Asus U2E Ultraportable Laptop
At a Glance
Lightweight and leather lined, with very long battery life, the U2E has plenty to like inside.
Go on, run your hands along the Asus U2E's leather-trim exterior. This ultraportable
To begin with, the U2E weighs just 2.8 pounds, and its traveling weight (with AC adapter) is only 3.5 pounds. It has a brilliant 1366-by-768-pixel wide-screen display. Like Sony's VAIO VGN-TZ295N ultraportable, the screen is easy to view in tight spaces, though it lacks LED backlighting. The U2E isn't as complete a package as the VAIO, but it is much cheaper, at a reasonable (for an ultraportable) $1999.
The U2E's WorldBench 6 score of 53
The keyboard had to be shrunk down some to squeeze into the tiny form factor, but it's still quite serviceable. The keys are wide enough
The mouse buttons didn't make as good an impression. It wasn't that the buttons are jammed together into a small space,
The notebook has a Webcam, a fingerprint scanner, and an HDMI port for connecting to a television or to one of the few PC monitors that use that kind of connection.
The Asus U2E is a fun, stylish notebook, and its cowhide couture is bound to turn some heads, though perhaps not those of die-hard Apple fans.