Following our report that ASUS will be updating the UX Zenbook series and are tentatively planning a launch in May we now have an official statement that new ASUS Ultrabooks will indeed come in May. Prices will be attractive too.
At an investor conference Executive Officer Jerry Shen said there would be ‘a number’ of new models to cover each price segment with price possible starting at US$699
Investors were told that ASUS expects the Zenbook (Ultrabook) range to cover 15-20% of ASUS shipments in 2012. Asus expects to ship around 18 million laptops in 2012 making a target of 3-4 million Ultrabooks