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Asus Zenbook UX31E

Asus Zenbook UX31E
alaScore 90

937 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 937 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and screen. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are mixed comments on the reliability and keyboard.

design, performance, portability, screen, battery

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus Zenbook UX31E

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 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 Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

portability, performance, battery, build quality, screen

value for money, usability, reliability

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 Notebook UX31E-RY010V i7-1.8-2677M/13,3/4GB/256SSD/W7HP64Asus Notebook UX31E-RY010V i7-1.8-2677M/13,3/4G...

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Amazon.com review summary for Asus Zenbook UX31E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 396 user reviews of Asus Zenbook UX31E 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.

performance, design, keyboard, portability, screen

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Zenbook UX31E-DH52 13.3-Inch Thin and Light Ultrabook (Silver Aluminum)ASUS Zenbook UX31E-DH72 13.3-Inch Thin and Light Ultrabook (Silver Aluminum)ASUS Zenbook UX31E-DH53 13.3-Inch Thin and Light Ultrabook (Silver Aluminum)

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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

Internally, the UX31E also impresses. Its Core i5-2557M proc is clocked at 1.7GHz, with a max Turbo frequency of 2.7GHz. Combine that with a SATA 6Gb/s SSD and you’ve got a machine that posts healthy gains over our zero-point in the benchmarks and some...

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Asus Zenbook UX31 Review

 

Ultrabooks are slowly, but surely getting into the notebook segment, as they are emphasizing more on the key aspect of a laptop, i.e. ‘portability', than previous gen notebooks. However, as this segment is still in its nascent stages, Ultrabooks are...

The Zenbook UX31 is priced at Rs. 89,999 (MRP). For those on-the-go; a powerful battery coupled with portability is always a brilliant feature to have in your laptop and the Zenbook does exactly that. However, the biggest drawback the UX31 has is the...

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Asus Zenbook UX31E-DH52B Laptop Review

 

True Ultrabook experience. The Ultrabook market is still at its i

Strong, long lasting aluminum design; Excellent application and SSD performance; Very bright screen; Comfortable keyboard; Large touchpad; Easily accessible ports; Relatively quiet

No Kensington lock; Glossy screen; Touchpad requires driver update; Nothing is user-replaceable; Average battery life

As Asus’ first stab at the Ultrabook market, the Zenbook series has so far left very positive impressions all around from its superb quality, bright screen and speedy performance. If you want an early Ultrabook, the Asus lineup is the one to beat.

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Asus Zenbook UX31

 

The UX31 is more than just a flagship in Asus' notebook lineup; it's a flagship among Ultrabooks in general. It was one of the first products to hit the market, and also one of the most expensive. You'll still have to spend about $1,049 to acquire a...

High-resolution display ; Good sound quality ; Great performance for an Ultrabook ; Above-average battery life

Disappointing design and build quality ; Keyboard lacks quality feel ; Runs warm ; Expensive

For some buyers, the scales will tip in favor of this laptop: It is one of the quickest Ultrabooks, and its portability can’t be ignored. But the design issues keep it from obtaining a broader recommendation.

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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.

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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 fast boot times and great battery...

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

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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....

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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...

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Asus Zenbook UX31E-DH52

 

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...

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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.

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.

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:2 in 1 Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD / WSXGA

General Features

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:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD Graphics 3000 / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel ® / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:QS67 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2557M / I7-2677M
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