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Asus UX21, UX31 ultrabooks arrive tomorrow, starting at $999

By Jos
Oct 11, 2011
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  1. Hot on the heels of Acer's announcement, Asus has unveiled its own line of ultrabooks under the new Zenbook brand, with a total of five models ranging in price from…

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  2. Do any of apples computers have USB 3.0? Sure they have thunderbolt, but does having it suggest they'll be skipping usb3.0 entirely? Not sure how that will work out for them...

    Who knows if or when Windows PCs will get light peak.
    Any opinions on this?
     
  3. i wonder if these will be able to be upgraded to windows 8 in the future? Kind of a shame that you'll need to borrow/purchase a USB cd drive, if they make those, im not very sure.
     
  4. Unless you use it to watch movies, you might find it not so hard without a DVD drive. I recently removed replaced my internal DVD drive with a $29 external one, and has never looked back. I had probably used my internal drive three times in the last year.
     
  5. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,565   +329

    I hope PC manufacturers stop focusing only in specs. Sure, it's great to have a speedy processor and graphics, but overall build quality, a screen with great contrast and long battery life are some of the most important factors to consider in any laptop I'd buy or recommend to buy.
     
  6. Windows+Intel will beat down Apple again.
    I'm totally agreeing.
     
  7. TechMcgee

    TechMcgee TS Rookie

    PC's will eventually have Lightpeek, although I think it will still be called Thunderbolt (not sure on that though). There was an article on here about it a few weeks back, Apple have exclusivity until 2012.

    To be honest there is only that crappy over priced monitor that can be plugged into Thunderbolt at the moment anyway.
     
  8. I guess Asus may expect a sue from Apple. It equals tha MacBook air
     
  9. "Windows+Intel will beat down Apple again" -> I don't tnink so!
    What you see now is that the price of a windows notebook increases to a Macbook. The argument that a Macbook is so expensive doesn't count anymore. So the only choice left is Windows7 or OS X. That choice is easyly made...
     
  10. TechMcgee

    TechMcgee TS Rookie

    Not really, what you see here is the price of a Netbook pushed up due to the inclusion of a SSD. Standard Laptop's will still be quite a bit cheaper than a Macbook.

    That said I still wouldn't buy any [Apple, Asus or Acer], I think they are a waste of money when you can get much more for much less, but that's just my opinion.
     
  11. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Good point, especially regarding the screen - when are we gonna get IPS and matte screens in laptops?
     
     
  12. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,565   +329

  13. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Guru Posts: 802   +87

    Yay. PC is sexy, now.
     
  14. I agree with the other poster, the shiny screens SUCK loyally on laptops. On desktop monitors that can be forgiven, but with a laptop the glare of the screen is really bad for the eyes.
     
  15. apple, asus and acer are not even in same category. let me explain.

    Apple makes top shelf, high dollar products for those who prefer their flavor. very little budget products.
    Asus makes mid to top shelf products that are providing roughly 90% budget products
    Acer makes low to high end products with budget in mind across every line.

    who makes one of the only quad core laptops, with dedicated gpu, and crossfire for less than 450? ASUS <- that's who.


    Just thought I should clear that up... each manufacturer has a different market.
     
  16. "Not really, what you see here is the price of a Netbook pushed up due to the inclusion of a
    SSD. Standard Laptop's will still be quite a bit cheaper than a Macbook.

    That said I still wouldn't buy any [Apple, Asus or Acer], I think they are a waste of money when
    you can get much more for much less, but that's just my opinion."

    Sorry Dude the MacBook Air has also 128 Flash Storage i5 for +- 1200$ !
    => So choice is only Windows or Mac OS
     
  17. But it's ugly as ****... ;-)
     
  18. TechMcgee

    TechMcgee TS Rookie

    I'm not sure if you missed my point or if I missed yours :)

    I meant slimbooks ultrabooks or whatever are a waste of money as you pay a premium for the storage. IMO a normal laptop is much cheaper and you get a lot more bang for your buck, but that is just my opinion.
     
  19. Apple believe the icloud would instead the USB transfer in the future.
     


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