Kingston Digital, Inc, the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., is announcing that its M.2 2260 SATA solid-state drive (SSD) will be featured in the ASUS Zenbook UX301LA and UX301LAA. The ASUS Zenbook UX301LA will include a single 128GB Kingston M.2 2260 SATA SSD, while the UX301LAA will feature a pair of the M.2 2260’s configured in RAID0, giving users up to 256GB of flash storage.
According to Ariel Perez, business manager for SSDs at Kingston, “The Asus Zenbook combines a stylish and elegant design with power-packed computing performance, a superb display and rich sound. We are proud to have ASUS as a partner utilizing our latest OEM solid-state drives, just as many of the world’s leading companies have standardized on Kingston client and server SSDs.”
The M.2 2260, a SATA 6 GB/s SSD, offers unrivaled performance for Ultrabook-style PCs. The next-generation M.2 slim form factor is ideal for Ultrabooks, tablets and all-in-one PCs. Kingston’s M.2 2260 will give the Zenbook faster startups and shutdowns, quicker opening and closing of programs and applications, rapid transition in and out of hibernation, and longer battery life.
Y.C. Chen, NB Senior Director at ASUS, states that “Our award-winning Zenbook merges form and function with beauty and precision. The stunning resolution of the touch-screen display is matched by the artistry of the design. This Zenbook is one of the lightest and smallest Ultrabooks we’ve ever made and with Kingston’s M.2 2260 SSD inside, it is a fast and powerful machine that gives the user an unmatched computing experience.”
The Kingston press release can be viewed in its entirety here.