CES 2011: Show Floor Coverage (Part 3)


ASUS Booth - New Notebooks

Refreshed Notebooks

The Eee PC 1215B is based on AMD's latest Brazos platform (AMD Fusion). This 12.1-inch unit is powered by the AMD E350 APU (1.6GHz, dual-core) and comes with the usual configuration options for memory and storage.

The ASUS Bamboo collection grows in size and variety. Seen here is a large U53 model with a 15.6-inch LED-backlit screen (1366 x 768 resolution) powered by the latest Intel Core processor options, a HM65 chipset and even a brand new discrete GeForce GT520M graphics engine supported by NVIDIA Optimus technology.

We saw the huge and interesting looking NX90 not long back, and in this show, we saw the newer and smaller sibling, the N53. Using the same B&O ICEPower and ASUS SonicMaster technology for better audio performance, the N53 15.6-inch notebook carries newer underlying hardware like the second generation Intel Core processors, Intel HM65 chipset, GeForce GT 550M with 2GB video RAM and USB 3.0.

The stealthy G53 notebooks gets updated internally with new Intel Sandy Bridge processors, GeForce GTX 460M GPU and a 3D capable screen option (though the resolution drops to 720p to keep costs in check). The more expensive Lamborghini VX7 also follows suit with the same hardware updates and options.

Some nice 'bling bling' accessories for their portable devices.