Asus W5Fe - world's first SideShow laptop

Posted on Sunday, Jan 07 2007 @ 19:51 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
I've already published one or maybe two articles about this notebook but today Asus officially unveiled it. The Asus W5Fe series are the first notebooks with a 2.8" SideShow external auxiliary display. The W5Fe notebook features a 12" widescreen LCD display and is powered by Intel's Core 2 Duo processors.

Here's some more information about the possibilities of the SideShow:
With the launch of Microsoft's Vista Operating System, notebooks are now capable of a more powerful processing that is predicted to change and improve the current computing behavior. SideShow is an independent operating system that it can be switched on without booting up the whole system. With imbedded flash memory, users can save selected data to SideShow, in forms of text, image and audio, for later review. The external system is well synchronized with the main operating system that users can set for automatic outlook (emails, calendar and meeting appointments) update when the main system is powered on for swift refresh to ensure data consistency.

The W5Fe's auxiliary display is a short cut to viewing a wide range of information, including meeting schedules, phone numbers, addresses, and recent e-mail messages. This comes as a very handy tool when, for instance, one needs to take a quick look at the meeting agenda in a crowded elevator. On the entertainment front, the outer display can be used to view photos, play music and games such as Solitaire. In addition, SideShow can even act as the mobile navigation device and guide the way with map display! To stay on top of the ever fast changing technology world, the W5Fe is definitely the next hot digital gadget that guarantees powerful processing, sleek design, seamless integration and even a quick peek to important data without opening the notebook. Enjoy the new-edge computing with an extra degree of human factor.

And here's a quick look at the specifications of the Asus W5Fe:
Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology
  • Intel Core2 Duo Processors T7600/T7400/T7200/T5600/T5500
  • Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
  • Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
  • DDR2 533/667 MHz, up to 1536 MB
  • 12.1" WXGA Color Shine & Crystal Shine LCD, ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence
  • SATA 80/120/160 GB
  • 1.3M pixel web-camera
  • 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth V2.0+EDR
  • 3x USB, 1x TV-Out, 1x Card-Reader, 1x Express Card, 1x VGA
  • 30.5 x 22 x 3.1cm, 1.7kg (3-cell battery pack)
    SideShow Auxiliary Display
    • Display: 2.8" QVGA TFT LCD
    • Flash: 1G NAND Flash

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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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