I've seen a couple of post regarding the Asus W1 notebook, and i just wanted to let you know, that i contacted Asus and found out that it's coming to the rest of Europe sometime in April... Dont know anything about a US release, sorry!
|Apple, Acer NB
Compal has received orders from Apple and Acer for its 15.4 inch wide screen NBs. Compal already makes Dell and HP NBs with the same screen using the Centrino chip. Compal will ship 30-40K Powerbooks a month beginning 2H03. Quanta and Asustek currently make the 15.2 inch and 12.1 inch PowerBooks. Compal will ship 20-30K Centrino NB a month to Acer beginning 4Q03. Compal is king of 15.4 inch NBs.
Originally Posted by Anacardo
I was probably one of the first who was really mad about this lappy. I waited and waited. Last week came the specs..
Few things quite BAD about this lappy...
1) 15.4 screen is currently available ONLY in WXGA (1280x800) WSXGA is coming sooner or later.. possibly later
2) Ati Radeon 9600 with 64MBs. mmh...
3) No 802.11g ...
Fact is: in what this laptop currently differs from other wide aspect notebooks? Only the design? and they call it a "revolution".... well...
Take the words from Asus: "we realized that human sight is more keen onto a wide angle view.. so we take the 16:10 approach" well... fact is, Apple powerbooks apart, the first centrino widescreen was the x1000 from compaq.. then came emachines, HP, Clevo, Acer.. should I go on? Asus is just the last newcomer. Same for the other features.
Summarizing: there's really no difference between this lappy and other offers by other producers other than the exterior design.. If you think of the suggested retail price (2000-2500 Euros) you'll realize this thing is really much hype and quite few substance.