Asus rolls out Zenbook UX32LA, UX32LN Ultrabook laptops

Asus rolls out Zenbook UX32LA, UX32LN Ultrabook laptops

Summary: Both new 13-inch notebooks use Intel Haswell processors, but the pricier UX32LN adds a full HD display and an option for Nvidia's new Maxwell mobile graphics.

TOPICS: Laptops, Mobility

Things have been fairly quiet on the Ultrabook front lately, but one of its earliest supports, Asus, has just released a pair of svelte laptops that meet the Intel platform's specifications.

At the higher end, the Zenbook UX32LN features a full HD (1,920x,1080) 13.3-inch display and a choice of Intel Haswell CPUs: Core i3-4010U, i5-4200U, and i7-4500U. There's also an option for Nvidia's GeForce GT 840M graphics, based on the company's new Maxwell architecture. Storage selections include 1TB hard drive, 128GB solid-state drive, or 500GB hybrid hard drive/SSD. 

For more budget-conscious buyers, the Zenbook UX32LA, like the UX32LN, is just 0.71 inches thick and weighs 3.2 pounds. It also offers the same Intel processor and storage choices, but it comes with a lower-resolution 13.3-inch screen (1,366x768) and only uses Intel's integrated HD Graphics 4400 instead of offering Nvida's discrete graphics as an option.

Both Ultrabooks provide a choice of Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro and 32GB of Asus WebStorage free for three years. The company is also touting its SonicMaster audio technology for the Zenbooks, which it developed with Bang & Olufsen.

No U.S. pricing for the UX32LA and UX32LN has been announced, but it's been reported that their base configurations will cost 699 euros and 899 euros, respectively, 

[Via Liliputing

Topics: Laptops, Mobility

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  • 13.3-inch screen 1366x768 : this is why PC is in troubles

    In 2014, most Android phone have 1920 resolution or more. This laptop with 13 incles which is probably 10 time the physical surface of a phone, and only have 1366x768. And manufacturers wonder why PC is dying?

    Granted, the more expensive Zenbook UX32LN model has 1920. But it's overkill b/c of the graphic card which will probably sucks a lot of battery. Is it a laptop for gamers? I have an HP 8540w which comes with NVidia Quadro FX 880M and I absoluteky hate it. Full of troubles, instable drivers for graphics capabilities that I don't need for office, casual usage.
    • re:

      Laptops with sub-1080p screens do suck, no doubt about it. My Lumia 1520 phone has a 1080p screen. Having said that, you really can't compare a consumer model HP laptop with anything from Asus. HP consumer stuff is utter crap. On the other hand, Asus stuff, except for maybe the bottom of the barrel $300 laptops at Best Buy, is very high quality. Check out the Asus N550JV-DB72T to see what a high end laptop should be these days.
      Sir Name