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ASUS announces Centrino notebooks

First announcements of Centrino-based notebooks arrive. ASUSTeK Computer was one of the first, having presented S1N, M2N and M3N series. Each system includes all three Centrino components: Pentium M, i855 chipset and Intel PRO/Wireless 2100.

S1N single-spindle notebooks feature 13.3" LCD panels, 4-in-1 card readers (SM/SD/MS/MMC), and an bay for DVD/CD-RW combo or second hard drive. Traditional ASUS Power4 Gear and ADTD II are also supported for up to 3.5-hour operation. Being about 18mm thick, S1N models weigh about 1.8kg.

Dual-spindle M2N systems have 14.1" LCD panels, , 4-in-1 card readers (SM/SD/MS/MMC), an the same bay DVD/CD-RW combo or second hard drive. ASUS Power4 Gear and ADTD II supported providing 5.5 hours of operation. Being 22mm thick, M2N models weigh about 2.2kg.

Finally, M3N serie features 14.1" SXGA+ LCD display, 4-in-1 card reader (SM/SD/MS/MMC), 4 USB 2.0 ports, Bluetooth adapters, a bay for DVD/CD-RW combo or a second HDD. ASUS Power4 Gear and ADTD II provide up to 8 hours of working! Weighing 2.2kg, these models are about 22mm thick.

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