Asus launches AsusPro BU201 Business Ultrabook; offered with Core i5 or i7 CPU
Asus has launched a new ultra-portable laptop dubbed AsusPro BU201 / AsusPro Advanced BU201. The AsusPro BU201 as you may have guessed is actually a business class ultrabook featuring high-end specs under the hood as well as desktop docking station and a durable casing.
The thin laptop weighs just 2.8 pound and measures 12.2″ x 8.5″ x 0.8″. And the device in addition to the touchpad, features a pointing stick in the center. The laptop is further protected with anti-shock hard drive protection and a spill-resistant keyboard which is claimed to withstand higher volumes of liquid compared to current industry standards.
In terms of specs, the AsusPro BU201 sports a 1920 x 1080 pixel LCD display. The notebook is robust enough to support up to 12GB of RAM and a 2.5-inch drive bay . The ultrabook will be offered with up to 1TB of HDD storage or 500GB of storage plus 8GB of SSD (solid state drive )storage.
The AsusPro BU201 will be offered with optional Core i5 or Core i7 processor and Intel HD 4400 or 5000 graphics processor. For connectivity, there are range of ports that include 3 USB 3.0 ports, an Ethernet jack, VGA port, mini DisplayPort, a Smart Card Reader, SD card reader, and micro SIM card slot and for security, the laptop features TPM security and a fingerprint reader.
Powering all these features is 32 Wh battery. You can customize the BU201 with either of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 8.1 Pro operating systems. Unfortunately its pricing and availability are yet to be revealed, but stay tuned and we will keep you posted once available.