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Asus Zenbook UX31E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 807 reviews of Asus Zenbook UX31E. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the screen and usability. The design and portability also get good feedback. The energy efficiency and touchpad get negative reviews.

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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 87/100 = 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 15 user reviews of Asus Zenbook UX31E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the screen and design. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the touchpad and reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the price and durability.

performance, portability, usability, design, screen

keyboard, reliability, touchpad

67% 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

Dec, 2017

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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and usability. The design and portability also get good reviews. Comments 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)

Dec, 2017

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

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

 

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.

Audio

Audio system:HD / Sonic Focus / SonicFocus / SonicMaster
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery Capacity:35 / 50 / 6840
Battery capacity (Watt hours):35 / 50
Battery life (max):5 / 7
Battery performance:6840
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Polymer
Battery voltage:19
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 3
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified:No / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: No

Design

Color of product:Aluminium / Aluminium, Gold / Aluminium, Metallic / Aluminium, Pink / Aluminium, Silver / Gold / Pink, Stainless steel / Silver / Stainless Steel
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium / Aluminium, Metal
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product type:Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:11.6 / 13 / 13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display surface:Gloss
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / Sonic Focus / SonicFocus / SonicMaster
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.8 x 8.78 x 0.669 / 12.8 x 8.78 x 6.69
Display:LED / TFT
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240 V AC / 100 -240 V / 100 -240 V AC
Power supply type:AC/DC / AV/DC
Type: / PC
Volume Control:Digital
Weight:2.87
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Start-up time:17
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel QM67 Express / Intel QS67 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 16 / 17 / 18
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM67 Express / Intel QS67 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2367M / I5-2467M / i5-2557M / I7-2677M
Processor boost frequency:2.3 / 2.7 / 2.9
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2367M / I5-2467M / i5-2557M / I7-2677M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:54617 / 54620 / 56858 / 59798
Processor code:SR0CV / SR0D6
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA III
Host interface:Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.72 / 8.78 / 9
Height (front):0.0118 / 0.118 / 1.18 / 3
Height (rear):0.0669 / 0.669 / 1
Weight:2 / 2.43 / 2.87
Width:11.8 / 12.8 / 13