The beautiful slender profile of ZENBOOK™ is the result of intense research and development into sophisticated engineering techniques inspired by those used to create high-precision mechanical timepieces. The unique 'spun-metal' finish of the ZENBOOK™ lid alone requires a 32-step manufacturing process, and the finely crafted aluminium case features a combination of gentle curves and a sleek contour. With its stunning design and incredible performance, ZENBOOK™ is a perfectly balanced ultraportable.
Excellent Hardware. Install Linux.
Pros: Everything about this book feels about 98% Apple quality manufacturing.
Cons: Windows 8 is ATROCIOUS.
Other Thoughts: Use a Mint or Sabayon Live CD and try out Linux. Seriously, if you're stuck between Windows 8 and OSX, just get this and try out Mint Linux. When Ubuntu Linux decided to screw with their UI, a lot of the users did what users with choices do; they switched to Mint. Linux never abandons its users because it is created itself by the advanced users.
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Best ultrabook on the market that money can buy
Pros: I researched for about a week before purchasing an ultrabook. I looked at everyhting, samsung series 9, lenovo, toshiba, acer.. Nothing comes close to this machine. First of all, the exterior finish is superb, brushed aluminum. The laptop feels very solid and sturdy. Th keyboard is one of the best keyboards ive ever typed on. It has a full numpad which makes it awesome for coding. Its backlit. Yes, this laptop is a lot of money but when you want something with this much ram, a solid state disk, and a dedicated card then you are looking at the 2000 dollar range. It's a worthwhile investment if you ask me. You can do anything with this laptop. The matte display is crisp and gorgeous. If you are looking for apple level build quality with performance that surpasses that, look no further. This Zenbook is at the top of the ultrabook food chain if you ask me. Also, newegg has this delivered to me within 1 day.
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“I researched for about a week before purchasing an ultrabook. I looked at everyhting, samsung series 9, lenovo, toshiba, ...”— Alexander 1/30/2013
“Everything about this book feels about 98% Apple quality manufacturing.— dawgness 2/10/2013
There are actually TWO 128GB flash drives ...”