ASUS Zenbook UX21E-DH52 11.6-Inch Thin and Light Ultrabook

The ASUS ZENBOOK™ UX21E-DH52 is meticulously designed and engineered to achieve the thinnest profile and lightest form factor of any ultrabook, all while accommodating the latest technology in a harmonious marriage of power and art. Elegant and durable aluminum with a hairline spun finish reflects a cool, infinite look of limitless depth. The ASUS ZENBOOK™ UX21E-DH52 measures a minimum thickness of only .12″ and weighs only 2.43lbs.

ASUS Zenbook UX21E-DH52 11.6-Inch Thin and Light Ultrabook

ASUS is proud to deliver the world’s first ultrabook with SATA 128GB solid state storage, making for an amazingly smooth and fast computing experience. Additionally, the ASUS ZENBOOK™ UX21E-DH52 ships with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 as standard, multiplying the transfer rates of current USB 2.0 by as much as a factor of ten!

You want a computer that is powerful enough to do a real job. You also want something that has great battery life and it is truly portable. Oh yes, you want it to look nice too. This machine is great and feels rock solid. She also ends nice sleeve and consideration for the cases included wired ethernet and VGA video out dongle.

Specifications :

Product Features

  • Intel Core i5-2467M
  • 4GB DDR3
  • 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • 11.6-inch HD display (1366 x 768)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz A110
  • Number of Processors: 1
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • RAM Type: SODIMM

Hard Drive

  • Size: 128 GB
  • Manufacturer: SATA
  • Type: Serial ATA
  • Speed: 7200 rpm

Sound

  • Speakers: Altec Lansing HD

Ports and Connectivity

  • USB Ports: 2
  • USB 2.0 Ports: 1
  • VGA Video Out Ports: 1

Cases and Expandability

  • Size (LWH): 11.7 inches, 7.7 inches, 0.67 inches
  • Weight: 2.42 pounds

Power

  • Battery Type: Lithium ion

Wireless

  • Wireless Type: 802.11bgn

HP Folio 13 vs. Dell XPS 13: Ultrabook laptop Prizefight

Ultrabooks are a hot topic right now, but with so many superslim 13-inch laptops available, how do you choose the best one? It’s especially hard in the new pseudo-category, as most of the ultrabooks we’ve seen have are very similar, both in design and specs. For this eagerly awaited Prizefight, we pitted two of our favorite ultrabooks against each other — the HP Folio 13 and the Dell XPS 13.

HP Folio 13 vs. Dell XPS 13: Ultrabook laptop Prizefight

The Dell has a very MacBook-Air-like design, while the HP is a bit more businesslike, but has fantastic battery life. Below, you’ll see our laptop experts, me along with Julie Rivera and Brian Tong, rate both systems across several key categories, and at the end, we’ll tally up the score and declare a winner.

Round 1: Design

Dell XPS 13
Dan: The Dell is so MacBook-Air-like, it hurts. But, if you’re going to steal, steal from the best. 4/5
Julie: Although I’m not a personal fan of the tapered look, the edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass, comfortable keyboard, and sturdy feel shine in comparison. 4/5
Brian: It’s a nice design that’s a pure knockoff. It looks good, but not as good as the original. 4/5

HP Folio 13
Dan: Businesslike, but thin. Still, not nearly as eye-catching. 3/5Julie: Basic no-nonsense design, nice keyboard, but slightly heavier than the Dell. 3/5Brian: A classic design that isn’t a conversation starter, but isn’t a distraction either. I prefer its keyboard over the Dell’s. 3/5

Round 2: Features

Dell XPS 13
Dan: Lacking both HDMI (it has DisplayPort instead) and an SD card reader, the XPS 13 falls short on features. 2/5
Julie: Besides lacking HDMI and an SD card slot, there’s no Ethernet port on this more expensive 13-incher. 2/5
Brian: There’s not even a SD card slot…real skimpy here. Backlit keyboards for both. 2/5

HP Folio 13
Dan: The Folio 13 covers the basics, but don’t look for anything extra. Both of these at least have backlit keyboards. 3/5Julie: Has all the above; an all-around intro for the average consumer looking for just enough productivity. 3/5Brian: Built-in Ethernet and HDMI-out, two USB, and an SD card slot. It has what I expect in an ultrabook. 4/5

Round 3: Performance

Dell XPS 13
Dan: Identical, middle-of-the-pack performance from both, and more than enough for everyday use. 4/5
Julie: Sporting identical specs, neither has the edge over the other; both exchanged leads on every benchmark. 4/5
Brian: Benchmark tests are nearly identical. 4/5

HP Folio 13
Dan: You’ll very rarely feel like you’re using a low-voltage processor on either of these. 4/5Julie: Performance suffices for ordinary everyday tasks on both systems. 4/5Brian: The same specs yield pretty much the same results. 4/5

