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November 06, 2012

Asus launches new Windows 8 laptops

When we released our review of the VivoBook X202E yesterday, a lot of you guys we’re excited to get your hands on this touch-enabled notebook. Today, Asus formally launch this affordable Windows 8 PC together with its 14-inch counterpart the VivoBook S400 and the ZenBook Touch UX31A.


As mentioned during our review, the VivoBook X202E’s design is similar to the ZenBook with is brushed hairline metal surface and thin profile. This notebook features an 11.6-inch HD touchscreen display with 10-finger multi-touch support.

X202E

This touch-enabled notebook comes in Champaign, Hot Pink and Steel Grey colors and users will have an option to go for the i3 model or the dual-core Atom processor. The Core i3 Ivy Bridge model can be had for PhP26,995 while the latter will retail for PhP20’995.

Asus Vivobook X202e specs:
11.6″ touchscreen LED display @ 1366×768 pixels
Intel Core i3 3217U Ivy Bridge 1.8GHz
Intel HD 4000 Graphics
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB HDD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x USB 3.0 ports
Dimension: 303mm x 200mm x 21.7mm
Weight: 2.9lbs
Li-Polymer battery
Windows 8

S400

If you like a slightly bigger screen and more oomph, then you might want to consider the VivoBook S400. This 14.1-inch touch-enabled notebook is powered by an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5 processor paired with 4GB 1333MHz RAM. It also features a Hybrid hard drive (500GB HDD + 24GB SSD) for fast boot up and speedy data access.

Asus Vivobook S400 specs:
14.1″ touchscreen LED display @ 1366×768 pixels
Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge
Intel HD 4000 Graphics
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB HDD + 24GB SSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x USB 3.0 ports
Dimension: 339mm x 239mm x 21mm
Weight: 3.96lbs
Li-Polymer battery
Windows 8

The ASUS VivoBook S400 will only be available in the configuration mentioned above and will retail for PhP35,995. Both this notebook and its smaller counterpart, the X202E, is now available in the market.

UX31A

Asus also released a refreshed version of their popular 13-inch ZenBook. The ZenBook Touch UX31A has a Full HD touchscreen display with multi-touch support. Under its hood is an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7 along with 4GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. This touch-enabled Ultrabook’s SRP is pegged at PhP76,995.

Asus ZenBook Touch UX31A specs:
13.3″ touchscreen Full HD display @ 1920×1080 pixels
Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge
Intel HD 4000 Graphics
4GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
256GB SSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
2 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x USB 2.0 port
Dimension: 337.82mm x 226.06mm x 16.76mm
Weight: 3lbs
50WHr Li-Polymer battery
Windows 8

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33 Responses to “Asus launches new Windows 8 laptops”

  1. Epstein says:

    Asus Vivobook S400!!!!

  2. edisson says:

    So 11″ is too small. Thank God Asus released 14.1″ laptop though it will look small to my sister’s 15″ toshiba.

  3. Enya says:

    36k for a Win8 core i5 notebook. so similarly spec’d win8 tablets would be south of 50k when they arrive!

  4. inori says:

    If Asus were to release a quad-core AMD A8 version of these laptops, I’ll buy it without a second. I just want to have a powerful laptop (quad core + discrete class graphics)for cheap!

    AMD definitely deserves some love in their efforts in making performance more accessible at a low price.

  5. Ale-alejandro says:

    14″ for 36k, wow. Sapat na sakin configuration nia. Mukhang bibili nako nyan. Pero inaantay ko pa si pareng Toshiba.

  6. Jay says:

    the UX31A has sweet specs! too bad it’s priced way above my means. the S400 would’ve been perfect but the 1366 x 768 rez is kinda disappointing but not bad for 35995. Decisions decisions.

    • John says:

      kailan pa naging pangit ang 1366 x 768

      zzzzz

    • Noel says:

      I agree with Jay. I have a 14″ laptop with a 1366×768 display and it leaves a lot to be desired, even when just viewing photos. But for P36K I think this laptop is a very good deal already.

