Ultrabooks computing segment is becoming popular by day with major industry players striving to produce unmatched devices; Asus has unveiled UX21 and UX31 ultrabooks joining the likes of Acer Aspire 3951, Lenovo IdeaPad U300s and Toshiba Portege Z830 to become one of the pioneers in this laptop’s genre. Ultrabook genre was identified by Intel to refer to thin, light and cheap laptops running on Solid State Drives; apparently, Asus plans to introduce several laptops falling in the Ultrabook category, but first starting with 11.6 inch UX21 Ultrabook and 13.3 inch UX31 ultrabook. Ultrabooks have significant improvements compared to Intel’s Atom powered netbooks; unlike netbooks, ultrabooks have a higher screen resolution, attractive design, faster processors and weighs slightly less than netbooks do; although current ultrabooks on the market are mostly first generation, its expected high end ultrabooks will start trickling to the market soon.
Asus UX21 ultrabook
Asus was actually the first manufacturer to feature a laptop meeting ultrabook’s description way back in June 2011. Asus UX21 has an aluminum body measuring 17mm thick and runs on Intel core i5 or i7 processor, it has close similarities to Asus UX31 though smaller in size. Asus UX21 is capable of hibernating for as long as a week due to the manufacturer’s proprietary software and Solid State Drive. The trackpad is made from glass and the keyboard keys from metal, in addition, Asus UX21 houses two USB ports one featuring 2.0 USB technology and 3.0 USB technology which is deemed ten times faster than 2.0 in terms of data transfer speed.
Asus UX21 Ultrabook Features/Specifications;
- Intel core i5 or i7 processor options
- 2 USB Ports, one 2.0, and the other 3.0
- 64GB SSD or 128GB SSD hard drive options
- 11.6 inch (1366×768 pixels) display panel
- Chiclet keyboard, mini HDMI Port
Asus UX31 ultrabook
Just like its sibling UX21, Asus UX31 boasts of an aluminum body; however, it features a 13.3 inch display panel, slightly 1.7 inch larger than UX21. In addition, Asus UX31 is shipped with a 4GB RAM, Intel core i3, i5, i7 processor options and a Solid State Drive. As expected of Solid State Drive laptops, Asus UX31 is capable of coming out of sleep mode within 3 to 4 seconds; it also features a recessed keyboard with separate keys. Most of the specifications of Asus UX31 are similar to those of its sibling UX21 though UX31 is slightly larger in size.
Asus UX31 Ultrabook Features/Specifications;
- 13.3 inch (1600×900) display panel
- Intel core i3, i5, i7 processor options
- 4GB RAM,
- 64GB, 128GB, 256GB Solid State Drive options
- Micro HDMI and Mini-display Port
- Chiclet keyboard
- 7 hours battery life
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