The Asus Zenbook UX21 is very nice little ultraportable notebook. The design is streamline, compact, and and razor thin. The UX21 measures 3mm at the front and 9mm at the rear. The UX21 chassis is all aluminum and has a circular brush pattern on the top cover. It gives this ultrabook a very stylish and modern look.
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
Display: 11.6 inch 1366 x 768
RAM Memory: 4GB DDR3
Storage: 128GB 6Gbps Solid State Drive
Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Battery: 5 hour usage, 7 day standby
Webcam: 0.3 megapixel
I/O Ports: 1 x USB 2, 1 x USB 3, 1x audio/mic, 1x microHDMI, 1x miniVGA
Dimensions: 11.7 x 7.7 x 0.11-0.67 inches
Weight: 2.43 pounds
One of the surprising feature is sound quality. It has been reported that the Zenbooks have superior audio. Exceeding the performances of standard notebooks. The exclusive Sonicmaster technology delivers lifelike surround sound from 2 speaker that point down.
All Asus Zenbook models will ship with 1 USB3.0 port as standard. You can transfer your data 10 time faster than USB2.0. This feature combined with your SSD drive will ensure extremely fast performance.
You want fast reponsiviness? How about instant response? The ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II Technology allows for your system to boot up instantly. You can resume your work the moment you flip open the screen. Also, your data will always be safe because when your battery power dips below 5%, the system automatically backs it up onto the SSD storage.
The QWERTY keyboard looks very nice with grey keys on a black board. The only problem is the keys are not backlit. Asus reported that future models will have backlit keyboard as a standard feature. That's one feature I will look foward to.
The UX21E-DH52 retails for $999 and the UX21E-DH71 retails for $1199. The only difference is the processor. The DH52 features Intel Core i5 while the DH71 ships with Intel Core I7.
Amazon has both the DH52 ($949.99) and DH71($1099.99) in stock and ready to ship.
What's in the box:
- ZENBOOK UX21E-DH52
- Notebook Carrying Bag
- AC Adapter
- 6 cell Battery Pack
- Warranty Information Card
A great reason to go with an Asus ultrabook is that the company strives for excellence in customer service. Asus is a global company and has offices in many countries. You get free 24/7 tech support around the world. Buyers also get a 1 year global warranty. If something goes wrong when you are out of the country, just give them a call and they will find a ASUS service centers to resolve your issues.
This ultrabook, when ordered through Amazon, comes with Asus Accidental Damage Program (ADP). ADP program has been created to help protect you against accidental damage such as liquid spills, fire damage, electrical surges, and drops. Not all retailers participate in Asus 360 Notebook Service Program or Accidental Damage Program.
Personally, I think ADP is a great incentive because I've been know to spill drinks on my laptop. Overall, I think the Asus Zenbook UX21 is a great product. The design is sleek and simple, the performance lives up to the hype, and the functionalty is top notch. Some features I would like to see in future models is backlit keyboard, 1600 x 900 resolution, a better webcam, and of course .... touch screen.
2 more color options for you to choose from. I'll stick the the metallic look.....
Image source: Asus.com