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Asus U31

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Asus U31. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and price. The battery and performance also get good comments, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the sound and touchpad.

portability, performance, battery, price, usability

image quality, touchpad, sound

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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Expert review by: Alex Wawro (

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.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

ASUS U31JG-A1 Review


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...

Solid graphics performance for 13-incher, More than 6 hours of battery life, Runs relatively cool, Accurate webcam, Brushed aluminum lid

Display has narrow vertical viewing angles, Keyboard flexes, Slow boot time

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (

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

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (

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.

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (

Expert Review


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.

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

Some design quibbles, Outdated processor, No backlit keyboard, No USB 3.0 ports

Apr, 2011


Expert review by: (

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.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Alex Wawro (

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...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Techworld (

Asus U31JG review


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...

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Chris (

Poor Service


We have another ASUS notebook and tablet, as they were a brand that I previously thought was high quality. Having a mechanical issue within the first few weeks is bad enough, but their repair service is absolutely the worst. I will not purchase this...


Service terrible - fan needed to be replaced after 5 weeks of use. ASUS sent us a postage paid label, which sounded great until we found it took a week to get to them ; In spite of having an RMA # we can never access updates on their on-line system....

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications


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


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


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


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


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