Asus Zenbook Infinity with Gorilla Glass exterior unveiled at Computex 2013

By on June 5, 2013, 10:45 AM
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Computex 2013 has already proven to be an excellent marketing venue for Asus, and it’s only been one day. Following up on its promise, the Taiwanese company has unveiled the new Zenbook Infinity, becoming the very first laptop to sport an entire Gorilla Glass 3 exterior.

Not only does it provide the Zenbook with a beautifully glossy and intricate appearance, but the material is scratch resistant and mighty strong. The official word is that Gorilla Glass 3 will make the new laptops three times more resilient than past Zenbook products. In fact, an ASUS project manager said that the laptop had to undergo several drop tests prior to its release, although it might be unwise to test this theory.

According to reports, Gorilla Glass 3 has also enabled ASUS to slim down the device. At a maximum thickness of just 15.5mm, the Zenbook Infinity will be 14 percent thinner than its predecessors.

Despite the allure of its physical attributes, this Ultrabook offers more than just good looks. It will surprisingly feature a built-in touchscreen as well as a backlit keyboard. Two USB 3.0 ports will also reside on each side, with a micro-HDMI port, a Mini DisplayPort, and an SD card slot also making appearances.

Unfortunately, this is the only information that has been made available about the device. The Zenbook Infinity is expected to go on sale during Q4, and we will hopefully know more about the underlying hardware at this time.




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amstech amstech, TechSpot Enthusiast, said:

Gorilla glass is thie ****! I have been thinking of removing the coating on my U3011 and replacing it with Gorilla glass. I've beat the crap out of my Droid4 and the screen still looks new and works perfect. Not so much on my GF's iPhone 4.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

Yeah. 3x the resiliance = 3x the price. What normal user requires Gorilla glass on a laptop?

JC713 JC713 said:

Looks nice. I just dont think glass everywhere is something I would want though.

VitalyT VitalyT said:

In fact, an ASUS project manager said that the laptop had to undergo several drop tests prior to its release, although it might be unwise to test this theory.
I know people who will disagree...

Guest said:

It's not "surprising" that there's a touchscreen, when it has been

forced on manufacturers by noob intel; touchscreen is now a part of the

ultrabook specification --_--.

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