Asus UX21 is not cheap for a reason – it packs way too much power than most of the mini laptops around. For example: It would completely pwn Asus 1001PXD and even the Asus 1025 that is powered by the new Atom processors. It sports the new second generation Sandy Bridge Core i5 / i7 processors, and USB 3.0 to give it a definite edge over its competitors.
It is often compared to the Macbook Air for its sleek aesthetics but let us tell you, it looks even better than latter. It has sharper edges and bigger keyboard. Most importantly, it runs Windows – the most popular and widely used operating system in the world.
A casual laptop user may not become the biggest fan of UX21 as it comes with SSD with smaller storage capacity compared to hard disk, no optical drive and a non removable battery. It is for those who prefer ultraportables mini laptops to get their work done while on-the-move rather than lugging around with those heavy, ugly HP laptops.
Asus UX21 11.6 inch model will retail for 900 dollars (Rs 42,000) and 13.3 inch model will be sold be 1200 dollars (Rs 55,000).
- 11.6 / 13.3 inch display
- Sandisk U100 SSD (64GB / 128GB)
- Intel Core i5 (Core i5-2557M) / i7 processor
- 2x USB 3.0 ports
- No optical drive
- No removable battery
- 1kg weight
- 2 second resume time