Asus outs Zenbook Ultrabook, currently the thinnest notebook on the market

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Well, it’s official – the UX series of extremely thin notebooks we saw back in June in COMPUTEX (which are now classed as Ultrabooks) are here, under the guise of Zenbooks, Asus’ branding for the recently emerged Ultrabook category. It’s still as beautiful as when we first saw it many moons ago, sporting a nice silver exterior panel (which we’ll guess is aluminum) with a concentric circle design that refracts a halo of light when you look at it.

Asus claims that this is the thinnest Ultrabook currently on the market, being only 9mm at its thickest point (beating Acer’s S3 by 4mm). Internally, these bad boys are packing SATA III SSDs for storage, 4GB of RAM, USB 3.0 and will carry a selection of Intel’s Core i5 and i7 processors.

There will be two variants of the Zenbooks available – a small, 11-inch model and a 13-inch deal, weighing in at 2.4 lbs and 2.9 lbs respectively. Both devices are will be available in the US starting Oct 12 with prices starting at about $999. While there’s no word on local availability yet, we have a good feeling that this little beauty will be heading to our shores real soon. Stay tuned.