Asus’ ultrabook, their Zenbook which comes in 11-inch (UX21) and 13-inch (UX31) variant has been officially launched recently. The Zenbook looks like to be the closest PC-counterpart of the MacBook Air in terms of looks and specs.
There are many configurations of the Zenbooks but Asus decided to stick with the Intel Core i5 processor for both the 11-inch and 13-inch model (i5-2467M and i5-2557M respectively), just like the mainstream MBAs Apple is offering. Both models will also be sporting 4GB DDR3 RAM and 128GB SSD drives as well as an integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 128MB. The form looks like the MacBook Air but the Zenbook has a shiny brownish tone all around. The lid has a brushed concentric-ring patterns to give it more style. For a more detailed comparison between the Asus UX21 and MacBook Air 11-inch, do check out Yugatech for an interesting geeky read.
The Asus Zenbooks is going to hit the markets at the end of this month with a price tag of Php53,995 for the 11-inch UX21 and Php59,995 for the UX31. A good Php6,000 cheaper than their MacBook Air counterparts.
|Z-height||3mm at the front; 9mm at the rear||3mm at the front; 9mm at the rear|
|Screen||11.6 (16:9)||13.3 (16:9)|
|CPU||Intel Core i5-2467||Intel Core i5-2557|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 3000||Intel HD Graphics 3000|
|Memory||4GB DDR3 RAM||4GB DDR3 RAM|
|Backlight/ Resolution||450 nits HD 1366×768||450 nits HD 1600X900|
|Instant on||Always resume in 2 seconds||Always resume in 2 seconds|
|I/O port||6 (USB2.0 / USB3.0 / audio jack / DC jack / microHDMI / miniVGA)||7 (USB2.0 / USB3.0 / audio jack / DC jack / microHDMI / miniVGA / SD card reader)|
|USB3.0||1 Port||1 Port|
|SSD Generation||SATAIII 128GB SSD||SATAIII SSD 128G|
|BT||Bluetooth 4.0||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Battery||35W (5+ hrs)||50W (7+hrs)|
|Mic||MEMS MIC (Digital MIC)||MEMS MIC (Digital MIC)|
|Keyboard||268 Chiclit KB||286 Chiclit KB|
|Audio||Bang & Olufsen ICEpower® SonicMaster||Bang & Olufsen ICEpower® SonicMaster|