Reported on ITC.ua and tipped to us by a reader today is information that ASUS maybe getting ready to update the UX21 and UX31 with some exciting new specs that include full HD displays; never before seen on an 11.6” laptop.
Many people watching the Ultrabook space have been disappointed at the lack of 1600×900 options on the 13.3 and larger models but with 1920×1080 there should be no complaints. The font size is going to need bumping up (not an issue) and the GPU will have to work a bit harder to fill those pixels but we’re looking at an exciting possibility.
Additional specs include a back-lit keyboard (we hope this means re-designed mechanics) new ‘hard drives’ [says the translation] and a lower price. The devices are ‘tentatively’ due in May.
There’s no information on whether the models will be based on Ivy Bridge and it would depend on how ASUS would want to position these updates. Given that they are ‘updates’ and that the price is said to be going down we would take a guess at these being Sandy-Bridge based Ultrabooks.
The report (available here) says the information comes from anonymous source close to the company.