ASUS Updates Ultrabooks With Kaby Lake Processors

Even though a great deal of attention surrounds Intel’s upcoming Kaby Lake desktop release, it’s important to remember that the mobile versions have already been released. As a result, manufacturers are beginning to update their existing mobile product line-ups and move beyond Skylake. Recently, ASUS refreshed an impressive number of ultrabooks which includes the ZenBook UX330 and UX310, the VivoBook X556 and X456, and the K401. All of the models barring the K401 now sport an Intel Core i7-7200U while the K401 employs the Intel Core i7-7500U. As you might expect, the Intel Core i7-7500U has a higher frequency and utilises 4MB of cache compared to the Intel Core i7-7200U’s 2MB.

Unfortunately, there’s no information regarding the pricing increase as of yet compared to the previous configurations. Hopefully, the price will be relatively similar and within people’s budgets. I’m pleased to see manufacturers update their hardware range in such a quick fashion and look forward to trying out products with a Kaby Lake processor. ASUS creates a premium series of Ultrabooks and the Kaby Lake support will make them even more appealing.

Are you looking forward to Kaby Lake’s desktop variants?

Image courtesy of

John Williamson

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

MSI Announces BIOS Update for Ryzen 9000 Series Support

MSI has officially announced a significant BIOS update for their motherboards, gearing up for the…

5 hours ago

Leadership Failures Ruined Halo Infinite Campaign, Reports Suggest

Fans of the iconic Halo series have recently faced disappointment as reports surface regarding troubled…

5 hours ago

Fallout: New Vegas Gets Object-Based Audio With ATMOS Ambience Overhaul Mod

I'm a big fan of object-based audio formats, running a 5.1.2 surround system on my…

5 hours ago

Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail Benchmark Tool Releases Today

Are you ready for the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail expansion? Well, how about your…

5 hours ago

New Dragons Dogma 2 Mod Adds Vital Feature Missing From The Game

Dragons Dogma 2 was one of the most disappointing releases of the year not because…

22 hours ago

Samsung Odyssey OLED 49″ Gaming MonitorSamsung

With a hair-raising 0.03ms response time on the 240Hz screen, react to your opponent's every…

24 hours ago