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First Look: The Asus Zenbook UX301 is a glass-topped, skinny powerhouse
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First Look: The Asus Zenbook UX301 is a glass-topped, skinny powerhouse

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The Asus Zenbook UX301 slaps a glass top onto a skinny ultrabook body and stuffs it full of the latest Intel processors.

I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNET, and I'm here at the IFA tech show in Berlin taking a look at the ASUS Zenbook UX301. It's a super sleek Ultrabook packing their latest Intel chips and ultra-high-resolution display and a very nice looking glass top. So even close the new Zenbook looks undeniably swanky. It's got this Gorilla Glass 3 top that's apparently super scratch and shatter resistant. It's slim and although it's a little weighty you shouldn't struggle at all to carry it around. It's not just about the looks though. This thing is packing some serious kit. You can configure it up to a Core i7 processor as the latest 4th generation version and the screen can be configured too. You can get it in either full HD or a whopping 2560x1440 pixel resolution. You should of course expect the higher specs to be a lot pricier. The screen is of course touch-enabled letting you swipe your way around Windows 8. There's no word from ASUS yet on exactly how much it's going to cost but with a sleek design like this and ultra high-end specs, you shouldn't expect to put this largely on the cheap. We'll find out a bit more about its price near to its launch in November. I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNET and this is the ASUS Zenbook UX301.

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