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ASUS to debut the U47 light and thin notebook

The new 14-inch laptop will arrive in Q2 of this year with an Ivy Bridge CPU and 8 hours of battery life

The Taiwan-based PC manufacturer ASUS has reportedly added a new ultra-thin laptop, dubbed U47, to its U Series of portable computers. This model appears to be the successor to the ASUS U46, which was launched back in May of 2011, and will be available either with an integrated graphics controller (U47A) or with a discrete NVIDIA GPU (U47VC).

Weighing just 1.32kg, the U47 is equipped with a 14-inch HD widescreen display that has a maximum supported resolution of 1366-by-768 pixels. According to a report from Notebook Italia, the laptop will pack a third generation Intel Ivy Bridge central processing unit (Core i5 or Core i7) and will be only 25.1 mm at its thickest point.

The new U47 supposedly houses up to 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM and a rotating mechanical hard drive with a storage capacity of 1TB (5400RPM) or 750GB (7200RPM). Users will also be provided with a Wireless LAN module, an integrated battery that has an autonomy period of up to 8 hours on a single charge and a built-in 0.3MP web camera for video calls.

ASUSTek’s latest ultraportable PC will reportedly hit the shelves in the second quarter of 2012 with a pre-installed 64bit Windows 7 Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate OS for a yet undisclosed price.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-02- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)