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ASUS introduced a whole new way to mobile computing with the revolutionary W5Fe series. The compact 12" wide notebook with cutting-edge SideShow, external auxiliary display on the LCD cover, offers high mobility with quick and easy data access convenience. Known for its strong engineering strength, ASUS once again takes the lead into the new Vista era.
The W5Fe, based on the award-winning W5 series design, is packed with a wide range of exclusive features including, display technologies for enhanced digital entertainment enjoyment as well as high-resolution swivel webcam for wire-free video communication. The two spindle design with card reader slot and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR ensures extensive connectivity as well as ample data storage.
One-Step Forward in Mobile Computing Technology
With the launch of Microsoft's Vista Operating System, notebooks are now capable of a more powerful processing that is predicted to change and improve the current computing behavior. SideShow is an independent operating system that it can be switched on without booting up the whole system. With imbedded flash memory, users can save selected data to SideShow, in forms of text, image and audio, for later review. The external system is well synchronized with the main operating system that users can set for automatic outlook (emails, calendar and meeting appointments) update when the main system is powered on for swift refresh to ensure data consistency.
The W5Fe's auxiliary display is a short cut to viewing a wide range of information, including meeting schedules, phone numbers, addresses, and recent e-mail messages. This comes as a very handy tool when, for instance, one needs to take a quick look at the meeting agenda in a crowded elevator. On the entertainment front, the outer display can be used to view photos, play music and games such as Solitaire. In addition, SideShow can even act as the mobile navigation device and guide the way with map display! To stay on top of the ever fast changing technology world, the W5Fe is definitely the next hot digital gadget that guarantees powerful processing, sleek design, seamless integration and even a quick peek to important data without opening the notebook. Enjoy the new-edge computing with an extra degree of human factor.
Intel® Centrino® Duo Mobile Technology
- Intel® Core™2 Duo Processors T7600/T7400/T7200/T5600/T5500
- Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset
- Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Genuine Windows® Vista
- Genuine Windows® Vista Home Premium
DDR2 533/667 MHz, up to 1536 MB
12.1" WXGA Color Shine & Crystal Shine LCD, ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology
SATA 80/120/160 GB
1.3M pixel web-camera
3x USB, 1x TV-Out, 1x Card-Reader, 1x Express Card, 1x VGA
30.5 x 22 x 3.1cm, 1.7kg (3-cell battery pack)
SideShow Auxiliary Display
Display: 2.8" QVGA TFT LCD
Flash: 1G NAND Flash