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ASUS Zenbook Infinity UX301LA - just announced at Computex

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  1. droyder

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