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Check out the skinny, aluminium Asus Zenbook UX305 (pictures)

The Asus Zenbook UX305 is a 13.3-inch Windows 8 laptop with a skinny metal body and ultra high definition display.

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The Asus Zenbook UX305 is the latest ultrabook from Asus, packing the latest Intel M Series processors and an ultra high-definition display into a skinny, aluminium body.

There's no word on pricing or availability yet, but you can bet it won't be cheap when it goes on sale early next year.

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The whole body is made from aluminium.

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At only 12.3mm thick at its fattest point, it's an extremely svelte piece of kit.

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The 13.3-inch display has a 3,200x1,800-pixel resolution which should make even tiny details pin sharp.

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It'll be available in both touch and non-touch versions. I recommend going for the touchscreen if you want to have an easier time swiping around the Windows 8 interface.

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The usual lineup of ports are squashed into those skinny edges.

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The wide keys seemed comfortable to type on.

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And there's a sizeable trackpad if you don't want to swipe at the screen.

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Audio is provided by high-end speaker specialists Bang & Olufsen.

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You won't struggle to get it into a bag.

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