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ASUS Zenbook UX31A-AB71 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (OLD VERSION)

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128GB
Core i7
  • Intel Core i7-3517U 1.7 GHz
  • 4 GB SO-DIMM, 128 GB Solid-State Drive
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • 13.3-Inch IPS Full-HD LED Screen, Intel HD 4000 Graphics
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Information

Capacity: 128GB | Style: Core i7
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Screen Size13.3 inches
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution1920x1080 pixels
Processor1.7 GHz Core i7-3517U
RAM4 GB SO-DIMM
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD 4000 Graphics
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand NameAsus
SeriesUX
Item model numberUX31A-AB71
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Item Weight2.9 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H12.80 x 8.80 x 0.70 inches
Color Silver Aluminum
Processor BrandIntel
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Flash Memory Size128
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA-150
Optical Drive TypeNo
Battery TypePolymer
Batteries:1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  
Additional Information
ASINB00863L3K4
Best Sellers Rank #11,631 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.1 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 14, 2012
  
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Product Description

Capacity: 128GB | Style: Core i7

13.3" Full HD (1920x1080) / Intel i7-3517 (1.7Ghz) / 4GB DDR3 / Intel HD Graphics / 128GB SSD / Windows 7 Home Premium /802.11AGN + WIDI / CMOS HD Camera / Bluetooth 4.0 / Micro HDMI / USB to LAN / Mini VGA to VGA / Sleeve / Backlit Keyboard / 1YR Global Warranty / 1YR Accidental Damage / 30-Day Zero Bright Dot /2-way FREE shipping / 24-7 tech support

Customer Reviews

It's super fast, thin, and light.
Taylor
Major problem: touchpad is too sensitive and I keep touching it while typing and pointer jumps around.
Vagelis
I will update this review when and if they can fix my laptop.
Persian Guy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

253 of 259 people found the following review helpful By geekinma on July 9, 2012
Style Name: Core i5Size Name: 128GB Verified Purchase
I have had this laptop for about 3 days now. I had been wanting the zenbook since the original UX31E had come out, but held back after the reviews about the keyboard and the touchpad.

The new display on the ux31a was an instant sell. Having used nothing but high resolution laptops, i had hung on to my trusty HP 6820p for 4+ years.

The reviews for UX31 are mostly on the mark, but strangely somehow still fail to point the one "true" issue.

Now moving on to something more useful..

1) The display is to die for. I spent an hour with the retina mac pro, while i didn't see both the screens side by side. I'm ecstatic that ASUS is finally pushing laptops to move up from the resolution backsliding going on for the last 5 years. You will not miss the retina display on a mac with this. Half the price is just a bonus.

2) It is _light_.

3) The biggest showstopper is the touchpad out of the box. Yes, i'm referring to the touchpad on ux31, not the older ux31e. Multi touch etc. etc. works well. (have two macs at home for comparison). The thing that just about ruins this little gem is the horrendous behavior of the touchpad when your palm brushes it during typing. There is no way you can really avoid this, and it is impossible to do any typing without the cursor moving and the tap to touch causing irritating behavior. (like prematurely sending an email, closing the email, clicking a background app into focus). How this went past anyone in any QA dept. is beyond me. It's that bad, just typing a 2 line sentence is near impossible. This was entirely preventable with just a bit more diligence by ASUS. This one problem is bad enough to warrant a return if it weren't the fix that later became available.
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68 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Rob Kerr on June 26, 2012
Style Name: Core i7Size Name: 128GB Verified Purchase
I've owned probably 20 laptops in the past (my wife would probably say that's 17 more than I've needed). But to be honest, I've not loved any one of them. Each has come with some sort of compromise that kept it from fully meeting my expectations. Lightweight machines have been underpowered; small screens have had low resolution--leaving me yearning to plug into a full size LCD panel whenever I could; machines with fast CPUs burned my lap and had horrible battery life....and so on.

The Zenbook UX31A is the first computer I've owned that has everything I want: super light weight, solid build quality, fast performance, beautiful display, decent battery life, high performance SSD and (I am a touch typist) a keyboard with great tactile response. Using the UX31A is like driving a German car: everywhere you look, you notice the level of attention to detail in design, and you just know the designers really cared about the end-user experience and didn't simply set out to meet a specification as cheaply as possible.

Asus may have shot themselves in the foot, though: I'm so satisfied, I may not feel the urge to replace this computer for a long, long time.

What you'll love:
1. The full HD IPS display with matte finish is dreamy. Maybe you think 1920 x 1080 is too high a resolution for a 13" display? It's not! With text set to 125%, text is the "right" size, and the fonts are as smooth as a printed page--I can't see the individual pixels. The IPS makes for a screen that's readable at any angle--a godsend for me when the person in front leans their seat back in coach!

2. The keyboard is much improved from the last version, and has the exact feel of my MacBook (which to me is a good thing). The backlighting on the keyboard is a nice addition as well.
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150 of 163 people found the following review helpful By Eric on June 21, 2012
Style Name: Core i5Size Name: 128GB Verified Purchase
Edit: My second laptop doesn't have any problems. I'm getting about 5 hours of battery life while doing light programming and listening to music on auto-brightness (there's a brightness sensor) which sets the display at about 60 percent brightness indoors.

I received this laptop a few hours ago and I'm going to give my first impressions on the device.

Build Quality and Design:
Apart from the different color on the keyboard and lack of hideous script font above the keyboard that was on the original zenbook, the Prime looks about the same. Since this is the 31A, it has a Aluminum Unibody design, and from messing around with various Macbook Air's this device seems to be just as well built. I like the front panel design over the Air but that's down to personal preference.

Accessories:
Being an $1000+ device I would expect a nice amount of goodies, and included is a VGA and Ethernet adapter. There is no micro-HDMI to HDMI adapter, but I find myself using VGA most of the time when giving presentations anyway, so I suppose that's not too bad of a loss. The Air (afaik) does not come with these adapters so that is a small plus. The adapters have their own little pouch to store separately. The combination synthetic leather/canvas sleeve that is included fits fairly snugly, though there is enough space to cram in an adapter if you need to. The AC adapter is about the same size as the Apple counterpart, which is good.

Screen Quality:
Being a UX31A the laptop packs a 1920x1080 Matte IPS panel. In a not-very-scientific test viewing angles (obviously) far exceed that of my desk TN panel, and brightness and contrast all seem to be much better. Granted, I'm comparing to a 23" Hanns LCD I paid $60 for.
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