ASUS' new ZenBook UX430 and UX530 pack discrete graphics in a thin body

It looks like ASUS has a little more up its sleeve following the avalanche of PCs we saw released at CES 2017. The company has just unveiled a pair of new laptops with the ZenBook UX430 and ZenBook UX530, both of which pack the power of discrete graphics into a thin frame.

ASUS is calling these the "thinnest-ever ZenBook models to feature high-performance discrete graphics." So how thin are we talking? The UX430 comes in at 15.9mm while the UX530 is slightly thicker at 16.9mm. Thickness aside, the UX430 features a 14-inch 1080p display in 13-inch chassis, Intel's 7th-generation Kaby Lake i7 processor, up to 16GB or RAM and a GeForce 940MX graphics chip. Meanwhile, the UX530 features the same hardware, but with a 15.6-inch display and GeForce GTX 950 graphics.

As for ports, you're looking at a smattering of what you'd expect to see from a current-gen laptop. Included are USB Type-C, USB Type-A 3.1, URB Type-A 2.0, Micro HDMI, headphone and SD Card slots. The ports are the same across both laptops, with the exception of one extra USB 3.1 port being present on the UX530. As for colors, the UX530 and UX430 both come in Royal Blue or Quartz Grey, with the 430 also offering Rose Gold and Shimmer Gold options.

There's no pricing information available on these just yet, but ASUS does mention that they should become available in the UK at some point in Q2. We'll have to wait to hear more on availability elsewhere.

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