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The first impression when holding Asus Zenbook UX21E is a feeling on the interest and admiration of the beauty, thinness. All the details are very delicate design, reasonable.
Compared with Asus Zenbook UX31E model launched at the same time, perhaps the only differences in design between the two models is the size of the screen and a slot heatsink on the back machine (slot heatsink UX31 is on the back, the UX21 does not have slot on the back).
Zenbook UX21E-sized 11.6-inch screen, resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, the processor generation Sandy Bridge Intel Core i5-2467M dual-speed 1.6 MHz, 4 GB of RAM. Besides the hard drive capacity 128 GB SSD format and integrated graphics chip Intel GMA 3000 HD. UX21 weighs less than 1.1 kg.
Casing is made entirely from aluminum, so when holding the machine in his hand feels very cool and definitely. But also very easy to grip fingerprints.
Aluminium parts in the chassis are designed cap on the ball and can clearly see the concentric circles, the center circle is the Asus logo is made of shiny chrome. The circular pattern is imprinted on slightly rough aluminum surface. When looking at the surface of the machine can be easily realized in a series Zenbook laptop other products segment. According to Asus introduced, the crystal turned concentric circles spreading outward show quiet and unlimited power of the machine. And to create ultra-thin circles on the surface of aluminum is a big challenge, Asus has designed a production line processing equipment and new manufacturing processes serving Zenbook.
The touchpad has a large area, surface roughness moderate, sensitive operations, support accurate multi-point, anti-glare and anti-design brings the beauty dust during long-term use. Two mouse buttons also works very well, gently. Preinstalled UX21E features touch support, users can use two fingers to scroll the web page, scroll down to bring down the desktop, reading text or browse folders. Two fingers on the touchpad if type 2 times faster, it will open the right mouse menu. If using the three-finger swipe upward at the same time, a list of running applications will display 3D format (Windows 7 support) and swipe to switch apps sides. If you swipe your finger down, the screen will return to the Desktop. Generally pretty good touch operation.
The back of a bright polished aluminum plates at 4 rounded edges, are fastened by 10 screws, the two sides have 2 small slits for sound gets through. Asus uses a new type of battery, a lot thinner than usual and are always on the plate attached to the lower classes. 4 plastic feet below to set the machine balanced and solid.
Because compliant design ultrabook therefore Zenbook not have an optical drive, the interface is minimalist sides significantly, only one specific machine mini HDMI port, USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 ports and no card reader . However, the kit comes with support machine switched from the USB port via a LAN port, a switch port to use the VGA connector. Unfortunately, there is no mini HDMI port to HDMI switch from normal. In return, the machine integrated high-speed USB 3.0 ports, which are rarely seen in ultra-thin laptops.
The big advantage of this model is equipped with proprietary technology Asus Super Hybrid Engine II helps standby time of up to 2 weeks and always ready to restart after 2 seconds. Along with Instant On functionality, users will not have to worry about critical data by the machine will automatically save the data on the drive when battery to below 5%.
When you plug your mouse into a USB port in addition, Windows will automatically disable the touchpad. Alternatively, you can press Fn + F9 to turn on / off the Touchpad.
Asus Zenbook UX21 only a single row radiator slot located on the rear edge of the machine. To integrate all the powerful technology in an ultra-thin design, ASUS cooling technologies applications and custom temperature control using air frequencies notched to enhance airflow ; components and aluminum beryllium help better temperature control. In addition, there are copper fins guide the air to escape to keep the Asus Zenbook always cool status. During our testing, the keypad is always very cool.
Utility software comes SmartLogon allows you can log into the machine by face recognition. This is the security solutions secure and more convenient than entering a password. Even if you wear a hat or in the different light conditions, Intelligent features of SmartLogon will learn how to recognize you correctly.
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Machine with 11.6 inch screen, a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, when used in bright sunlight, the screen can show shiny but not as much as the conventional laptop, sharp color display. Wide viewing angle of the machine is more than a laptop, the two sides looked at about 70 degrees, but still see the image darker than face looked a little, when viewed from above, the perspective will be narrower, brighter image rather, it is difficult to observe but which are common features of a laptop. If you increase the screen brightness to the highest level, the picture is displayed very bright due to a new screen technology.
Zenbook models are shipped with SSD instead of traditional hard drives, together with the required standards in the ultrabook is USB 3.0 transfer speeds up data many times faster than other popular models. We measure the time from when you press the power button until the machine booted into Windows 7 less than 20 seconds, that is about 7-10 seconds faster than conventional laptops also use Win 7. Instant On function works impressive at any time of the test when only takes 2 seconds to restart from sleep mode.
Stress My PC uses full load 100% CPU (temperature of Chip always about 60 degrees), treadmill is 2h20 is out of battery. So if the average use of common tasks, fully UX21E can meet a day (more than 8 hours).
Zenbook UX21E is equipped with speaker systems from Asus collaboration with Bang & Olufsen (a famous audio company). When listening to music or watching movies, the sound is emitted from both side of the machine, adjust the loudness at the highest level of 100% can be heard clearly at a distance of several meters without being shy, the surround sound, but more treble, less bass, so not warm. However, the sound quality that is quite different than the ultrabook form.
Test movie using the program K-lite mega codec to watch a movie full HD, the machine displays smooth, vivid colors and have little sense as the 3D.
Asus Zenbook UX21E is a formidable competitor of the Macbook Air by luxurious design, modern style with all the material is high-grade aluminum alloy. Its hardware is not inferior if not said that emphasis some point than the Macbook as USB 3.0 connectivity for fast data, system sounds good, functional store data when the battery is running low and fast boot time from hibernation.