At its special “In Search of Incredible” Windows 8 event in New York, Asus on Tuesday officially launched its Windows 8 lineup. To no one’s surprise, the Taiwanese company’s Windows 8 product lineup is an assortment of mostly touch-enabled offerings — everything from the ARM-based VivoTab RT to the 23-inch ASUS ET2300 all-in-one PC.
Asus used a relatively low-key press event in Taipei to introduce the world to a pair of new Zenbook models built around Intel's recently launched Ivy Bridge platform. The first of the two Ultrabooks is the Zenbook UX32A , an $800 machine with integrated graphics. For $300 more, the UX32Vd ups the pixel pushing ante with a GeForce GT 620M GPU with 1GB of onboard memory.
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.
Asus this week unveiled its first Ultrabook, the Zenbook. Much to the delight of Intel, the Zenbook starts at a buck shy of $1,000, but with twice the storage of Apple's $999 MacBook Air and with a faster processor to boot. The Zenbook is as much about style and portability as it is function. It measures 0.11 inches thin at the front and 0.67 inches at the rear, and sports a silver exterior panel with a concentric circle design that refracts a halo of light, Asus says.