Just a day after Asus introduced its new Zenbook ultraportable laptops, the first few models are available for purchase. The Zenbook line of laptops feature thin and light case designs, solid state storage, and software designed to offer long battery life and quick resume from standby. Intel calls these ultrabooks, but Asus uses the Zenbook name to set them apart from the competition.
Asus will offer three different models of the laptop, including two with 11.6 inch displays and three with 13.3 inch screens. But so far only two versions appear to be on sale in the US.
Newegg is selling the Asus UX21E-DH71 Zenbook with an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7-2677M processor, and 128GB SSD for $1199.99.
You can also get the 13.3 inch UX31E-DH52 from Newegg for $1099.99. That model has a 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5-2557M processor, a 1600 x 900 pixel display, and a 128GB SSD.
A few other stores have these notebooks available for pre-order, but I haven’t seen the $999 UX21 model yet, or the higher-end 13.3 inch laptops in the Asus Zenbook family. They should be available soon though.