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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  • iwod - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    How big is the Screen?

    And just looking at those slides, I wonder why Apple hasn't trademarked the term "Unibody "
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  • icebox1701 - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Because even in the current idiotic patent system Apple would have a hard time trademarking a construction technique.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monocoque

    If they succeed I'll be next patenting plastering.
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  • akedia - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Trademark != patent Reply
  • halcyon - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - link

    (TM) != (R)

    Apple can't (R) Unibody easily in wide enough applications to control it's usage.

    Unibody (R) is already a trademark of at least Boston Scientific, TravelPro and several others in their respective domains.
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  • Shadowmaster625 - Wednesday, June 01, 2011 - link

    apple could call it Anibody and their minions would still eat em up. Reply
  • beginner99 - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Or rather: What resolution?
    I bet it's gloss and crappy 1360x768
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  • bji - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Judging by this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYtdh0Ph6O4

    It is glossy as all get out. It *looks* like a standard crappy 1366x768 resolution, but it's hard to tell from the video.
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  • halcyon - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - link

    Yes, super-glossy, crappy 1366x768 with bad viewing angles and light bleed.

    Just like all other Asus notebook displays :)
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  • GotThumbs - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Looks like a super competitor to apples fashion hardware. It would be even sweeter if this can run apples OS. I would love to see people start buying these for 1,000's less than macs and just load apples OS onto them. Reply
  • Wizzdo - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Then we can drive the profit margins down even further so nobody can make a decent living in any country, environmental standards can be further compromised, and support can suck even worse than it already does at most companies!

    Great idea!
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