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Asus Zenbook Infinity Will Have Gorilla Glass 3

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Asus is revealing a new Ultrabook at Computex 2013.

Asus said on that it plans to showcase a new Zenbook Infinity Ultrabook during Computex 2013 next month, the world's first Ultrabook to sport a lid comprised entirely from Corning's Gorilla Glass 3. The Gorilla Glass will be fused directly to the aluminum frame, allowing for a thickness of just 15.5-mm thin (about 0.61 inches). That's 14-percent thinner than the previous generation Zenbook, the company said.

"New Corning Gorilla Glass 3 has the same durability and thinness as Gorilla Glass 2, but uses Corning's proprietary NDR glass composition for superior scratch resistance, reduced scratch visibility and improved toughness," the company said. "Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with NDR has three times the scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass 2, and gives a 40-percent reduction in the number of highly visible scratches with a 40-percent improvement in retained strength if a deep scratch does occur."

In Monday's tease, Asus said that Gorilla Glass 3 will also be applied to the area surrounding the keyboard, adding another layer of protection that previously hasn't been offered in Ultrabooks. The Ultrabook's lid will even sport the same pattern of fine concentric circles that's become an Asus Zenbook "hallmark". Thus, thanks to the use of Gorilla Glass 3, the unique outer design will be more resistant to the "harsh realities of mobile life" than if it were constructed with more traditional materials.

Unfortunately, Asus didn't share any additional information in regards to the hardware specs. This week's tease may have something to do with Intel's unveiling of the upcoming Haswell chips during Computex: a new Ultrabook sporting a fourth-generation Intel Core processor. Asus may also likely showcase a number of Zenbook Infinity models offering touch and non-touch screens of several sizes.

The new Zenbook Infinity isn't slated to hit the market until 3Q13. In the meantime, we'll likely have a little hands-on with the Ultrabook in a few weeks during our trip to Computex 2013 in Taipai.

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    patrick47018 , May 27, 2013 3:10 PM
    No more cracked screens, lol
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    laststop311 , May 27, 2013 4:48 PM
    Currently have a Asus zenbook prime ux32vd. While it's a great laptop and 13.3" screen size is a little too small for my tastes. Hope they make the infinity at least 14" preferably 15.6" at 1440p
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    TheBigTroll , May 27, 2013 4:53 PM
    1440p at 15.6 inches will shoot through the roof in costs
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    Stevemeister , May 27, 2013 5:27 PM
    If there are dolts around who are trying to carve their names into laptop screens then they deserve to remain scratched - I've had laptops since 1995 and have yet to scratch the screen.
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    eklipz330 , May 27, 2013 8:43 PM
    after all those clever gorilla glass presentations they have, i highly doubt these are really all that great
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    grumpigeek , May 28, 2013 2:56 AM
    Another flashy styling exercise. No doubt it will cost an arm and a leg.
    Why can't ASUS and others just make a plain, well specced ultrabook that is affordable?
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    Steveymoo , May 28, 2013 4:05 AM
    Wow, a glass lid. Sounds like a great idea for an ultra portable notebook that you'll be slinging around all the time.
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    game junky , May 28, 2013 8:20 AM
    thinner with similar strength testing plus less likely to have breaks spiral out. Yes please...
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    yang , May 28, 2013 7:21 PM
    What a sham. my brand new galaxy s4 also has this so called amazing technology and it already developed scratches. I work in a scientific laboratory and I've kept the phone in the otterbox commuter case so its not even like I get exposed to dirty environments. If only I can buy a phone with sapphire screen like those you find on an expensive watch. would be a dream come true for me. I don't even mind paying more for it.
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    SpacemanSpiff42 , May 29, 2013 5:52 AM
    If there are dolts around who are trying to carve their names into laptop screens then they deserve to remain scratched - I've had laptops since 1995 and have yet to scratch the screen.

    I'm with you there, I prefer to take good care of my expensive purchases. However, I work in a computer shop and I can tell you that's not quite the norm. I see people bring in laptops all the time covered in dirt, dust, food, coffee, soda, fly crap. I'll sometimes have to clean one before I even start working on it because I don't want to touch it, and I'm hardly a germophobe. I usually replace a couple broken screens a week. Some people can be quite hard on their stuff. And gross.
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    game junky , May 29, 2013 6:07 AM
    I have had the fortune of not breaking or scratching the screen on any of my phones, tablets or laptops but I baby my devices. Still not sure how much thinner they can get screens but then again there is nothing in this world more powerful than nerds and mountain dew.

    Now they just need to work on a quick charging battery with increased capacity that is both stable and affordable for next gen phones, laptops and tablets