These sound really awesome with Ivy Bridge, matte IPS display option, and backlit keyboard. I wonder how much the IPS upgrade will cost. Hopefully they fixed the trackpad because that was a complaint in a lot of reviews. I'm happy to see they finally got a backlit keyboard, it was a feature that most of it's competitors had and it lacked. I sure hope they get rid of the Mini VGA because it's quite laughable. I'd prefer a single Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt like the Air. At some point you have to do away with legacy items, especially with something as premium as this. Did I read this correctly, it almost sounds like there will be a 1920x1080 display option for the 11.6" model.
Originally Posted by The Verge
Matte screen options will be available on both new models, with the highest spec offering 1920 x 1080 resolution on an IPS display — that's for both the 13.3-inch UX31A and 11.6-inch UX21A.
A 1920x1080 display on a 13.3" is crazy enough but on a 11.6" display is just downright mad. Unless they are doing some scaling tricks like with the new iPad, it seems like everything would be way too small to be readable. I'll believe this when I see it in the 11.6".
That sounds pretty sweet. I assume the savings is by using a cheaper body that's not made of all medal. A discreet GPU in an ultrabook sounds sweet even if it is pretty low end. Hopefully AMDs low voltage Trinity chips will give us some more discreet GPU class graphics options in an Ultrabook or Ultrathin as AMD calls them.Edited by Ben the OCer - 3/12/12 at 8:15pm