Asus launches F70: World's First 17.3" laptop

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This is not a joke. This is a banana. Although it may as well be a picture of the Asus F70 laptop launched today as the world’s first 17.3″, 16:9 LED widescreen, portable computer. According to the specs, it’s a very decent machine. I’m not posting a picture of it not to protect you from its terrible ugliness but to shield you from its hideous averageness. It’s a flat, grey cuboid. You can go and have a look if you like but consider yourself warned.

The screen on the F70 is 1080p HD, natch, and the computer comes with an HDMI port, Altec Lansing surround speakers, a spill-proof ‘chiclet’ keyboard and a 1.3-megapixel webcam. You get all your Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, four USBs and an 8-in-1 card reader. It weighs a desk-anchoring 3.9kg with battery and measures 466mm x 309mm x 39-47mm. It starts at £859 and the only real choices are how much you want to upgrade and what can of paint you might want to buy to try to cheer the thing up.

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Asus F70

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