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Asus Zenbook UX21E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 236 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and performance. The screen and portability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the connectivity and keyboard.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus Zenbook UX21E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Asus Zenbook UX21E Ultrabook

 

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...

Low weight and slim case; Stiff & high quality aluminum case; Good input devices; Very good application performance; Extremely fast SSD; Very bright screen

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

So fast and so small. The UX21E is currently the fastest 11.6 inch laptop on the market

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Asus Zenbook UX21E-DH52

 

A mix of ultrabook and ultraportable, the Asus Zenbook UX21E-DH52 is a formidable challenger to the 11-inch MacBook Air.

Marvelously thin and light. Bright screen. Nifty AC adapter. VGA and Ethernet dongles and case included

Stiff, non-backlit keyboard. Reflective screen. No memory-card slot. Lethal power button position

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ASUS Zenbook (UX21) Review

 

Tablets have introduced a number of great features that are currently without equal in the notebook space. They are ultra light, extremely responsive, have tremendous battery life and are generally instant-on devices. Tablets however, aren't that great...

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Asus Zenbook UX21E-DH52

 

The Asus Zenbook UX21E-DH52 has an 11.6-inch screen, an Intel Core i5 processor, and the same 4GB of RAM and 128GB solid-state drive as its bigger sibling. In terms of high performance in a trivially light package, it's a netbook's worst nightmare. But...

Marvelously thin and light. Bright screen. Nifty AC adapter. VGA and Ethernet dongles and case included

Stiff, non-backlit keyboard. Reflective screen. No memory-card slot. Lethal power button position

A mix of ultrabook and ultraportable, the Asus Zenbook UX21E-DH52 is a formidable challenger to the 11-inch MacBook Air.

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Asus ZenBook UX21E

 

It's not every day that we see a whole new category of notebook computers emerge. Nonetheless, here in late 2011, off we go headfirst into the "ultrabook" era.

Highly portable ; Strong and fast performance ; Gorgeous polished-aluminum case ; Superb audio system

No memory-card slots ; Keyboard a little shallow, and lacks backlighting ; Slightly less-than-vivid color reproduction

This sleek and modern-looking ultrabook is an impressive, MacBook Air-style thin wonder. It will make an excellent travel companion for anyone demanding power and extreme portability.

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Asus Zenbook UX21 Ultrabook, The New Thin

 

The Asus Zenbook UX21E is a new ultra-slim notebook by Asus, that fits into the new "Ultrabook" class of machines, to use a term coined by Intel. The Zenbook UX21E is an incredible 3mm thick at the front and 9mm at the rear and has spun metal and...

Gorgeous good looks ; Exceptional build quality ; Light as a 2.4lb feather ; Top-shelf ultra-low power components ; Solid battery life ; Great performance

No DVI or HDMI output ; No backlit keyboard ; Key cap travel is a bit shallow, takes getting use to

The Asus UX21E-DH71 surprised us more than once in our assortment of tests. The machine offered some of the best standard application and multimedia performance scores we've seen from an ultralight machine to date. The UX21's PCMark Vantage and PCMark...

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Asus Zenbook UX21

 

While the Zenbook UX21 ultrabook does lack many of the higher-grade parts of others in the Asus Zenbook family, it is still an excellent ultrabook. You get an LED screen with a 16:9 resolution, an ultrathin design and an HDMI port so you can hook it up...

The UX21 is thin, sleek and can boot up from sleep mode in under three seconds

The keyboard isn't backlit, and the tracking on the keypad seems to be too sensitive

The track pad is frustrating, and the UX21 lacks a memory card reader, but it is simply one of the more beautiful utrabooks on the market.

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Amazon review summary for Asus Zenbook UX21E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of Asus Zenbook UX21E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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61% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Dead in 7 months

 

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Died after 7 months of usage, no drops, used just to browser internet and do homework. SSD is not being recognized, goes straight to bios. Always had problems with this laptop, for something so costly would have expected better quality

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Low Quality

 

Looks sleek, very light and is small

The wireless adapter is horrible. It loses its connection constantly, moving to another room or table will drop the connection. The adapter also turns off randomly. Search for online for more details about it, atheros ar9485 is the adapter ; The mouse...

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel®
Chipset Type:QS67
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2467M / I7-2677M
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