ASUS already revealed design story, product feature pricing details of its ultrabooks which have now been renamed ZENBOOK UX21 and ZENBOOK UX31 ultra-portable 11-inch and 13-inch notebooks they are calling Ultrabooks which mimic the ultra-thin design of Apple's MacBook Air. , these products represent “peace of mind” and “balance of elegance and power”. Both ZENBOOKS measure 0.11-inches at the front to 0.35-inches at the rear. The 11-inch models (UX21) weigh 2.43 lbs, while the 13-inch models (UX31) weigh 2.86 lbs.
ASUS says their new ZENBOOK was designed for elegance and power, guided by four key principles:
Incredible Beauty - ASUS ZENBOOK achieves a unique combination of artistic craftsmanship and advanced technology. It arises from the efforts of a dedicated team of designers and engineers, working hard to deliver a portable PC that’s eminently cool, stylish and powerful, gifted with a harmony of great looks and potent features.
Pure Design - 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.
Unrivalled Performance - 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.
Incredibly Green - 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.
Transcending Audio - 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.
Price and Availability
The ZENBOOK will be available for order in North America with prices starting at $999.
ASUS ZENBOOK Product Feature Specification Sheet:
|Z-height||3mm at the front; 9mm at the rear||3mm at the front; 9mm at the rear|
|Screen||11.6 (16:9)||13.3 (16:9)|
|CPU||Intel Core i3-2367 / i5-2467 / i7-2677||Intel Core i5-2557 / i7-2677|
|Backlight/Resolution||450 nits HD 1366x768||450 nits HD 1600X900|
|Instant on||Always resume in 2 seconds||Always resume in 2 seconds|
|I/O port||6 (USB2.0 / USB3.0 / audio jack / DC jack / microHDMI / miniVGA)||7 (USB2.0 / USB3.0 / audio jack / DC jack / microHDMI / miniVGA / SD card reader)|
|USB3.0||1 Port||1 Port|
|SSD Generation||SATAIII SSD (64G/128G/256G)||SATAIII SSD (128G/256G)|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.0||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Battery||35W (5+ hrs)||50W (7+hrs)|
|Mic||MEMS MIC (Digital MIC)||MEMS MIC (Digital MIC)|
|Keyboard||268 Chiclit KB||268 Chiclit KB|
|Audio||Bang & Olufsen ICEpower® SonicMaster||Bang & Olufsen ICEpower® SonicMaster|
The ASUS ZENBOOK - Design Concept
The ASUS ZENBOOK - Incredible Speed & Performance
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