Yesterday, Asus has officially presented its interpretation of Ultrabook, introducing for the first time the new family of ultra-thin Asus ZenBook UX21E and UX31E. At 24 hours, Asus has released a mini-site dedicated to the product page for both notebook and user manuals in 33 languages.

As you already know, yesterday, Asus has organized two events, one in New York and one in Milan, to officially present the world a new family of products. This is Asus Zenbook , the interpretation of the giant Taiwanese Ultrabook concept, proposed by Intel last Computex in Taipei , with the intent to revitalize the sluggish industry sales of laptops, tablets and challenged by smartphones. Our editorial was present at the Italian and then today we propose the video presentation of the two models and Asus UX21E UX31E, where they highlight the main features. In addition, we remind you that for an overview of the Asus ultrabook Zenbook, at you can find a discussion on the two machines.


First, the brand name chosen for this new family of products offered is evocative balance between design, functionality and computing power. Aesthetically the Zenbok are captivating. The unibody chassis type, that is obtained by extrusion from a single block of aluminum, and features a satin finish with concentric design on the cover, very elegant and striking, different from usual. The forms are pure and stylized, with a wedge shape, which starts from a maximum thickness of 17 mm with a weight of 1.1 kg for the Asus version UX21E and 1.3 kg for the largestAsus UX31E.

Opening that there is a chiclet style keyboard, which is also elegantly made of aluminum, with the keys to the island in contrast to places on a black background, and the huge integrated touchpad with the buttons. But in so small a thickness of the ZenBook hide something else.One would think that in fact these thicknesses require strong compromises in terms of hardware configuration and hence the performance, but it is not. The two differ mainly ultrabook the diagonal of the display, which measures 11.6 inches in the case of the model and13.3 inches Asus Asus UX21E UX31E. All specifications of the two models, you can appreciate them on their product pages, here and here . In the same pages you will find links to drivers and user manuals.

With the more compact version that may come in 2012. So the 13-inch display offers a resolution dell’UX31E HD + 1600 x 900 pixels, which then allows you to view movies at native resolution up to 720p. As for the actual hardware, Zenbook offer, in the version marketed in Italy, a dual core Intel Core i7-2677M 1.8 GHz, 4 GB of DDR3 RAM at 1333 MHz and 256 GB SSD with SATA interface 3 6 Gbps. The graphics subsystem will be handled by Intel GMA 3000 HD integrated into the processor Sandy Bridge.

For connectivity there is Bluetooth 4.0 WiFi 802.11n wireless modules that 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN, while the interface kit provides a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 with Sleep & Charge also to charge peripherals even when withdrawal phase, micro-HDMI, mini-VGA, audio jacks, and multiformat card reader. Even then the sound is very nice and can count on the adoption of the same processor used in products belonging to the multimedia series Asus Asus N55 , ICEpower developed by Bang & Olufsen, also supported by ASUS SonicMaster, which improves audio performance, especially with files much compressed.

We close then recalling other interesting technology that comes with this amazing ultraportable. The first is Instant On, which allows ASUS UX31 ZenBook out from sleep in just 2 seconds. The other is the new engine power management Super Hybrid Engine III, which allows to extend the battery life by 25% over the previous generation and prolong the state of standby for 14 days without the data is lost.

Also automatically when the battery charge drops below 5%, the contents are stored SSD, thus avoiding the loss of their work session even if it is missing for more than 14 days. The new built-in battery also promises a range of 7 hours. Asus Zenbook UX31E will be available on the Italian market since the middle of November, in one configuration, the one just reported, which is the top of the range, priced at 1299 euros. In 2012, then should get both expensive and less powerful configurations , is the 11.6-inch ZenBook UX21E.

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