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Asus Zenbook UX31E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 573 reviews of Asus Zenbook UX31E. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and screen. The portability and design also get good opinions. Many are negative about the energy efficiency and touchpad. Views are divided on the usability.

performance, design, portability, screen, battery

keyboard, touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus Zenbook UX31E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Asus Zenbook UX31E


alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Asus Zenbook UX31E from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the screen and design. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the price and durability get mixed comments. Some have doubts about the touchpad and reliability.

performance, portability, usability, design, screen

keyboard, reliability, touchpad

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

Feb, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Asus Zenbook UX31E


alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Asus Zenbook UX31E from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the design and reliability. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the keyboard and size are mixed.

portability, performance, screen, reliability, design

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

Feb, 2020

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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 (

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

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (

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 (

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 : Scott Stein (

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

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Asus Zenbook UX31-RSL8


The Zenbook UX31-RSL8 has a 13.3-inch widescreen that displays in 1,600-by-900 resolution—higher than the 1,366-by-768 display on the Acer S3 and 1,440-by-900 one on the MacBook Air. At 450 nits, it's brighter than the display on the Samsung Series 9...

Ultra Low-Voltage Core i5 processor is efficient. USB 3.0. Bright, high-resolution display. Superb Bang & Olufsen sound. Slim and sturdy monoshell construction. Security features provide peace of mind. Includes mini VGA-to-VGA and USB-to-Ethernet...

SSD offers smaller storage capacity than competitors with spinning drives. Mini HDMI port instead of full-size

The Asus Zenbook UX31-RSL8 is the clear leader in the nascent ultrabook category, with better overall performance and battery life than any competitor. It also has a brilliant display, superb sound, and solid construction.

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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 : Charles P. Jefferies (

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 ; At $1,099 MSRP the ASUS ZENBOOK is a fine product and a tempting alternative to the more-expensive MacBook Air

At $1,099 MSRP the ASUS ZENBOOK is a fine product and a tempting alternative to the more-expensive MacBook Air

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : maximum pc (

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 : Andrei Girbea (

Asus Zenbook UX31E review – this could be the best ultrabook, but…


With a stylish and solid built body, the Zenbook is on of the best looking ultrabooks on the market. It's also very fast, however the screen and the keyboard did not live to our expectations, but overall the Asus UX31 is one of the best 13.3 inch...

good looking and solid built, good HD display, excellent speakers, solid performances, proper price tag

shallow and imprecise keyboard, jumpy trackpad (partially fixed on the newer models), a bit too ostentatious for my taste

Jun, 2015

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