Asus is reportedly working on a new 15 inch ultrabook with a 4K, Ultra HD display. It’s called the Asus Zenbook NX500 and the laptop reportedly an aluminum body, an anti-glare display, and Bang & Olufsen audio.
The Zenbook NX500 wouldn’t be the first 15 inch ultrabook from Asus. It’ll likely replace the aging Asus UX51 line of ultrabooks which have measly 1080p touchscreen screens and Intel Ivy Bridge processors.
Details about the new model are pretty scarce, but it seems likely the laptop will have an Intel Haswell CPU, and I wouldn’t rule out a discrete graphics card to help power the Ultra HD display (Intel’s integrated graphics could probably get the job done without any help, but Asus tends to charge premium prices for its 15 inch Zenbooks, so the new model will probably have the premium specs to match).
I’ve always been a bit wary of lumping 15 inch and large ultrathin notebooiks into the same category as smaller “ultrabooks,” when they can weigh as much as 5 pounds. But an Asus laptop that measures less than an inch thick, weighs less than 5 pounds, and has a 4K display certainly sounds like something to keep an eye out for.
via Notebook Italia