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Back in May, when we first got hands-on with ASUS' UX21 and UX31 laptops, it was to be one of our first encounters with the kind of ultrathin PC that Intel's now marketing as Ultrabooks. Since then, a lot's happened -- we've seen a handful of similarly skinny notebooks, with Acer's Aspire S3 beating them all to market. Now, more or less on schedule, ASUS is ready to follow suit. The company just announced that its line of Ultrabooks -- make that Zenbooks! -- will go on sale in the US tomorrow, October 12, starting at $999 for the 11.6-inch UX21 and $1,099 for the 13.3-inch UX31. That's a hundred bucks more than the S3, but then again, that guy has an HDD combined with a small amount of flash storage.
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Gay name. Expect: LOLZ Zenbook? ThatZ likez totallyz copying Macbookz!!!!

The real surprise here is the 13 inch is 1600x900. Maybe ASUS starting to catch on that they really need to stop with 1366x768.
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They look niceeee I wouldn't mind having one except I already got a Samsung netbook thats tiny!
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Sounds like they were made for me.

Not buying one though.
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The only reason I'd get a macbook air over this is external GPU over thunderbolt.

If I want USB 3.0, I can just buy a thunderbolt PCI adapter and stick a cheapass USB 3.0 card on it.
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5 hour and 7 hour? i mean that's OK, but what happened to the 11.5 hour battery life in the UL series?
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Everything seems great about those laptops, although I'd want that 13" to be 14" and 10-12hrs of battery lifetime, even though it would cost me %+20 more.
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$1k blows my mind for a netbook

Just not the product for me though, they are still very cool though. They sure are alot faster than the average netbook I've seen though.
    
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The only reason I'd get a macbook air over this is external GPU over thunderbolt.

If I want USB 3.0, I can just buy a thunderbolt PCI adapter and stick a cheapass USB 3.0 card on it.


Ditch USB 3.0 for a feature that no one freaking cares about, if you have the space and plugs for a external graphics card, use a desktop.
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I like these...price is good. Really like the SSD trend...plz, get rid of HDD's already.

Here's a vid I found just now of the U31:


Edited by Baron_Davis - 10/11/11 at 2:05pm
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5 hour and 7 hour? i mean that's OK, but what happened to the 11.5 hour battery life in the UL series?
They're too small to house a battery that big and be aesthetically pleasing. Why is everyone trying to follow Apple's fad ideas lately?

Instead of this they should be pumping out i3-330UM (or higher) 11inchers with 8 hour battery life. I swear the heads of these companies make the dumbest decisions.
     
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