Asus UX21 Laptop Takes On the MacBook Air UX21 is a super attractive ultra-thin lightweight laptop device housed in a futuristic-looking aluminum alloy casing with an extra durable hinge. UX21′s metal is hardened so that durability worries about its should be minimized.
- Processor: 2nd-generation Core i7, or Intel Core i5 (2557M 1.7GHz)
- Serious performancer
- Ports: 2 – 2.0 USB ports, 1 USB 3.0
- Display: 11.6-inch widescreen and 1,366×768 resolution
- A mini-HDMI port
- Weight: 2.2 pounds
- ASUS’ proprietary software
- SanDisk’s U100
- STORAGE: 64GB or 128GBSATA III SSD
NO SD card readers
There’s no word on pricing yet, but IT will probably be less expensive than the MacBook Air 11-inch. Ultrabooks like the UX21 are expected to cost less than $1000 (that i7 chip will probably cost more) It should be available for 2011 holiday shopping.
Asus debuted its new UX21 ultrathin laptop today at the Computex conference in Taipei. The device has an aluminum alloy body, weighs 2.4 lbs and is 17mm thick. It also boasts a SATA III SSD, USB 3.0 connectivity, the ability to hibernate for a week and a CPU that can be specced up to Core i7.
It’s clearly meant to be a competitor to Apple’s Macbook Air and has both the power and aesthetics to succeed.You MIGHT have been getting by handly with your dated laptop and have not seen anything or any reason to upgrade or change. Until now!
Going after the Apple MacBook Air is a design challenge that few others have had the cajones to take Apple on. Asus has bowed-up and moved forward by introducing their UX21 ultra-portable unibody laptop at Computex 2011.
Pundits are frothing at the mouth hoping to get their hands around a UX21
I think they are finally justifying their purchase of ASUS. Congratulations!