Up to this point, Asus’ US product line has been aimed directly at the consumer. This is about to change, as Asus recently announced that they will be offering their B series of laptops, which were previously limited to the Asian market.
Asus is testing the waters with two models, the B43 (a 14-inch) and the B53 (a 15-inch). You’ve got to love how creative Asus is with their model names. Here’s a few specs to whet your appetite, the two models will be available in four different configurations:
- Intel Core i5-520M or i7-620M
- Both 14 and 15 inch screens are 1366×768 resolution
- ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 GPU or Intel GMA HD
- 320GB in 5400 or 7200 RPM speeds
- “Spill Proof” Keyboard
- Fingerprint reader
Asus also mentioned something called a Sonata Long Life Battery. Apparently, this battery is guaranteed to work at at least 80% of its initial capacity for 3 years. Quite impressive. Of course we don’t know how much it’s going to cost, but we’ll let you know as soon as we find out.