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Sep 23, 2011

Asus UX31 Ultrabook Also Gets Priced

Together with the UX21 that we reported about a bit earlier today, Asus has also released some information regarding the pricing of its 13.3-inch Ultrabook, dubbed the UX31, which is also expected to be launched by the end of this year.

The UX31 notebook features the same sleek styling as its smaller brother since it uses a similar anodized aluminum uni-body chassis paired with an aluminum keyboard and glass touchpad.

The mere 17mm depth of the Asus UX31 also adds to the overall style of the device, making it one of the nicest looking Ultrabooks to be revealed until now.

Moving past its style and construction, we find that the UX31 also features some impressive hardware, to the heart of it standing an Intel Core i5-2557M processor.

Apart from its 1.7GHz base clock, this Intel CPU also includes Hyper-Threading support, for processing up to four threads simultaneously, 3MB of Level 3 cache memory, and 2.7GHz maximum Turbo speed, all packed inside a 17W TDP.

The fast Intel processor found in the UX31 is seconded by an 128GB or 256Gb solid state drive, which enables the system to resume from sleep in just a few seconds.

Around the edges of the UX31, users will find one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 port, an SD card reader, a mini-DisplayPort as well as a mini-HDMI connector. The 13.3-inch screen has a resolution of 1600x900 and is LED backlit.

The base version of the Asus UX31, which comes with the Core i5-2557M processor described above and with an 128GB SSD, will retail for 999 Euros, which translates into about $1341 US.

The upgraded version, featuring an Core i7-2677M (1.8GHz) CPU and a 256GB SSD will be priced at 1199 Euros ($1610 US). (via Laptop Spirit)


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