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Asus U31

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the screen and performance are overall positive. The value for money and portability also get good views, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the touchpad and sound.

battery, portability, value for money, performance, screen

sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus U31 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Asus U31

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Asus U31 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

battery, value for money, performance, portability, screen

sound

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS U31JG-XA1 13.3-Inch Laptop (Black)ASUS U31JG-A1 13.3-Inch Laptop (Silver)

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Asus U31JG

 

The Asus U31JG, designed for urban professionals on the move, boasts a stylish brushed-aluminum finish that coats the lid and wraps around the black plastic keyboard. It's not just a fashion statement either: The aluminum trim reinforces the plastic...

Discrete graphics card ; Lightweight, with great battery life

Display has poor viewing angles and too much glare ; Mediocre keyboard and touchpad

The U31JG is ideal for getting work done on the road, but movie and music buffs should look elsewhere.

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ASUS U31JG-A1

 

The 13-inch ASUS U31JG-A1 offers graphics muscle and long battery life in a thin and light design, but it's not quite the best notebook in its class.

The ASUS U31JG-A1 doesn't break a lot of new ground. It's just a solid thin-and-light notebook that provides a welcome one-two punch of graphics performance and long battery life. We just wish ASUS could take the flex out of its keyboards. In this...

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ASUS U31JG-A1 Review

 

The ASUS U31JG packs an Intel Core i3 processor, Nvidia graphics with Optimus technology and almost eight hours of battery life into a thin and light 13.3-inch chassis weighing less than four pounds. What's not to like? Read our review.

Thin and light ; 7+ hours of battery life ; Good performance

Too much keyboard flex ; Poor speakers ; MSRP too high

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Asus U31JG-A1

 

The Asus U31JG-A1 ($814.99 street) ultraportable laptop has lightweight plastic and aluminum construction, long-lasting 8 hour battery, and features like Bluetooth that adds icing to the cake. But the U31JG-A1 suffers from a glitchy trackpad—a problem...

Aluminum construction is light and sturdy. Slim portable design. Backlit keyboard. 8 hour battery life. Bluetooth connectivity. Discrete graphics

Trackpad is almost unusable. No optical drive

The Asus U31JG-A1 is a slim little laptop that lasts all day on one charge. Features like Bluetooth and battery-life are great, but a flawed trackpad mars the overall package.

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Asus U31JG-A1

 

In tech as in life, timing is everything, and that's never more true than in the days and weeks following the launch of a line of new processors. Everything that comes out around the same time featuring the older technology is at a disadvantage, and in...

Lengthy battery life ; Sturdy, stylish chassis ; Two-year warranty

Some design quibbles ; Outdated processor ; No backlit keyboard ; No USB 3.0 ports

This machine is a serviceable thin-and-light laptop, but with Sandy Bridge-based models flooding the scene, it's hard recommending this model, which is based on an older processor.

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Asus U31JG review

 

Asus' U-series laptops have impressed us over the last couple of years with their long battery life, despite the use of normal Intel Core processors, rather than the low-voltage variety used by most other ultra-portables. The new U31JG follows this...

Great performance and battery life in one laptop is miracle enough, but the two year warranty and great screen seal the deal.

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Asus U31JG review

 

It's not just a fashion statement either: the Asus U31JG aluminum trim reinforces the plastic chassis, creating a sturdy ultraportable laptop that packs enough power to play games and run your presentations while remaining light enough for you to carry...

Asus has a reputation for building reliable laptops, and the durable Asus U31JG is no exception. It outperforms and outlasts many comparably priced ultraportable laptops, including Asus's own U33Jc. The U31JG isn't optimal for multimedia use, but if...

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Asus U31JG review

 

The Asus U31JG, designed for urban professionals on the move, boasts a stylish brushed aluminium finish that coats the lid and wraps around the black plastic keyboard. It's not just a fashion statement either: The aluminum trim reinforces the plastic...

Asus has a reputation for building reliable laptops, and the durable U31JG is no exception. It outperforms and outlasts many comparably priced ultraportable laptops, including Asus's own U33Jc. The U31JG isn't optimal for multimedia use, but if you're...

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Great Computer, Horrible Tech Help!

 

I love everything about the computer itself. The battery lasts forever and everything operates very quickly and smoothly. The only negative would be that one of the reasons I bought the product was for the free year of accidental warranty is a huge...

Battery lasts forever and everything operates very quickly and smoothly ; Comfortable

Screen quality not the best

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Good Specs for teh Price

 

Its fast and looks real nice, a little heavy

The battery lasts forever, great screen

Not enough plugs or buttons. Heavier then I was expecting, no bells and whistles

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):NVIDIA GEFORCE GT415M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:HM55
Processor:CORE I5
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I5-460M
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