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Asus has hopped on the ultra-mobile PC bandwagon, going beyond the near-standard UMPC spec with an integrated fingerprint scanner and a built-in GPS receiver with a fold-out antenna. The handheld computer even has its own webcam.

The R2H's display is a 7in LCD 1,280 x 800 job. Inside beats the 900MHz heart of an ultra-low voltage Intel Celeron M connected to a mere 256MB of 533MHz DDR 2 SDRAM, expandable to 768MB. There's a choice of 20, 30, 40 or 60GB 4,200rpm hard drive. It runs Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.

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The UMPC has 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi on board and Bluetooth 2.0. There are three USB 2.0 ports and a USB card reader.

The whole thing weighs 830g and measures 23.4 x 13.3 x 2.8cm. Asus didn't say when the R2H will go on sale, or how much the device will cost. ®

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