Asus reveals Windows 8 Zenbook Infinity Ultrabook

Touchscreen notebooks made for Windows 8 were a novelty when the OS first launched in late 2012 but now more and more PC makers are embracing this feature. One of them is Asus and today, as part of their Computex 2013 announcements, they showed off a new Ultrabook, the 13-inch Zenbook Infinity, that may be worth checking out when it is released.

Engadget reports that the Zenbook Infinity is the first Ultrabook that has been announced with a Gorilla Glass 3 lid, which Asus says will allow the notebook to have three times the scratch resistance of the current Gorilla Glass 2. The Zenbook Infinity will also be pretty thin at just 15.5mm but will still contain a touchscreen, a backlit keyboard, a USB 3.0 port and more.

Unfortunately Asus does not yet have any information about battery life for the Zenbook Infinity, although the Engadget video that accompanies the article does confirm it will have Intel's fourth generation Core processor (also known as Haswell) inside.  There's no word yet on its graphics card, memory or storage. That may be because the notebook won't be released until the fourth quarter of 2013. Even with this lack of info, the Zenbook Infinity sounds like it will be a contender for people who would like a tough but light Ultrabook to carry around.

Source: Engadget | Image via Endgaget

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