Asus to Launch Ultra-thin Notebooks, 45nm CULV

This was supposed to be the summer of the affordable ultra-thin and light laptops, but things aren't that different from how they were a few months ago, with netbooks still ruling the entry-level, portable tier.

While it is getting a little late to catch the back-to-school crowd, Asus is set to launch two ultra-thin notebooks using Intel's new CULV 45-nm Celeron 743 and Pentium SU2300 on September 7, according to Digitimes.

In 1,000 unit quantities, the Celeron 743 is priced at $107 and Pentium SU2300 at $134, though pricing for the laptops is still unknown. It could also be a little while before these notebooks hit North America, as they're set to launch first in Taiwan, China and Europe.

Acer and MSI are expected to also announce new products built off of the Intel chips, so hopefully we'll see competition heating up in the segment this holiday season.

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  • shrex
    how fast are these celerons and pentiums, faster than the atom?
  • designgod
    These laptops have been available here in Taiwan for a month or two. They look ok, though as mentioned elsewhere build is a bit creaky due to the plastic cases being so thin. They retail around $600 USD to $1000 USD depending on the CPU and graphics choice. They start at around twice atom speed and the higher level dual cores are supposed to be around 3 times faster.
  • Anonymous
    so could these proove to be a worth successor to the n10? in terms of ultraportable performance?

    i hope so.