Stuck between a budget model and a high-end, feature-filled model, this middle Asus Zenbook is a slim, slick ultrabook, but also a tough sell.
In this edition of CNET Prizefight, we compare Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air with the suspiciously similar (but less expensive) Asus Zenbook UX31.
It's a Prizefight punchout between the two best-looking laptops on the planet, which look a lot like each other. Will the feature-packed Asus Zenbook have what it takes to take out the MacBook Air, the reigning champ? Let's get it on!
The Asus Zenbook UX31E is an excellent-looking Windows Ultrabook laptop that matches the MacBook Air step for step with an even better price. Fans of great audio, high-resolution screens and lots of ports will be happy; keyboard/touch pad aficionados will be disappointed.
Asus made an ultrabook that's just about as thin and stylish as a MacBook Air, but manages to be less expensive. Could that make it the perfect Apple-alternative Windows laptop? The Zenbook gets awfully close.
The two new Ultrabook models are the 11.6-inch UX21 and the 13.3-inch UX31, both part of the Zenbook series.
Apple secures a patent for the wedge profile sported by the MacBook Air.
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?
Sony adds the Vaio T to its line of slim, upscale laptops.
Asus is expected to announce a range of Ultrabook models, replete with an aluminum chassis and USB 3.0 ports.