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 around


    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 and 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.

    The new Zenbook is powered by 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors for seamless multi-tasking performance and outstanding energy efficiency. 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.