File-It-Under: Glass build portables By: D.Skin You know why I love Ultrabooks,they're sleek,nice looking and usually has very decent hardware,case in point the MacBook Air 2013 (Checkout my past review on the Macbook Air) ASUS Zenbooks you can say are on par with the Mac Air,the single best Windows Ultrabooks on the market today. I've always been a fan of the Zenbooks, the new ASUS Zenbook UX301 and the UX302 has made me even a bigger fan. What's so impressive about these particular line Ultrabooks is they are thin and light( like most Zenbooks you'll see on the market) , it has its signature metallic circular brushed design, its the lid of the laptop that makes it all unique as it is covered in a layer of the famed Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which is made specifically for protection from scratches and gouges. The glass itself is said to increase the durability and will keep the laptop looking in a pristine state for a longer period of time.
Both of these two 13-inch Ultrabooks (laptops) will come in two different resolutions: 1920 x 1080 HD resolution for the low end model, 2560 x 1440 for the high end model,both of these two Ultrabooks are touch screen enabled,here's a list of hardware specs on both versions.
For the UX301
You have your choices in the Intel Core i5-4200 or i7-45000U and a i7, 4GB or 8GB of DDR3L memory,integrated Intel HD 5100 graphics chips, SATA 3 SSD (up to 512GB RAID0), 13.3-inch 2560 x 1440 Full HD IPS multi_touch 802.11ac (dual-band capability) Bluetooth 4.0, MINI DisplayPort, Micro-HDMI 1.4, 2x USB 3.0 3.5mm headphome/mic, SD card reader, Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro
For the UX302
You have your choices in the Intel Core i5-4200U or i7-4500, 4GB DDR3L memory, Intel HD 4400 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M (2GB) graphic chip, up to 750GB HDD storage with a 16GB SDD cache, 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS multitouch display, 802.11ac ( dual-band) , Bluetooth 4.0, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI 1.4, 3x USB3.0, 3.5MM headphone/mic, SD card reader, Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro
Both of these Ultrabooks come with a 500 W battery, there is no listed price or release date from ASUS at this time.