Cracking Open: Asus Zenbook UX21

February 15, 2012, 3:12 AM PST | Length: 167


Bill Detwiler cracks open the Asus Zenbook UX21. Inside the ultrabook, he found hardware from Intel, Elpida, ADATA, AzureWave, and others. He also discovered that the Zenbook's internal design is a near duplicate of the Apple MacBook Air's hardware layout. For a detailed analysis of the teardown, check out his article and video, Zenbook teardown: Blatant copy of MacBook Air.

4 comments
BBHASITALL
BBHASITALL

Can anyone help me and tell where the wires for the wi-fi terminate please? Is it at the back of the Screen as most models or is it located in the keyboard housing somewhere? Wires have come loose (I am guessing that the wire running across the top of the keyboard are the for the wireless connection) and I dont know where to fix them to? Wirless signal is one bar at best...

dellmelo
dellmelo

What do you mean with: "Disconnecting the left speaker wire"? I just got an Asus Zenbook and the left speaker is lower than the right one. Maybe my Zenbook fell and this wire is loose? Thank you.

bart001fr
bart001fr

Bill, Could you please get Tech Republic to get a direct link on its main page, on the line which says "Blogs Downloads Newsletters", etc, to add a link to take us directly to the videos and galleries of your Cracking Open series, where we could have access to a list of what's available for viewing/download in both video and gallery. Some of the galleries are especially useful for those technicians who want learn more and for those who are simply curious about a particular piece of high tech. Thank you.