Transformer Book and two Zenbooks unveiled by ASUS at the IFA
ASUS reveals new devices at the IFA which includes a Transformer Book and two Zenbooks, which claims to be the first convertible notebook from ASUS
ASUS adds a few more devices to its line of devices. These are ultraportable laptop along with three additional systems adding to company’s mobile line. The Ultraportable notebook introduced is called the Zenbook U500VZ which is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor.
The 15inch Zenbook is mainly designed to provide both entertainment and productive use. The Ivy bridge processor provides a great performance along with the NVIDIA GeForce GT650M graphics and enables the users to get a great video along with the capability to play games. It is also equipped with a superfast storage of 512GB SSD, however another option is also available with 128GB SSD and a 500GB HDD.
The Zenbook has an aluminum chassis with a unique spun hairline finish. Its thickness reaches 19.7mm at the thickest point. It is equipped with an IPS display and a full size keyboard which also has num keys, along with backlight with auto brightness adjust.
Along with this device Asus also added another Ultrabook called the Zenbook Prime UX21A Touch, which has a touch display. It also sports an Intel’s Ivy Bridge processor and has a 1080p Super IPS+ plus screen with a 178degree viewing angle. It is also updated with all the latest technology peripherals like the USB 3.0 and dual band 802.11n Wi-Fi. As this device sports a touch display it can be speculated this device is specially designed to run on the Windows 8 platform.
Another device they have introduced is the Transformer Book, which is said to be the world’s first convertible notebook. It sports a multitouch screen which can convert to a tablet by detaching the screen. This device seems to be powered by an Ivy Bridge processor too. However nothing about the price of these devices and availability has been confirmed yet. ASUS mentioned that the price and date of release in different countries will be different and also depend on specific configurations.