Asus K series notebooks harnesses the power of Huron

By on March 10, 2011
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Asus’ redesigned notebook series uses Intel’s new mobile processor, has DX11 muscle.


Asus has given its K-series notebooks an overhaul and has fitted it with Intel’s newest mobile processor, Huron. The 32m chip is designed for improved multitasking, better battery management and packs in nVidia’s Optimus technology in its small frame.

The notebook also features DX11 powered GeForce GT 540M graphics card, 2GB DDR3, and Asus IceCool technology that better manages the heat from CPU and GPU to keep the notebook cooler, and Asus Palm Proof feature to avoid errant and accidental mouse behavior.

Here is the official PR spin:

Intel second generation Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce graphics
New K Series notebooks ship with second generation Intel Core CPUs to accelerate multitasking and improve visual performance with integrated graphics engines. Their 32nm fabrication, low power requirements and inclusion of NVIDIA Optimus technology all extend the battery life of ASUS K Series notebooks for enhanced usability.

ASUS goes further in its quest to provide consumers with better performance and value by including discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 500 series graphics on K Series notebooks. All offer DirectX 11 support, with up to GeForce GT 540M and 2GB DDR3 dedicated video memory available. As a result, gaming performance with the latest titles on the K Series exceeds that of competing notebooks in the same segment.

Subtle and elegant choice of colors
The premium aluminum textures used on the covers of new K Series notebooks serve a dual purpose. They resist wear and tear to retain their luster even over extended product cycles, while at the same time conveying a business-like but nonetheless stylish attitude with choice of brown and silver. For consumers interested in a classic notebook look, new K Series models present a solid balance of design and performance.

Superior typing thanks to ASUS IceCool and Palm Proof technology
ASUS IceCool technology uses a special internal layout that places heat generating components like the CPU and GPU on the underside and away from users. Coupled with IceCool heat pipes and vents, this makes new K Series notebooks much cooler to use, with palm rest temperatures always staying below body heat — and thus cool to the touch. IceCool technology effectively eliminates the sticky feeling users experience when typing on standard notebooks for prolonged periods.

The K Series also features ASUS Palm Proof technology to detect errant touchpad contact and prevent accidental mouse pointer movement. Coupled with an iF Award-winning chiclet keyboard featuring wide keys and responsive tactile feedback, these technologies make K Series notebooks perfect for serious typists.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

  • Jeff

    The new K Series feature highly durable aluminum texture covers that offer a personal touch and a unique look in both brown and silver. The inclusion of exclusive ASUS IceCool technology provides users with an extra-comfortable typing experience, as palm rests remain cool at all times. I’ll definittely have this one :)

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