Round 4: Battery life

Dell XPS 13
Dan: Good, but not extraordinary, battery life. 3/5
Julie: On par with the first round of ultrabooks; not that impressive. 3/5
Brian: A solid 5 hours; that’s standard for most ultrabooks. 3/5

HP Folio 13
Dan: The longest-lasting ultrabook battery to date, running about an hour longer than the Dell, but still behind the 13-inch MacBook Air. 4/5Julie: Closest to the MacBook Air, hitting the 6-hour mark–pretty impressive overall. 4/5Brian: It’s an impressive 6 hours, behind only the MacBook Air. 4/5

Round 5: Value

Dell XPS 13
Dan: Decent bang for your buck, but not ahead of the crowd. 3/5
Julie: Cheaper than the MacBook Air, but not as packed as the HP. 3/5
Brian: You’re still getting good value, just not great value. 3/5

HP Folio 13
Dan: At $100 less than the Dell, for essentially the same specs, this is a clear value winner. 5/5Julie: Same specs, more ports: Ethernet, SD Card slot, HDMI — at $899, the HP is the better value. 5/5Brian: Just $899 for the performance and features in the HP may be the best value for an ultrabook of this caliber. 5/5

This was a tight contest between two very similar laptops. But the differences were clear enough that our category scores were nearly unanimous among the three judges — a very rare occurrence. The final tally was as follows (calculated as an overall average of the average score of each individual round):

Total points:
Dell XPS 13: 3.3       HP Folio 13: 3.9

Winner: HP Folio 13

ASUS Zenbook UX21E DH71-11.6-inch Thin and Light Ultra-Book

The ASUS ZENBOOK™ UX21E-DH71 is meticulously designed and engineered to achieve the thinnest profile and lightest form factor of any ultrabook, all while accommodating the latest technology in a harmonious marriage of power and art. Elegant and durable aluminum with a hairline spun finish reflects a cool, infinite look of limitless depth. The ASUS ZENBOOK™ UX21E-DH71 measures a minimum thickness of only .12″ and weighs only 2.43lbs.

ASUS Zenbook UX21E DH71-11.6-inch Thin and Light Ultra-Book

It looks like nothing you’ve ever seen. It feels like nothing you have ever felt. It is breathtakingly beautiful. It is ultra-thin – with a minimum thickness of only 0.12 “It is ultra-light -. The brushed aluminum body weighs only 2.43 pounds, it is ultra-fast -. Powerful 2nd generation Intel ® Core ™ i7 processor, SATA SSD 3.0 and USB 3.0, it takes only 2 seconds in active mode, and the Sonic Master Audio delivers sound amazingly Imagine the incredible Ultra ™ Book, the ASUS ZENBOOK ™ – . it is love at first sight, the main features of spun metal and brushed Aluminum finish everywhere. the entire chassis th

ASUS is proud to deliver the world’s first ultrabook with SATA 128GB solid state storage, making for an amazingly smooth and fast computing experience. Additionally, the ASUS ZENBOOK™ UX21E-DH71 ships with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 as standard, multiplying the transfer rates of current USB 2.0 by as much as a factor of ten.

Product Features

  • 11.6″ (1366×768) HD LED / Intel Core i7-2677M Dual Core (1.8GHz) / .67″ Thin and Only 2.42lbs Light
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM / 128GB SSD / Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit) / 802.11BGN
  • 0.3M Pixel / Bluetooth 4.0 / 1 USB 3.0 Port / 1 USB 2.0 Port / Micro HDMI Port
  • 1YR Global Warranty / 1YR Accidental Damage Protection / 30-Day Zero Bright Dot / 24-7 Tech Support

Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Processor: 1.8 GB Intel Core i7
  • Number of Processors: 2
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • RAM Type: SODIMM

Hard Drive

  • Size: 128 GB
  • Manufacturer: SATA
  • Type: Serial ATA

Graphics and Display

  • Graphics Card: HD Graphics 3000
  • LCD Native Resolution: 1366 x 768

Ports and Connectivity

  • USB Ports: 2
  • USB 2.0 Ports: 1
  • VGA Video Out Ports: 1

Cases and Expandability

  • Size (LWH): 11.7 inches, 7.7 inches, 0.67 inches
  • Weight: 2.42 pounds

ASUS Zenbook UX31E DH52-13.3-inch Thin and Light Ultrabook

The ASUS ZENBOOK™ UX31E-DH52 is meticulously designed and engineered to achieve the thinnest profile and lightest form factor of any ultrabook, all while accommodating the latest technology in a harmonious marriage of power and art. Elegant and durable aluminum with a hairline spun finish reflects a cool, infinite look of limitless depth. The ASUS ZENBOOK™ UX31E-DH52 measures a minimum thickness of only .12″ and weighs only 2.87lbs.

