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Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 542 reviews of Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the keyboard and performance. The portability and screen are also appreciated, but there are some less positive reviews about the size. There are some mixed comments about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 338 user reviews of Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Comments about the keyboard and image quality are generally positive. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably.

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67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (engadget.com)

ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A Ultrabook review: a high-res display, and a much-improved keyboard

 

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.

Great IPS displaySleek, lightweight designDecent battery life

Wonky touchpadSub-par audio

When ASUS first released the UX31E last fall, we found plenty to like in its striking design, high-quality display and brisk performance. The addition of backlighting and a more comfortable keyboard -- not to mention the step up to Ivy Bridge and Intel...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

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.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Loyd Case (pcworld.com)

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.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

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

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (theverge.com)

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...

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

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Jarred Walton (anandtech.com)

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...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Daniel Perez (ubergizmo.com)

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...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

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...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

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

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Leo Boon Yeow & Martin James David (hardwarezone.com)

ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A - Same Design, Better Build

 

At first glance, you probably can't tell the difference between a first generation 13-inch Zenbook and the second generation Zenbook Prime. But we assure you that the updated Zenbook Prime has what it takes to be at the top of the Ultrabook competition.

Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display ; Good keyboard and clickpad ; Good battery life ; All-aluminum body

Looks similar to cheaper UX32VD ; Lack of micro-HDMI converter ; Pricey

Dec, 2012

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