The Ivy Bridge processors are finally here so many manufacturers are trying to offer updated versions of their famous products powered by the new generation Intel processors.
We’ve just covered the Origin PC gaming laptop a couple of days ago an there are a few other releases worth mentioning as well. Maingear has just released the new Ivy-powered Pulse 11 while Alienware has prepared two new Ivy Bridge gaming laptops measuring 11-inches in screen size.
Asus is also trying to keep up and releases the new Zenbook UX32VD featuring the same sleek and elegant design encountered in previous versions, but this time with a few hardware upgrades and a reasonable price.
The new Asus Zenbook UX32VD measures only 18mm in thickness and 13.3-inches in screen size, making a little bit thicker in comparison to the first Zenbook. It’s a bit heavier too, weighing 1.45kg but that doesn’t mean it’s not a lightweight option. If we compare it with the previous Zenbooks, we’ll also be delighted to find backlighting under the keyboard. This new addition will surely make some people very happy.
The new Zenbook UX32VD is powered by a Intel Core i7-3517U Ivy Bridge processor running at 1.9Ghz and this time comes with a Full HD resolution. The 1920x1080p resolution is possible due to NVIDIA’s GeForce GT620M graphics card which will be enough for most tasks, however you might be a bit disappointed if you want to use it for gaming. It’s not very powerful graphics card and is only a bit faster than the Intel Graphics HD 4000, however it is power-efficient, just like the Ivy Bridge CPU.
There’s a 24GB SSD for your OS and a standard 500GB HDD with the UX32VD Zenbook which might prove to be just enough for your files and still offer a bit of speed.
If you intend to buy the Zenbook UX32VD for gaming you might be a bit disappointed, however if you intend to use it for work it’s more than enough coming in a lightweight profile and packing the power to perform a lot of tasks.
The pricing for the UX32VD can range from $800 to $1000 which is a reasonable price to pay for an ultrabook and it’ll hit the stores in the next few weeks.