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.


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
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


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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
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.


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

33 Responses

  1. Avatar for Wilhemina Wilhemina says:

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  2. Avatar for kris kris 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!

  3. Avatar for Kanz 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”.

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