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Asus Zenbook UX21E-DH71

Specifications

Asus Zenbook UX21E-DH71Notebook: Asus Zenbook UX21E-DH71 (UX Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2677M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus Zenbook UX21E-DH71

ASUS UX21E
Source: Inside HW English
If you’re expecting new technology to use its first models to penetrate the market and make way for later revisions, containing a bunch of issues and child diseases typical of such devices – you’ll find none of that here. Intel has done their part of the job flawlessly, ASUS has done their best to add their own touch to the concoction, and the result speaks for itself – Zenbook is a worthy introduction to the ultrabook age by all means. The only reason to keep you away from this PC is a high price, one that requires a more sizeable budget than usual.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/23/2011
80% Asus ZenBook UX21E Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
It's not every day that we see a whole new category of notebook computers emerge. Nonetheless, here in late 2011, off we go headfirst into the "ultrabook" era. This sleek and modern-looking ultrabook is an impressive, MacBook Air-style thin wonder. It will make an excellent travel companion for anyone demanding power and extreme portability.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

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":

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.


1.2 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


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Acer Aspire V5-171-6675
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2377M, 1.4 kg
Asus VivoBook Q200
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2365M, 1.4 kg
Acer Aspire V5-171-6605
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M, 1.4 kg
Sony Vaio SV-T1111M1ES
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M, 1.4 kg
Acer Travelmate B113-M-323a4G50ikk
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2377M, 1.38 kg
HP Pavilion dm1-4054nr
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M, 1.6 kg
Asus Zenbook UX21E-DH52
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M, 1.2 kg
Samsung 900X1B-A03AT
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M, 1 kg
Asus Zenbook UX21E-KX004V
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M, 1.148 kg
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E120
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2357M, 1.5 kg
Asus UX21
HD Graphics 3000, Core i7 2677M, 1.147 kg
Samsung 900X1B-A02
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2357M, 1.072 kg
Samsung 300U1A-A01
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2357M, 1.2 kg
Apple Macbook Air 11 inch 2011-07 MC969D/A
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M, 1.07 kg
Apple Macbook Air 11 inch 2011-07 MC968D/A
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M, 1.1 kg
Lenovo X121e-204562U
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2357M, 1.55 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Lenovo IdeaPad S300-59359324
HD Graphics 3000, Celeron 887, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Samsung 900X3D-A01US
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2537M, 13.3", 1.1 kg
Samsung 530U3B-A02US
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire S3-391-6046
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M, 13.3", 1.4 kg
Samsung 530U3B-A01RS
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M, 13.3", 1.4 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad U310-59-348996
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2377M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
HP Envy 6t-1000
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Toshiba Satellite L830-10G
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M, 13.3", 1.9 kg
Samsung 530U3B-A01NL
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M, 13.3", 1.4 kg
Sony Vaio SVS1311E3E
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2350M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
Asus UX32A-R3001V
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Asus UX32A-DB31
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Fujitsu LifeBook UH55
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M, 13.3", 1.6 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-11-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)