Besides Cedar Trail netbooks, ASUS is also planning to launch the UX21 “Ultrabook” on September. What’s an “Ultrabook”? It’s a new category of ultraportable laptop that Intel recently announced. And what’s special about it? Intel claims that it has longer battery life, are less than 0.8-inches thick, and priced under $1000. If you want to learn more about Ultrabook, PC World has a great article here that explains it in more details.
The ASUS UX21 will be the first “ultrabook” to be released to the market, and Digitimes reported that it will be launched by ASUS on September this year. The laptop is super thin with only 0.12 inches at its thinnest point and 0.67 inches at its thickest point, and weight only 2.4 pounds. Its whole body is covered with brushed-metal finish making it looks super stylish and feels very solid. Specs wise, it will features an 11.6 inch display, second generation Intel Core processors, and solid state drives. ASUS has not announced its price yet, but it’s expected to be priced under $1000.
Here’s a hands-on video of the ASUS UX21 ultrabook by Engadget at Computex 2011: