Asus launches in the US the Zenbook Prime UX31A Ultrabooks powered by the latest 3rd gen Core Ivy Bridge processor. The stylish Zenbook measures just 3mm at its thinnest part and comes with a precision-crafted aluminum chassis. Four models are available at the Amazon.com – the UX31A-DB51 and UX31A-DB52 both are powered by Intel Core i5-3317 processor, and the UX31A-AB71 and UX31A-AB72 is more powerful with a Core i7-3517 CPU. All of them come with integrated HD 4000 graphics.
The Zenbooks come with 13.3-inch Full HD 1920×1080 IPS LCD display and offer micro HDMI and VGA output as well as Intel Wireless Display support. They feature built-in speakers and microphone and are enhanced with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower technology. These Ultrabooks also sport HD webcam, SD card reader, backlit keyboard two USB 3.0 ports, as well as Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n connectivity.
Except for the UX31A-DB72 with 256GB SSD, the other three models get 128GB SSD. The UX31A-DB72 and UX31A-DB52 adds Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and is loaded with Windows 7 Professional instead of Home Premium. The Zenbook Prime UX31A starts at $1149.99.