ASUS adds the 12.1-inch, HSDPA-banging U6S to their bloated collection

ASUS is showing off their design chops again today with the introduction of the U6S. That nudges their total laptop model tally to 48 by our count -- we're not talking custom builds mind you; ASUS now offers forty-fracking-eight different series of laptops with an endlessly complex matrix of submodels -- the apparent curse of being both an OEM and retail brand. That travesty aside, the new 12.1-inch U6S design is simply smokin' in our not so humble opinion. Hitting Europe in October for €1,999 (about $2,833), it offers a balanced compromise of power and portability with a sweet list of specs tucked into that sleek little 3.3-pound (1.5-kg) package. Details after the break.

[Via DailyTech]

  • LED backlit 1,280 x 800 display with an integrated 0.3 megapixel webcam

  • Core 2 Duo T7500 processor

  • HDMI and SPDIF outputs

  • 802.11a/g/n WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, and HSDPA data

  • 128MB of nVIDIA GeForce 8400M G graphics

  • 250GB disk and 2GB DDR2 memory

  • Dual-layer DVD writer

  • ExpressCard 54/34 slot, fingerprint reader, 8-in-1 memory card reader, 4x USB

  • 5-hours of juice off optional 6-cell battery

Also announced are updates to their G2S and F8S laptops. In short, the 14.1-inch F8S sees a bump to 512MB of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 graphics while G2S Extreme Limited Edition now offers an overclockable 2.6GHz X7800 Core 2 Extreme processor for all your gaming delights.