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ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A

ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A
alaScore 91

1062 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1062 reviews of ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the keyboard and performance are on the whole positive. The design and screen also get good feedback.

portability, screen, design, performance, keyboard

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the reliability and design. The screen and usability are also appreciated.

portability, usability, screen, design, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Asus UX31A-R4003V 13.3-inch Zenbook Prime (Intel Core i7 3517U 1.9GHz Processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel HD Graphics, Full HD IPS Display, Ultr

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Amazon.com review summary for ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 466 user reviews of ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability and performance. The design and screen are also appreciated.

portability, screen, design, performance, usability

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB51 13.3-Inch UltrabookASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB71 13.3-Inch UltrabookASUS UX31A-DH51 13.3-Inch Zenbook ( Silver Aluminum )

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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 Touch Ultrabook

 

Ultra-Touchbook. Few laptops of 2012 impressed us as much as the premium Ultrabook from Asus. The model achieved a rare 90%. Everything was perfect - even the display maintained a high standard. Will the touch panel make this great model even better?

High-quality and robust aluminium unibody, Comfortable keyboard with backlight, Good IPS display (viewing angles), High program performance thanks to the fast SSD, Very quiet during office use, Good sound, Nice battery life, The flawless workmanship of...

Brightness throttling while running on battery, Reduced contrast and brightness, No Displayport, No Gigabit LAN, Max. 4 GB of RAM, A docking interface on the bottom would not distort the look and would be useful to many business users. Without one, the...

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Review Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A Ultrabook

 

Super Ultrabook. After Asus already spearheaded netbooks a few years back with the legendary Eee PCs, the Taiwanese manufacturer is trying for a repeat performance with Ultrabooks. Their cards are good, their first Zenbook editions were already ahead...

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, The Zenbook Prime UX31A is the...

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

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Asus Zenbook Prime Touch UX31A-BHI5T

 

Remarkably thin and lightweight. Gorgeous 1080p touch display with IPS panel. Very good battery life

Limited storage space. Port selection is limited

With its brilliant, touch-enabled screen, incredibly thin design, great battery life, and $1,100 price tag, the Asus Zenbook Prime Touch UX31A-BHI5T is the ultrabook to beat.

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Asus Zenbook UX32VD: very nearly a no-compromise ultrabook

 

With a Core i7 CPU, discrete graphics, and a full HD screen, the Asus Zenbook UX23VD is pretty close to being the ultrabook that has it all, but you'll pay for all those features.

The Asus Zenbook UX32VD has features usually missing from ultrabooks, including a 1080p display and Nvidia GPU

The UX32VD is expensive, it's thicker and heavier than most ultrabooks, and it has a less-than-stellar touch pad

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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

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
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
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / 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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