Asus Zenbook UX21, UX31 local specs, pricing and availability

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.

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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.

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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.

ModelUX21UX31
Z-height3mm at the front; 9mm at the rear3mm at the front; 9mm at the rear
Screen11.6 (16:9)13.3 (16:9)
CPUIntel Core i5-2467Intel Core i5-2557
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 3000Intel HD Graphics 3000
Memory4GB DDR3 RAM4GB DDR3 RAM
Backlight/ Resolution450 nits HD 1366×768450 nits HD 1600X900
Instant onAlways resume in 2 secondsAlways resume in 2 seconds
USB charger+YY
I/O port6 (USB2.0 / USB3.0 / audio jack / DC jack / microHDMI / miniVGA)7 (USB2.0 / USB3.0 / audio jack / DC jack / microHDMI / miniVGA / SD card reader)
USB3.01 Port1 Port
SSD GenerationSATAIII 128GB SSDSATAIII SSD 128G
BTBluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
Battery35W (5+ hrs)50W (7+hrs)
MicMEMS MIC (Digital MIC)MEMS MIC (Digital MIC)
Keyboard268 Chiclit KB286 Chiclit KB
Camera0.3M0.3M
AudioBang & Olufsen ICEpower® SonicMasterBang & Olufsen ICEpower® SonicMaster
SRPPhp53,995Php59,995
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  • Griswold

    Mmmm ang ganda….. the price din… hindi ko ma-reach ang macbook air. hindi ko pa rin ma-reach ito. hayyy. bababa kaya presyo ng mga ultrabooks?

  • Sir pwede po kayong tumingin ng mga prices dito http://wheretobuy.com.ph/

  • Zorbetes

    I have a question, Ano po ba ginagawa ng SSD sa Pc? Asus Zen ultrabooks mayroon sya 128 GB compared sa Counterpart nya na Asus Aspire na super mababa na 20 GB SSD. Malaking factor ba yan when choosing? Somesays it affects computers performance. Im so confused…

    • SSD typically pinapalit sa HDD. no movable parts so mas madali syang iaccess ng system translating to faster applications and boot up (pag sa SSD nakainstall ang OS). so just like your hard disk, baka mabitin ka sa 20GB.