Asus UX21E-KX008V

Specifications

Asus UX21E-KX008VNotebook: Asus UX21E-KX008V (UX Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2677M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus UX21E-KX008V

Foreign Reviews

80% Asus Zenbook UX21E
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Zenbook UX21: Élet az almán túl
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
韵味十足性能更赞 华硕UX21E全评测
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2011
Asus Zenbook UX21
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Positive: Design, Sandy Bridge configuration, display, performance
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/08/2011
인텔 i7 프로세서로 무장한 11인치 울트라북 - 아수스 젠북 UX21 (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/27/2012

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.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


2677M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.8-2.9 GHz due to Turbo Boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1200 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.

Asus reviews


85%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus UX21E-KX020V
Core i3 2367M, 1.1 kg
» Acer Iconia W700P-2365
Core i3 2375M, 0.95 kg
» Acer Aspire V5-171-6675
Core i3 2377M, 1.4 kg
» Asus VivoBook Q200
Core i3 2365M, 1.4 kg
» Asus VivoBook X202E-CT006H
Pentium 987, 1.4 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab W700-323c4G06as
Core i3 2365M, 1 kg
» Acer Aspire V5-171-32364G32ASS
Core i3 2367M, 1.3 kg
» Acer Aspire V5-171-6605
Core i3 2367M, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-T1111M1ES
Core i3 2367M, 1.4 kg
» Acer Travelmate B113-M-323a4G50ikk
Core i3 2377M, 1.38 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-4054nr
Core i3 2367M, 1.6 kg
» Samsung Series 7 XE700T1A-H01DE
Core i5 2467M, 0.88 kg
» Asus Zenbook UX21E-DH52
Core i5 2467M, 1.2 kg
» Asus U24E
Core i5 2430M, 1.5 kg
» Asus UX21E-KX002V
Core i5 2467M, 1.1 kg
» Asus UX21E-KX004X
Core i5 2537M, 1.1 kg
» Samsung 700T1A-A03US
Core i5 2467M, 0.9 kg
» Asus Zenbook UX21E-DH71
Core i7 2677M, 1.2 kg
» Samsung 900X1B-A03AT
Core i5 2467M, 1 kg
» Asus Zenbook UX21E-KX004V
Core i5 2467M, 1.148 kg
» Samsung 900X1B-A01RU
Core i3 2357M, 1.1 kg
» Samsung XE700T1A-A01US
Core i5 2467M, 1.2 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E120
Core i3 2357M, 1.5 kg
» Asus UX21
Core i7 2677M, 1.147 kg
» Samsung 900X1B-A02
Core i3 2357M, 1.072 kg
» Samsung 300U1A-A01
Core i3 2357M, 1.2 kg
» Lenovo X121e-204562U
Core i3 2357M, 1.55 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-12-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)