ASUS Zenbook Infinity teased: 15.5mm thick with lashings of Gorilla Glass 3

May 20, 2013
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ASUS Zenbook Infinity teased: 15.5mm thick with lashings of Gorilla Glass 3

ASUS will bring its new ultrabook, the Zenbook Infinity, to Computex 2013 the company has confirmed, a slimmer, lighter, and - so the company promises - more attractive update to its previous Zenbook models. The new Infinity version will trim its bulk by 14-percent, with thickness down to just 15.5mm, fusing Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the lid to the aluminum frame.

That Gorilla Glass 3 also features around the keyboard, lending its extra toughness to the lower half of the notebook. Corning and ASUS claim it makes for an ultrabook which is near impossible to scuff or scratch, with the third-gen glass three times as scratch-resistant as its predecessor.

Unsurprisingly, ASUS isn't giving out much in the way of hardware specifications beyond the design hints. The notebook is more than likely to use Intel's next-gen Core processors, based on Haswell architecture, just as we're expecting to see crop up in new MacBook models from Apple tipped for a WWDC 2013 reveal.

One other possibility, however, is that ASUS could offer a high-resolution display, at least as an option. The company has already begun to quietly list a Retina-besting notebook in Europe, running at a hefty 2880 x 1620, though it's unclear if it has access to a similar-resolution screen suited to the more-ultrabook-likely 13.3-inch form-factor.

Such a high-resolution screen would demand a high-performance graphics chip, however, and it's unclear if ASUS could fit a standalone GPU into the 15.5mm-thick form-factor. So, more questions than answers right now, but we'll know more in a few weeks time.


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