Last year, ASUS introduced the UX21 and ZenBook UX32 Ultrabooks. During the Computex conference, the manufacturer showcased the successors to these models, which will be released later this year. The UX21A replaces the UX21 and features an 11.6" touchscreen which can register all ten fingers simultaneously. The IPS panel has a 1920x1080 pixel resolution and 178-degree viewing angles. Our first impression of the new screen is quite positive.
Apart from the new screen, the UX21A has been updated to a mobile Intel Ivy Bridge processor, with an Intel HD 4000 graphics chip. The system is to feature 4 GB of DDR3 memory, clocked at 1600 MHz. For storage, an SSD with capacities of up to 256 GB is available. The notebook will be sized 29.9 x 19.7 x 1.8 cm and weighs 1.2 kg.
The ZenBook UX31 will also have a successor, also significantly improving the screen. This 13.3" Ultrabook will once again have a 1920x1080 pixel resolution an IPS touchscreen panel. The screen has a matte finish, which should improve readability in bright light. The UX31A will also be based on an Intel Ivy Bridge chip and supports up to 6 GB of memory. Instead of an SSD, the UX31A uses a special 7 mm thick hard disk with a 500 GB capacity and a separate 24 GB SSD for caching.