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.