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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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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 #8,294 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

Product Description

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

From the Manufacturer

ASUS and YOU. Incredible Together

Find Your Zen- ASUS ZENBOOKTM Prime, the Incredible UltrabookTM

Picture a notebook like this - ultra-thin chassis featuring a hairline spun metal finish, to the subtle precision-etched concentric circles gracing the cover. Beautiful, isn't it? The ASUS ZENBOOKTM Prime Ultrabook - UX31A Series - exudes style and sophistication. It is ideal for those who seek ultra-portability without sacrificing performance or appearance.

Features-At-A-Glance

  • Spectacular viewing experience with 1080P FHD Vivid IPS Panel and 178° viewing angle
  • Supports up to 72% NTSC Color Gamut for great color reproduction and vivid 350cd/m² brightness
  • SATA III SSD architecture for quieter, more reliable data storage and up to 4x faster1 compared to a hard disk drive
  • Includes ASUS SonicMaster premium audio co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower® for awesome listening experience
  • 2-second Instant On resume time from hibernate mode1
  • Worry free auto data backup when battery fall below 5%
  • 32GB x 3years free ASUS cloud storage (valued at $49.99)
  • 1 year Accidental Damage Protection2 with 30 days Zero Bright Dot Guarantee
Incredible Beauty - Zen Design
Zen Design

Inspired by hand-made luxury timepieces, the sleek profile of the ZENBOOKT resembles the hour and minute hands when opened and viewed from the side. Measuring just 0.3 inches at its thinnest and weighing just 2.9 pounds, the artistically-crafted ZENBOOKTM Prime UX31A Ultrabook boasts a hairline spun metal finish accentuated with precision-etched concentric circles to reflect the timeless nature of Zen contemplation. Utilizing light yet durable aluminum throughout the monoshell build, the ZENBOOKTM Prime UX31A has been optimized to combine beauty with speed, balancing work and play.

Seamless Chiclet Style Backlit Keyboard
Seamless Chiclet Style Backlit Keyboard

The ZENBOOKTM Prime UX31A is equipped with ASUS's ambient light sensor technology, which monitors the surrounding conditions and makes adjustments to the brightness of the illuminated keyboard and display in response to the lighting of the environment3

Full HD IPS Panel
Full HD IPS Panel

The ZENBOOKTM Prime UX31A delivers a premium visual experience in Full HD 1080P that showcases pixel-perfect and vivid images on advanced IPS panels. With 178° wide-view angle, IPS technology allows for great views from almost any direction at nearly twice the angles of competing Ultrabooks. The screen also supports up to 72% NTSC Color Gamut, 350cd/m2 brightness and an 800:1 color contrast ratio which is a vast advancement compared with the TN panels installed on other Ultrabooks, delivering great color reproduction and superior color contrast.



SATA III Solid State Drive Ultra-fast Performance
SATA III Solid State Drive Ultra-fast Performance

Life is full of compromise. Except in this case. Underneath the slim, streamlined exterior of the ZENBOOKTM Prime UX31A lie the powerful 3rd-generation Intel® CoreTM processors. Also featuring an all flash SATA III Solid State Drive that performs up to 4x faster than traditional hard drivesi. Enjoy super-fast boot up time and faster application loads with the UX31A.

ASUS SonicMaster Technology
ASUS SonicMaster Technology

Huge sound doesn't have to come from huge speakers. In association with audio experts Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®, the ZENBOOKTM features ASUS exclusive SonicMaster Technology bringing the ultimate sound experience with improved clarity, volume, resonance, and more detailed sound reproduction.

Energy-Conserving Design with ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II
Energy-Conserving Design with ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II

ASUS' exclusive Super Hybrid Engine II Technology ensures a smartphone-like user experience that is always on and instantly accessible: Get back immediately to where you left off with Instant On 2-second resume from hibernation mode. With its energy-conserving design, the ZENBOOKTM Prime UX31A can keep programs active and go into standby mode for up to 14 days1. What's more, it automatically backs up your data when battery life drops below 5% so you know your files will always be saved.

Incredible Cloud

32GB ASUS WebStorage

Need more storage capacity? The ZENBOOKTM Prime UX31A comes with complimentary 32GB of cloud storage from ASUS WebStorage2 for three years (valued at $49.99). Now you can access large presentation files or countless music and movies to enjoy anywhere.

Incredible Connectivity

Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi)

Your ZENBOOKTM, now on your TV. With Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi), everything goes wireless--- stream your favorite HD content directly to a monitor or even a big screen HDTV and use your notebook to do more of the things you want to do like checking emails - all at the same time. Now you can enjoy HD movies with a room full of friends without needing to crowd in front of the notebook.

