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Asus to Launch Ultra-thin Notebooks, 45nm CULV

This was supposed to be the summer of the affordable ultra-thin and light laptops, but things aren't that different from how they were a few months ago, with netbooks still ruling the entry-level, portable tier.

While it is getting a little late to catch the back-to-school crowd, Asus is set to launch two ultra-thin notebooks using Intel's new CULV 45-nm Celeron 743 and Pentium SU2300 on September 7, according to Digitimes.

In 1,000 unit quantities, the Celeron 743 is priced at $107 and Pentium SU2300 at $134, though pricing for the laptops is still unknown. It could also be a little while before these notebooks hit North America, as they're set to launch first in Taiwan, China and Europe.

Acer and MSI are expected to also announce new products built off of the Intel chips, so hopefully we'll see competition heating up in the segment this holiday season.

  • mcnuggetofdeath
    Celeron / Pentium = Do not want.

    My old eee pc 900a will serve me well until they've got the upcoming nehalem based atoms paired with the Nvidia Ion.
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  • christop
    Cool can't wait to see it....
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  • these new Pentiem not the old 'pentium..
    its way faster than Atom in most of benchmark..
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  • sot010174
    Nope... If I can get low budget laptop with netbook battery life and size, I see a real winner here. The pentium dual core is a very capable chip, well better than atom anyway... I just hope they slow them to 1.0Ghz or something, because it will be pointless...
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  • sot010174
    they DONT slow them, sorry!
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  • ssalim
    I'd call it ultra thin if they can make a laptop embedded into sunglasses with brain wave as the input or a wrist-strapped device. That's be cool. Then again, people might be browsing the net or reading eBooks while driving. Ugh.
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  • mcnuggetofdeath: Nehalem based Atoms? Pictures or it didn't happen. Is this supposedly happening at the 22nm node?
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  • TheZander
    sot010174Nope... If I can get low budget laptop with netbook battery life and size, I see a real winner here. The pentium dual core is a very capable chip, well better than atom anyway... I just hope they slow them to 1.0Ghz or something, because it will be pointless...
    1.2GHz for the SU2300.
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  • TheZander
    sot010174Nope... If I can get low budget laptop with netbook battery life and size, I see a real winner here. The pentium dual core is a very capable chip, well better than atom anyway... I just hope they slow them to 1.0Ghz or something, because it will be pointless...
    1.2GHz for the SU2300.
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  • TheZander
    Sorry for double post. Didn't show when I posted the first time. I refreshed three times just to make sure, but after posting again, they both show up ... bah.

    Anyways, I was hoping for something faster than 1.2GHz, but the SU2300 will still be a fair shake better than that celeron. We'll have to see how well they reduce the price of these.
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