Front of Asus UX21
Asus has released a serious competitor to Apple's MacBook Air, which has been the ultraslim laptop to beat in the mobile computing world. The Asus UX21 is the world's first Ultrabook (read more about Ultrabooks here) and has broken ground in terms of design, features, and performance. Crave Asia met up with Asus' product manager at the company's Computex booth in Taipei to bring you this quick hands-on.
The 11.6-inch model on display has a sleek side profile of about 1.2 inches by 6.7 inches and weighs just 2.4 pounds. A 13.3-inch version will also be available at launch, estimated to be as early as October. The UX21 is also the first laptop on the market to feature a higher-speed SATA 3 solid-state drive, which is fully integrated onto the circuit board to keep the machine slimmer. It has a special trackpad coated with a glass surface, too.
June 1, 2011 3:40 PM PDT
Photo by: Philip Wong/CNET Asia
| Caption by: Philip Wong
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