Intel's CULV chips are to usher in a new generation of ultra-thin and light notebooks, and Asus is ready to show off its offerings in the new UnLimited Series, or UL for short, of notebooks that all measure no more than 1-inch thick.
The Asus UL line stretches across seven different models, some of which feature dedicated graphics with the Nvidia GeForce G210M. One neat trick for the models with the discrete GPU is that users will be able to toggle between dedicated and integrated graphics for the purpose of controlling energy consumption and graphics power.
Screen sizes for the line range from 12.1-inches to 15.6-inches and weights between 3.3 lbs to 4.6 lbs. Paired with the CULV Core 2 Duo processor, these notebooks have decent capabilities in the segment. Perhaps the most impressive bullet point of all is that select models of the UL series will be able to achieve a battery life of up to 12 hours.
The Asus UL notebooks should be filling retail channels shortly. Check out Asus' page for a full rundown of the configurations.
Well, yes, I agree, but where I live in Portugal a magazine reviewd the Acer using the single core CULV and got 11 hours. The dual core one still gets more than six hours. I think this is where people who actually need more screen real estate and power but with the netbook like battery life will go. The single core here in Portugal sells for around 600 euros.
Get the one with as many features as possible (best screen, best processor, best HDD, most RAM et.) and test how long this things battery lasts running Intel Linpac (for the CPU) and OCCT (for the GPU) at the same time with the screen on full brightness etc.
Think it'll last 2 hours?