Asus officially introduces the new M50Vm-A1WM, we have mentioned previously, which is the company’s first WiMAX-enable laptop PC. M50Vm-A1WM is now available in Baltimore, where Sprint’s XOHM is launched. Like other WiMAX (or XOHM) notebooks, Asus’ M50Vm-A1WM packs the combined WiMAX/Wi-Fi module, previously codenamed “Echo Peak,” allows consumers to experience HD content with high-fidelity audio, anywhere and anytime.
The news M50Vm-A1WM is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26GHz processor, 250GB hard drive and a NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS graphics card with 1GB dedicated video memory. It features a 15.4-inch 1440×900 Color Shine LCD display, integrated Altec Lasing speakers and is HDMI ready.
The M50Vm-A1WM is priced at $1399 USD.
ASUS Launches Its First WiMAX-Ready Notebook
The All-New ASUS M50Vm Embedded with Latest WiMAX Technology
FREMONT, CALIFORNIA (October 8th, 2008) -ASUS todayannounced the immediate availability of its WiMAX-ready notebook –the ASUS M50Vm-A1WM. Now available in Baltimore, MD, WiMAX is flexible wireless broadband technology with the ability to deliver rich data experience and potential to unwire entire cities. The addition of the built-in WiMAX module enables consumers to enjoy rich online multimedia without interruption. The integration of WiMAX-enabled IntelÂ® Centrino™ 2 laptop with the first-ever combined WiMAX/Wi-Fi module, previously codenamed “Echo Peak,” allows consumers to experience HD content with high-fidelity audio, anywhere and anytime.
ASUS is proud to lead the launch of notebooks embedded with this revolutionary technology. At the official XOHM™ WiMAX launch in Baltimore, ASUS will also showcase its WiMAX-enabled N50 and F8V that are scheduled to launch before the end of this year.
“ASUS is excited to be shipping our first WiMAX embedded notebooks. As XOHM™ coverage expands in the US, ASUS plans to scale our product introductions to allow more customers to experience city-wide connectivity.” said Jackie Hsu, ASUS President of North America Sales. “4G WiMAX has the potential to unwire broadband wireless networks across entire cities, one network for the home, office and while driving around town,” said Sean Maloney, executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer of Intel Corporation. “Intel is excited to see innovative Intel-based laptops from companies like ASUS that combine the performance and innovation of the PC with a network built for the mobile Internet.”
- Â Â Â IntelÂ® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P8400 (2.26GHz )
- Â Â Â 15.4” WXGA+ (1440×900) Color Shine display
- Â Â Â Discrete Graphics Engine powered by NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS with 1GB dedicated video memory
- Â Â Â 5400 RPM SATA 250GB drive
- Â Â Â HDMI ready. Dolby Home Theater Certified
- Â Â Â Built-in Altec Lansing Speakers
- Â Â Â Pre-configured with Windows Vista Business operating system
MSRP $1,399 USD
*ASUS standard two-year global warranty applies.
Available immediately at the following ASUS authorized resellers: