Latest in Asus

Image credit:

ASUS Zenbook Prime faces teardown, affords a little expansion in an even smaller space

Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
August 16, 2012
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

We often assume that Ultrabooks scarcely have any room to budge on the inside, and that's usually true. An iFixit teardown of ASUS' Zenbook Prime has proven that there's always an exception to the rule. Looking at a UX32VD with the same base layout as the UX31 we reviewed, the repair outlet finds that the upgraded Zenbook has both embedded and removable RAM: provided owners are still willing to perform some surgery, they can upgrade past the 4GB of included memory on their own terms. The repair team is a bit dismayed that there's a 5,400RPM hard drive spinning near the mini SSD -- how very 2011 -- but notes that it's equally swappable by those who want something faster. Whatever you think of the fully pieced-together ASUS PC, it's apparent there's a reward for those willing to take it apart.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
A copy of ‘Super Mario Bros. 3’ sold for $156,000

A copy of ‘Super Mario Bros. 3’ sold for $156,000

View
Roku adds AMC+ to its streaming channel

Roku adds AMC+ to its streaming channel

View
Beloved RPG 'The World Ends With You' will get a sequel, 14 years later

Beloved RPG 'The World Ends With You' will get a sequel, 14 years later

View
How to make sense of Logitech's universal remote lineup

How to make sense of Logitech's universal remote lineup

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr