Asus U2E Review

Notebook Review

The market for notebooks with screens that are 12-inches or smaller is more popular than ever before. As increasing numbers of business professionals and average consumers are looking for thin and light notebooks to satisfy their mobile computing needs Asus has come to the table with one of the most elegant designs we've seen. The Asus U2E incorporates an 11-inch display with LED backlighting, ultra low voltage Core 2 Duo processor, thin built-in optical drive, a light-weight chassis with hand-polished stainless steel frame ... and let's not forget about the black premium leather.
Is the U2E a true masterpiece or a sub-par laptop in pretty clothes? Let's take a closer look.

Our review unit of the Asus U2E has the following specifications:

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor ULV U7500 1.06 GHz (2MB L2 Cache 533MHz FSB)
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Business
  • Chipset: Intel GM965
  • Memory: 3GB DDR2 667 MHz (1GB+2GB) Expandable to 4GB
  • Display: 11.1" WXGA (1366 x 768) LED Backlight
  • Graphics: Intel GMA X3100 Integrated graphics
  • Hard Drive: 120GB 1.8" IDE HDD 4200 rpm (optional 32GB SSD + 160GB External HDD)
  • Optical Drive: Super Multi DVDRW
  • 8-in-1 Card Reader, 3 USB, VGA out, micro-DVI (HDMI), and LAN
  • Batteries:
    • 9-Cell (rated for 6+ hours)
    • 3-Cell (rated for 2 hours)
  • Dimensions:10.9" x 7.6" x 0.98"-1.1"
  • Weight:
    • 2 lbs 13.5 oz with 3-cell battery
    • 3 lbs 8 oz with 9-cell battery
  • Security TPM / Finger Print Reader / Smart Logon
  • Supplied Accessories: Bluetooth mouse and Carrying Bag
  • Asus 360 Service and Accidental Damage Protection (2-year for notebook, 1-year for battery)
  • MSRP: $1,999 as configured ($2,699 with 32GB SSD and 160GB external HDD)

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