ASUS announced some new Ultrabooks at a small press event today in Taipei, the Zenbook UX32A and UX32Vd that will both come with Ivy Bridge CPUs, the one to keep an eye on is the UX32Vd will includes a switchable 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT620M graphics card, the UX32A is its budget brother coming in the same chassis with Intel’s integrated graphics solution.
The UX32 series of the ASUS Zenbook line up is going to attract the budget shopper as they will be more competitively priced than the UX31A and UX21A which will start at around $1,100, the UX32A and UX32Vd are supposed aiming for the $800 and $1,100 range.
The UX32 series will have the option to include premium features like the 1920 x1080 Full HD IPS pane, WiDi, and an option to swap theHDD with 24GB of SSD cache for an SSD. Like the UX31A, the battery is supposed to last between six and seven hours although we doubt this will be the case since the battery size appears to be the same and the addition of descrete graphics will drain the battery a little quicker. All models come with the option of either 2GB or 4GB of RAM.
Since they’ve added in the graphics there is a little more weight and they are little bit thicker, and they weight a little bit more at around 1.45kg. There is no release date but we expect from the confident attitude of the ASUS staff makes us think that we’ll have review units in our hands shortly after Computex.