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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  • rebornyama - Monday, June 03, 2013 - link

    You mean the body is made of glass? Oh well, that just shattered my heart. Reply
  • gxtoast - Monday, June 03, 2013 - link

    Gorilla Glass on the whole front of the laptop? That's smart. I'm hoping for this kind of thing in a 15" factor with an Iris Pro part in it. Reply
  • daviderickson - Monday, June 03, 2013 - link

    No thunderbolt??? ARGHH........ Reply
  • MartinT - Monday, June 03, 2013 - link

    Will there be Haswell Zenbooks with matte screens? All this glass is just silly from an ergonomics POV. Reply
  • FlyBri - Monday, June 03, 2013 - link

    I'm wondering the same thing, and am a little worried considering one of Intel's requirements to be considered an Ultrabook is having a touchscreen. I won't worry at all though if there will somehow be matte touchscreens coming soon. Reply
  • ericwaltz - Wednesday, June 05, 2013 - link

    This is what I don't understand. Why people care about touchscreens so much. I cannot imagine any scenario where it could help my usage. It has only disatvantages (lower-quality screen, shorter battery life) Reply
  • Visual - Monday, June 03, 2013 - link

    How hard is it to make this into a tablet? Damn you Asus, and Microsoft, and the whole industry for seemingly conspiring to just never do things right and release a proper tablet for so long... Reply
  • kyuu - Monday, June 03, 2013 - link

    There's no way you're cramming a 28W CPU into a tablet form factor, unless you want a brick with fans that will have a couple hours of battery life at best.

    So, the answer is: it's very hard to make this into a tablet.
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  • sna1970 - Monday, June 03, 2013 - link

    we have a 7 watt Haswell cpu with GT3

    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/01/power-savin...
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  • Gigaplex - Monday, June 03, 2013 - link

    A 7 watt Haswell CPU with GT3 in a tablet form factor would have very little to do with this Ultrabook, so to answer the original question, it's difficult to make *this* into a tablet. Reply

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