CES: Asus’ S121 Upscale Netbook Has SSD, Windows 7

by admin January 7, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Laptop maker Asus broke away from its Eee PC line of notebooks at CES to address the upscale netbook market, introducing the Asus S121. The Asus S121 will feature two technologies new to the notebook manufacturer: a solid state drive and Windows 7.

Asus is billing the S121 as an “Ultra Slim Netbook.” Indeed, the specs of the S121 prove it will be convenient to use, coming in at less than an inch thick, weighing about 3 pounds and measuring 11.7 x 8.3 inches. The SSD will feature 512 GB and was built using technology developed by Asus itself, Computerworld reports. The Asus S121 will feature a 1.33GHz Intel Atom microprocessor.

Another interesting note to come out of Asus’ CES introduction was the expected battery life of the S121. The netbook is powered by twin batteries that should provide up to 10 hours of life for the machine while it’s not plugged in, PC Magazine reports.

Read more: crn.com