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Asus announced a pair of new Windows 8.1 PCs at IFA earlier this week. The aluminum-clad Zenbook UX805 is the latest version of the company’s signature Zenbook Ultrabook line.

The latest entry continues the trend, sporting a 13.3-inch 3200×1800 high-resolution display with 267 pixels-per-inch density, an ultra-slim 0.48-inch frame weighing in at 2.645 lbs., and black or white color options that Asus product manager Derek Yu claims were inspired by obsidian and ceramic, respectively.

Beneath the surface, the Zenbook UX805 packs one of Intel’s new, power-efficient Core M processors and 128GB or 256GB SSD options.

The 11.6-inch EeeBook X205 meanwhile, is essentially a modern day netbook, powered by Windows 8.1 with Bing and a quad-core Intel Atom processor. That’s paired with 2GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage, augmented by 500GB of free Asus WebStorage and 100GB of free Microsoft OneDrive storage for two years.

Connectivity-wise, there’s a pair of USB 2.0 ports, Micro-SD and Micro-HDMI, and of course, Wi-Fi.

The EeeBook X205 also has a large keyboard and trackpad of the size normally found in 14-inch laptops, according to Derek Yu.

Source: PC World

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