Graphics speed is always on Asus' mind and today they unveiled the Asus A8Sr notebook with ATI's Radeon HD2400 GPU. Here is more info from the announcement:
"To accommodate the increasing demand on better graphic performance for mobile computing, ASUS presents the A8Sr notebook series incorporated with the latest visual processing capabilities. The slim and lightweight A8Sr will be based on Intel's Core 2 Duo processor and will be the world's first notebook series to utilize ATI's next generation Mobility Radeon HD2400 GPU for stunning and crisp graphics.
A Visual Feast Like No Other The new ATI next generation Mobility Radeon HD2400 will boost graphical performance, and utilize ATI's HyperMemory memory management technology to deliver enhanced 'performance-per-watt' operations. It will also offer Certified for Windows Vista 3D graphics that supports the visually stunning Windows Aero user interface. Together with DirectX 10 support, the A8Sr deliver smooth and professional performance with current and future 3D-intensive applications and games.
What's more, with ASUS's Splendid Video Intelligence Technology, the A8Sr will integrate different multimedia data sources to reduce noise and conversion rate for a sharp display with better contrast, brightness, skin tone and color saturation for all video applications. Mobile entertainment will be further improved with the notebook's high-definition support capability, and users can enjoy high-quality DVD movies and HD video playback on the go.
Portable Audio/Video Communication Built-in accessories like the microphone and the high-resolution webcam will make video conferencing hassle-free. Strategically placed speakers at the front end of the notebook will enhance face-to-face communications by focusing on spoken words and limiting distracting sounds.
Extensive Connectivity The built-in WLAN 802.11 a/g/n ensures wireless Internet access whenever reception is available. The A8Sr also provides Bluetooth 2.0 EDR?an enhanced data rate that transmits three times faster than the standard Bluetooth, for increased connectivity and synchronization between digital devices. In addition, a complete range of input / output ports that includes 5 USB ports, a S-video TV-out port and express card slots will provide you with dynamic data transfer and storage options."
Specification Intel Centrino Duo Processor Technology - Intel Core 2 Duo Processors T7500/T7300/T7100 - Mobile Intel PM965 Express Chipset - Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN or Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (optional) Genuine Windows Vista - Genuine Ultimate - Genuine Business - Genuine Home Premium 14.1" Widescreen Color Shine LCD, ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology ATI Mobility Radeon HD2400 802.11agn, Bluetooth V1.2/V2.0 +EDR (optional) 5x USB Ports, 1x TV-Out, 1x DVI Port, 1x Card Reader, 1x Express Card, 1x IEEE1394, 1x VGA Out, 1x RJ11, 1x RJ45 33.5 x 24.5 x 3.48~3.73cm, 2.39kg (6 cell battery pack)