|Screen Size||11.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366x768 pixels|
|Processor||1.6 GHz A110|
|RAM||4 GB DIMM|
|Memory Speed||1333 MHz|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
ASUS Zenbook UX21E-DH52 11.6-Inch Ultrabook (OLD VERSION)
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That said, everything else about this little machine is amazing. Screen is beautiful, it's fast, it boots in like 6 seconds! Strangers at the airport (I live at airports) flip when they see this machine.
Still, I'm considering returning it. The keyboard on any machine of mine MUST be an extension of my fingers...
I'm a college student; I was looking for something super-portable to take to grad school, but more powerful than a netbook so I could process data. I admit, I went for the zenbook because, let's face it, it's just so darn cute!
After three months, I'm thrilled with this laptop.
The trackpad works fine. I disabled zoom functions because I kept accidentally zooming, but left on two- and three-finger scrolling, which work fine.
The touchpad will occasionally throw a temper tantrum and start behaving erratically. This happens about once a month, and all it takes to fix is a reboot, which takes about fifteen seconds. It usually happens after I have been using the computer for about a week without a real shut-down(and continuously postponing my update installs).
The keyboard is also fine once you get used to it.
It only took me a couple hours to stop missing keys; you do have to press them with a little more conviction than you do on other laptops, but it doesn't take long to learn.
That said, I'm a petite lady with tiny hands; I find the keyboard comfortable. If you've got bigger hands you might have more trouble.
I like the screen size, too, but my roommates complain that it is too small to watch a movie in a group. Solution: watch the movie on my roommate's laptop. Problem solved.
It is tiny but not fragile. The case that comes with it is attractive and means I don't worry about shoving it in my backpack and running off to class. I also love being able to pick it up with one hand and no effort.
The internet connectivity is great (some other reviews had mentioned bad wireless cards.Read more ›
- Super fast power-on, wake, and shut-down/sleep -> no waiting around for the machine to be ready to do work
- The trackpad is silky smooth and very responsive and right clicking is done by pressind down the bottom right corner of the track pad
- Very light but rock solid
- Brushed metal looks very sleek and feels great
- Two finger scrolling is a bit jerky at times
- Takes a bit of practice to learn how to open the clamshell case
SSD hard drive failed after only a month or two of use (see description below). I start to look into replacing it and discover that the UX21 has a totally proprietary drive size/shape/format and you CANNOT BUY A REPLACEMENT DRIVE AT RETAIL. So if you decide to buy one of these, you are totally at the mercy of ASUS if your hard drive goes bad (as SSD drives often do).
That would also be OK if ASUS was willing to replace it themselves, sell you a replacement drive, or even answer their e-mail. I have been waiting for two weeks now and can't get a peep out of Asus (the only communication from them so far is a "customer service survey" which is ironic given I have received no service so far).
The customer service problems and the early drive failure might just be my bad luck, but I would have NEVER bought this machine if I had known that I could not swap out a part as prone to failure as a SSD hard drive. Do yourself a favor and avoid this sort of risk.
PROBLEM: The hard drive on this machine is failing. Getting "blue screen of death" in Windows. I also run Ubuntu Linux and getting intermittent shut-downs with "I/O error at sector XXXX" reported as the system fails. Most recently the PC has started to boot up into the BIOS screen and not recognized the internal hard drive as a boot option. My best guess is the SSD drive has failed (after only a month or two of use).
UPDATE: This computer started shutting down randomly less than two months after I bought it and won't take a charge so it died completely when the battery ran out. I contacted the manufacturer for warranty service and was told that based on the serial number the computer is out of warranty! I have submitted a claim to the third party vendor through Amazon and will update this review as things develop.
I'm a lawyer and spend lots of time in court and at depositions which take place in other offices so portability is a huge issue for me. this computer is incredibly thin and lightweight but the keyboard is big enough that i don't notice any difference between it and my desk top. I have an ipad that i use with a kensington case with built in keyboard but that's just too small for anything more than a short email. if you need to type a letter or a longer document and you need a good size keyboard in a small portable laptop, this is it. i loaded mine with the new version of office and i've used it for Word and Outlook but not power point or anything else but the internet. the small screen can make it a little difficult to veiw web pages but if I zoom in it works fine.
all in all for my needs this computer was perfect i.e. light, portable, functional, fast.
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The functionality of this computer does not match up to its cool looks. The keyboard is terrible, and the finger pad useless. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Ugruk
I have the 13.3 and she has this one. they are troopers. I am looking to buy another soon.Published 16 months ago by Jesse
When I got this it looked amazing and stunning and has great features. But beware (this could just be mine) After a few month it wouldn't charge and we had to send it back to ASUS. Read morePublished on August 7, 2013 by Roma Dsilva
I travel a lot and found carrying this laptop as easy as carrying an ipad. I use it for typical office work and nothing intensive like gaming. Read morePublished on August 2, 2013 by Academic
The computer is amazing. the only thing that they dropped the ball is that there are no lights on the keyboard. Using on the dark is quite hard. Besides that, no problems at all. Read morePublished on April 13, 2013 by Larissa
I have been using this ultrabook for about 7 months now. I bought it because I have had only AWESOME experiences with my previous ASUS laptops (g52 and u32). Read morePublished on March 13, 2013 by skylarmb
great sale product exactly what i wanted. Only complaint was that the version of windows did not have the license installed upon arrival. Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I bought the Zenbook because it looked cool. I can admit that. But I also fell for the Asus marketing that suggested this was a technologically advanced machine. Read morePublished on November 18, 2012 by moviejonny
I used to buy Asus productsd all the time. I recently bought a Zenbook. Great computer, until the power socket went bad. Read morePublished on October 6, 2012 by Asus gives lousy customer service
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