Asus Unveils UnLimited Series of CULV Laptops

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.

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Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • burnley14
    Much more enticing than the Adamo on the previous page.
  • pug_s
    Acer and Dell are already making cheap lightweight culv laptops. I wonder what are the prices? If it cost more than $600, then it is a ripoff.
  • Comage
    This "up to" 12 hours is always a screwed up term to use in marketing.
  • skine
    I'd like to see a side-by-side comparison between these and MSI's 12.1" machine featuring the Athlon Neo (link below). It appears MSI has a higher clock speed, with the trade off of a greatly diminished battery life (at least as reported).

  • skine
    Sorry, link fail
  • tpi2007
    ComageThis "up to" 12 hours is always a screwed up term to use in marketing.
    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.
  • anamaniac
    I wonder...
    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?
  • ThisIsMe
  • krazyderek
    so the 20 series is 12", 30 series is 13", the 50 series is 15.6" all good so far, but the 80 series is 14"?? and the 14" are the only series that have dedicated graphics.... ?? shouldn't it be 40 series is 14", and the 50 series has the dedicated graphics, or 14" and 15"? Why must manufacturer's make it near impossible to keep track of model numbers?
  • snotling
    none of the full article model is ofered with SSD. Can't stant HDDs anymore.