ASUS Announces the ZENBOOK™ U500 Ultra-performance Ultra-portable at IFA
a 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 standard-voltage quad-core processor, the new
ZENBOOK U500 indisputably proves that a high-performance ultraportable is
possible without sacrificing style.
ASUS, a global leader in the new digital era, today announces the
incredible ultra-slim, ultra-powerful ZENBOOK U500VZ, and gives the first
European showing of the new ZENBOOK Prime UX21A Touch, TAICHI and Transformer Book.
The ASUS ZENBOOK
U500VZ indisputably proves that a high-performance ultraportable is possible
without sacrificing slimline style. Wrapped in a sleek aluminium shell with
unique ‘spun’ hairline finish, the ZENBOOK U500VZ packs an incredibly powerful
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processor. Combined with optional
NVIDIA® GT650M graphics and up to 512GB SSD storage, the result is a
blisteringly fast ultraportable that dramatically outperforms the competition.
Despite measuring a
mere 19.7mm at its thickest point, the ZENBOOK U500VZ has a 15” Full HD display
that works brilliantly for both productivity and entertainment purposes alike. IPS
technology gives vivid colours and a crisp image that can be seen from almost
any angle, while the anti-glare coating eliminates distracting reflections.
Comfort is a key feature with ZENBOOK U500VZ — literally. The full-size
keyboard has a separate numeric keypad and the automatic backlight makes minute
adjustments to its brightness according to ambient lighting for fuss-free
typing at all times.
choices mean the ZENBOOK U500VZ can meet a variety of application needs. Dual
SSD drives deliver outstanding performance with up to 512GB capacity, while the
combination of a 128GB SSD and 500GB hard drive offer the perfect balance
between high-performance and high-capacity storage. Battery life is equally
impressive and ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II technology delivers up to 25% longer
mains-free use when it’s needed most.
Prime UX21A Touch
The Full HD Super
IPS+ screen gives a bright, vibrant image with an ultra-wide 178° viewing angle
and capacitive 10-point multi-touch provides extremely accurate touch input. It
may be lean and mean, but the ZENBOOK Prime UX21A Touch doesn’t skimp on the
rest of its specifications. USB 3.0 delivers rapid USB device recharging and 10
times the data transfer rate of USB 2.0, while dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi exploits
the faster wireless speeds offered by the latest 5GHz routers.
Despite its extreme
performance, the ZENBOOK Prime UX21A Touch still offers outstanding battery
life. ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II not only extends mains-free use by up to 25%
with its sophisticated power-management technology, but also provides instant-on
functionality and a standby time of up to two weeks. ASUS renowned SonicMaster
technology delivers superlative sound quality too, thanks to a combination of
professional-grade audio processing and high-quality audio hardware.
The ASUS TAICHI is a slim and stylish
ultraportable with an astonishing feature — a brilliant double-sided display.
With the lid open, the TAICHI is used like a standard Ultrabook and comes
complete with a full-size backlit QWERTY keyboard and trackpad. With the lid
closed, however, the TAICHI instantly becomes a multi-touch tablet computer
with stylus support, bringing a degree of flexibility that has never before
been experienced with an ordinary Ultrabook. Better still, both screens can
operate independently and simultaneously, which means the TAICHI can be shared
with two users for a host of innovative new applications. The TAICHI is as
light and thin as the ASUS ZENBOOK and delivers uncompromised mobile
performance, with 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors, fast SSD storage and
dual band 802.11n Wi-Fi.
The ASUS Transformer Book is the world’s
first convertible notebook and can switch instantly between traditional laptop
and tablet modes simply by detaching the screen. Aimed at users who prefer the
portability of a multi-touch tablet computer for leisure, but who still want full
functionality for productivity use, the Transformer Book features the latest
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, plus a choice of SSD and HDD storage.
The Transformer Book also features ASUS SonicMaster technology, developed by
the ASUS Golden Ear team to deliver crystal-clear sound with deep rich bass
through its integrated speakers.