The Asus Zenbook UX21E is the latest ultrabook to hit the market. This super slim, ultra powerful laptop is the idea tool for mobile computing of any kind. There are many ultrabooks directly fighting the Macbook Air now, and the Asus Zenbook UX21E-KX004V is in look and feel, as well as on paper its strongest challenger yet.
From across the coffee shop you could mistake the Zenbook for the Air. Up close it does look different, less fancy but more solid. Absolute looks are subjective, so lets just say both are stunners. The Asus Zenbook is not let down on build quality either, as you would expect from even the cheaper Asus laptops. It is actually thinner than the latest Apple and it feels every bit as solid. The way it keeps cool on your lap is one feature heavy users of laptops will love, even with the powerful Core i7 model. The are also cheaper Core i5 models and ones with smaller SSDs which bring the price to under £850.
Performance is simply outstanding. This could replace a desktop for all but storage for even the heaviest user. The Zenbook UX21E-KX004V get its performance thanks to the second generation Core i5 (Core i7 processors available on other UX21E models) combined with the SATA3 solid state hard drives, mean Windows 7 runs like a new operating system. It is so fast at loading programs. The Core i5 and i7 also feature the upper range version of Intel’s HD 3000 graphics chip so it can churn through Photoshop photo and even video editing with ease. Games too are smooth on lower settings.
The screen runs at an impressive 1366×768 resolution. This is the kind of resolution you expect on a 15.6 inch laptop, but on an 11.1 inch screen it looks exceptional sharp. Being ultra portable the battery life and weight are key and it does not disappoint. The UX21E can go on standby for up to two WEEKS and lasts around 5-6 hours on regular usage. It also is only 9mm at its fattest end and weighs just 1.1kg.
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Simply a superb machine, the best Windows ultrabook and easily the match of the Air (more so in price). You would be happy with this machine all year long. Available to reserve and collect or delivered.
Asus Zenbook UX21E-KX004V, Intel® Core™ i5 2467M Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD,