Asus UX21E-KX008V


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

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: 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: 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



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.


This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

1.1 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

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
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-KX004X
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2537M, 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

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Asus X200MA-CT339H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530, 11.6", 1.2 kg
Asus EeeBook F205TA-FD018BS
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 11.6", 0.98 kg
Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 11.6", 0.98 kg
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 12.5", 1.3 kg
Asus EeeBook X205
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735D, 11.6", 1 kg
Asus C200MA-KX003
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2830, 11.6", 1.15 kg
Asus F200MA-CT067H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2815, 11.6", 1.2 kg
Asus X102BA-BH41T
Radeon HD 8180, A-Series A4-1200, 10.1", 1.1 kg
Asus F102BA-DF047H
Radeon HD 8180, A-Series A4-1200, 10.1", 1.1 kg
Asus VivoBook S200 Graphite (Core i5)
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Asus UX21A-K1004H
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 11.6", 1.1 kg
Asus VivoBook X202E-CT129H
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Pentium 987, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Asus VivoBook X202E-CT103H
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Celeron 847, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Asus Taichi 21-CW009H
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3517U, 11.6", 1.25 kg
Asus 1015E
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Celeron 847, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Asus VivoBook S200e-CT210h
HD Graphics 2000, Celeron 847, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Asus X201E-KX003H
HD Graphics 4000, Pentium 987, 11.6", 1.3 kg
Asus VivoBook X202E
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3217U, 11.6", 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-12-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)