Exclusive ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II with Instant On enables 2-second resume of the notebook from sleep, with up to two weeks of standby time with open files and other pending data kept safe in memory. Plus, automatic data backup when the battery reaches 5% charge further helps secure your work. The ASUS ZENBOOK™ UX31E-DH52 keeps energy saving front and center with a dedicated Battery Saving Mode, which conserves power whenever possible to increase battery life by as much as 25%.

ASUS is proud to deliver the world’s first ultrabook with SATA 128GB solid state storage, making for an amazingly smooth and fast computing experience. Additionally, the ASUS ZENBOOK™ UX31E-DH52 ships with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 as standard, multiplying the transfer rates of current USB 2.0 by as much as a factor of ten.

Product Features

  • Intel Core i5 2557M Processor / .78″ Thin and Only 2.86ilbs Light
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM / 128GB SSD
  • 13.3″ (1600×900) LED Display
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Processor: 1.7 GB Intel Core i5
  • Number of Processors: 2
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • RAM Type: SODIMM

Hard Drive

  • Size: 128 GB
  • Manufacturer: SATA
  • Type: Serial ATA

Graphics and Display

  • Graphics Card: HD Graphics 3000
  • LCD Native Resolution: 1600 x 900

Ports and Connectivity

  • USB Ports: 2
  • USB 2.0 Ports: 1
  • VGA Video Out Ports: 1

Cases and Expandability

  • Size (LWH): 12.9 inches, 8.9 inches, 0.78 inches
  • Weight: 2.86 pounds

Power

  • Rated Charge (normal use): 7 hours

Acer Aspire S3 951-6646 13.3 inch Ultrabook

The S3 Ultrabook weighs in at just under 3 lbs and measures only 0.5″ thin! Comfortably carry it under your arm or simply slip it into a backpack or tote bag. This pure, uncluttered design not only looks good- but enhances your everyday computing experience. Every single detail has been carefully selected to give you the very best, from the large multitouch touchpad for seamless interaction to the essential ports you need.

Acer Aspire S3 951-6646 13.3 inch Ultrabook

The 13.3″ widescreen LED-backlit display delivers a true cinematic view with16:9 aspect ratio so you can enjoy surfing the Web, streaming your favorite shows, social networking and more- all in stunning HD.  Built with the energy-efficient 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor, the S3 Ultrabook adapts to your needs and wakes up in a flash! It delivers extra performance when you need it, along with sharper, richer visuals for enhanced multimedia enjoyment.

Key Features

  • 13.3″ HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LED-backlit Display: (1366 x 768) resolution; 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5-2467M Processor 1.6GHz
  • Intel® HD Graphics 3000 with 128MB of dedicated system memory
  • 320GB SATA Hard Drive
  • 20GB SSD Drive
  • 2-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
  • Bluetooth® 4.0+HS
  • 1.3MP HD Webcam(1280 x 1024)
  • Dolby® Home Theater® v4 audio enhancement
  • Two Built-in Acer 3DSonic stereo speakers
  • 2- USB 2.0 Ports
  • 1- HDMI™ Portwith HDCP Support
  • 3-cell Lithium polymer Battery
  • Up to 6-hours battery life
  • 2.98 lbs. system unit only

Product Features

  • Introducing the Acer S3 Ultra book, the PC that will have you instantly powered on and connected to the Web in no time- and at a price you can afford!
  • The ultrathin 13.3″ design weighs in at just over 3lbs and is only .5″ thin while packing powerful 2nd Gen Intel Core i5 processor performance. All the best new experiences in a streamlined design, changing your mobile-computing way of life!
  • Acer Instant On resumes your computing session in less than 2 seconds and from deep sleep in 6 seconds, thanks to the 20GB SSD drive that stores the current PC state just as you left it.
  • Acer Green Instant Connect reconnects you to the Internet within seconds(3)! The Acer Aspire S3 remembers previous Wi-Fi spots you’ve used so that when they are in range, it instantly connects you to the Internet.
  • Low power consumption through Acer Hybrid Standby Technology enables up to 50 days of standby power and up to 6 hours of continuous usage and work confidently knowing you’ll always be powered on and ready to go.

Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5
  • Number of Processors: 2
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • RAM Type: SODIMM
  • Max RAM: 4 GB

Hard Drive

  • Size: 320 GB
  • Manufacturer: SATA
  • Type: Serial ATA
  • Speed: 5400 rpm

Graphics and Display

  • Graphics Card: UM67
  • Graphics RAM: 128 MB
  • LCD Native Resolution: 1366 x 768

Ports and Connectivity

  • USB Ports: 2
  • USB 2.0 Ports: 2

Cases and Expandability

  • Size (LWH): 8.52 inches, 12.59 inches, 0.68 inches
  • Weight: 2.98 pounds

Power

  • Rated Charge (normal use): 6 hours
  • Rated Charge Time: 6 hours