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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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

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  • the great randini
    I hope I will be able to get one of these, I wonder if you will be able to swap out the gpu.
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  • Vladislaus
    11483230 said:
    730 M graphics? Good luck playing any games at that resolution.
    Ultrabooks aren't made for playing games.
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  • @Spooderman this will play quite a few games that are a few years old at that resolution even if its on lower settings. Its still miles better than most ultrabooks and better than any tablet apart from the Razer tablet.
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  • @Spooderman this will play quite a few games that are a few years old at that resolution even if its on lower settings. Its still miles better than most ultrabooks and better than any tablet apart from the Razer tablet.
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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    What's wrong with everyone in this thread?? This isn't a gaming machine. This GPU isn't a gaming one and is installed purely for extra performance should you need to use Photoshop or something that could benefit from a low-end non-integrated graphics processor. And no, you won't be able to swap out the GPU, pray that you can even remove the RAM or the battery, ultrabook hardware is getting more and more difficult to repair.

    Now I wish this would come without all the touchscreen BS, without Windows 8, no multitouch on the touchpad and therefore at a much lower price... I'd spend my money on that.
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  • game junky
    I agree the previous posters - this system isn't meant to be a gaming rig, the GPU is just to help with giving it a graphics boost over the stock onboard GPU. Video playback even at just 1080p can be a little bit of a push for an onboard graphics card in a laptop.
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  • If you google GT 730M and choose the first result, scroll to near the bottom and you will see that this card has no problems runnings games on low settings, many in medium and some high or ultra!
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