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    News - ASUS U46 laptop arrives in the UK

    14in model with ultra-slim design.
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    Re: News - ASUS U46 laptop arrives in the UK

    14" but still 1366x768.

    And at over 2Kg it's no good being thin if you're still heavy. Why are they so obsessed with thin? It's the most pointless measurement of design success, anything reasonably slim (like <35mm) is fine for laptops, you slip it in your bag and go... wtf? Hardly like if it's more than 2" thick you won't be able to see over it to watch TV!

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    Re: News - ASUS U46 laptop arrives in the UK

    Mostly because of the battery that is making it heavy. Hard to balance between long battery life and weight.

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    Re: News - ASUS U46 laptop arrives in the UK

    At just less than 1" thick, this puts it on a par with the Macbook Pros. Hardly ultra slim.

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    Re: News - ASUS U46 laptop arrives in the UK

    14" is an odd size. Not big enough for any real benefit over 13", but big enough to cause more battery drain. They didn't even bother upping the res with it - a bit of a disappointment.
    Still, the other specs are good - decent CPU and battery life. The CPU is pretty much the only improvement over my current portable though, and certainly not worth the upgrade.

    Bring out a 13" with 1440x900 or higher, reasonable (e.g. i5) CPU, and keep the battery life around 10h and I'll be interested. Oh and dump that graphics, I really don't need a 540M in my ultraportable - that should decrease the weight a bit. Though I guess that's a hard call to make since it won't really impact battery life with Optimus.

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    Re: News - ASUS U46 laptop arrives in the UK

    Saw one of these on display in my local Comet yesterday evening. Very light and seems well made, no creaking or flexing on the keyboard. Not a glossy bit of plastic in sight, either (except the screen)

    But....

    Put a IPS 1440x900 matte display on it please. I passionately hate all these crappyTN 1366x768 screens
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    Re: News - ASUS U46 laptop arrives in the UK

    Ive got the u35 model and they are really good..

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