ASUS is preparing its new range Ultrabook Ivy Bridge

The refresh of the UX31 and UX21 of ASUS to unveil but should not see the day before the month of May...


According to our colleagues from The Verge, Asus is about to announce its new line of Ultrabook. To replace the Zenbook UX31 and UX21, the constructor will proceed to their refreshments under the names UX31A and UX21A. On the options, a matte screen - finally! -for a definition of 1920 x 1080 in IPS for two 13.3 declinations and 11.6 inches. In the case of the choice of a brilliant classic LCD display, resolution is 1600 x 900 for the UX31A and 1366 x 768 for the UX21A.

Propose ultra fine machines, to processors with the least possible heat. Asus will therefore take advantage of the new Intel Ivy Bridge, ULV processors which have a thermal envelope of 17 Watts only. According to our colleagues, the manufacturer might choose three references to its Ultrabook:

Core i7-3517U, dual-core, four threads, cache 4 MB L3, 3 GHz max Turbo BoostCore i5-3317U, dual-core, 4 threads, 3 MB L3 cache, 2. GHz max Turbo BoostCore i3-3217U, dual-core, 4 threads, 3 MB L3 cache, 1. 8 GHz (Turbo Boost pas)

Choice, 2 or 4 GB of DDR3L 1.35 Volts at 1600 MHz, bars that unfortunately will be welded to the motherboards removing all possibilities to update his laptop computer in the future. It is not mention next graphics card NVIDIA Kepler because Asus no use here that part GPU integrated Intel HD 4000 processor. DSS is of course present, several options will be available that can go up to 256 GB, Asus studying the possibility of a 512 GB flash disk.

On the interfaces available, there will be the Intel WiDi, WiFi b/g/n and also of Bluetooth in its version 4.0, a reader of card SDXC, two USB 3.0 ports and a micro-HDMI output. The keyboard will be back-lit and the keys will be reworked to be more robust and provide a deeper race. The specified autonomy would be seven hours for the 13.3 inch model and five hours for the model 11.6 inches. The design should not change as it is here to a refresh of the range, with the same thickness and the same weight for the two diagonals. The tariff is still not at the image of the recommendations of Intel, but remains close to the $ 1000 bar since the first model 11 "will be offered at $ 1050 and the model of 13" to $ 1100. Asus has not yet communicated on the date of availability, but we believe that they will be on sale only in may or even June if Intel is unable to follow the production and demand.


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