Monday, March 12th 2012

ASUS Readies the Zenbook UX21A and UX31A Ultrabooks

As soon as Intel rolls out its Ivy Bridge mobile processors ASUS' ultrabook offering will be updated through the release of two Zenbooks, the 11.6-inch UX21A and the 13.3-inch UX31A. Design-wise, these upcoming models are expected to resemble their predecessors (the UX21 and UX31) but they'll feature more juicy specs like (optional) Full HD IPS screens (the UX21A will have a 1366 x 768 display by default, whereas the 'base' UX31A comes with a 1600 x 900 panel), and one of three Ivy Bridge CPUs - the 1.8 GHz Core i3-3217U, 2.4 GHz Core i5-3317U or 2.8 GHz Core i7-3517U, with a 17 W TDP.

The new Zenbooks will also have Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics , 2/4 GB DDR3L memory, up to a 256 GB SATA 6.0 Gbps SSD, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, WiDI (Intel Wireless Display) support, an SDXC card reader, a micro HSMI output, two USB 3.0 ports, a backlit keyboard, and a battery enabling up to seven (UX31A) or five (UX21A) hours of operation.

The UX21A and UX31A are said to start at $1,050 and $1,100, respectively.Source: The Verge
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4 Comments on ASUS Readies the Zenbook UX21A and UX31A Ultrabooks

arterius2 said:
Shut up and take my money!
The first one was not very impressive, screen could be a bit better and keyboard a bit more comfy. Otherwise its quite good. (compared to MBA 11", I use both more than once a week)
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Semi-Retired Folder
I'm just hoping to pick up one of the SandyBridge based ones for blowout cheap a few days before these hit the market.
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To infinity ... and beyond!
Geeze these could be nice!
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