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[MPC] Asus Introduces Two New Zenbook Ultrabooks with Ivy Bridge UX32A and UX32Vd

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Asus used a relatively low-key press event in Taipei to introduce the world to a pair of new Zenbook models built around Intel's recently launched Ivy Bridge platform. The first of the two Ultrabooks is the Zenbook UX32A , an $800 machine with integrated graphics. For $300 more, the UX32Vd ups the pixel pushing ante with a GeForce GT 620M GPU with 1GB of onboard memory.

According to Netbooknews.com, which attended the event and snapped a handful of photos, both the $800 UX32A and $1,100 UX32Vd are 13.3-inch Ultrabooks with a handful of premium upgrade options, such as a Full HD 1080p IPS (In-Plane Switching) display, Intel WiDi technology, and dedicated SSD options rather than the stock 500GB hard drive + 24GB SSD cache.

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Perfect LAptop!tongue.gif
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Sweet beans!
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Click on article. Ctrl+F "thunderbolt" - no results found. Continue waiting wink.gif
    
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1080p in 13,3"
Cant wait
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Click on article. Ctrl+F "thunderbolt" - no results found. Continue waiting wink.gif
I keep hearing about thunderbolt, but I've never quite understood the benefits. Any good articles you can recommend to help me catch up?
 
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I keep hearing about thunderbolt, but I've never quite understood the benefits. Any good articles you can recommend to help me catch up?

USB on steroids, basically (not in that it uses a USB port, but that it serves the same purpose: to connect peripheral devices to machines). Thing is, it's expensive to implement and devices that support it are even fewer and farther between than USB 3.0 devices.
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I keep hearing about thunderbolt, but I've never quite understood the benefits. Any good articles you can recommend to help me catch up?

There are external GPU adapters in the works (EG MSI GUS II) that will utilize thunderbolt. A midrange GPU + an ultrabook would be an ideal desktop replacement and allow for gaming/crunching.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5352/msis-gus-ii-external-gpu-via-thunderbolt
    
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Yep. Time to sell this current model Zenbook and go for the upgrade.
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any backlit keyboards? If yes and for $800 I'd take one biggrin.gif
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