First Looks: Asus Zenbook

Asus launched the Intel Ultrabook platform, the delicious looking Zenbook recently. Available in 11″ and 13″ form factors, Asus demonstrated that they understand efficiency and beauty in their sweet packaging. We take a first looks on the UX31 with special mention on the difference with UX21.

Specifications:

Model ASUS ZENBOOK™ UX21 (Ultrabook™) ASUS ZENBOOK™ UX31 (Ultrabook™)
CPU Intel® Core™ i7 2677M Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 2467M Processor
Intel® Core™ i3 2367M Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 2677M Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 2557M Processor
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64bit
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic 64 bit
This version contains all product updates (SP1)
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64bit
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic 64 bit
This version contains all product updates (SP1)
Z-height 3mm at the front; 9mm at the rear 3mm at the front; 9mm at the rear
Main Memory DDR3 1333MHz 2GB/4GB (on board) DDR3 1333MHz 4GB (on board)
Screen 11.6 (16:9) 13.3 (16:9)
Backlight/ Resolution 450 nits HD 1366×768 450 nits HD+ 1600X900
Instant on Always resume in 2 seconds Always resume in 2 seconds
USB charger+ Y Y
I/O port 6 (USB2.0 / USB3.0 / audio jack / DC jack / microHDMI / miniVGA) 7 (USB2.0 / USB3.0 / audio jack / DC jack / microHDMI / miniVGA / SD card reader)
USB3.0 1 Port 1 Port
SSD Generation SATAIII SSD (64G/128G/256G) SATAIII SSD (128G/256G)
BT Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 35W (5+ hrs) 50W (7+hrs)
Mic MEMS MIC (Digital MIC) MEMS MIC (Digital MIC)
Keyboard 268 Chiclit KB 286 Chiclit KB
Camera 0.3M 0.3M
Audio Bang & Olufsen ICEpower® SonicMaster Bang & Olufsen ICEpower® SonicMaster
The installed SSD has 128GB of physical storage, but due to operating system and back up reserve some of it may not be accessible or visible.
  • Diegivil3

    Chiclit means a keyboard with backlit?

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