Asus' New Zenbook Packs 2560 x 1440 Touchscreen Display

Asus first teased its Zenbook Infinity with Gorilla Glass at Computex this past summer and is this week giving the ultrabook a proper introduction at IFA. It's real name is the Asus Zenbook UX301 and it's a pretty sexy looking laptop.

Asus is calling it the most desirable ultrabook around, and it's certainly a contender as far as looks are concerned. The Zenbook UX301 features the same metallic 'spun' metal aesthetic from previous Zenbook models with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top. Aside from lending a high-gloss finish, the Gorilla glass adds to the durability of the laptop.

Gorilla Glass aside, the Zenbook's touch sensitive IPS display measures 13.3 inches and boasts a resolution of 2560 x 1440. Under the hood you're looking at Intel's 4th generation Haswell CPUs, optional 512 GB SSD, optional Geforce GT 730M graphics, 802.11ac WiFi, USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, a backlit keyboard with automatic light level control, and multi-touch touchpads with support for Windows 8 gestures.

Pricing and availability aren't out just yet, but the laptop will apparently be available before the end of this year.

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  • Spooderman
    730 M graphics? Good luck playing any games at that resolution.
  • Anonymous
    That is very nice and with the discrete graphics it is made even more tempting even if its not going to play all the games at that resolution. Hopefully its well priced.
  • game junky
    That's definitely the most impressive ultrabook I have seen - yes, there are laptops with higher-res displays, yes there are thin laptops with bettern GPUs but not in a combination like that. Price will probably make me wanna vom, though.