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Asus launches new Zenbook (ultrabook).
The Asus Ultrabook runs on the latest Ivy-bridge Intel Core processors and Nvidia GeForce GT 620M graphics with 1GB of GDDR5 video memory. The thin form-factor ultrabook features an optional full HD 1080p IPS panel with 350 cd/m2 brightness. It also has a 178-degree wide viewing angle design that is ideal for viewing movies, photos and playing games. The base screen on the Zenbook UX32VD offers a resolution of 1280x720.
The UX32VD comes equipped with a hard drive/SSD hybrid drive that uses the 32GB to make certain tasks quicker, like loading the operating system. The hard drives are available up to 500GB.
"Asus is addressing a surging demand for ultrabooks with its Zenbook UX32VD, serving a wider consumer range and presenting a fine-tuned balance of technology, design, and value," said Leon Yu, regional director, Asus. "As previous Zenbooks garnered good sales and much acclaim, Asus want a broader demographic of consumers to enjoy the benefits of the ultrabook concept, and we realise that this entails creating more affordable options."
Audio technology by Sonicmaster, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEPower ensures that the Zenbook UX32VD offers excellent sound for multimedia and gaming
The new model stays true to the Zenbook design and includes an ergonomic inclined and backlit chiclet keyboard. The Ultrabook has a 2-second instant resume, with up to two weeks of standby in S3 mode and a claimed 200 days in S4 mode. The ultrabook supposedly lasts for around 7-hours of continuous usage .