I recently went through this same decision myself for a protable machine. I ended up going with a netbook instead since I wanted a video card to play with.
The Zenbook Prime is a rather beefy machine, and the HD4000 puts this well above many of the laptop video cards out there. Impressive improvement over the HD3000.
My vote would be for the Asus. I think it would do what you want if you are willing to hit that price point.
People are reporting some keyboard issue with Zenbook Prime. If the issues with the keyboard is true (that each keystroke has to be clean, floored, and not touching the materials surround a key), then it will make a really really bad gaming/typing notebook.
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