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Asus debuts the lightweight and affordable X401 laptop in the USA

Asus debuts the lightweight and affordable X401 laptop in the USA
Asus debuts the lightweight and affordable X401 laptop in the USA
The new portable PC sports an Intel Pentium CPU, 4 gigs of RAM and a 14-inch display

Last month, the Taiwan-based tech company, Asus, unveiled the X401 thin and light notebook as part of the 2012 Computex trade show in Taipei. According to a report from Liliputing, this new laptop is now available to customers in the United States and carries a $330 price-tag.

The three pre-configured X401 models on Best Buy’s site feature a slim 14-inch LCD panel with a native resolution of 1366-by-768 pixels and a second generation (Sandy Bridge) Intel Pentium B970 central processing unit. This chip offers two physical cores operating at a frequency 2.3GHz, 2MB of L3 cache and houses the Intel HD integrated graphics card.

Reportedly, users will also be provided with 4GB of internal DDR3 operating memory, a 320GB mechanical hard drive (5400RPM) and a 6-cell battery. Other specs include Wireless LAN 802.11n module, one USB 3.0 port, a media card reader slot, HDMI output and a built-in 0.3MP web camera for video calls.

The product data sheet further indicates the X401 measures 1.3-inch at its thickest point and weighs just 4.1lbs (about 1.86kg), which makes it lighter than some Ultrabooks out there. In addition, the portable device comes with a chiclet keyboard, runs on a 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium OS and is available in three colours:  Lime Green, Pink and Deep Blue.

Asus X401 Deep Blue
Asus X401 Pink

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Author: Ivan Zhekov, 2012-07-23 (Update: 2012-07-23)