ASUS Announces Zenbook UX301 and UX302 w/ Intel Haswell CPUs

ASUS Announces Zenbook UX301 and UX302 with Sleek Glass Finish

Premium specifications with ultra-high resolution displays and a lid protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 make Zenbook the most desirable Ultrabook ever

ASUS Zenbook UX301

ASUS Zenbook UX302

 

Berlin, Germany (4th September, 2013) — ASUS today announced Zenbook UX301 and UX302, two flagship Ultrabooks with a beautiful sleek design and a lid protected by scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance.

First glimpsed at Computex 2013, the new Zenbook UX301 and UX302 are next-generation Ultrabooks based on the award-winning Zenbook, launched in 2011. The new models feature a metallic ‘spun’ metal design that’s a Zenbook hallmark, but a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 adds a sheer high-gloss finish that’s as hard-wearing as it is stunning.

Corning Gorilla Glass 3 has the same durability and thinness as Gorilla Glass 2, but Corning’s proprietary NDR glass composition gives superior scratch resistance, reduced scratch visibility and improved toughness. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 has three times the scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass 2 and offers a 40% reduction in the number of highly visible scratches, with a 40% improvement in retained strength if a deep scratch does occur.

Premium specifications for astonishing performance

A 13.3-inch display available with a 1920 x 1080 Full HD or 2560 x 1440 WQHD resolution means the new ASUS Zenbook gives incredibly sharp images and text. IPS (In-Plane Switching) display technology also ensures rich and accurate color with wide 178-degree viewing angles, while 10-point multi-touch gives smooth and responsive fingertip control with Windows 8.

4th generation Intel Core processors offering seamless multi-tasking performance and outstanding energy efficiency power the new Zenbooks.  A high-end 28W Core i7-4558U dual-core option makes light work of even the most demanding applications, while optional 512GB RAID0 SSD storage turbo-charges performance even more. Models feature either Intel Iris™ graphics, or NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 730M graphics with Optimus technology for incredible game visuals at high resolution and detail settings.

Available in Moonstone White and Sapphire Blue, Zenbook UX301 features 802.11ac Wi-Fi for high-speed wireless data rates, and comprehensive connectivity options include USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 4.0. All models feature a backlit keyboard with automatic light level control and large multi-touch touchpads with full support for Windows 8 gestures. ASUS SonicMaster audio technology is also standard on all models, for rich and detailed sound with video, music and games.

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

SPECIFICATIONS 1

Processor

UX301:    Intel Core i5-4200U / i7-4500U / i7-4558U

UX302:    Intel Core i5-4200U / i7-4500U

Operating system

Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro

Display

13.3-inch LED backlit with 10-point capacitive multi-touch

UX301:    2560 x 1440 WQHD / 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS

UX302:    1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS

Graphics

UX301:    Intel HD Graphics 5100

UX302:    Intel HD Graphics 4400 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M (2GB VRAM)

Memory

UX301:    4/8GB DDR3L (1600MHz)

UX302:    4GB DDR3L (1600MHz)

Storage

UX301:    SATA 3 SSD up to 512GB RAID0

UX302:    Up to 750GB hard drive with 16GB SSD cache

Connectivity

UX301:    802.11ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.0, Mini DisplayPort, 2 x USB 3.0, Micro-HDMI 1.4, 3.5mm headphone/mic, SD card reader

UX302:    802.11ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.0, Mini DisplayPort, 3 x USB 3.0, HDMI 1.4, 3.5mm headphone/mic socket, SD card reader

Audio

Stereo speakers with ASUS SonicMaster audio technology

Internal array mic

Battery

Lithium polymer (50W)

Size & weight

UX301:    325 x 226 x 15.5mm, 1.38kg

UX302:    325 x 226 x 17.2mm, 1.5kg

 

1    Specifications and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

 

ABOUT ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.

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