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Asus Zenbook UX21E-KX004V

Specifications

Asus Zenbook UX21E-KX004VNotebook: Asus Zenbook UX21E-KX004V (UX Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.148kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 71.8% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 80%, features: 55%, display: 83% mobility: 58%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: 64%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus Zenbook UX21E-KX004V

67% Asus Zenbook UX21 review
Source: PC Pro English
For all its faults, it isn’t hard to appreciate the Zenbook UX21’s talents. The mediocre display disappoints, but for a first effort this shows immense potential. Pretty, portable and powerful, it’s as fine an Ultrabook as you’ll find for the money.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 67% ergonomy: 67%
85% Asus UX21E Zenbook 11.6in Ultrabook
Source: Reg Hardware English
The Asus Zenbook UX21E is thinner, lighter and much more fun to use than I thought possible for an 11in notebook. Built to last and to impress, it manages to look amazing and cute at the same time. If the viewing angle on the display had been a few degrees wider, I would have rated the computer 90 per cent: I liked it that much. Asus also deserves kudos for including a tough slipcase, a USB-to-Ethernet adapter and a mini VGA-to-VGA adapter in the box, rather than charging for these as optional extras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 85%
60% Asus Zenbook UX21
Source: Computer Active English
The Asus Zenbook would be a great laptop for use while travelling due to its good battery life and low weight, but its poorly designed touchpad and keyboard make it frustrating to use. It's not a bad laptop, but better buys are available.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Asus UX21
Source: Digital Versus English
The UX21E is slightly disappointing. While the MacBook Air 11.6-inch is a bit more expensive, it also has a longer battery life, is more powerful and has a better quality screen, webcam, keyboard and audio section. While the UX31E – 13-3-inch version – is almost on a par with the same-size Air, the same can't be said for the UX21E.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Asus UX21E Ultrabook tested
Source: Fudzilla English
Frankly, we all laughed when we heard Intel’s price targets for ultrabooks. In theory ultrabooks are simply MacBook Air clones manufactured by Intel partners that are not as experienced with ultrathin and light machines as Apple. Well, the UX21E is quite a good machine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2011
Asus UX21E Ultrabook tested
Source: Fudzilla English
Frankly, we all laughed when we heard Intel’s price targets for ultrabooks. In theory ultrabooks are simply MacBook Air clones manufactured by Intel partners that are not as experienced with ultrathin and light machines as Apple. Well, the UX21E is quite a good machine. It comes with a 128GB SSD drive, it costs €200 more than the flagship 64GB iPad, but it is still a good 150 euro cheaper than a comparable MacBook Air with the same Core i5, 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/30/2011
80% Asus Zenbook UX21 review
Source: Techradar English
As a piece of modern laptop engineering, the Asus Zenbook UX21 is sublime. Only Apple has previously been able to make something this sleek, light, powerful and desirable, and for those who want to stick with Windows, this moment could not have come soon enough.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus Zenbook UX21 review
Source: Gadgetmix English
It wakes from sleep in two seconds and cold-boots in 21, excellent. It even auto-saves documents when battery life falls to 5%. Thrashing the UX21 delivers shutdown after 2hrs 24 mins, buzt sensible usage gives over five hours of battery life. The UX21 costs $1199.99. Its big brother, the 13″ Zenbook UX31, features an i7 processor, but performancewise there’s nothing in it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2011

Foreign Reviews

64% Test: Asus UX21E-KX004V (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 64% price: 42% performance: 75% features: 56% display: 93% mobility: 53% ergonomy: 69%
82% Ultrabook im Test: Asus Zenbook UX21E
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 87% features: 67% display: 87% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 70%
Asus UX21E
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2011
Rating: performance: 90% features: 30% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
50% ASUS UX21E 11.6-Zoll Ultrabook
Source: Ocaholic.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%
80% Asus Zenbook UX21E-KX004X
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Đánh giá Asus Zenbook UX21E
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2011
90% ASUS UX21E-KX004V
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
Test: Asus Zenbook UX21
Source: Datormagazin SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/25/2012

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.


2467M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.6-2.3 GHz due to Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1150 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.


1.148 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


71.8%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not 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
Asus Zenbook UX21E-DH71
HD Graphics 3000, Core i7 2677M, 1.2 kg
Samsung 900X1B-A03AT
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M, 1 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, 2011-11-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)