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Asus UX21E-KX004X

Specifications

Asus UX21E-KX004XNotebook: Asus UX21E-KX004X (UX Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2537M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 1000 euro

Reviews for the Asus UX21E-KX004X

Schick, schlank, schnell
Source: c't - 3/12 German
battery runtime very good, office performance good, 3D gaming performance bad, display satisfying, noise emissions bad
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2012

Comment

Series:

With the recent announced UX21 and UX31 Ultrabooks, provided by the Taiwanese manufacturer Asus and marketed under the self-created term Zenbook, the already existing UX series moves back to the foreground. In 2009 Asus showed the slim notebook UX50V with energy efficient hardware and a 15-inch display. Today, three years after the first device of this series Asus presents two devices in the Ultrabook-class with 11.6 - and 13.3-inch display. The category Ultrabook itself was launched by Intel to the fire up the market of the top dog Apple with its MacBook Air 11 and MacBook Air 13.

Significant milestones for this project are a sleek design, fast and energy-saving hardware as well as a decent battery lifetime. Asus uses a alloy-chassis, a solid state drive and a lithium-polymer battery, which is integrated. In the first reviews for the two new devices  the available ports, the bright screen and the minimalistic background noises in idle-usage models are highlighted. Disadvantages are the reflective surface of the display and the missing option to expand the integrated hardware.

Asus offers the Zenbook UX21 (11.6 inches) and the UX31 with the larger 13.3-inch screen from 999 € (MSRP) upwards. In regard to other devices you’ll see that Asus only sell premium devices at the moment. Acer offers the Aspire S3 Ultrabook already from 799 € (MSRP) upwards. But in comparison the devices from Asus get a better result in the most reviews out there.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


2537M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.4-2.3 GHz due to Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 900 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.6": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.1 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

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» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Asus UX21E-KX020V
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M, 1.1 kg
Asus VivoBook X202E-CT006H
HD Graphics 3000, Pentium 987, 1.4 kg
Acer Aspire V5-171-32364G32ASS
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M, 1.3 kg
Asus U24E
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2430M, 1.5 kg
Asus UX21E-KX002V
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M, 1.1 kg
Asus UX21E-KX008V
HD Graphics 3000, Core i7 2677M, 1.1 kg
Samsung 900X1B-A01RU
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2357M, 1.1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Panasonic Toughbook CF-19, i5-2520
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2520M, 10.1", 2.3 kg
Samsung 350U2B-A04TR
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2310M, 12.5", 1.4 kg
Samsung 350U2B-A03
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2410M, 12.5", 1.4 kg
HP ProBook 4230s-LV401PA
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2410M, 12.1", 1.6 kg

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Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS
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Asus ASUSPRO BU201
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Asus EeeBook X205
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Asus F102BA-DF047H
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Asus VivoBook S200 Graphite (Core i5)
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Asus 1015E
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Asus VivoBook S200e-CT210h
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Asus X201E-KX003H
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Asus VivoBook X202E
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3217U, 11.6", 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-02-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)