Asus preps tablets, Sandy Bridge notebooks for CES

By on December 28, 2010, 2:53 PM
Many of Asus' upcoming mobile systems have been leaked and/or teased today, including various Sandy Bridge-based notebooks and two tablets. Starting from the top, Asus plans to launch a new 17.3-inch G73SW, packing a 1080p display, an Intel Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor, 8GB of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M, up to two Seagate 500GB Momentus XT hybrid drives, a Blu-ray player and USB 3.0 connectivity. Pricing is supposedly set between 1900 and 2050.

A smaller version of the G73SW (the G53SW) will be available in a similarly high-end setup, except it has a 15.6-inch display. Alternatively, the G53SW will be come in a more affordable configuration with 6GB of RAM, a 640GB HDD, and a DVD burner.

Further down the line, Asus will introduce several less gaming-oriented laptops to the N73SV and N53SV families. All models will supposedly carry the same 2GHz i7-2630QM processor mentioned above, along with 4GB to 8GB of memory, an Nvidia GeForce GT540M, a standard 500GB or 640GB hard drive, and the typical array of connectivity. At least one model will have a 1080p display, while a Blu-ray drive and TV tuner will be optional. Pricing will start at $1,197.

Meanwhile, some teaser shots of Asus' upcoming tablet device have also hit the web. There's not much information to accompany the pictures, but three separate Eee Pad products are previewed with features including USB 3.0 and HDMI output.

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princeton princeton said:

For 2050 EUR I'd expect an SSD. Not an HDD.

CamaroMullet said:

Yeah that seems like a lot for getting a USB 3.0 port. Why stick all that horse power in there and not a SSD?

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Yeah, those are some really nice builds except for the HDD part. Seems odd they'd do that, but I imagine you could probably upgrade to an SSD - for a bazillion more bucks - when you order.

Guest said:

The capacitive buttons on the top of the screen in the bottom picture look suspiciously like the ones on android devices...

Guest said:

two Seagate 500GB Momentus XT hybrid drives <== more powerful than ssd click the link first before flaming

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