ASUS UX21-Detailed Overview Video

Posted on 15 November 2011, Last updated on 16 January 2020 by

P1000798Our first ‘retail’ Ultrabook review video is now live. It’s the Asus UX21. Thanks, ASUS Germany, for sending it over.

You can read a few very early first impressions on the previous article. Specifications, as always, in our database.

Our LIVE REVIEW is planned for Thursday 17th November at 2100 GMT+1 (9pm Berlin time- meet everyone here. Your local time here.) so if you have queries and want to see the results live, add it to your calendar. We’ll have a live chat and video going for a few hours. The ASUS UX21 will get a good thrashing with benchmarks, videos, productivity, gaming and much more.

A more detailed first impressions article will go out within the next 48hrs. Check back here or subscribe on Twitter or Facebook.

And now to the video. Don’t forget to support Ultrabooknews by ‘liking’ the YouTube video and please, if you have a positive or negative thought, add it to the comments. It helps us all.

Video below….

13 Comments For This Post

  1. Dan says:


    Does the size feel too small (like a netbook)? IOW: can you see yourself using it as your primary machine?

  2. Chippy says:

    Hi Dan.
    I’ve been using sub 12″ device for the last 5 years so the answer is no, it doesn’t feel to small. For me! Productivity increases with screen size but only if you’re able to take that screen with you.

  3. FredrikAug says:

    Will there be a review of the UX31 aswell?

  4. Chippy says:

    Yes. It’s not available yet here but i’m told we’ll have it in within the next 4 weeks. Z830 and U300s are also lined-up for detailed review. Don’t forget to join the live session on Thursday – there’s a lot to be learnt about Ultrabooks from the UX21,

  5. Rillei says:

    This is by far my favorite UB so far. But why don’t more UB manufactures seem interested in the 11″ form factor, do they think that category is going to be dominated by tablets in the future? It seems that they are all chasing after 13″.

  6. Kalle says:

    Just wanted to say thanks for the video. You come across as both articulate and knowledgeable, these are a pleasure to watch. Keep up the great work with these fabulous machines.

  7. nummertwee says:


    I made a little list of games that may help you out:

    First of all some big Indie games, which I would be playing on a Ultrabook.
    -Minecraft (Maybe the most important game to cover after WoW)
    -Trine (graphical sidescroller)

    Shooters or anything that needs his impact and value by impressing pictures isn’t something you want to play on your Ultrabook, therefor i think ganes that are all about gameplay are much more important, like RPGs and Strategies:
    -Company of Heroes (Which could be a perfect Ultrabook game, low demanding, but nice looking engine, a huge Mod community and still very good gameplay)

    Because an Ultrabook will never be the solution for the newest cutting edge gaming, games with big Mod communities could be an interesting for ultrabook-ussers.
    The Valve engine with its low requirements is the most important of all. The Unreal engine-based games are more fragmented in requirements, but are also very interesting for Ultrabook users.

    Strategy’s and Indie games like minecraft are also the more on the go, or holiday games. Which is perfect for users like me, who already got a bigger desktop, but need a laptop for study or work. I am already foccusing on the U400 because I think the Intel GPUs are to weak. However, you review may change my opinion :D

  8. Chippy says:

    Many thanks Nummertwee

  9. komoornik says:

    SSD’s are not soldered !

  10. Chippy says:

    In general, no, you are right.

  11. komoornik says:

    I meant, they’re not soldered in Zenbooks.

  12. Chippy says:

    Ah, ok. Thanks for the info. I remember now seeing the module on a breakdown somewhere.

  13. James says:

    Yes, they’re using a PCI Express based SSD. The form factor actually looks the same as the one being used in the MBA.

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