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  • iwod - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    How big is the Screen?

    And just looking at those slides, I wonder why Apple hasn't trademarked the term "Unibody "
  • icebox1701 - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Because even in the current idiotic patent system Apple would have a hard time trademarking a construction technique.

    If they succeed I'll be next patenting plastering.
  • akedia - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Trademark != patent Reply
  • halcyon - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - link

    (TM) != (R)

    Apple can't (R) Unibody easily in wide enough applications to control it's usage.

    Unibody (R) is already a trademark of at least Boston Scientific, TravelPro and several others in their respective domains.
  • Shadowmaster625 - Wednesday, June 01, 2011 - link

    apple could call it Anibody and their minions would still eat em up. Reply
  • beginner99 - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Or rather: What resolution?
    I bet it's gloss and crappy 1360x768
  • bji - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Judging by this video:

    It is glossy as all get out. It *looks* like a standard crappy 1366x768 resolution, but it's hard to tell from the video.
  • halcyon - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - link

    Yes, super-glossy, crappy 1366x768 with bad viewing angles and light bleed.

    Just like all other Asus notebook displays :)
  • GotThumbs - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Looks like a super competitor to apples fashion hardware. It would be even sweeter if this can run apples OS. I would love to see people start buying these for 1,000's less than macs and just load apples OS onto them. Reply
  • Wizzdo - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Then we can drive the profit margins down even further so nobody can make a decent living in any country, environmental standards can be further compromised, and support can suck even worse than it already does at most companies!

    Great idea!
  • snuuggles - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - link

    Are you kidding? There are some very specific reasons, including a traditon of labor abuse in many countrys and limited liability in this country, that explain the race-to-the-bottom effect in markets. Competition - per se - is not one of those reasons.

    Give me a break!
  • Wizzdo - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - link

    It is at least all of the above. The main motivation driving the chinafication of industry is human beings (consumer and corporate) wanting everything for nothing.

    This is what is grinding the earth into a lifeless toxic pulp.
  • warisz00r - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    with the XPS 15z and this.

    It's not like I have anything against them though, I've prayed long and hard for Wintel OEMs to come up with designs that may finally be giving the MBPs a total run for their money.
  • esterhasz - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Well, they didn't come up with that design though, somebody else did ,-) Reply
  • davepermen - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    just in case, the macbook air was an invention of intel, not apple. they just made it more apply (white aluminum) Reply
  • iwod - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Where did you get that from? MBA not invention of Apple? Reply
  • akedia - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    A: Intel doesn't make laptops.
    B: Aluminum isn't white.
    C: No. Just, no.
  • Pirks - Thursday, August 11, 2011 - link

    LOL what an idiot hahaha :))) Not an Apple invention my ass :)) hehee, AT is so full of dumb PC trolls like you Reply
  • -xavier- - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    I think you meant "sleep" and not "hibernation", as only the former keeps a hw resource powered on (memory). Reply
  • akedia - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    What's the difference between sleep, hibernate, and hybrid sleep?

    Sleep is a power-saving state that allows a computer to quickly resume full-power operation (typically within several seconds) when you want to start working again. Putting your computer into the sleep state is like pausing a DVD player—the computer immediately stops what it’s doing and is ready to start again when you want to resume working.

    Hibernation is a power-saving state designed primarily for laptops. While sleep puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk, and then turns off your computer. Of all the power-saving states in Windows, hibernation uses the least amount of power. On a laptop, use hibernation when you know that you won't use your laptop for an extended period and won't have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time.

    Hybrid sleep is designed primarily for desktop computers. Hybrid sleep is a combination of sleep and hibernate—it puts any open documents and programs in memory and on your hard disk, and then puts your computer into a low-power state so that you can quickly resume your work. That way, if a power failure occurs, Windows can restore your work from your hard disk. When hybrid sleep is turned on, putting your computer into sleep automatically puts your computer into hybrid sleep. Hybrid sleep is typically turned on by default on desktop computers.

  • B3an - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Any news on what display tech this has? Not more TN shite? Reply
  • CurseTheSky - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    I'd be willing to bet this thing will have a 11.6, 12.1, or 13.3", 1366x768, glossy, TN panel display. If it's anything like the UL series I had from Asus previously, it'll be a fairly disappointing display too (viewing angles were atrocious, even for a TN panel).

    Still, if that happens to be the only down side to this notebook, I'll be in line to buy it. For me, it's going to come down to a few things:
    - Battery life MUST be good. Hibernate battery life is great, but if I'm not going to use the notebook for days at a time, I'm just going to shut it off anyway. Give me 7+ hours of real-world battery life during light to moderate usage and I'll be happy.
    - Build quality must be good. Aluminum unibody sounds great, but if there are still gaps and seams around the touch pad or display, or any plastic panels at all, it's going to take a lot away from my opinion of the notebook.
    - WiFi needs to work, period. There were a lot of complaints about WiFi problems with the UL series; I hope those have been resolved.
    - Connectivity needs to be at least as good as an average notebook. Give me (at the minimum) 2x USB ports (USB 3.0 would be awesome), HDMI and / or mini DisplayPort out, WiFi B/G/N, Bluetooth, and internal configuration options like WLAN. The absence of Bluetooth on the UL series makes me wary.

    Overall, this could shape up to be a very interesting notebook. I just hope they do everything right - and if so, this will most likely be my next purchase.
  • Goi - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    According to Sandisk's U100 press release, the UX series uses their U100 SSDs.

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