The upcoming Ivy bridge launch will bring with it a new wave of ultrabooks. These Ivy Bridge-powered ultrabooks are expected to boast enhanced power efficiency and graphical capabilities. Among the first Ivy Bridge-based ultrabooks to hit the market will be the Asus Zenbook UX31A and UX21A, it has now emerged. Hit the jump for more.
According to The Verge, the Ivy Bridge-powered UX31A and UX21A will replace the UX31 and UX21, respectively. Even though the upcoming models are said to be almost identical to their predecessors where looks are concerned, they seem to have a lot less in common in other departments.
Both the 13.3-inch UX31A and 11.6-inch UX21A will pack low-voltage Ivy Bridge processors, with CPU options including Core i3-3217U (1.8GHz), Core i5-3317U (1.7GHz/2.6GHz) and Core i7-3517U (1.9GHz/3GHz). Further, both models will come with the option of a matte, full HD IPS display. However, the standard displays options will be the same as the UX21 (1366 x 768) and UX31 (1600 x 900).
Other specs are said to include up to 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3L RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000, up to 256GB SATA III SSD (512GB option also likely), Wireless Display (WiDi), 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, SDXC card reader, two USB 3.0 ports, and a micro HDMI-out.
The two ultrabooks, according to the report, sport backlit island-style keyboards. The battery life is reported to be around six-seven hours on the UX31A and five fours on the UX21A. Last but not the least, the starting price is expected to be around $1,050 for the UX21A and $1,100 for the UX31A.