Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Mar 2012 22:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems For years and years now (since the first G4 iBooks), whenever someone asked me for advice about what laptop to buy, my standard answer was simple: get an Apple laptop. Doesn't matter which one. Apple was so far ahead of the competition it just wasn't funny anymore. This past weekend, though, marked the end of an era for me: for the first time, I advised someone to get an Asus ZenBook instead.
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Comment by fran
by fran on Tue 27th Mar 2012 23:58 UTC
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Let's compare the Zenbook UX31E-DH72 13" and upgraded Macbook air 13.3"

Display size is the same 13.3"

Display: both 13.3" but the Zenbook has slightly more resolution 1600x900 compare to 1440x900
Ram: both 4Gb 1333mhz
Storage: Both 256Gb but the Zenbook has the new sata6G
Inputs and outputs: The Macbook air has thunderbolt but the Zenbook has USB3.0.
The Zenbook also has a MicroHDMI and MicroVGA slot which the MBA does not.
Size: practically the same size except the Zenbook is very slightly lighter.
CPU: This zenbook has an i7 and the MBA i5
Price: The zenbook is a bit cheaper

That is the high end models but how does the base models compare.
Display's are identical in size and resoluiton.
Main difference here is the zenbook has a 128GB Sata6G ssd and the MBA a 64Gig Sata 3G
CPU's the same i5 model
The Zenbook has 2gig more ram.
Input/output differences as above.
Macbook here very slightly lighter.
Priced identically

Edited 2012-03-28 00:13 UTC

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