Originally Posted by BBQmyNUTZ
No SATA.. no MXM/AXIOM.. no DVI... no TV-Out???
Hope they'll use that design when they decide to offer a REAL Sonoma notebook, but for now I see literally no reason to purchase it over the previous generation Centrino books.
NO TV-OUT??? Come on', Asus... get it together already.
As far as SATA goes, there are simply no drives available. Don't expect to see notebooks with SATA until mid-year at the earliest, I'd guess. Fujitsu announced the first 2.5" SATA drive two weeks ago and qualification samples of that won't be shipping to OEMs before mid-April. The only real advantage of a SATA 2.5" drive, and even this is debatable, is NCQ.CNET Asia
says it has S-Video out.
It's unfortunate that it doesn't have DVI -- that seems to be a fairly common feature of the new generation models that are coming out and one of my "must have" items on my shopping list. Not supporting MXM/Axiom is a shame as well, though the support for it seems to be lackluster right now, except possibly from the smaller boutique builders.