Asustek has revealed details of the Asus U43SD, an updated version of the 14-inch Bamboo Collection U43 which now includes 2nd Gen Intel “Sandy Bridge” processors.
The Asus U43SD sports a smoky brown bamboo exterior with some brushed aluminum parts and incorporates the Intel Core i5-2410M or i3-2310M processor and Nvidia’s Optimus switchable graphics solution which utilizes both the 1GB GeForce GT 520M dedicated video card and Intel GMA HD integrated graphics. Other core components are DDR3 memory – up to 8GB, a hard disk drive with up to 750GB of storage space, a DVD writer, and an 8-cell battery for “up to 10 hours” of autonomy.
Regarding the 14″ display, it has a resolution of 1366-by-768 pixels and LED backlighting.
Other notable features of the 4.7-pound U43SD are a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and USB 3.0 in select models, HDMI port, and a 4-in-1 media card reader.
The stylish bamboo-clad laptop runs Windows 7 OS.
Info on pricing and shipping date is not available at the time of this writing.