Asus South Africa has announced that its new range of ultrabooks, the Asus VivoBook S200 (also known as the VivoBook X202E) and S400 are available locally from Incredible Connection.
The notebook PCs will be available through other channels later as well, Asus said.
In the press release announcing the devices, Asus said that the VivoBook range is optimised for Windows 8, with all models featuring multi-point touch panels and large touchpads.
According to Asus, South Africa is the only other country launching the S200 aside from the Best Buy group in the USA. Other countries will follow soon, Asus said.
Although the standard disclaimers of specifications and features changing without prior notice apply, Asus provided the following information about the new range:
|Model||ASUS VivoBook S200||ASUS VivoBook S400|
|Processor||Intel® ULV Pentium® 987||Intel® Core™ i5|
|Intel® ULV Celeron® 847|
|Operating system||Windows 8||Windows 8/Windows 8 Pro|
|Display||11.6″ 16:9 HD (1366 x 768) LED backlit||14″ 16:9 HD (1366 x 768) LED backlit|
|Memory||1333MHz DDR3 up to 4GB||1600MHz DDR3 up to 8GB (onboard 2GB/4GB + 1 DIMM)|
|Hard drive||320GB/500GB, 5400rpm||320GB/500GB 5400rpm + 24GB SSD (cache)|
|Dimensions||30.3cm x 20.0cm x 2.17cm||33.9cm x 23.9cm x 2.1cm|
|Weight||1.40Kg (with 38W/h polymer battery)||1.8Kg (with 44W/h polymer battery)|
|RRP||ZAR 5,499||ZAR 7,999|