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ASUS Introduces A Carbon Fiber Notebook

Pretec Releases 2GB miniSD

ASUS Introduces A Carbon Fiber Notebook

ASUSintroduced the W1 Carbon Notebook Series with carbon fiber housing. Inside the housing there's the Centrino platform, DDRII memory, PCI Express and the ATI Mobility Radeon X700 graphics.

The W1 Carbon's LCD cover is made of solid carbon fiber that acts as effective EMI protective shield. By using this material, the W1 Carbon is 60% lighter and twice as tough than that of the notebooks made of aluminum magnesium.

The built-in DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting-Terrestrial) feature allows wireless digital TV broadcast wherever the service is available. The W1 Carbon is supplied with an ultra-slim remote controller that can be stored in the PCMCIA slot when not needed and an LCM display to show TV channel status, CD tracks, DVD scene numbers and more.

Also, there's Instant Fun "one touch entertainment" feature that allows access to multimedia applications including, Digital TV broadcast, DVD playback and photo viewing, without the need to enter the OS first. In addition, the notebook has ASUS Mobile Theater and Microsoft Media Center Edition (MCE) software.

Finally, the notebook features a built-in subwoofer and the slot-in Super Multi DVD DL drive.


  • Intel Pentium M processor 730-770, 1.60-2.13GHz, 533MHz, 2MB L2 Cache
  • Intel 915PM Chipset
  • DDRII 533MHz, up to 1GB
  • 15.4" WXGA Color Shine & Crystal Shine/ WSXGA+ ZBD LCD; ASUS Splendid Video Intelligent Engine
  • Analog TV (W1Vb)/ Hybrid TV (Analog + DVB-T W1Vc)
  • 60/80/100GB
  • ATI Mobility Radeon X700 128MB
  • ASUS Mobile TheaterIII or Microsoft MCE 2005; Instant Fun
  • 3 x USB, 1 x TV-Out, 1 x Card Reader, 1 x remote control, 1 x Bluetooth V2.0+EDR
  • 36.4 x 26.4 x 3.2cm, 3.2kg

Source: ASUS

Pretec Releases 2GB miniSD

Pretec Electronics released 2GB miniSD card claimed to be the largest capacity miniSD card at IT Month 2005 in Taipei.

The card can hold over than 500 MP3 songs or more than 4,000 digital photos. The Pretec 2GB miniSD card is suitable for multimedia mobile phones designed with a miniSD slot.

Pretec 2GB miniSD™ is available now with retail price of US$299 each, scheduled to hit retail stores around the world for Christmas season.

Source: Pretec Electronics

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