ASUS Launching Small Business Notebooks in the US

Up to this point, Asus’ US product line has been aimed directly at the consumer. This is about to change, as Asus recently announced that they will be offering their B series of laptops, which were previously limited to the Asian market.

Asus is testing the waters with two models, the B43 (a 14-inch) and the B53 (a 15-inch). You’ve got to love how creative Asus is with their model names. Here’s a few specs to whet your appetite, the two models will be available in four different configurations:

  • Intel Core i5-520M or i7-620M
  • Both 14 and 15 inch screens are 1366×768 resolution
  • ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 GPU or Intel GMA HD
  • 320GB in 5400 or 7200 RPM speeds
  • “Spill Proof” Keyboard
  • Fingerprint reader

Asus also mentioned something called a Sonata Long Life Battery. Apparently, this battery is guaranteed to work at at least 80% of its initial capacity for 3 years. Quite impressive. Of course we don’t know how much it’s going to cost, but we’ll let you know as soon as we find out.

[via Laptop]