Asus was one of the first companies to bring ultrabooks to market. But up until now every member of the Asus Zenbook line of computers has featured 11.6 inch or 13.3 inch displays while other companies have started to bring 14 and 15 inch models to market.
Now Asus is preparing to introduce larger ultrabooks as part of the Asus S series.
The new models will feature 14 and 15 inch displays and measure 0.82 inches thick. That still puts them comfortably within Intel’s guidelines for larger ultrabooks.
Since the S Series ultrabooks are thicker than the smaller Asus Zenbook UX line of thin and light laptops, there’s room for extra ports. The new models feature HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, and D-SUB jacks, as well as a USB 3.0 port and 2 USB 2.0 ports.
Oh yeah, they also feature optical disc drives.
Asus uses the extra space to add a numeric keypad to the right side of the chiclet keyboard.
The Asus S series ultrabooks will be available with Intel Ivy Bridge processors and NVIDIA GeForce GT630M discrete graphics.