IT Show 2010 Coverage - Part 1


ASUS' Booth

ASUS' Booth

ASUS' notebooks are the main attraction at the IT Show 2010, with quite a few retailers hawking their products.

The 15.6" ASUS K52F has an Intel Core i5 M520 processor (2.4GHz) with 4GB of memory and integrated graphics and will set you back by only $1,398. Microsoft Windows 7 is installed by default and you'll get Office 2007 free for a total savings of $200.

Intel's CULV processors have lots of battery stamina and this is true for the ASUS UL30Vt, which uses a dual-core SU7300 CULV processor. It comes with a form of switchable graphics called ASUS GraphiX Boost that allows users to toggle between the integrated Intel graphics and the discrete NVIDIA GeForce G210M. ASUS throws in a free upgrade to 4GB of RAM and all that for $1,298.

For the gaming fanatics, ASUS' gaming rig, the G51Jx should meet their needs, with its NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M with 1GB of dedicated video memory and a Core i7-720QM processor. There's even a pair of Harman Kardon speakers included as part of the package. The 3D Vision equipped version (not shown here with 3D glasses) costs $3,098 while the non-3D version will cost $2,998.

For the netbook hunters, the ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE is a new model that uses Intel's Pinetrail platform, which means the newer Atom N450 processor. This netbook has a 10.1" LED backlit screen with up to 14 hours of battery life. It includes Windows 7 Starter and goes for $698.