Ultrabooks are thin and light machines with decent power. But they also make a sacrifies with an optical drive. If that’s the reason why you have shied away from buying an ultrabook then here’s a nice option from Asus: the Asus S56. Interestingly, the Asus S56 measures only 21mm yet packs a built-in DVD burner! Also, with a reliable ethernet service provider, the internet speeds on this laptop are blazing fast. Other cool features include SonicMaster Lite audio, instant-on in 2 seconds, Super Hybrid Engine II technology for longer standby time, Smart Gesture touchpad, and SSD + HDD combination.
Specification include Intel Core i7 3517U/ Core i5 3317U/ Core i3 3217U processor, 15.6-inch 16:9 HD LED backlight display (1366×768), up to 8GB DDR3 memory, max 1TB hard drive, 32GB SSD, DVD burner, and NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M with 2GB DDR3 VRAM.
Asus S56 also provide card reader, HD webcam, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, 1x USB 3.0 port, 2x USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, and 4-cell battery.
Operating system is Windows 7.
Asus S56 is available in European market for $915.
[via Notebook Italia]