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