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Asus has (re)introduced theTrio, an 11.6″ tablet/laptop hybrid that can also be used as a PC when connected to a monitor and comes with extra versatility as it runs two operating systems, Windows 8 and Android.
Following on from our previous story about the official video for the Asus Zenbook UX301, Engadget has posted a hands on video with the Ultrabook while Asus has also posted the official press release for both the UX301 and its sibling the UX302 detailing the specs.
Haswell powered Ultrabooks are continuing to enter the market and a newly introduced model from Asus, the 13″ Vivobook S301 has been reviewed by Ultrabookreview.com with a few interesting features.
Today I’m pitting the Sony Vaio Duo 13 (third-gen Haswell Ultrabook) against the Asus UX31E (first-gen Sandybridge Ultrabook) in sleep and wake times. One of Intel’s goals for the Ultrabook platform was to eventually reach a point of instant-on, just like a tablet or smartphone, with Haswell, they’ve finally done it.
At Computex 2013 Haswell is of course the word on the show floor and Asus has another Ultrabook equipped with Intel’s new chip, this time their Zenbook TouchLA Ultrabook and Mobilegeeks has had a quick hands on with it.
Asus has become one of the first (if not the first) PC manufacturers to announce an Ultrabook with an Intel Haswell CPU, the VivoBook 551, and along with the new silicone the new PC also packs some other features.
The wait for the Asusin America looks to be coming to an end soon with the 13.3″ version slated to be available within a week on May 21st, Liliputing reports via the official Asus North America Facebook page.
Deal Alert, Today Only: Asus UX31E Zenbook 13.3 inch Ultrabook Sale — Core i7 and 256GB SSD for $699 (54% off)
Today you can pick up the Asus UX31E for $699 from our favorite deal-a-day site, Woot.com. This is the top-end model (DH72) from the last generation of Ultrabooks (Sandy Bridge) with a big 256GB SSD and fast Core i7 processor, and comes nearly 54% off the retail price!
Asus is launching new Zenbooks apparently in the hopes of appealing to everyone. What once consisted of only Ultrabooks now features six devices, one of which is not an Ultrabook. Most recently Asus has announced the UX42 and UX52. It looks like the company is keeping somewhat reasonable conventions though, devices prefixed with ‘UX’ all seem to be Ultrabooks while the lone ‘U’ device is a non-Ultrabook (even if it is still relatively thin and light).
Asus was teasing with a countdown to the official reveal of their touchscreen Windows 8 devices and has finally gone live with some content that explains the rather confusing lineup. We’ve prepared a breakdown of the products, pricing, and release dates below.
Asus U500 details thus far revealed have been added to our database. There seems to be some confusion about whether or not the is an Ultrabook. If the specs we’re seeing are accurate — a quad-core i7 ‘QM’ processor — it is definitely not an Ultrabook. However there seems to be quite a bit of confusion regarding that fact.
Asus has prepared a full device assault to coincide with the launch of Windows 8. Tomorrow at 2PM EST the company will be unveiling their Windows 8 lineup at their Windows 8 touch teaser site. Though Asus is trying to tease the identity of the lineup (see icons below with no names) a quick look into the website source reveals the names of these devices: TaiChi, , Zenbook Touch, Vivo Book, and Vivo Tab (not that we couldn’t have guessed before!) [there's also an AIO touchscreen desktop but that doesn't really concern us!].
Official Site Reveals Asus S46 and S56 Ultrabook Specs, Integrated and Discrete Graphics Available. Hitting the Market Soon?
We’ve seen most of what there is to see regarding Asus’ upcoming S46 and S56 Ultrabooks except for one important piece of information: the release date. We caught a glimpse of the units at Computex back in June and earlier in August Asus officially announced them. Now they inch closer to market as Asus has revealed them on their website including a rundown of official specs. While it was once thought that the new Ultrabooks would include discrete graphics by default, the official specs indicate that an integrated graphics variant of each model will also be available. The optical drive is now listed as ‘optional’ as well.
The much anticipated UX31A and UX32VD Ultrabooks from Asus are finally available from Amazon US and . The UX31A, which starts at a very reasonable price, is being marketed by Asus as the ‘Zenbook Prime’ which we’ve been hearing about over the last few months. According to Asus, a Zenbook achieves the ‘Prime’ denotation as long as it has the 1080p IPS display, SSD, and a backlit keyboard. The UX32VD is thus being marketed simply as a Zenbook because it lacks the SSD.
Following our report that ASUS will be updating the UX Zenbook series and are tentatively planning a launch in May we now have an official statement that new ASUS Ultrabooks will indeed come in May. Prices will be attractive too.
At an investor conference Executive Officer Jerry Shen said there would be ‘a number’ of new models to cover each price segment with price possible starting at US$699