ASUS R70a Specifications and information

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With an estimated 4 hours battery life this will make a nice upgrade from the R2E model.

Launched at CeBIT 2008 and expected in June/July 2008.
The R70a is a business-focused UMPC with 3G and GPS built-in. Bright touchscreen, light weight. No pricing info available at this time.

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ASUS R70a Specifications

Manufacturer ASUS
Model name R70a
CPU Intel Atom
CPU speed 1600 Mhz
Graphics Intel GMA 500 specs
OS Microsoft Windows Vista
Display Size
7.0" 1024 X 600
Display Type
LED b/l, Heavy (Stylus) Touch
RAM 1024 MB
Hard Disk 120 GB
Weight (Minimum) 730gm / 1.61 pounds
Size 238/136/24.0 mm
Size 9.4/5.4/0.9 inches
Physical Interfaces USB 2.0 (x2)
Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)
USB 2.0 (Mini)
Docking connector
Wireless Interfaces802.11b/g
Fingerprint reader
*Specifications can vary
ASUS R70a popularity (12 months)
ASUS R70a news and review links.Date
ASUS R70 hands-on. Battery life tests23/02/19
Hands-on video. R70a at CeBIT23/02/19

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