Asus hopes laptops with 1TB (terabyte) hard disks will become the norm for multimedia enthusiasts this year, and plans to show off its first model featuring two 500GB drives at CES.

The Asus M70S includes two 500GB Hitachi Travelstar 5K50 hard drives, also announced today, and offers a digital/analogue TV tuner and video recording capability as an option to help users make the most of the extra storage space.

Asus M70

The M70S also includes a 17in widescreen display at either WXGA+ (1,440 by 900) or WUXGA (1,920 by 1,200) resolution, an Intel Core2 Duo processor (either the T7700, 7500, 7300 or 7100), an ATI 3650 graphics card, webcam, fingerprint reader and 1GB of memory.

See more details of the Asus M70S here.