The fast growing mobile computing has bring ASUS to produce an Optimus-Enabled laptop dubbed as U30Jc. You know about Optimus-enabled machine? It is not that 14-foot tall Optimus. It is a new method of switchable graphics technology for mobile PC, or you could say it is the advanced version of hybrid SLI technology.
In brief, Optimus-Enabled laptop would be able to perform at the peak performance (graphical + CPU) while it can still maintain the battery life as long as possible. It’s very common to hear that laptop with decent and discrete graphic card will have a short battery life. However, this doesn’t apply to ASUS U30Jc.
ASUS U30Jc laptop that is coming with 13.3-inch backlit LED display, 2.26Ghz Core i3-350M CPU, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 320GB HDD, and a discrete GeForce GT310M graphic card doesn’t cost as much as battery life as other laptop with similar specs. This system is really kick-ass for playing games with GPGPU-enabled apps, and thanks to the Optimus technology, you can get up to 9.5-hours of continuous operation using its 5600mAh battery.
Other mentionable features includes HDMI output, Optical drive, WiFi-N, webcam and a great Altec Lansing speaker. ASUS U30Jc laptop will running Windows 7 OS, carrying the starting price tag of $900 when it become available.
UPDATE: You can pre-order this ASUS U30Jc optimus-equipped laptop at Amazon for $899.