The Zenbook 15.6" Ultrabook Computer from ASUS takes portability to the next level. With a slim profile of 0.77" and a weight of just over 4.5 pounds, this ASUS Zenbook was built for portable, high performance. While thin and relatively lightweight, this ASUS Zenbook is far from fragile. It has a spun aluminum lid with precision-etched concentric circles to match its silver hairline chassis for a solid build and stylish design.
The 15.6" WQHD+ widescreen display goes far beyond 1080p. The screen has a 2880 x 1620 native resolution powered by a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics card with 2GB of discrete memory. The native resolution is the equivalent to four 720p HD screens. The screen also features in-plane switching (IPS) technology, which provides wider viewing angles and better uniform color reproduction.
The system is powered by a quad-core 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-3632QM processor. It also has 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, dual 256GB solid state drives in RAID 0 mode, a 2-in-1 media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone. It also has built-in Bang & Olufsen ICEpower stereo speakers with an included ASUS subwoofer.
Windows 8 Pro (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 Pro introduces a redesigned Start Screen with tiles that update in real-time. Windows 8 Pro also focuses on cloud storage as well as offers various apps through the Windows Store. Windows 8 Pro also focuses on data security. Bitlocker drive encryption helps protect corporate data on this ThinkPad X1 Carbon, thanks to its TPM chip. SmartScreen services help protect you from malicious sites and software on the Internet. Windows 8 Pro provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.