Seems like this is the season of ultrabooks! The latest one from Asustek has been unveiled, and yes it comes packed with many impressive features.
The model named UX32VD is Asustek Computer’s second-generation ultrabook. It comes with Ivy Bridge Core i5-3317U processor as well as Nvidia GeForce GT620M graphics card. The storage front includes hybrid storage of a 500GB HDD and 24GB SSD.
Well, we have come to know from various retail channel sources that the ultrabook is weaker in performance compared with similar devices from other makers. Further, the design of the device showcases not much charm, and looks a bit bland. The manufacturer might have gone for the simple looks perhaps due to the need to limit costs.
Going by what folks at DigiTimes say, the ultrabook that costs $799 would not be something really to be looked forward to, when compared with other devices that come in the $599-699 range.
Asus plans to ship 17.5-19.5 million units of these notebooks during 2012. The units shipped last year account for 14.7 million.
The whole line up of notebooks has been categorized into five by the company under the Zenbook Prime, N series, G series, K/A series and X series.
Meanwhile Sony has also forayed into the area of ultrabooks, with their Vaio T series. Two models are in offer – an 11.6-inch and a 13.3-inch device.