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ASUS Zenbook Infinity UX301LA - just announced at Computex

Discussion in 'Asus' started by droyder, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. droyder

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    Fingerprint magnet, ahoy. Very sleek design, though! :thumbsup:
     
  3. droyder

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    this is the new Zenbook for Haswell. i'm guessing all the current/old Zenbooks will be discontinued.
     
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    that looks identical to the current zenbook prime, the only change being the haswell chip.

    i think the Infinity will do really well since it's a great design with a killer screen. the gorilla glass will also help keep temps very low, as glass does not conduct heat like aluminum.
     
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    Its just a shame intel disabled dedicated graphics on ulv cpus :/
     
  7. CKtalon

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    I'm sure the Infinity will be at a greater premium than the Prime by like $400-500 putting it close to $1700-1800..considering the 1440p, bigger SSD

    Not sure if what you say about the glass keeping it cool is accurate. The heat has to go somewhere..Aluminum means the notebook will be warm to the touch, but in some sense is better for the internals.

    Also, it's unclear when it will be released. I really want either the Prime or Infinity, but will depend on what they cost.
     
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    I'm all for this. It's basically exactly what I'm looking for as a successor to the Vaio Z, as long as it doesn't slip too late in the year. The mention of Windows 8.1 likely means we're talking August at the earliest.
     
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    Yes, asus seem to be holding back their slim haswell designs a little bit, maybe to avoid the chipset USB3 issue as ultrabooks do go to sleep a lot. Although the ULV cpus might be OK since their cpu and chipset is packed together so is a slightly different design.
     
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    the internals and body are of course still aluminum, but instead of having the aluminum being the last line of defense to your skin, the glass is instead. the heat from a warm/hot piece of aluminum will not be fully consumed by the glass. the glass may warm a slight bit, but nothing close to what the aluminum. in addition, heat will also be pushed through to the vents.
     
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    can you explain this issue? haven't heard of it, thanks.
     
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    Google "haswell usb 3 issue" without the quotes.
     
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    The heat has to go somewhere. This is all elementary physics: first (and to some extent second) law of thermodynamics :)

    If glass does not take it and then emit it to the outside world, then it will stay inside the machine, and all of it will have to be pushed out by vents. So, CKtalon has a point here: glass can help only as an insulator, but as with any good insulator, it means that the heat would be stuck inside, which means it's more likely for a machine to overheat internally. Basically, it's better to have a laptop that's slightly warm to the touch, than a laptop that hangs or shuts itself down because it overheated (or dies completely).

    Anyway, we are hoping that Haswell has thermals good enough that this is a non-issue, rather than assuming glass will help with the thermals.
     
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    Here's to hoping most the heat isn't generated by the screen.
     
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    I hope there will be a dedicated GPU removable ram and removable HDD like prime. I;m totally sold already then. Shame Iris 5100 is the max they can fit on 28w tdp chips, Th this trdoluyion though 3d performance is all that is needed nut it;s always nice to have the options too badd hd iris pro wont fit in a 28w rdo chip
     
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    Are you kidding me? I highly doubt that the Infinity will have all that user upgradeability since it is so thin and is considered premium (apparently nowadays premium = zero upgradeability by the user).

    However, I do hope that they do a refresh of the 'radiant black' version of the Zenbook UX31A touch.
     
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    there's no dedicated GPU, the Iris 5100 is integrated.
     
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    I read somewhere that Gorilla Glass 3 was going to be used for the keyboard panel as well. It doesn't look like that in the photos though, so probably a moot point indeed :)
     
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    That black touch version is a BestBuy exclusive, isn't it?
     
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    Unfortunately, yes.
     

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