Asus notebook powered by Arrandale, Radeon HD 5730

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Fudzilla has discovered a new Asus notebook that sports a new Intel processor and AMD graphics chip. The 17.3-inch Asus X77 has been on store shelves for some time, but a retailer has reportedly listed a new SKU powered by a 2.26GHz Core i5-430M -- a 32nm dual-core Arrandale processor.

Alongside the forthcoming Intel CPU is an AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5730, which hasn't been detailed publicly, but Fudzilla speculates that it will use DDR3 memory rather than the DDR5 chips used on Radeon HD 5750 and 5770 cards. Other mentioned specifications include a 1600x900 LED display, 4GB of RAM, dual 500GB hard drives, as well as eSATA and HDMI connectivity.

While Asus has not disclosed a price or ship date, Fudzilla believes the revamped X77 will appear in mid-January -- just after CES -- and will cost about 1000.

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