updated 09:10 am EST, Fri November 28, 2008
ASUS U6V Bamboo Tomorrow
ASUS today said it would launch its Bamboo U6V notebook tomorrow through the IT Month expo in its home region of Taiwan. The 12-inch ultraportable's real bamboo outer shell will boost the price of the system to the equivalent of $1,799, putting a premium on the more renewable and more eco-friendly wood versus plastic or metal.
The system is high-end among ultraportables and carries at least a 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo, a GeForce 9300M GS for video and a 250GB hard drive in addition to an internal DVD burner. Higher-end models can carry up to a 2.53GHz processor, a 320GB disk and as much as 4GB of RAM.
ASUS now also confirms that it plans to ship the system to the US and Europe but is currently deciding on a release date. A final price is also undecided but may come close to the Taiwan currency given similarities to US pricing. [via PC World]