Asus Zenbook UX301 A sleek body covered in glass and metal, an awesome screen and a fast hardware platform. UX301 is a great looking laptop that's strikingly different. Despite the updated styling, it's still got that Zenbook look that says "I have a classy Ultrabook".The Asus Zenbook UX301 packs in a lot, including a better-than-HD touch screen, big 256GB SSD, and Core i7 processor, in a slim, smart design. Powered by the latest 4th generation Intel Core processors for seamless multi-tasking performance and outstanding energy efficiency, the new ZENBOOK takes on the most demanding applications with ease while delivering extra-long battery life up to 8 hours. Also featured is solid-state storage configured in RAID 0, the ZENBOOK UX301 not only keeps your data safe, but also makes it blistering-fast and responsive. With no moving parts to damage or fail, solid-state storage is extremely durable and its low power requirements mean longer battery life when you're on-the-go. Zenbook UX301 has a strikingly gorgeous design refined with crystalline glass and classic hairline metallic finish that's just 15.5mm thick - 14% thinner than the previous Zenbook. Lift the lid and inside is a vibrant 13.3-inch WQHD display that brings images to life and makes everything from browsing the web to working with documents an absolute pleasure.
but,The SSD Raid array sounds like a must-have feature, but Raid doesn't mean simply twice the performance of a single disk.It costs more than most comparable better-then-HD laptops, including the Retina MacBook Pro. The Zenbook doesn't feel as rugged as its price warrants, and its battery life is unimpressive.
THE BOTTOM LINE The ASUS Zenbook UX301 offers a beautiful Gorilla Glass lid, a QHD display, solid battery life and swift Haswell performance for a premium price.Asus was one of the first PC makers to go ultra-thin with its Zenbook line. That latest UX301 version packs in nearly every high-end spec you'd want, but it's priced out of reach for most, and lacks an all-day battery. Specs: Windows 8 Operating System
13.3″ Screen Size
2560 x 1440 Screen Resolution
Blue available Color
256GB SSD Hard Disk Capacity
1.8 GHz Processor Speed
Intel HD Graphics 4400 Graphics Details
Shared Video Memory
6 Battery Cells
Price:$1899 VS Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus High-resolution display boasts 3,200-by-1,800 resolution and 10-finger touch. Slim lightweight design. Premium materials. Fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor and 128GB solid-state drive keep things speedy. Long battery life. Dual-band Wi-Fi. Hinge stands up to touch but still opens wide. The Ativ Book 9 Plus laptop has a sturdy, slim design, ultra-high-res touch screen, and really good battery life. The ATIV Book 9 Plus delivers bright images with deep, saturated colors and wide viewing angles. Everything has a sort of knife-edge sharpness that makes you not want to look away. The ATIV Book 9 Plus lasted 7 hours and 54 minutes on a charge.
But, A bit heavier than other ultraportables; Some bloatware .Costs several hundred more than we’d prefer; shrunken HDMI port; doesn’t convert to a tablet form -- strictly a laptop.
The bottom line: Samsung's ATIV Book 9 Plus is a gorgeous, aluminum-clad ultraportable with a vibrant quad-HD touch screen and fairly strong battery life. If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment. Specifications
ProcessorIntel 4th gen Core i5
Display Type13 in
Max Resolution3200 x 1800
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD 4400
Weight3.06 lbs Price $1,399 VS Apple MacBook Air The MacBook Air has been known for its good battery life.New Intel fourth-gen CPUs help the updated MacBook Air achieve amazing battery life. The multitouch trackpad is still the industry's best, and even better, the 13-inch MacBook Air now starts at $100 less than the previous model. The new Haswell processors use very little power, giving the 2013 13-inch MacBook Air and absolutely stunning battery life. In our test, in which we streamed the live BBC News channel feed on iPlayer over a wireless network, the laptop lasted for nine hours. That's significantly better than the 11-inch MacBook Air's 7 hours 15 minutes, and a substantial improvement over the 2012 MacBook Air's 5.5 hours.
Since switching to solid state storage off the shelf with the late 2010 update, the MacBook Air has been known for its good battery life. But with the Haswell processors in place, it's absolutely stunning. At last, you can use your notebook all day long on a single charge.
But, Newer features such as touch screens and higher-resolution displays are still missing. The ultrabook competition is catching up, in terms of design.
The bottom line: Apple keeps the latest MacBook Air updates on the inside, but greatly improved battery life and a lower starting price make up for a lack of flashy design changes. Specifications
ProcessorIntelCore i5 1.3 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) ( Dual-Core )
RAM installed size4 GB
Hard Drive128 GB
Operating SystemApple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Display Type13.3 in
Max Resolution1440 x 900 ( WXGA+ )
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 5000 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0
Optical DriveNone Price $1,099