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ASUS Releases Sleek Lightweight W5A Notebook: Swivel-Mounted Mega-Pixel Webcam is Video Conference-Ready, with

(PRWEB) June 29, 2005

The ASUS W5A’s sleek, stylish lightweight design optimizes functionality and satisfaction of users plugged into business and /or personal webcam life styles. Its distinctive built-in 1.3 mega-pixel webcam is swivel mounted in the notebook’s LCD case frame for 180˚usability.

HDD: 40GB

Chipset: Intel 915GM

Memory: 512MB of DDR2 400, upgradeable to 768MB

Wireless: 802.11b/g, Bluetooth, RF mouse receiver

Web-cam: 1.3M pixel web-cameraThe faster-performing W5A notebook offers DDR II memory, built-in RF mouse receiver, slim optical drive, and easily syncs-up with other devices. The W5A also features Bluetooth™ wireless connectivity. ASUS’ award winning engineering design team focused on creating a lightweight notebook that makes image capture easy and fun.

Comfort & Luxury

Made for the sophisticated urban metropolitan generation, Asus’ design team focused on young Internet-savvy notebook users’ needs for functionality and fashion. The W5A’s built-in 1.3 mega-pixel webcam swivels 180°, allowing the camera to face the notebook user or, with a flip, subjects on the other side of the screen. The high resolution 12.1 inch widescreen with glare-reducing technology offers exceptional images and motion pictures of vibrant and brilliant colors. Its built-in microphone and exclusive LifeFrame™ software were especially developed for the W5A, to allow easy image-capture, audio recording, easy display of still photos, video play-back and/or best-synchronized video conferencing. It’s sleek and slim at 1.6kg (3.53 lbs), an important consideration for students or business professionals who rely on portability, and is available in the most enduring classic colors of fashion: black or white.

Powerful Mobile Computing

The W5A notebook leverages the latest Intel 915GM chipset, which incorporates advanced 90nm technology for mobile processing to support DDR II memory and exceptional 3D video. With built-in wireless LAN, RF mouse receiver, and optional Bluetooth™ allowing wireless connectivity to the Internet and other devices, the W5A series is ideal for home, office and anywhere in between.

Outstanding Multimedia Experience

Emphasizing young users’ focus on multimedia, the W5A features an ultra-slim optical drive that burns webcam recorded images into DVDs, USB 2.0 ports, an IEEE 1394 digital interface, a TV-Out connection and a multiple-standard card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO). The standard 12.1-inch high-resolution widescreen has Color Shine glare-reducing technology, and new display technology called Crystal Shine which delivers higher brightness and rich color contrast with significant enhancements when used for movie viewing and 3D gaming.

Specification summary:

Display: 12.1“ WXGA

OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional

CPU: Intel® Pentium® M 740, 533MHz, 1.7GHz, 2MB L2 Cache

Interface: 3 X USB, 1x TV-Out, 1 x Card-Reader. 1X 1394, 1X PCMCIA

Dimension and Weight:     29.7 x 22 x 2.7-3.1 cm, 1.6kg

11.7 x 8.7 x 1.2 inches, 3.53lbs

About ASUS

ASUS Computer International (TSE:2357), is a leading provider of consumer electronic solutions. Its product portfolio includes notebooks, motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, information appliances, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. With world-class engineering plus offices and subsidiaries located in all corners of the world, ASUS provides innovative solutions to consumers, businesses and OEM/ODM customers. The company is the perennial leader of the motherboard and graphics card industries and a top 10 player globally for notebooks, optical drives, broadband modems and a wide range of other products.

For more information about ASUS Notebooks please visit http://www. ca.asus.com/mobile

PR Contact:

ASUS Computer International (ASUS)

Rick Allen

Tel: 510-739-3777 x4547

E-mail: rick_allen@asus.com

Phaze-9 Corporation (Public Relations Firm)

Joanna Laznicka

Tel: 408-245-5117

E-mail: joanna@phaze-9.com

South Mary Ave, Suite 14,

Sunnyvale CA, 94086

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