Even a few hours before the end of the Asus Ultra-book countdown features the details of the new ultra Books from Asus are well known. Not new, the two variants with 11.6-inch display (UX21E) and 13.3-inch monitor (UX31E) are. The USB 3.0 with charging function is switched off and Sonic Master technology can be used for better sound quality is also not a surprise.
Interestingly, the capacity of mobile power sources. According to the data are anchored in the small and large model 45Wh battery. For comparison, the Apple MacBook Air 13 accommodates a 67 Wh battery. Since the features of the Asus Ultra hardly Books of the hardware configuration of the 2011 MacBook Air models, differs from the Asus promotional pregnant called “Zenbooks” probably have battery life similar to the Apple MacBook Air 11th
On the homepage zenbook.asus.com indicate battery capacity is contrary to our source. So shall take the UX21 only a 35 Wh battery, while the UX31 will be austattet with a 50 Wh battery. This should be possible battery life of 5 or 7 hours.
Like the MacBook Air notebooks casing thickness increases from front to back. The Asus UX21 and UX31 are the front 3 millimeters thin and grow to 17 millimeters (UX21) and 18 millimeters (UX31) to. Consequently, the connections are back. The USB 3.0 port and the right rear jack with USB 2.0 benachbarn left behind the each micro-versions of HDMI and. According to the data is still an “audio out” to fit, thus avoiding to connect a headset to a USB port needs. The 13-inch Asus UX31 offers additional Gigabit Ethernet an integrated card reader. At the back there is no slot. The open display takes up the space.
Also, the display resolution of highlights from the UX31 UX21 smaller. With the ratio of 1600×900 pixels represents the 13.3-inch display as many pixels as it is able to provide some cheaper 17-incher. Thus, the Asus UX31 is on a par with Sony’s Vaio Z21 one – whose predecessors were still equipped with Full HD. The 11.6-inch HD Ready Zenbook offers with no atypical class resolution.
All presented at the IFA 2011 – - As with the Ultra Books from Acer, Lenovo, and Toshiba and the Apple MacBook Air units are also equipped with SSDs Zenbooks. The most expensive model offers 256 GB disk space, the others make do with 128 GB. The recommended prices start at 999 € and end at 1299 €. The five new models will be available from November 2011 in Germany.