ASUSTeK has announced that the ASUS U3 will be available in the US. The ASUS U3 is ASUS’ latest offering in the 13.3″ widescreen sub-four pound laptop category and is based on Intel’s Santa Rosa technology. The U3 is one of the few laptops in this class to offer an intergrated GPS option.
It comes with LED-backlit display, dedicated graphics (NVIDIA 8400m with 128MB of dedicated memory), a “Piano Black” finish, and a magnesium alloy case. In addition to all of that, it comes with a couple of unique features, or rather ports: It offers both an HDMI port (for connection to HDTVs or displays with HDMI inpus) and an eSATA port (to connect to external Serial ATA – SATA drives).
Excerpt from the press release:
The golden ratio 13.3″ widescreen U3 is perfect for metropolitan professionals to stay on the move with style. From the exterior piano painted LCD cover, stainless contour and magnesium aluminum alloy housing to its genuine leather bound palm rest, the U3 reflects exceptional personal taste with unique sophistication. Based on the latest IntelÂ® CentrinoÂ® Duo processor technology, WindowsÂ® VistaTM operating system and exclusive ASUS innovations, the U3 offers a dynamic computing experience with powerful performance.
Link: Press Release at USA.ASUS.com
Thanks to Steve for passing this along.
Update: They are not available right this moment, but should be available shortly.