It seems Asus is a little bogged-down with their association with budget UMPC’s. Last week saw the launch of the Bamboo notebook and the announcement of the Eee Top touchscreen PC, and now we’ve been told their dedication to netbooks with a screen size smaller than 10-inches is over. This week sees the unveiling of a laptop that’s the complete antithesis of what we’ve come to know and love from Asus – big, bulky and pricey. So basically, not the kind of laptop you’d want to cart around on your shoulder for more than 20 minutes.
The B80A is a one behemoth of a laptop, with its 14-inch screen and powerful features designed to be “ideal for corporate users who demand the most from their notebooks”. Powered by Intel Centrino 2 Processor technology, the option of 160GB, 250GB or 320GB SATA HDD, 4GB DDR2 RAM, HDMI output, dual layer DVD writer, 1.3 megapixel webcam, Bluetooth, 6-cell battery, fingerprint reader, and a spill proof keyboard (protects against spills of up to 50 cc of liquid) – this sure sounds like a mighty business notebook.
There’s no word on pricing or a launch date, but there’s pictures so it must be coming soon – perhaps just in time for a Christmas present for your suited and booted city dad.
To help us understand the basic premise of this business notebook a little further, Asus has provided us with why they think the B80A would be perfect for the business user:
“To get the job done, executives need the computing power to breeze through documents, reports and, increasingly, multimedia content. They also need a comprehensive suite of connectivity options for communicating and collaborating with colleagues and clients, or accessing critical, timely information.”
This sounds good, but they missed the part where business users need space for copious amounts of
porn, I mean non-related work things such as movies.
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