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A way of being: Zen
An online dictionary defines zen as: “a total state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind”. The brains at Asus determined Zen to be the harmonious balance between portability and usability; which is incorporated into their latest ‘thin’ laptop, the Asus Zenbook UX31E.
Yes, that’s right, this year, TWO-O-ONE-TWO is the year where I get a new laptop. My previous laptop, the Compaq Presario V3000 series with Core2Duo processors has served me for 4 years. Thank you so much for not dying on me. I love you!
There is, however, one thing that I did not like about the Zenbook. Of all the places they decided to place the Power Button, they had to choose the position in which the Delete key is normally pressed. Therefore, a few times, I accidentally pressed the power button instead of the delete. Luckily the Zenbook prompts first for an action, whether to Sleep, Hibernate, Shut Down or Do Nothing.
Impressively, after using it for almost a day, doing a lot of my photo editing and video watching, the Zenbook did not feel any warmer from the time I turned it on. The metal surfaces all around the laptop must be doing a good job in distributing the heat.
At the end of the day, I am one happy ‘boy’. I now can do my work more efficiently with the state of the art SSD hard drive and to top it all up, I have one of the best looking laptops around. How cool is that!?
Ah, not to forget… the bottom-line that everyone has been waiting for.. “how much of a hole will it burn in my wallet?!” Well, if you really want to know, leave me a message!