There’s another company trying to give Apple a run for its money–and with good reason. Asus announced their MacBook Air lookalike, the Asus UX 21 last May 2011, but they haven’t given an exact release date.
The Asus UX21 sports the 2nd generation i3, i5 and i7 Intel processors, which has the potential to be much stronger than the MacBook Air. There have been no details on the battery life yet, but we know the Asus UX21 has almost the same dimensions as the MacBook Air, and weighs 2.4 lbs (0.1 lb more than the Air).
The biggest difference is that all the keys are made of metal. It looks gorgeous, but I’m wondering if they will be easier to clean or will heat up when charging.
There’s no release date yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we hear word. There’s no price on the Asus UX21 either, but it’s assumed to be within the price range of the MacBook Air.
For now, drool on these photos.