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Asus Zenbook UX21E

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Overall 9
9.0

Asus Zenbook UX21

CNET
16 February 2012
  • Summary: The Asus Zenbook UX21 is not only slim, light and attractive but also offers fantastic performance for a very reasonable price. It's very difficult to find much wrong with it.
  • Cons: Different configurations not available; Keyboard is not always easy to type on.
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Overall 7
7.0

Asus Zenbook UX21E-DH52

PC Magazine
14 January 2012
  • Conclusion: A mix of ultrabook and ultraportable, the Asus Zenbook UX21E-DH52 is a formidable challenger to the 11-inch MacBook Air.
  • Pros: Marvelously thin and light. Bright screen. Nifty AC adapter. VGA and Ethernet dongles and case included.
  • Cons: Stiff, non-backlit keyboard. Reflective screen. No memory-card slot. Lethal power button position.
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Asus Zenbook UX21 Ultrabook, The New Thin

HotHardware
22 November 2011
  • Excerpt: We're fortunate enough to get hands-on time with some pretty sexy hardware here at HH and we're not going to make any apologies for using the "s word" as it relates to this hot new notebook from Asus. Though some industry pundits might take issue with us describing this machine as "sexy," you'd have to agree this 12-inch slice of aluminum and cutting-edge technology is pretty damn sleek and pretty.
  • Pros: Gorgeous good looks, Exceptional build quality, Light as a 2.4lb feather, Top-shelf ultra-low power components, Solid battery life, Great performance
  • Cons: No DVI or HDMI output, No backlit keyboard, Key cap travel is a bit shallow, takes getting use to
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
7 November 2011
  • Conclusion: If it's time to trade in an old clunker, we're confident that you'll find the ZenBook UX21E a worthy replacement. It's fast, attractive, and light, and it has most of the latest and greatest technology in a laptop of its type. But then again, it might be worth waiting just a little longer to see what some of the other soon-to-be-released ultrabooks have to offer—especially if you're very discriminating about your laptop's screen and keyboard.
  • Pros: Highly portable, Strong and fast performance, Gorgeous polished-aluminum case, Superb audio system
  • Cons: No memory-card slots, Keyboard a little shallow, and lacks backlighting, Slightly less-than-vivid color reproduction
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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 9
9.3
Battery performance 9
8.8
Display 7
6.6
Weight 9
9.4
Noise 9
8.6
Gaming performance 7
6.6
Connectivity 6
6.0
Keyboard 9
8.5
Temperature 8
8.1

Review Asus Zenbook UX21E Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
3 November 2011
  • Summary: Perfection. The power version of the Zenbook, with a Core i7, is as handy as a netbook but faster than most multimedia machines. How is this possible with a build height of 17 millimeters? The lightning-fast ADATA SSD sets the standard higher than ever.
  • Pros: Low weight and slim case, Stiff & high quality aluminum case, Good input devices, Very good application performance, Extremely fast SSD, Very bright screen, Unequivocally solid aluminum body. We gladly accept the few grams more compared to the MacBook Air.
  • Cons: Few interfaces, Reflective screen, Poor colors, viewing angles, RAM & battery built-in permanently, Short battery life of less than four hours, Very loud during load, A battery life of at least five hours and wide viewing angles.
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ASUS Zenbook (UX21) Review

AnandTech
22 October 2011
  • Conclusion: Given the lack of any Intel-specific Ultrabook software I'm hesitant to even call this thing an Ultrabook. There's also the fact that, at least in the case of Intel Rapid Start Technology, being more of an Ultrabook in that sense would've been a step back in performance. In fact, I see no real reason to use that brand at all—which is likely why ASUS ended up calling it a Zenbook to begin with. So how well did ASUS do with its first Ultrabook...er Zenbook?
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

PC Advisor
15 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Which in turn means this is a Windows clone of the Apple MacBook Air . We’re starting to see plenty of these tributes now, yet the Asus Zenbook is simply the best so far.
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ASUS UX21 – A Few (Critical) Mistakes from Great

random process
25 January 2012
  • Excerpt: It was all looking so good. The feel of cold, smooth, brushed aluminum. The solidity of a thin form factor. Beautifully sleek design. Keys painted to match the brushed aluminum chassis. A large clickable trackpad. Good build tolerances all around. Sub-2.5lb weight.
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Overall 8
8.0

Asus ZenBook UX21 review

expertreviews.co.uk
18 January 2012
  • Conclusion: Currently the smallest ultrabook available, the Asus ZenBook UX21 isn't perfect, but it’s the only viable alternative to an 11in MacBook Air
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Expert Review

InsideHW
27 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Right from the start In Win company wants to leave a good impression. This manufacturer is very famous in the eastern markets for their power supplies and chassis, even though they have lots of other ... We all know that internet service providers often provide free wireless routers, in order to increase the value of their offer. We also know that, in most cases, that equipment is, for the lack of bet...
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