Much like the UX21, the ZenBook UX31 is a beautiful performer trapped in a cage of awful usability. We look forward to Asus' next revision, where it will no doubt refine the experience into a winning product.
Typical price: $1,999.00
In this edition of CNET Prizefight, we compare Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air with the suspiciously similar (but less expensive) Asus Zenbook UX31.
Asus has shown off its Windows 8 lineup including the Vivo Tabs, new Zenbooks and the barmy dual-screen Taichi.
As we review laptops throughout 2012, we'll add their battery life stats here. If battery's the most important thing to you, this is the place to look.
Apple's nabbed a patent that for the 'wedge' design of the MacBook Air -- a shape seen on rival ultrabooks.
Sony adds the Vaio T to its line of slim, upscale laptops.
Dell's Windows version of Apple's superthin MacBook Air finally materializes in CNET's hands.
The Samsung Series 5 name has been applied to two powerful new ultrabooks with rather chubby bodies. Will they be enough to challenge Asus' Zenbooks?
The MacBook Air has existed without peer for some time — but with the launch of ultrabooks that mantle is finally being challenged. Does the first crop of thin Windows notebooks stack up?
Acer CEO J.T. Wang says that although his company has suffered losses in two straight quarters, ultrabooks are its ticket back to profitability.