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Asus to launch the VivoBook U38DT laptop with discrete graphics

Apart from an HD touchscreen display, the portable PC sports a Quad-Core Trinity APU and three USB 3.0 ports

In addition to unveiling the VivoBook U38N earlier this week, the Taiwanese manufacturer Asus is now adding a new model, dubbed VivoBook U38DT, to its U38 Series of ultraportable devices. The upcoming notebook is priced at about €800 ($1,080); it is equipped with a discrete Radeon GPU and as you have probably noticed, it looks a lot like the U38N.

Apparently, the new VivoBook is powered by a Quad-Core ultra-low voltage Trinity AMD A8-4555M processor clocked at 1.6GHz (up to 2.4GHz with Turbo Core) that offers 4MB of L2 cache, 19W max TDP and the integrated AMD Radeon HD 7600G video card. The main difference between the two U38 models is that the DT version packs an AMD Radeon HD 8550M graphics processing unit with 1GB of dedicated VRAM.

Users are further provided with a 13.3-inch touchscreen display (1366-by-768 pixels native resolution), 4GB of internal RAM and a 500GB mechanical hard drive. Based on a 64-bit Windows 8 operating system, the VivoBook ultraportable PC features Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 radios, three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI output and a 3-in-1 media card reader slot.

Reportedly, the U38DT measures 0.73-inch at its thickest point and weighs 1.55kg with the built-in battery that has a runtime of about 5 hours.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-11-18 (Update: 2012-11-18)