Asus delays U2E launch, wants other products to ride its coattails

It looks like those in North America eager to get their hands on Asus' sleek new leather-bound U2E ultraportable will have to wait a little while longer, although it's not clear exactly how long. There's apparently no production delays or other problems with the laptop, however, with Asus instead rather frankly fessing up that its holding back on the laptop simply so it can launch some other products alongside it. In case you missed it, the U2E (also known as the U2) boasts an 11-inch LED-backlit display, a Core Duo ULV processor and a 32GB SSD drive, all of which combine for some expectedly strong battery life while still maintaining some decent performance -- and no doubt a lofty price tag as well.