We saw this one at Computex in June, but ASUS is reannouncing the Zenbook Prime UX21A Touch. The formula is simple: take the UX21A we loved, add a capacitive touch display and Windows 8, and you've got the UX21A Touch. 

The real question is how much the touch screen will add to the total cost of the machine. Capacitive touch assemblies don't scale linearly above 5-inch displays, I wouldn't be surprised to see a couple hundred tacked onto the price of the UX21A at least.

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  • EricTech - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - link

    Beautiful Ultrabook but not taking the Windows 8 even with the same old price. Reply
  • bryanb - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - link

    Agreed. I'm sure Canonical would love to help ASUS put Ubuntu on these. The money saved from the Microsoft tax would probably cover the touchscreen. Reply
  • Impulses - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - link

    You seriously think MS' volume licensing charges ASUS serval hundred dollars for Windows? Please... Reply
  • bryanb - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - link

    You seriously think a capacitive touch screen costs several hundred dollars? Reply
  • bryanb - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - link

    Maybe the $199 Nexus tablet would be free if they didn't have to pay for the several hundred dollar touch screen! Reply
  • DenverBrownGuy - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - link

    The new MacBook Air looks just like the one I'm typing on… When is Apple going to put out a new design? Reply
  • ananduser - Thursday, August 30, 2012 - link

    Never. Apple is committed to the PARC GUI and it will always provide the same old laptop design. Reply
  • mattdm - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - link

    I think you missed the joke here. :) Reply
  • netmann - Thursday, August 30, 2012 - link

    Anand, can you please ask your Taiwanese sources to see when UX21A Prime, with or without capacitive touch display 1080 IPS panel is available in US market? Thanks Reply
  • mattdm - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - link

    Yes please! I'm waiting too. Reply

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