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Asus releases UX21 teaser, could be renamed to "Zenbook"

Asus ultrabook teaser site opens up, reportedly contained a "Zenbook" naming reference

The launch of the first ultrabook from Asus in the U.S. is just days away. In anticipation, the company recently released a teaser site counting down to its October 11th launch with the tagline “Good things come to those who wait.”

What’s more interesting, however, is that according to NotebookItalia, users who opted for the official Asus ultrabook mailing list were reportedly greeted with a window called “Zenbook Countdown”. What the “Zenbook” may be referring to is unknown, but it could be pointing to a new name for the Asus ultrabook lineup.

We decided to check out the official countdown site and see if the “Zenbook” reference remains. Unfortunately, signing up for the mailing list will present users with a window titled “UX Countdown” instead. Asus may have been quick to correct the change, but whether the original “Zenbook” naming was a mistake or unintentional leak is anybody’s guess.

Still, we are definitely excited for the launch of the new ultrabook stateside. The 11.6-inch UX21 offers a 1.6GHz Core i5-2467M CPU with integrated Intel GMA 3000 HD graphics, 4GB RAM and a 64GB SSD. A larger, 13.3-inch UX31 model will also be coming with upgraded specs. Both models are already available in France, although U.S. launch prices have yet to be officially announced.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-10- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)