Asus Zenbook UX21

The Asus Zenbook UX21 is one of the first ultrabooks to hit the streets — and the first ultrabook to feature an 11.6 inch display. It’s considered an ultrbaook because the laptop weighs less than 3 pounds, has the latest Intel processor, and features a solid state disk, quick boot technology, and a few other goodies.

But what does it look like on the insides? The folks at AnandTech took a UX21 apart to see what makes it tick.

On the one hand, Asus doesn’t really expect people to open up the laptop. You have to remove 10 screws to take off the bottom panel, which is a shame because the only way to get at the battery or RAM is to remove that panel.

AnandTech discovered that the Asus Zenbooks come with 128GB ADATA SandForce SF-2281 solid state disks or 256GB SanDisk U100 SSDs.

Asus Zenbook prices start at $999 for a model with an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, 128GB of storage, and an Intel Core i5-2467M processor. There are also versions with Core i7 processors and/or 13.3 inch, 1600 x 900 pixel displays.

via Engadget

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One reply on “Asus Zenbook UX21 ultrabook dissected”

  1. Looks cool. I suppose all those hex screws are to add rigidity
    across the entire case, not just three or four spots. Everything is a compromise at some point, less screws mean other issues maybe.

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