ASUS Malaysia has made available the sleek and stylish 13.3-inch ASUS U38DT ultraportable notebook, targeted at the business professional. The stylish notebook is powered by the 2nd generation A-Series APU – AMD quad-core A8 processor. The model is bundled together with an external optical disk drive (ODD) worth RM119 (whilst stocks last).
The ASUS U38DT is ultra thin, measuring only 6mm at the front. Synonymous with ASUS, the material used is durable and crafted aluminium, with ASUS’ trademark hairline spun metal design. The notebook weighs just 1.55kgs with the polymer battery.
The 13.3-inch display (1366×768 pixel) is a LED backlit 16:9 ratio non-glare LCD panel, delivering 300cd/m2 brightness (350 nits).
Powering the business notebook is the quad-core AMD Trinity APU A8-4555M running at 1.6 GHz ~ 2.4 GHz. The notebook comes bundled with DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM onboard memory of up to 4GB, and graphics processing is handled by the AMD Radeon HD 7600G and HD 8550M graphics with 1GB DDR3 VRAM. In terms of storage, the notebook comes with 500GB SATA HDD rated at 5400 RPM.
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Connectivity-wise, the ASUS U38DT comes built-in with 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 3.0. It also comes with a 3 -in-1 card reader supporting SD/ SDHC/ MMC, and a 720p HD front camera.
While positioned as a business notebook, ASUS made sure the device served up good audio with exclusive ASUS SonicMaster technology, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower.
With a 48WHR polymer battery and coupled with AMD All Day Power, battery life is rated at up to 12 hours.
The ASUS U38DT retails at RM2,199 and comes with a 2-year global warranty.