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Asus Zenbook UX21E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 251 reviews of Asus Zenbook UX21E. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and screen. The design and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the usability, while many are negative about the connectivity and touchpad.

performance, portability, design, screen, durability

keyboard, touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus Zenbook UX21E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus Zenbook UX21E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Asus Zenbook UX21E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the reliability and usability. The design and performance also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the price and durability. Comments are divided on the keyboard.

portability, performance, design, usability, reliability

durability, price

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

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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Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

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...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

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 ever.

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

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

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (techreviewsource.com)

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.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : InsideHW (insidehw.com)

Expert Review

 

In accordance with ASUS philosophy of presenting new devices in short periods of time, not long after the first Fonepad, new models, Fonepad Note 6 and Fonepad 7, have been announced. Unfortunately, f... Mechanical keyboard are conceptual way of going...

Jan, 2012

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by : Dave Altavilla (hothardware.com)

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...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Asus UX21

 

First Look: The first 11in ultrabook we've handled is an absolute stunner

All that remains to be seen is how its battery life holds up and how much it retails for when it arrives later this year.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : James Stables (techradar.com)

Asus Zenbook UX21 review

 

One of the best 11-inch laptops - but can it justify its price?

Light and slim ; Sandy Bridge power ; Strong ; Carry case supplied ; Great battery life

Pricey for an 11-inch machine ; Small keyboard ; Limited connectivity ; Frustrating track pad

The Asus Zenbook UX21 is the first 11-inch ultrabook to hit the shelves, joining the likes of the Acer Aspire S3 and its bigger brother, the Asus Zenbook UX31.

Nov, 2011

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Asus Zenbook UX21E review

 

The Asus Zenbook UX21E is a shiny example of the modern 11in ultraportable notebook.

We’re inclined to affirm that we do believe in love at first sight. But since that initial look was of the laptop that launched this copy, our heart does stay with the MacBook Air. Make no mistake though, the Asus UX21E Zenbook is the best copy of any...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus ZenBook UX21 review

 

Ultrabooks are the Windows alternative to a MacBook Air, but until now we've only seen examples with 13in screens, leaving the 11in Air unchallenged. Fortunately Asus breaks this trend with its UX21; an 11in version of the Asus ZenBook UX31.

Currently the smallest ultrabook available, the Asus ZenBook UX21 isn't perfect, but it’s the only viable alternative to an 11in MacBook Air

Jan, 2012