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ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A

ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A
alaScore 93

892 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 892 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The performance and screen are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Asus Zenbook UX31A Review

 

We were first introduced to the Asus Zenbook UX31 back in late 2011 and last year, Asus introduced a new wave of Zenbooks, one of which was an improved version of the UX31, the Asus Zenbook UX31A, which is now […]

One of our few concerns with the Zenbook was its edges as when we were working with it, we felt the edges of the palm rests could be a tad smoother. Considering how fantastic of an ultrabook this is, this is a concern we can easily overlook when you...

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Review Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A Ultrabook

 

Super Ultrabook. After Asus already spearheaded netbooks a few ye

robust, high quality aluminum unibody case; pleasant keyboard with back light; excellent display; blazing application performance thanks to a fast SSD; very quiet during every day use; good sound; good battery runtime

no DisplayPort connector; no Gigabit LAN; max. 4GB RAM; different SSDs installed

Beyond that, Apple's MacBook Air 13 (Mid 2012) could be considered a competitor, even though a direct comparison is difficult due to the different platforms. Among Windows machines, there is also Samsung's Series 9 900X3B and the newer 900X4C offering...

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ASUS UX31A: Putting the Ultra in Ultrabooks

 

When Intel first came up with their Ultrabook initiative last year—and yes, it was basically just a rechristening of ultraportables with the thin factor of a MacBook Air—they also made some bold claims. One of the biggest was that they felt upwards of...

There are two primary viewpoints on the UX31A, and both are valid. On the one hand you’ll find people saying, “$1400 for that!? That’s way too expensive when I could buy a substantially faster system for less money!” This is more or less the refrain...

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ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A

 

More Info ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A alights its Ivy Bridge at Amazon: $1,149 for Core i5 edition ASUS bringing Zenbook Prime UX21A, UX31A, UX32A and UX32VD to the US, prices start at $799 ASUS Zenbook Primes with 1080p IPS panels and probably Ivy Bridge...

Great IPS display ; Sleek, lightweight design ; Decent battery life

Wonky touchpad ; Sub-par audio

ASUS' new UX31A improves upon its already-good Ultrabook with a higher-res IPS screen and Ivy Bridge power, but there's still room for improvement.

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Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A Review: Ultralight, Pretty, and Capable

 

The new Asux Zenbook UX31A looks like the old UX31E, with a brushed, bronze-tinted, solid aluminum shell that looks slightly dangerous and angular. The weight remains the same, at 3 pounds and an ounce. But our test model arrived with a gorgeous, 1080p...

Superb IPS Full HD display ; Extremely thin and light given its performance

Only two USB ports, though they're 3.0 capable ; Keyboard is a bit slippery

The new Zenbook offers a superb IPS display and solid performance in an ultralight, slick package.

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Asus Zenbook UX31A

 

The Asus Zenbook was one of the first entrants in the new ultrabook category when it launched in late 2011. We liked that original system, despite a few serious flaws, and the all-metal design marked it as a direct competitor to the MacBook Air .

The Asus Zenbook UX32A has the sharp design of other Zenbooks we've reviewed, but is even slimmer.

Other ultrabooks offer similar components for less, while spending a bit more will get you a much more full-featured Zenbook.

Stuck between a budget model and a high-end, feature-filled model, this middle Asus Zenbook is a slim, slick ultrabook, but also a tough sell.

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Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A-R5102F

 

The Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A-R5102F offers a good looking ultrabook, and ups the ante with a 1080p display and third-generation Intel processor.

Third-generation Intel Core i5-3317u processor. Speedy SSD storage. Stunning 1080p IPS display. Comfortable backlit keyboard. Sleek and sturdy design

Skimpy port selection. Small storage capacity. Mediocre battery life

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Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A review

 

Eight months ago, Asus was one of the first to build a credible MacBook Air alternative with a similar look and feel. The 13-inch Asus Zenbook UX31 and 11-inch UX21 delivered extremely rigid all-metal frames, power-sipping Intel Sandy Bridge...

Solid aluminum build ; Fantastic (optional) 1080p IPS screen ; Included dongles and sleeve

Extremely annoying trackpad ; Weak hinge ; Sharp edges ; On the pricier side

Even a few flaws can cheapen a premium experience

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ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A

 

The ASUS Zenbook Prime improves upon one of the best Ultrabooks by adding a 1080p IPS screen, backlit keyboard and speedy 3rd generation Core i7 processor.

Click to EnlargeAfter testing the Zenbook Prime, it's clear that ASUS worked hard to improve its Ultrabook. Although the $1,499 price of our configuration isn't cheap, you get a sharper screen than the 256GB MacBook Air for $100 less. And the new...

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Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A Ultrabook Review

 

"Ultrabook" is one of those phrases that has lost much of its meaning over time. When Intel initially dreamed up the concept, they were looking to see Windows-based competitors to the Macbook Air. What manufacturers delivered has varied so widely in...

Just looking at the box, you can tell that this isn't going to be your usual bargain notebook. The black box features an interestingly posed product shot front and center, one that highlights the Zenbook Prime's slick lines

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM76
Processor:Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I7-3517U
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