ViewSonic VNB131 ULV Notebook Runs Up to 12 Hours

ViewSonic is continuing its venture into the computing world, taking the wraps off its VNB131 ViewBook Pro notebook computer, the first offering from the company to incorporate ultra low voltage (ULV) technology for longer battery life and lower (read greener) power requirements. The VNB131 ViewBook Pro is just the first of what the company promises will be a broad range of ULV notebook and netbook offerings that should be available in the second quarter of this year.

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“Our mobile and desktop PC products range in size and functionality in order to meet every individuals’ computing needs,” said ViewSonic’s senior director of product marketing Sally Wang, in a statement. “With our ULV VNB131 ViewBook Pro, mobile warriors get all the power they need, packaged to go in a lean, green design.”

The VNB131 features a 13.3-inch 1,280 by 800-pixel display and an Intel Core 2 Duo ULV SU7300 processor running at 1.3 GHz that offers up to 12 hours of battery life. The notebook is just an inch thick, and packs a 320 GB hard drive, 2 GB of RAM, and a removable DVD±RW Super Multi DVD drive—pop the drive out, pop in an extra 3-cell battery, and you have up to 12 hours of cord-free computing. The unit also packs 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi HDMI and VGA video output, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, a 7-in-1 media card reader, two USB 2.0 ports, and a 6-cell battery.

The VNB131 ViewBook Pro is available now at a suggested retail price of $949; it ships with Windows 7 Home Premium.

viewsonic vnb131 ulv notebook runs up to 12 hours viewbook pro
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