  7. Rob says:

    Been wanting that Zenbook Touch since it was introduced months ago! :( Why so expensive?? :(

    • Dann Rubio says:

      Because specs-wise, the Zenbook series is touted to be the Macbook killer. And it is, in all aspects. It’s just that for an additional PhP 5~6K, you can get the equivalent Macbook with the same specs (It’s all about the branding, bro!)

  8. alfred says:

    wala pa sa megamall cyberzone, i asked kanina. around 3rd week of nov pa daw magkaron. so saang shops na ba pwedeng makita ang x202e?

  9. Yami says:

    Medyo confusing lang about sa bluetooth ng s400. Pumunta ako sa ibang sites to learn more, may nagsabing wala daw to’ng bluetooth, pero may nagsabing meron daw – 4.0. Ok lang naman sakin alang bluetooth pero syempre mas maganda pag meron. I think magkakaron ako neto sa christmas (sana).

  10. Benj says:

    Will the legacy Windows programs run on X202e? If not, can we dual boot it with Windows 7? Expert reply will be appreciated, thanks!

  11. Harold says:

    Kagagaling ko lang ng asus concept store sa sm north kanina. Wala pa din daw silang vivobook at zenbook touch. Actually parang wala ngang idea yung sales rep nila sa mga new products nila @.@

  12. UserName says:

    I already have this cool unit :) , medyo nakakapanibago lng ng feeling ang windows 8. Enjoy pagaralan hahah…

  13. UserName says:

    I have the 14′ Asus S400 with a 8GB DDR3 RAM, i buy it in Singapore last week.

    The unit it self is cool to look at, just like a “macbook” the touchscreen panel is very responsive and it is very light to carry around.

    It is a value for money :)

    PS: masakit lng sa ulo ang windows 8 at 1st but enjoy cya pagaralan.

  14. UserName says:

    I have the 14′ Asus S400 with a 8GB DDR3 RAM, i buy it in Singapore last week.

  15. jomer cabrera says:

    sir yuga, readers, saan po kaya meron na nito?? please reply po kayo. thanks! :D

  16. jomer cabrera says:

    sir yuga, readers, saan po kaya meron nang vivoBook x202e?? please reply po kayo. thanks! :D

  17. spbx says:

    sa pchub meron nang x202e ska s400 mas mura sa price na binigay.

  18. Ric says:

    Meron nang X202E na ULV Celeron ang processor sa Villman, ayon sa website nila. P20,988 payable in 6 months.

  19. Whew says:

    Re: X202E
    Is there a significant difference between
    Intel Core i3 3217U Ivy Bridge and
    ULV Celeron …

    Thanks….
    Mukhang ibang version yung na-review ni sir Yuga,
    I fell in love with X202E na agad, kaso mukhang ibang version yung available dito sa Pinas. Please enlighten me…
    Thanks.

  20. Ric says:

    Complink SM North EDSA has a few units of the Asus Vivobook S400 now available. This unit has a core i5 cpu, 500 GB Sata + 24 GB SSD, 14 ” display. Sells at 35,995, 0% for 12 months (as indicated by Asus previously).
    Still no X202E with Core i3. They say maybe this Sunday or the coming week.

  21. Kanz says:

    Mag-iisang buwan na mula ng malaunch, hanggang ngayon wala pa rin akong makitang S400 sa mga malls. Sana bago man lang magpasko, meron na. And by the way, it has bluetooth v4.0 “daw”.

  22. kris
    Twitter: Letsirk06
    says:

    would there be a huge difference between the Asus Vivobook X202E Celeron B847 processor compared to the Intel Pentium 987 na processor? And please do advise kung alin na yung available sa PH. Hard to tell dahil pare-parehas istura, iba ibang price. hehe. Reply will be highly appreciated. Thanks!

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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