Originally Posted by kpopsaranghae
He's referring to the design lol. Other than the thickness, have to admit that the two look similar.
They're both black. If someone switched out an X1C for any other Thinkpad, you'd immediately notice. If someone switched out a MBA 13 for a Zenbook, put an aluminum-looking sticker on the back w/ an Apple logo, covered the Asus decal w/ "Macbook Air" it'd take you a few seconds at least. It took far more engineering talent, failed designs, etc. to get a 14" panel in a chassis roughly the same size/weight as a Macbook Air 13.. than pretty much any other Ultrabook out right now.
Look at the thin bezels on the side, then look at the fat bezels on the MBA 13 and Zenbook Prime.
Trackpad is centered with the space bar - not so on the Zenbook Prime.
Clean trackpad- no ugly, pointless line to tell you left-click vs. right-click.
Fully utilized keyboard space- pg up/down to the left/right of the up arrow.
Zenbook Prime has some ugly hinge-thing that spans the middle ~80% of the laptop's width, X1C's hinges are much more discrete.
So if you really look at the overall design, ignoring color, it's much better not only from aesthetics, but also ergonomics (I won't get into it much- but dedicated middle-click is great, ergonomically curved keycaps, another plus, .
Not to mention, the X1C is probably the most durable Ultrabook out. But if black = ugly, old-fashioned to you, you're probably not the target audience.