For one or more reasons ASUS chose to hold off on the launch of one particular product until after CES came to a close; this in the form of a new business oriented Ultraportable. Dubbed the B23E, the new 12.5-inch notebook falls under the company's ASUSPRO Ultraportable family and running over the specs, it sure does look like it means business.
Packing either a Core i5 or i7 processor, it comes with up to 8GB of RAM and a 750GB (7200RPM) HDD in a rather tidy looking magnesium-aluminum alloy case that combines strength with minimal weight. Complimenting the Pro-series of models, it sports a fingerprint reader, anti-shock mounted HDD and a spill-proof keyboard.
Other features are a standard fare for the most part with a screen resolution of 1366 x 768, 2MP web camera, DVD Drive and an Express Card slot. It is unlikely the unit will impress much in the way of battery life, however, due to the mention on ASUS' product page of a lowly 3-cell 4,400mAh battery.
While official pricing is yet to be disclosed, it is expected the fully spec'd up model will come in at around $1000 US.