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Asus debuts two super-slim Ultrabooks based on Haswell CPUs

Asus has unveiled two new Ultrabook laptops that will look to build on the firm’s high calibre line of Ultrabooks.

Related: Asus Zenbook UX302L review

The Windows 8.1 or 8.1 Pro laptops come in two different configurations with one aimed at the high-end of the market and the other looking to take advantage of penny-pinching punters.

Asus Zenbook UX32LN is a 13.3in laptop with a full HD [1,920 x 1,080] wide-view anti-glare display and a wide range of different processor options available that utilise the latest Intel Core Haswell chips.

The choices of CPU include a Core i7 4500U, Core i5 4200U or Core i3 4010U and graphics conscious consumers can also add an NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M instead of the standard Intel HD Graphics 4400. When it comes to storage consumers have a range of choices including a 1TB hard drive, 128GB solid-state drive [SSD] or a 500GB hybrid hard drive/SSD.

The cheaper option, the Zenbook UX32LA, differs in that it has a lower resolution [1,366 x 768] display and only comes with the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 mentioned above.

Anyone buying the cheaper version gets to choose from the same three CPUs in the higher end model and storage choices on offer are also exactly the same as the Zenbook UX32LN.

Both Ultrabooks weigh in at 3.2lbs and are just 0.71in thick, and come with a choice between Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro as well as 32GB of Asus WebStorage for free for three years. Each Ultrabook also benefits from SonicMaster audio technology for Zenbooks that has been developed with Bang & Olufsen.

Mobile Geeks report that the Ultrabooks will start at €899 [£750] and €699 [£584] with prices escalating depending on the processor chosen.