If you are a fan of Asus Zenbook’s lineup and is planning to buy one or upgrade what you currently have, then behold the Asus Zenbook Infinity, powered by the latest 4th Generation Intel Core processor and the first Ultrabook with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 lid. See more details below.
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UPDATE: The Asus Zenbook UX301LA is now available in the US. Below is a quick look at it.
Model: Asus Zenbook UX301LA-DH51T
Processor: Intel Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6 GHz to 2.6GHz (Haswell)
Memory: 8 GB DDR3L 1600MHz
Storage: 256 GB Solid-State Drive (128GB + 128GB in RAID 0)
Display: 13.3-inch WQHD Screen at 2560×1440 resolution
WiFi: 802.11 AC
Operating System: Windows 8 64bit,
Battery: 50WHrs, 4560mAh, 3S2P, 6-cell Li-ion Polymer, up to 8-hour battery life
Size and Weight: 12.80 x 8.60 x 0.60 inches, 206 pounds
The Asus Zenbook Infinity is a 13.3-inch Ultrabook that uses the same tough glass used in latest high-end smartphones, Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Asus has also managed to trim down the thickness of the Zenbook Infinity down to 15.5mm at its thickest. The capacitive touch IPS display has a resolution of 2560×1140.
Underneath its hood, the Asus Zenbook Infinity is powered by an Intel Core i7-4558U 4th generation Haswell ULT processor, with a thermal design power of 28W. It’s a dual-core processor with 4 threads and has a clock speed of 2.8GHz and turbo frequency of 3.3GHz. The processor has a built-in Intel Iris 5100 graphics processor with a base frequency of 200MHz and a max dynamic frequency of 1.2GHz.
The Asus Zenbook Infinity retains the radial brush finish effect, but with the addition of the Gorilla Glass 3, the looks and feel is significantly improved. When it comes to connectivity options, there are two USB 3.0 ports, a Mini DisplayPort, a micro-HDMI port, a headphone socket, and an SD card slot.
More detailed specifications, benchmarks, and other information will be revealed once the Zenbook Infinity will hit the shelves.
Asus Zenbook Infinity Price and Availability
As of to date, the Asus Zenbook Infinity price is still undisclosed. The price is one important aspect in an Ultrabook since most consumers consider price as the deciding factor. Although there is no exact release date or when it will start shipping, its official launch date will be in the 3rd Quarter of this year.
For reference below is its predecessor, the Asus Zenbook UX31A.
ASUS Zenbook UX31A-DH71 13.3-Inch Laptop
Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9 GHz
256 GB Solid-State Drive
Graphics: HD 4000