Asus has announced its new ultrabook – VivoBook V551. The VivoBook V551 features an Intel Core i7-4500U Haswell CPU, a 15.6-inch display and an NVIDIA GeForce GT740M graphics card with 2GB of dedicated memory. It has a 3-cell Li-Ion 65 Whr 4500mAh battery. The 15.6-inch display comes with a 1366 x 768 resolution. It is powered by 1.8 GHz (3.00 GH in Turbo Mode), with 8GB of DDR3 RAM and hard 1TB SATA drives. The operating system is Windows 8 Professional.
Weighing at 5.3lbs, the ultrabook is comparatively heaver than its rivals. However the V551 comes with a DVD burner which does give it an extra edge. Other features include 802.11n WiFi module, Bluetooth, HD webcam, USB 3.0 and DVD burner. The VivoBook V551 availability date is not yet announced but it is already available for order on a number of retailers and it costs a little over $1,000.