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IFA 2012 | Asus unveils new ultrabooks and ultraportable devices

Asus shows off four new devices at IFA 2012
Asus shows off four new devices at IFA 2012
At IFA 2012, Asus unveiled four new devices from its stable of mobile devices.

At IFA 2012 in Berlin, Asus unveiled a number of ultraportable devices including the Zenbook U500VZ, Zenbook Prime UX21A Touch, Taichi, and Transformer Book.

The Asus Zenbook U500VZ is a high-performance ultrabook. Inside its 19.7-mm (0.78-inch) aluminum case, the U500VZ features a 3rd generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, optional Nvidia GT 650M graphics card, and up to 512 of SSD storage. The hardware is paired with a 15-inch Full HD IPS display. The U500VZ also features a full-sized, automatically-backlit keyboard and separate numeric keypad.

The Asus Zenbook Prime UX21A Touch brings new functionality to the Zenbook line as the first device in the series to feature a multi-touch display. Paired with the upcoming Windows 8, the UX21A Touch features an Intel Ivy Bridge Core processor and up to 256 GB of SSD storage. The Super IPS+ capacitive touch screen offers Full HD resolution and ultra-wide viewing angles. The ultrabook also includes support for USB 3.0 and 802.11n.

The Asus Taichi is a new product offering with a double-sided display. With the display lid opened, the device functions as a standard ultrabook with a backlit keyboard and touchpad. When closed, the device becomes a tablet with multi-touch and stylus support. According to Asus, both screens can operate simultaneously and independently, allowing two users to share the device. The Taichi has a similar size and weight to the Zenbook series and also features an Ivy Bridge Intel Core processor, SSD storage, and support for dual-band 802.11n.

The Asus Transformer Book is Asus’s self-proclaimed world-first convertible notebook. With a detachable keyboard, the device can function as both a tablet and a traditional notebook. The Transformer Book is equipped with an Ivy Bridge Core i7 processor and can be configured to use pure SSD storage or a hybrid SSD / physical hard drive solution.

Asus Zenbook U500VZ
Asus Zenbook U500VZ
Asus Zenbook Prime UX21A Touch
Asus Zenbook Prime UX21A Touch
Asus Taichi
Asus Taichi
Asus Transformer Book
Asus Transformer Book

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Author: Benjamin Chen, 2012-08-30 (Update: 2012-08-30)