I just got seated for ASUS' annual Computex press conference, but just outside of the conference area ASUS already had its to-be-announced products on display. The most exciting? The 13.3-inch Zenbook Infinity.

Internally there's a 28W dual-core Haswell part with GT3 graphics, otherwise known as Iris 5100. Keep in mind this isn't the Crystalwell-enabled part (that's Iris Pro), but you get 40 EUs at least. We don't know too much about the system, but I have heard it might feature a 2560 x 1440 panel option similar to Acer's newly announced 2nd gen Aspire S7.

The back of the display features Corning Gorilla Glass 3, as do the palm rest and trackpad. It's a very sleek looking notebook and I'm glad to see ASUS using a GT3 variant in something at least. Along the edges of the chassis I spot two USB 3.0 ports, a mini HDMI port, mini DisplayPort (no Thunderbolt), headphone jack and an SD card reader. I'll update this post as I get more details on the notebook.

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  • jeffkibuule - Monday, June 03, 2013 - link

    Those are Ivy Bridge, not Haswell, and definitely don't have GT3 graphics. Reply
  • kpal12 - Monday, June 03, 2013 - link

    Haswell Y series will have a 6W tdp, and some will have GT3 (not Iris Pro/Iris HD) Reply
  • Visual - Monday, June 03, 2013 - link

    You must be using the "Apple" definition of what a "tablet form factor" is...

    "There's no way" ?
    Then how come I've had an OK tablet convertible HP tm2 that even has discrete GPU for years now, with 7 hour battery life (but terrible display quality).
    Or how come Asus could do it with the ep121 (even though with the completely wrong type of CPU even back in its time)?
    I just want the same thing with an update to a good screen and new CPUs.

    What I want is the same as what they have now. I don't want it to be much smaller or lighter or anything, aside from the obvious and trivial reduction from removing the keyboard and hinges...
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  • ssiu - Monday, June 03, 2013 - link

    Take a chassis like this and do slight modification to
    -- allow the screen to turn around and fold down like a Thinkpad Twist (traditional Windows convertible), or
    -- allow the screen to fold backwards 360 degrees like Lenovo Yoga, or
    -- flip it like a Dell XPS 12
    etc.

    It may not as thin and light as an average Windows 8 tablet, but if I am already buying a $1000+ nice ultrabook, I would want to pay an extra $100 or so to allow it to be used (secondary / occasional use) as a tablet.
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  • n13L5 - Monday, June 10, 2013 - link

    Tablets suck, I'm glad they keep making laptops...

    Now if they can figure out how to make non-reflective touch screens, I won't be bothered so much by Intel's touchscreen requirement.

    I think that's just Intel trying to help out Microsoft in trade for Microsoft abandoning its promised Windows software compatibility on Arm hardware.
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  • Diogenes5 - Monday, June 03, 2013 - link

    I love my current Zenbook and an ultrabook with a GT3 would be a nice upgrade. Hopefully the SSD is a high-quality one with good random read/writes (mine has an inferior Sandisk ssd in it instead of a sandforce).

    Hate the fact that Intel is forcing touch to get the ultrabook label. Completely worthless addition to windows that adds weight and virtually no functionality. Also the constant 16x9 ratio's in computers is so frustrating.
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  • gxtoast - Monday, June 03, 2013 - link

    Well, I'm expecting a 15" Ultrabook to be released with an Iris Pro part in it. The Ultrabook has to grow up some day and it may Haswell be today. Arf! Reply
  • ericwaltz - Wednesday, June 05, 2013 - link

    Totally agree with that. I don't get the obsession with touchscreens and 16x9 aspect ratio on ultrabooks or business laptops. As a result, there are no good pc laptops nowadays that would fit my needs (or needs of many people who do actual work on their laptops imo). Reply
  • SirPerro - Monday, June 03, 2013 - link

    Nice, just put gorilla glass on the whole thing, since not enough tears have been cried still with the smartphones. In fact I would create a car entirely made of gorilla glass, if tears is what Asus needs.

    As an owner of a shattered nexus 4 WITH BUMPER I find this a bad joke.
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  • silenceisgolden - Monday, June 03, 2013 - link

    YES, oh wait, 1440. Reply

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