ASUS just unveiled its 2011 UX Series, which looks a lot like a MacBook Air:


The new UX comes with a 6Gbps SATA SSD, although ASUS didn’t reveal the manufacturer of the drive or the controller inside. The SSD enables what ASUS promises will be a 2 second wake time on the notebook, a trend that you’ll hear more about later this week.



With the lid shut the new UX will last for up to 7 days in sleep mode. 


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  • snuuggles - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - link

    Are you kidding? There are some very specific reasons, including a traditon of labor abuse in many countrys and limited liability in this country, that explain the race-to-the-bottom effect in markets. Competition - per se - is not one of those reasons.

    Give me a break!
  • Wizzdo - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - link

    It is at least all of the above. The main motivation driving the chinafication of industry is human beings (consumer and corporate) wanting everything for nothing.

    This is what is grinding the earth into a lifeless toxic pulp.
  • warisz00r - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    with the XPS 15z and this.

    It's not like I have anything against them though, I've prayed long and hard for Wintel OEMs to come up with designs that may finally be giving the MBPs a total run for their money.
  • esterhasz - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Well, they didn't come up with that design though, somebody else did ,-)
  • davepermen - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    just in case, the macbook air was an invention of intel, not apple. they just made it more apply (white aluminum)
  • iwod - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Where did you get that from? MBA not invention of Apple?
  • akedia - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    A: Intel doesn't make laptops.
    B: Aluminum isn't white.
    C: No. Just, no.
  • Pirks - Thursday, August 11, 2011 - link

    LOL what an idiot hahaha :))) Not an Apple invention my ass :)) hehee, AT is so full of dumb PC trolls like you
  • -xavier- - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    I think you meant "sleep" and not "hibernation", as only the former keeps a hw resource powered on (memory).
  • akedia - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    What's the difference between sleep, hibernate, and hybrid sleep?

    Sleep is a power-saving state that allows a computer to quickly resume full-power operation (typically within several seconds) when you want to start working again. Putting your computer into the sleep state is like pausing a DVD player—the computer immediately stops what it’s doing and is ready to start again when you want to resume working.

    Hibernation is a power-saving state designed primarily for laptops. While sleep puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk, and then turns off your computer. Of all the power-saving states in Windows, hibernation uses the least amount of power. On a laptop, use hibernation when you know that you won't use your laptop for an extended period and won't have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time.

    Hybrid sleep is designed primarily for desktop computers. Hybrid sleep is a combination of sleep and hibernate—it puts any open documents and programs in memory and on your hard disk, and then puts your computer into a low-power state so that you can quickly resume your work. That way, if a power failure occurs, Windows can restore your work from your hard disk. When hybrid sleep is turned on, putting your computer into sleep automatically puts your computer into hybrid sleep. Hybrid sleep is typically turned on by default on desktop computers.


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