Last month, we heard that Intel started shipping Haswell chips to major PC makers. But, devices were not out until now. The first device to be spotted with Intel’s Haswell CPU is Asus VivoBook V551 Ultrabook.
PC makers are expected to launch plenty of new laptops, and hybrid devices with Intel Haswell processors at the Computex trade show in Taiwan in June. But we are lucky enough to see a device pop-up a bit early – the Asus Vivobook V551.
The Asus VivoBook V551 is an ultrabook which is just 0.83 inches thick. The ultrabook features a 15.6 inch touchscreen display, an Intel Core i7-4500U Haswell chip, Nvidia GeForce GT740M graphics, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, and 24GB solid state cache disk. It also packs a DVD burner, as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI, 3 USB ports (including 1 USB 3.0 port), and a 65 Whr battery. The machine weighs about 5.3 pounds.
The VivoBook V551 is already available for order on a number of retailers, comes with a price tag of $1,000 or a bit more according to it’s configuration.