ASUS has introduced the Zenbook Prime UX31A and UX32VD at Comex 2012, happening from today to 2 Sep.
Armed with Intel Ivy Bridge i7 processors, the Zenbook Prime UX31A comes equipped with Full HD, IPS screens, 2-second instant-on resume, two-week standby, and ASUS SonicMaster quality audio. Weighing just 1.3kg with an ultra-thin, 3mm-to-9mm profile, the notebook offers an optimized multi-gesture touchpad and one-piece chiclet keyboard with backlighting for easy computing in low-light conditions. Its Full HD, 1080p screen allows for 178-degree wide viewing angles.
Utilizing hard drive/SSD hybrid storage for speedy performance, the 13.3-inch ASUS Zenbook UX32VD features Intel Ivy Bridge processors as well as debuts NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 graphics with 1GB VRAM. Using NVIDIA's Kepler 28nm GPU technology, the ultrabook is capable of handling more intense multimedia demands and can even run current games in greater details. There's also an optional Full HD 1080p IPS panel, making it ideal for streamed HD content. The base screen on the Zenbook UX32VD offers 1280 x 720, HD performance.
|Processor||Intel Core i7-3517U||Intel Core i5-3317U||Intel Core i7-3517U||Intel Core i5-3317U|
|OS||Windows 7 Home Premium|
|WLAN||Integrated 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth v4.0|
|LCD||13.3-inch FHD LED-backlit (1920 × 1080) 16:9||13.3-inch HD LED-backlit (1366 x 768) 16:9|
|RAM / HDD||4 GB DDR3 RAM / 256 GB SSD||4GB DDR3 RAM / 128GB SSD||4 GB DDR3 RAM / 500 GB HDD & 24 GB SSD|
|Features||Built-in web camera & card reader||
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M with 1GB VRAM
|Warranty||2-year international warranty (After Free Upgrade)|
|Bundled Gifts||Free upgrade to 2 year international warranty worth $129
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Singapore (30th August, 2012) – Following the success of the original design, the ASUS ZENBOOK Prime is the world’s most advanced ultrabook. ZENBOOK Prime UX31A boasts an unique ultra-thin, ultra-light design, enhanced with third-generation Intel Core i7 processors, fast SSD storage and top-grade, full HD, IPS screens. The 1.3 Kg Ultrabook provides users with 2-second instant-on resume, two-week standby and ASUS SonicMaster quality audio.
ASUS ZENBOOK UX32VD brings the advantages of the world’s finest Ultrabooks to a high value product segment. Designed to offer great portable computing to all consumers, the ZENBOOK UX32VD introduces new NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 graphics together with 3rd generation Intel Core processors and a magnificent 13.3-inch, high-definition screen. It retains the luxurious design and build quality of all ZENBOOKs offerings and uses hard drive/SSD hybrid storage which accelerates system performance.
ASUS ZENBOOK Prime UX31A – The World’s First Ultrabook with Full HD IPS Panel
The original ZENBOOK achieved an overwhelmingly positive reaction from media and consumers becoming a favorite among style-conscious buyers. ZENBOOK Prime takes the concept to its next phase - upgrading the technical aspects of the product while maintaining a holistic design approach. Elegant spun-metal fabrication and durable materials combine for an attractive look with long-lasting reliability. ZENBOOK Prime embodies meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail, and offers discerning consumers a compact powerhouse for all their portable computing needs. The UX31A weighs just 1.3 Kg. With an ultra-thin, 3mm-to-9mm profile it allows an easy fit for a variety of scenarios and styles.
ASUS has added an optimized multi-gesture touchpad to the ZENBOOK Prime resulting in greater freedom of interaction. Its one-piece chiclet keyboard features backlighting for easy computing in low-light conditions, as well as being an attractive addition.
One of the main improvements compared to original ZENBOOK comes in the form of a full HD, 1080p screen that uses IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel technology. In addition to sharp and clear visuals, the screen allows for 178-degree wide viewing angles. Perfect for sharing.
For lifelike audio, ZENBOOK Prime applies ASUS SonicMaster audio technology, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®. Consumers will also enjoy the front-facing HD camera for better video chats – part of a complete package tailored for high quality mobile multimedia enjoyment, communications, and productivity.
ASUS ZENBOOK UX32VD – 1st 13.3” Ultrabook with NVIDIA 620M with 1GB VRAM
ASUS is addressing surging demand for Ultrabooks with the ZENBOOK UX32VD to serve a wider consumer range and present a fine-tuned balance of technology, design, and value. Previous ZENBOOKs garnered great acclaim and sales. Now ASUS would like a broader demographic of consumers to enjoy the benefits of the Ultrabook concept.
The ZENBOOK UX32VD contains a raft of new features, including several firsts. It debuts discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M graphics with 1 GB of GDDR3video memory on a portable PC with a 13.3-inch screen. Using NVIDIA’s “Kepler” 28nm GPU technology the ZENBOOK UX32VD handles more intense multimedia demands and can run current games in greater detail than any other ultrabook. An optional full HD 1080p IPS panel with 350 cd/m2 brightness delivers even better visuals making it ideal for streamed HD content. The screen features a 178-degree wide viewing angle design that enhances movies, photos, and games. The base screen on ZENBOOK UX32VD offers 1280 x 720, HD performance.