ASUS ZENBOOK™ UX21E Notebook
Mr. Shih then introduced four key incredible principles that guided ASUS’ development team during the ZENBOOK™ design phase.
Art melds seamlessly with technology upon viewing the ASUS ZENBOOK™. The silver exterior panel features a concentric circle design that refracts a halo of light that excites the senses. With a thickness of 0.11” at the front and 0.35” at the rear, the ZENBOOK™’s exterior lines are sleek, making it the thinnest Ultrabook on the market and perfect for users constantly on-the-go or in the classroom.
The ZENBOOK™ is designed with an instant-on feature that resumes the system in about 2 seconds* and features incredible standby times up to 2 weeks*, which is four times more than the industry standard. Although svelte and sleek, the ZENBOOK™ packs an impressive and uncompromising list of technological breakthroughs. It uses the latest Intel® 2nd generation Core™ processors (optimized for mobile use), SATA Revision 3.0 solid state storage (SSD), Bluetooth™ V4.0 and USB 3.0. ASUS has also added USB Charger+ technology, which uses the powered USB 3.0 port to recharge portable devices in a fraction of the time it would normally take. To accommodate all of these technologies, ASUS engineers designed custom cooling technology using a V-shaped channel with a unique copper fin design for improved airflow and cooling. When battery life dips below 5 percent, the ZENBOOK™ will automatically save files in progress to prevent data loss.
The ZENBOOK™ provides its users a peace of mind in knowing that they are consuming less energy. It utilizes ASUS’ patented Super Hybrid Engine II technology, which intelligently conserves battery life and allows the ZENBOOK™ to have up to 25% more battery life* than other Ultrabook designs.
Recognizing that an ultrabook is not only a tool for work, but also for entertainment, each ZENBOOK™ is equipped with ASUS SonicMaster technology, an optimized fusion of hardware and software developed by the ASUS Golden Ear team and Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®. SonicMaster provides a wide sonic spectrum surround sound that can fill a room with smooth jazz or the tranquil sound of a mountain stream.
Leading Technology Partnership
Intel’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sales and Marketing Group, Tom Kilroy, expressed his excitement that Intel contributed the incredible processor technology for ASUS’s groundbreaking masterpiece.
“Today’s introduction of ASUS ZENBOOK™ is a vivid proof that Ultrabooks are ushering in a fundamental transformation of personal computing,” said Mr. Kilroy. “In the few months since Intel first unveiled this new type of device, ASUS has delivered an amazingly light design powered by the visibly smart performance of the second generation Intel Core i7 and Core i5 processors. It’s packed with the security, responsiveness, and other exciting features, that deliver on the promise of the Ultrabook, to offer the most complete and satisfying computing experience.”
The ZENBOOK™ will be available for order in North America starting on Oct. 12, with prices starting at $999 (suggested MSRP).
ASUS ZENBOOK™ UX21E Notebook Review
ASUS ZENBOOK UX21E
ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II for 2-second resume and up to 2 weeks standby time
- Incredible 3mm at the front and 9mm at the rear
- Spun metal and hairline aluminum for incredible beauty
- ASUS exclusive Super Hybrid Engine II with instant on
- 2-second resume, four to five times the standby time, automatic data backup and recovery, and 25% longer battery life!
- SATA Revision 3.0* solid state drive and USB 3.0 incredible speed of data transfer rates
- SonicMaster technology co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower® increases audio performance with lifelike surround impact
- The latest Intel® Core™ processors
*SATA Revision 3.0 speeds quoted are component specification. Actual speeds may vary by configuration and devices used
The ZENBOOKT™ uses a precision-crafted design measuring only 3mm at the front and 9mm at the rear. The form features razor thin edges and a curved center section, which is both practical and attractive – while accommodating the powerful computing components within, this design also looks totally unique. It embodies beauty and strength in complete balance and harmony.
Exclusive ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II with instant on enables 2-second resume of the notebook from sleep, with up to two weeks of standby time with open files and other pending data kept safe in memory. Plus, automatic data backup when the battery reaches 5% charge further helps secure your work. ASUS ZENBOOK™ keeps energy saving front and center with a dedicated Battery Saving Mode, which conserves power whenever possible to increase battery life by as much as 25%. You’re also always in the know when it comes to the battery thanks to ASUS PowerWiz, a utility that shows exactly how much charge is left per application – web browsing, movie watching. ASUS ZENBOOK™ combines power, efficiency, smooth usage and user empowerment, all on in one sleek package.
ASUS is proud to deliver the world’s first ultrabook with SATA 6Gb/s solid state storage, making for an amazingly smooth and fast computing experience. Additionally, all ASUS ZENBOOKT™ models ship with USB 3.0 as standard, multiplying the transfer rates of current USB 2.0 by as much as a factor of ten! Combined, SSD storage and USB 3.0 create incredible speed of data transfer rates.
Another ASUS exclusive, SonicMaster technology was co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower® to deliver breathtaking, lifelike audio that far exceeds the limitations of conventional notebook PC sound performance. Deeper, more impactful and wider in range, SonicMaster delivers four times the sound output of other ultrabooks without increasing the size or weight of the form factor.
ASUS ZENBOOK™ UX21ENotebook Technical Specifications
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7 2677M Processor|
Intel® Core™ i5 2467M Processor
Intel® Core™ i3 2367M Processor
|Operating System||Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64bit|
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic 64bit
This version contains all product updates (SP1)
|Chipset||Intel® QS67 Express Chipset|
|Memory||DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM, OnBoard Memory|
|Display||11.6" 16:9 HD (1366x768) LED Backlight|
|Networking||Integrated 802.11 b/g/n|
Built-in Bluetooth™ V4.0
|Interface||1 x Headphone-out jack (Audio-in Combo)|
1 x USB 3.0 port(s)
1 x USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x micro HDMI
1 x Mini VGA
|Battery||35 Whrs Polymer Battery|
|Power Adapter||Output :|
19 V DC, 2.37 A, 45 W
100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
|Dimensions||Only 3 mm at the front and 9 mm at the rear|
29.9 x 19.6 x 0.3 ~1.7 cm (WxDxH)
|Manufacturer Warranty||2-year limited global hardware warranty. *different by country|
1-year battery pack warranty
On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)
OS (Windows® 7 ) install/uninstall consultation
Bundled software install/uninstall consultation
ASUS software supporting
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