Asus has quietly added two new 13 inch ultrabooks to its Zenbook family, including a relatively inexpensive model with a 1366 x 768 pixel display and higher-priced model with a full HD screen and NVIDIA graphics.
Both laptops feel Intel Haswell processors.
While the new laptops don’t appear to be available in the United States yet, Mobile Geeks reports you can pick them up in Germany for about 699 Euros and 899 Euros respectively.
The Zenbook UX32LA is one of the cheapest members of the Zenbook family. You can probably thank the relatively low-resolution 1366 x 768 pixel display for that.
But the Zenbook UX32LA has some premium features including Bang & Olufsen speakers, a backlit keyboard, and a case that measures less than 0.71 inches thick. The notebook weighs about 3.2 pounds.
The system has 3 USB 3.0 ports HDMI and mini DisplayPort, an SD card reader, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a 50Whr battery. It’s available with a choice of 4th generation Intel Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 processor, 4GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of storage (with a choice of a 128GB SSD or a larger hard drive).
This model is about the same size and shape as the UX32LA, but in addition to an Intel Haswell processor with Intel HD 4400 graphics, the Asus Zenbook UX32LN features NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M graphics.
It also has a 1920 x 1080 pixel display.
Most of the other specs, including the ports. battery. and wireless options are the same, but the NVIDIA graphics and full HD display help drive up the cost. Starting prices for this mode are about 200 Euros higher than those for the Zenbook UX32LA.
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