Asus brings touch to its biggest ultrabook, the Zenbook U500VZ
Asus recently started adding touchscreens to its Zenbook line of ultrabooks. Now it looks like the largest member of the Zenbook family, the 15.6 inch Zenbook U500VZ is getting the touchscreen… err, touch.
While that’s kind of heavy by ultrabook standards, it’s still pretty light by 15.6 inch notebook standards.
The laptop is available with an Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor, 4GB of RAM, and support for both a hard drive and a solid state disk, with support for up to 2 256GB SSDs. The Zenbook U500VZ also features NVIDIA GeFore GT650M graphics.
Models with 1366 x 768 pixel and 1920 x 1080 pixel displays will be available, and the laptop features 3 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, mini VGA, Ethernet, and SD card ports.
The touchscreen is optional, but it only adds 0.3mm of thickness to the laptop.
Asus hasn’t yet announced the price or launch date for the new touchsreen model, but don’t expect it to come cheap. The non-touch version of this laptop currently sells for about $2300.