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Asus Zenbook UX31E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 673 reviews of Asus Zenbook UX31E. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The design and portability also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the energy efficiency and touchpad.

performance, portability, design, usability, screen

keyboard, touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus Zenbook UX31E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus Zenbook UX31E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Asus Zenbook UX31E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the keyboard and usability are generally positive. The durability and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the touchpad and reliability.

performance, portability, durability, usability, keyboard

price, reliability, touchpad

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

This summary is based on the products: Asus UX31E Zenbook 13.3-inch Laptop (Silver) - (Intel Core i7 2677M 1.8GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, WindoAsus UX31E Zenbook 13.3-inch Laptop (Silver) - (Intel Core i7 2677M 1.8GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windo

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus Zenbook UX31E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Asus Zenbook UX31E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the reliability and usability are generally positive. The design and portability also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the energy efficiency. Some have doubts about the keyboard.

performance, portability, design, usability, reliability

keyboard

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS ZENBOOK UX31E-ESL8 13.3 in Notebook (Intel Core i5-2467M, 4 GB, 128 GB SSD, Windows 7 Home Premium)ASUS ZENBOOK UX31E-ESL8 13.3 in Notebook (Intel Core i5-2467M, 4 GB, 128 GB SSD, Windows 7 Home Premium)

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: maximum pc (maximumpc.com)

Asus Zenbook UX31E Review

 

With the Asus UX31E, all the fuss about Ultrabooks starts to make sense. Its all-metal chassis, cut from a single sheet of aluminum, is undeniably handsome. And while this attractive metal wedge that's just .71 inches at its thickest brings to mind the...

Stunning design; strong performance; SATA 6Gb/s SSD

128GB storage and no way to upgrade it

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Asus Zenbook UX31E-DH52B Laptop Review

 

True Ultrabook experience. The Ultrabook market is still at its infant stages, but Asus have thrown everything they can to make the best first impressions with their ultrathin Zenbook lineup. Find out here if this sleek, 13.3-inch full aluminum alloy...

Strong, long lasting aluminum design, Excellent application and SSD performance, Very bright screen, Comfortable keyboard, Large touchpad, Easily accessible ports, Relatively quiet, The super-fast SSD brings us one of the most responsive notebooks yet....

No Kensington lock, Glossy screen, Touchpad requires driver update, Nothing is user-replaceable, Average battery life, The Touchpad is a small misstep, but driver updates bring it up to par. A backlit keyboard and matte screen option would have made...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

ASUS Zenbook UX31 Review

 

The ASUS Zenbook UX31 takes a lot of what we loved about the 13-inch MacBook Air--a wafer-thin aluminum chassis, fast performance, instant resume, and good battery life--and adds even better audio and a higher-resolution display. Even better, the UX31...

Slim sexy and sturdy aluminum design, Fast wake from sleep, Strong performance, Excellent audio

Keyboard not backlit, Display has narrower viewing angles than MacBook Air

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (pcworld.com)

Asus Zenbook UX31E: Supersleek Ultrabook With a Crummy Touchpad

 

Asus's supersleek Ultrabook, the Zenbook UX31E, is finally here--and it's gorgeous. With its brushed-aluminum design, it more closely resembles the MacBook Air than other Ultrabooks do, and it really does elicit a Zen-like feeling. Throw in an i5...

Gorgeous ; Great performance

Unsatisfactory touchpad ; Screen is off-color

The Zenbook UX31E is almost perfect, except for its mediocre touchpad.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: JoannaStern (theverge.com)

Asus Zenbook UX31 review

 

When Intel unveiled its notion of the ultrabook in June, Asus could hardly contain its excitement. Just moments after Intel's Sean Maloney announced the newly-named laptop category, which promised...

Very sturdy aluminum build ; Fast resume and boot times ; About six hours of battery life ; Sleek power brick, included dongles

Touchpad is extremely flaky, jumpy, and frustrating ; No backlit keyboard

However, the trackpad seems to negate all those other amazing attributes

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

ASUS Zenbook UX31 Review: MacBook Air Killer?

 

The ASUS Zenbook UX31 is one of the first Ultrabooks on the market -- an impossibly thin and light notebook with a beautiful high-res 13.3-inch screen, 6 hours of battery, and a price that undercuts the Apple MacBook Air.

Awesome design and quality ; Great high-resolution screen ; 6 hours battery ; Great value

So-so keyboard and touchpad ; No keyboard backlighting

The UX31 is one of the most refreshing PCs I’ve reviewed in a long time. The design and quality are truly outstanding; ASUS clearly went all-out. The sheer thinness and light weight of the notebook make you want to buy it as soon as it’s picked up....

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (laptopmag.com)

ASUS Zenbook UX31

 

The ASUS Zenbook UX31 is a gorgeous Ultrabook that offers snappy performance and strong audio, but the touchpad could be better.

Slim, sexy, and sturdy aluminum design ; Fast wake from sleep ; Strong performance ; Excellent audio

Erratic touchpad ; Keyboard not backlit

The ASUS Zenbook UX31 takes a lot of what we loved about the 13-inch MacBook Air--a wafer-thin aluminum chassis, fast performance, instant resume, and good battery life--and adds even better audio and a higher-resolution display. Even better, the UX31...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Asus Zenbook UX31E-DH53 review: Asus Zenbook UX31E-DH53

 

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the MacBook Air should be positively blushing right around now. A sudden onslaught of Ultrabooks--the Intel-coined term for thin, MacBook Air-esque Windows laptops with fast boot times and sleek,...

The Asus Zenbook UX31E boasts sleek, pristine design, excellent-sounding speakers, a higher-resolution screen than the MacBook Air, and a better price for nearly identical specs.

The keyboard and touch pad are weak points; there are equally thin laptops out there with better battery life.

The Asus Zenbook UX31E is an excellent-looking Windows Ultrabook laptop that matches the MacBook Air step for step with an even better price. Fans of great audio, high-resolution screens and lots of ports will be happy; keyboard/touch pad aficionados...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: de.engadget.com (engadget.com)

Review: ASUS Zenbook UX31

 

Nach dem Acer Aspire S3 widmet Engadget-US nun auch dem ASUS Zenbook UX31 einen ausführlichen Test. Das Fazit fällt dabei entschieden positiver aus. Design und Akkulaufzeit überzeugen, es punktet mit einem 1600 x 900er Bildschirm, und auch die Bang &...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

ASUS Zenbook UX31

 

It was just last week that we got to take home the Acer Aspire S3, the first Ultrabook to go on sale here in the States. Unfortunately, it doesn't live up to the pillars laid out by Intel: its performance trails similar machines, its battery craps out...

Striking design ; Strong performance, blazing SSD ; Long battery life ; Crisp 1600 x 900 display, robust speakers

Flaky trackpad ; Keyboard can be frustrating

The UX31 is the new Ultrabook to beat, thanks to its long battery life, fast performance and welcome extras like a high-res display and Bang & Olufsen speakers.

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

The original ZENBOOK design brought the world a marriage of design and top-end performance, impressing with a spun metal finish consisting of concentric circles that represent the infinity of incredible possibilities you seek. Refined and durable, the polished metallic look delivers timeless attraction: subtle, eloquent, and powerful in every sense. For the more subdued and considered out there, this may well be the most tantalizing portable PC ever made.

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 3
Rear camera: No

Display

HD type:HD+ / No

Graphics

Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor package size:31