Entry-Level Zenbook Infinity UX301 comes with Reduced Specs. High-End Model Gets Full Review

Posted on 09 October 2013, Last updated on 09 October 2013 by

Zenbook Inifinity

There’s no doubt that the ASUS Zenbook infinity is a fantastic Ultrabook. It’s the most popular Ultrabook in our database and has been for a while now. It looks absolutely fantastic, weighs around 1400 grams and packs some serious specifications. It’s also expensive, unless you go for the low-end version, the UX301LA-C4003H.

You’ll get a FHD screen instead of the WQHD screen, 4GB of RAM instead of 8GB, a Core i5-4200U with HD4400 instead of the Core i7 options (only the very high end model gets Intel Iris graphics with the Core i7-4588U) and you’ll get 128GB of storage. The others have 256 or 512GB.

You still get the AC-capable WiFi module, Intel WiDi, that awesome design, a 50Wh battery (great for Haswell – that’s a 7-9hr laptop there) and the DisplayPort, along with all the rest of the ports and specs. One advantage over the high-end model is that it only weighs 1.2KG, 100-150-grams less than the high-end model.

The base model costs 500 Euro less than the top-of-the-range model  but it’s still going to cost you 1300 Euros. Prices in dollars are likely to be similar but there’s no detail from ASUS USA at this stage.

The high-end versions are shipping in various countries around the world now and the good people over at Notebookinfo.de have already done their review of that model. Go over and take a look at some of the performance results. The graphics aren’t as impressive as on Iris Pro with a quad-core CPU (like on the Cyberpower Zeuss) but are a good step up over HD4000-series graphics performance. The high-end model also has a RAID 0 SSD configuration (2 X 256GB) for some incredible transfer speeds.

For more information on the European prices and availability, check out Geizhals. Before you go though, check out our hand-on from last month.

7 Comments For This Post

  1. Aik says:

    Notebookcheck reviewed the top model with Iris 5100 almost two weeks ago…

  2. Steve Chippy Paine says:

    Yup. I hope it’s not too late to give them some link-love for it! They do a great job.

  3. Robert says:

    I would like to see a comparision Review between the asus infinity, sony viao pro, sasmung book ativ 9 and the Lenovo yoga 2 pro :-)

  4. Chris says:

    Robert :
    I would like to see a comparision Review between the asus infinity, sony viao pro, sasmung book ativ 9 and the Lenovo yoga 2 pro :-)

    same here. Although I prefer the Asus right now. Even if the price is kind of.. high.. for the “useful” model (i.e. upgade of Prime. Iris) :B

  5. Steve Chippy Paine says:

    Im working in the Samsung and Lenovo. Its the ultimate head-to-head. Also trying to get the Dell 7000 series in.

  6. Touko says:

    I wonder about availability in Japan..
    Has anybody heard anything?

  7. Touko says:

    I looked at the UX302 in the store and lost just about all interest in it.

    Display lid flex causes the glass to separate from the frame in the corners.

    The display is a mirror and the brightness is not enough to overcome the fluorescent lighting.

    And the feel of the keyboard is not as good as the Samsung 9 series either. Add to that the lackluster performance of IRIS without Crystalwell and I’d rather see what else gets released.

    Since I need something for my trip now, I’m buying a 2012 Samsung Series 9 without touch. No mirror, no weird fan noise and bendy keyboard like the Vaio Pro models.

    I can’t wait for this touch screen frenzy on clam shell devices to be over!

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