Seamlessly Connected

With the ASUS ZENBOOKTM Prime UX31A, stay seamlessly connected wherever you go with the support of various wireless connectivity formats including 802.11a/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0 and Intel® WiDi.

Relax, ASUS got you covered!

This notebook is backed by the industry's most comprehensive coverage:

1-Year International Warranty
  • 30 days Zero Bright Dot Guarantee
  • Free one-way standard shipping
  • 24/7 Technical Support
  • For more information visit http://www.service.asus.com/

    1-Year Accidental Damage Protection2
  • Covers accidental drops, spills, power surges and fire damage for the first year (valued at $99). For more information, visit http://notebookcare.asus.com

Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
  • Display: 13.3" FHD IPS Panel (1920 x 1080)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3517U
  • Graphics: Intel GMA HD
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3
  • Storage: 128GB SSD + 32GB ASUS WebStorage4
  • Wireless: 802.11 a/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0
  • Camera: HD Camera
  • Speakers: Built-in B&O ICEpower® audio system
  • Card Reader: SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro, XD

 

  • Battery: 4-cell Li-Polymer Battery Pack
  • Dimensions: 12.9" x 8.9" x 0.3~0.78" (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 2.86 lbs
  • Color: Silver Aluminum
  • Input/ Output:
    • 1 x Microphone-in jack
    • 1 x Headphone-out jack
    • 1 x VGA port
    • 1 x HDMI port
    • 2 x USB 3.0 port

What's in the Box

  • ASUS ZENBOOKTM UX31A Series Notebook
  • Accessories: Notebook Sleeve, Mini-VGA to VGA Adapter, USB to LAN Adapter (valued at $69.99)
  • AC Adapter
  • User Manual


Product Model Name ASUS UX31A-DH51 ASUS UX31A-DH71 ASUS UX32VD-DH71
Design Texture Spun Metal Aluminum Spun Metal Aluminum Spun Metal Aluminum
Dimension 12.9" x 8.9" x 0.3~0.78" 12.9" x 8.9" x 0.3~0.78" 12.8" x 8.78" x 0.71"~2.17”
Weight 2.86 lbs 2.86 lbs 3.2 lbs
Display Screen 13.3” FHD IPS Panel (1920 x 1080) 13.3” FHD IPS Panel (1920 x 1080) 13.3” FHD IPS Panel (1920 x 1080)
Performance CPU Intel Core i5-3317U Intel Core i7-3517U Intel Core i7-3517U
Graphics Intel GMA HD Intel GMA HD Intel GMA HD
Memory 4GB DDR3 4GB DDR3 6GB DDR3
Storage HDD N/A N/A 500GB
SSD 128GB SSD 256GB 24GB
Cloud 32GB ASUS WebStorage4 32GB ASUS WebStorage4 32GB ASUS WebStorage4
Connectivity Wireless 802.11 a/g/n 802.11 a/g/n 802.11 a/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Protection Warranty 1 Yr International Warranty 1 Yr International Warranty 1 Yr International Warranty
Pixel Policy 30-day Zero Bright Dot Guarantee 30-day Zero Bright Dot Guarantee 30-day Zero Bright Dot Guarantee
Coverage (Registration required) 1 Yr Accidental Damage Protection2 1 Yr Accidental Damage Protection2 1 Yr Accidental Damage Protection2


ASUS- Top 3 Global Consumer Notebook Brand

As the world's top three consumer notebook brand and maker of the world's best-selling motherboards, ASUS prides itself by making products that always "START with PEOPLE." With a persistent approach to innovation, ASUS goes beyond satisfying current consumer needs to surpass expectations and spark the imaginations of people everywhere. ASUS designs and manufactures a diverse range of products as part of our relentless search for incredible, including motherboards, graphics cards, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, networking devices, servers, smartphones and tablets. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and recently received the recognition for the 2013 PC Magazine Reader's Choice Award.



1. Subject to product model, normal usage conditions and configuration.

2. Program applies to select notebooks purchased within the USA and Canada only. Customers must register online within 60-days from purchase date to be eligible. One claim per notebook only. Exclusion apply. For details, please visit, notebookcare.asus.com.

3. Display brightness will be auto-adjusted only in battery saving mode.

4. Complimentary 32GB ASUS WebStorage space for 3 year.

© 2013 ASUS Computer International. All Rights Reserved. ASUS is a registered trademark of ASUSTeK Computer. All specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers on selected models. Products may not be available in all markets. Product may not be exactly as shown in photos. Actual colors may differ from their appearance due to variation of monitor restrictions and color processing. All trademarks are registered to their respective companies. ASUS shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.


Customer Questions & Answers

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

251 of 257 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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67 of 67 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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