The Zenbook Prime from Asus is probably one of the most anticipated ultrabook launches this year and finally it has gone on sale in the US with a starting price at under $1200! The Zenbook Prime UX31A is very slim and light, it uses the latest Intel processors and has replaced the hard disk drive with a lighter solid state drive, yet it is still able to offer the a full high definition display, making this an ultrabook in every sense of the meaning. Asus have made this laptop well, it looks nice with its Silver Aluminium finish and wedge shape.
The Zenbook Prime UX31A has a small 13.3 Inch IPS Full high definition LED Screen with a 1920 x 1080 of pixel resolutions and despite how thin it is there is still room for a built in CMOS HD web camera. It is powered by the Ivy Bridge version of the Intel Core i5-3317U processor with a clock speed of 1.7 GHz, while the video is controlled by the Intel HD 4000 Graphics card and its will be running on the Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit operating system. There is just 4 GB of SO-DIMM 1600MHz RAM and the 128 GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA Solid State Drive (SSD) is the only storage available.
Networking comes from the 802.11 bgn Wireless + WIDI and Bluetooth 4.0 features. Other features include two fast connecting USB 3.0 Ports, a Micro HDMI out, USB to LAN and finally there is the Mini VGA to VGA. It measures up at 12.90 inches (W) x 8.90 inches (D) x 0.30 inches (H) , while it weighs in at just 2.9 pounds with the 50Wh battery installed, there are no details on power usage times, yet.
The Zenbook Prime UX31A is already available on Amazon where it has a starting price of $1130 there are options available for a larger 256 GB SSD and an Intel Core i7 processor, but this will push the price up to almost $1600!
Source [Ultrabook News]