Asus intros the Q200E Windows 8 and X201e Ubuntu Linux laptops
The Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Asus has apparently launched two new notebooks in the United States. The Q200E has a touchscreen panel, whereas the X201e is the company’s latest mobile product running on Ubuntu Linux. Reportedly, the two models are now up for pre-order via online retailers including Best Buy, CompSource and PC Mall.
The Asus Q200E is apparently based on a Windows 8 operating system and is expected to start shipping on October 26th. It sports a second generation (Sandy Bridge) ultra-low voltage Intel Core i3-2365M processor with two cores clocked at 1.4GHz and an 11.6-inch capacitive multitouch-enabled display. Furthermore, the 0.9-inch thick laptop houses 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a 500GB spinning hard drive.
The 2.9lbs device is priced at $549.99 and features a Wireless LAN 802.11n module, Gigabit LAN, an HDMI interface, built-in web camera for video calls, one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports.
Next in line is the Asus X201e notebook (although “netbook” would be the more appropriate term here) that can be pre-ordered for $314 or $316. It is powered by a Dual-Core Sandy Bridge Intel Celeron 847 ULV chip operating at a frequency of 1.1GHz and the integrated Intel HD graphics controller. Moreover, users are provided with an 11.6-inch LED-backlit 16:9 screen of 1366-by-768 pixels maximum supported resolution, 2GB of RAM and a 320GB HDD.
Other specs of the X201e include a 2-cell battery, an Instant-On capability, a Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n radio and a 0.3MP web camera.