULV CPUs, but it can suite your daily computing needs, like web browsing and multimedia playback. 1080p support is included and the integrated Radeon HD 6320 graphics is capable of running some 3D games on low settings. The processor is paired with 4GB of RAM and comes with a 320GB hard drive at 5,400rpm. Resolution of the display is 1366×768.
Asus’ U32U-ES21 packs a full set of laptop features, such as built-in webcam with 0.3MP sensor, stereo speakers by Altec Lansing, HDMI and VGA outputs, Wi-Fi, Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth, a 3-in-1 media card reader, and three USB ports – two USB 3.0 and one at 2.0 speed.
Regarding design, the lid is covered with brushed aluminum, while interior is made of plastics with “brushed lavender” application. The keyboard is a chiclet-style one.
The notebook runs Windows 7 Home Premium and can be purchased now via Amazon.