ASUS S Series Ultrabooks will start at $599

Posted on 06 June 2012 By


We’re gradually getting more and more information on the ASUS S46 and S56 Ultrabooks and it’s looking like they will be the budget offering this back-to-school season. DVD is included along with a range of ports, a mainstream screen and that might even be a replaceable cylindrical cell battery pack on the back there. Starting price -  a new record low of $599. Is that the sound of AMD’s ultrathins being crushed?

ASUS Series S Ultrabook (2)

The range goes up from $599 but it sounds like the 15” model will start at $799

Expect this to sit right alongside the Lenovo U310, the Dell Inspiron 14Z, the Toshiba U840/U845, Sony Vaio T13 and lower-priced 1st-gen Ultrabooks in the back-to-school battle this year. There’s going to be a big choice come August.

$599. How about that!

Video below is from Laptopmag.

The video below shows the 15” ASUS S56 with a confirmed removable battery. It’s a hulk of an Ultrabook but hey, this could really make a difference to someone used to carrying around 3KG of laptop.

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  1. #1 by wow on June 6, 2012 - 22:07

    Now a ultrabook give away and my year is perfect :D
    And please giveaway for germans to ;)

  2. #2 by artaman on June 7, 2012 - 11:15

    One clarification if possible; the dedicated nvidia 630m is standard even in the cheap versions of these series?

    • #3 by admin on June 7, 2012 - 22:35

      We’re trying to get official specs from ASUS. They’re very quiet about this one!

  3. #4 by Mike on June 11, 2012 - 19:48

    I really hope they will adjust the prices in Europe according to the current exchange rates. Because damn, 480 euros, that’s cheap!

  4. #5 by Don on July 24, 2012 - 11:20

    Don’t get excited guys. Article is wrong: pricing starts from 750 dollars! NOT $600!

    • #6 by Chippy on July 24, 2012 - 15:06

      Would like to see a source for that. Got anything. Happy to correct article.

  5. #7 by Joel on July 31, 2012 - 09:06

    This sounds like it’s worth waiting for. Any word on a release date?

  6. #8 by hihi on July 31, 2012 - 14:17

    Hi it is already released in Taiwan and it has a GT635M 2G and a Core i5-3317M
    http://shopping.pchome.com.tw/?mod=item&func=exhibit&IT_NO=DHAF08-A66459831&SR_NO=DHAD3V&ROWNO=1

  7. #9 by Joel on July 31, 2012 - 14:41

    Thanks for the info, hihi.

  8. #10 by Lance on August 21, 2012 - 15:16

    video is hd4000 or gt635.
    so far, Only Dual core ivy…3mb or i7 4mb cache
    2 usb 3.0 or only 1 usb 3.0 is a BIG problem with s56!!!, ASUS is not being profesional enough.
    the mSSD is only in the S series, the K series is Identical????? but no mSSD? thats it??
    really! asus is not being asus.

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