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ASUS U32U specs & price – Fusion APU & DOS variant

We have just found out details regarding the new ASUS U32U laptops. Today we will introduce you to the U32U-RX011R and the U32U-RX011R variants, in terms of hardware these two models are identical, but in terms of software they differ.

The ‘R’ model ships with Windows 7 Home Basic, whilst the ‘D’ variant ships with DOS — meaning you can get slightly cheaper and then choose what operating system to install on it, perhaps a Linux distro like Ubuntu would be a good choice.

In terms of performance hardware both models feature and AMD Fusion APU (dual-core E-450 1.65GHz), AMD Radeon HD 6320 graphics, 2GB DDR 3 1066MHz RAM and a 320GB SATA HDD. They also feature a 13.3-inch LED backlit display which outputs at 1366 x 768, a webcam, HDMI-out, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi b/g/n, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x USB 2.0 port and an 8cell 5600mAh Li-Ion battery which is said to allow for up to 12 hours of life from a single charge.

The variant which runs Windows 7 Home Basic will cost you $509, whilst the DOS variant will cost $449 — to be honest with you an extra $60 for a genuine Windows license isn’t too bad, but it is nice to have the option of a cheaper laptop which you can install a open-source operating system on. No-matter which option you choose ASUS will give you a 2-year global warranty with the U32U, we are told that there will be some upgrade options available, however we don’t yet have more detailed pricing information or a release date.

We really think the hardware offered for such a low price is impressive, especially considering the impressive battery life claims – will you be buying the U32U?

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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