After making the rounds around the web for the pats few months, the W5Fe is officially announced

The Asustek W5Fe should be familiar to most DailyTech readers by now. ASUS brought you word of the W5Fe back in October, but the company just officially announced it as the world's first SideShow-enabled notebook.

The W5Fe shares most of its design aspects with the older W5A and W5F notebooks, but features a rather unsightly bulge on its 12.1" widescreen lid. Housed within that bulge is a 2.8" SideShow QVGA auxiliary display and 1GB of NAND flash.

According to Asustek, the SideShow display can be used to track meeting schedules, phone numbers and emails. The display can also be used to play games, view photos, listen to music and can even be used as a navigational device.

Once you get past all of the SideShow business, the W5Fe is still a Core 2 Duo notebook at heart running on an 945GM Express chipset. The notebook supports up to 1.5GB of DDR2 memory, SATA hard drives up 160GB in size along with Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and 802.11a/b/g connectivity options.

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