Man, that didn't take long. ASUS' W5Fe SideShow-enabled laptop and 2.2-pound U1F with LED backlit display -- both unveiled as prototypes during January's CES -- are hitting Japan (at least) mid-March. An estimated ¥224,800 (or about $1,915) should take home the 12-inch W5Fe preloaded with Vista, a 1.86GHz Core Duo T2350 proc, 1GB memory, 80GB of disk, and standard 1.5-hour battery. If ultra-portability is more your game then you'll need roughly ¥269,800 (about $2,298) to bring the 11.1-inch U1F home equipped with a 1.06GHz Core Duo U2400 CPU, 1GB memory, 80GB disk, and standard 3-hour battery. But you'll want to dig a little deeper for the optional 6-hour extended battery eh road warrior? We expect to hear of a broader release sometime before CeBIT next week.

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ASUS' W5Fe SideShow laptop and U1F ultra-portable shipping this month (in Japan)