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.
shares most of its design aspects with the older W5A
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
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.