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ASUS Zenbook UX31A-DB51 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (OLD VERSION)

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128GB
Core i5
  • Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7 GHz
  • 4 GB SO-DIMM, 128 GB Solid-State Drive
  • Backlit Keyboard,5 hours of battery life
  • 13.3-Inch IPS FHD LED Screen, Intel HD 4000 Graphics
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Information

Capacity: 128GB | Style: Core i5
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Screen Size13.3 inches
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution1920x1080 pixels
Processor1.7 GHz Core i5-3317U
RAM4 GB SO-DIMM
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Driveflash_memory_solid_state
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 4000
Chipset BrandIntel
Wireless Type802.11 a/b/g/n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand NameAsus
SeriesUX31
Item model numberUX31A-DB51
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Item Weight2.9 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H12.90 x 0.30 x 8.90 inches
Color Silver Aluminum
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Flash Memory Size128
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Optical Drive TypeNo
Battery TypeLithium Polymer (LiPo)
Batteries:1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  
Additional Information
ASINB00863L2PK
Best Sellers Rank #7,285 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7 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 i5

From the Manufacturer

Find Your Zen - ASUS Zenbook Prime, the Ultimate Ultrabook

Ultra-light, Ultra slim Ultrabook - A Balance of Beauty & Power

Measuring just 0.72" at the thinnest and weighing just 2.9lbs, the artistically-crafted ZENBOOK Prime UX31 Series ultrabook presents a delectable hairline spun metal finish with precision-etched concentric circles. Its light yet durable aluminum chassis is perfect for ultra-portability without sacrificing appearance or performance.

Tried and Tested for Quality

ASUS is a global technology leader who focuses on the mastery of innovation and design perfection. Today, it is the world's #1 manufacturer of motherboards and is one of world's top PC brands. With customers' need in the forefront, ASUS embodies the passion to create products that truly enhance the computing experience. Not only does design matter, ASUS products are also strictly quality tested to surpass industry standards, surviving multiple drop tests, hinge tests cycles and LCD pressure tests to name a few, ensuring that every ASUS product you buy will be one of your best investments.

Reliability Matters

ASUS PCs finish near or at the top of the industry's reliability rankings survey after survey.1

Known for their unmatched reliability, ASUS products clearly offers you peace of mind and quality you can trust. Using only premium materials, ASUS aims to break the industry mold and deliver a product that is truly incredible. In addition, ASUS also offers the industry's best-in-class warranty and free 1-year accidental damage protection so you sleep worry-free knowing ASUS' got your back.2

Innovation Like no Other

In the heart of the ASUS Zenbook, lies incredible features that makes it not only a thing of beauty but an epitome of great Ultrabook performance. Powered by the 3rd gen Intel Core i5 processor with Intel Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz, the ASUS Zenbook delivers the performance you need, when you need it. For incredible sound, the ASUS Zenbook features premium audio co-developed with audio experts Bang & Olufsen ICEpower.

In addition, the ASUS Zenbook features 6GB/s Solid State Drive, ultra slim less than an inch thin and super lightweight at under 3 lbs winning over the Ultrabook competition.

ASUS UX31A-AB71

Key Features

  • 13.3" HD IPS anti-glare panel display for immersive cinematic viewing experience with resolution up to 1920 x 1080
  • 3rd gen Intel Core i5-3317U processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology for faster, better performance boost when you need it
  • Premium audio with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower technology for awesome listening experience
  • SATA 6Gb/s 128GB Solid State Drive for quieter, faster & more reliable data storage compared to a hard disk drive
  • Award-winning ultra-slim design - less than 1" & under 3 lbs. light

Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Display: 13.3-inch Full HD wide-view IPS anti-glare panel display (1920 x 1080)
  • Processor: 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3317M (1.7GHz)
  • Graphics: Intel HD graphics 4000
  • Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n + WIDI Support
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 1600MHz
  • Storage: 128GB SSD SATA 6Gb/s
  • Camera: HD 720p CMOS module
  • Speakers: Stereo speakers with B&O Icepower and SonicMaster support
  • Card Reader: 2-in-1 (SD, MMC)
  • Input/ Output:
    • 1 x mini VGA port
    • 2 x USB 3.0 port
    • 1 x micro HDMI 1.4 (1080p support)
    • 1 x audio jack combo
  • Battery: Li-Polymer 50WH (6840MAH)
  • Dimensions: 12.8" x 8.8" x 0.70" (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 2.9 lbs.
  • Color: Silver Aluminum

What's in the Box

  • ASUS ZENBOOK Prime UX31A-DB51 Notebook
  • AC Adapter
  • Micro HDMI to VGA Adapter
  • USB to Ethernet Adapter
  • Warranty Information Card

Comparison Chart

UX31A-DB51 UX32A-DB51
Display Size 13.3" IPS FHD (1920 x 1080) 13.3" FHD (1920 x 1080)
Processor Intel Core i5-3317 (1.7Ghz) Intel Core i5-3317 (1.7Ghz)
Memory 4G DDR3 4G DDR3
Graphics Intel HD Graphics Intel HD Graphics
Storage 128GB SSD
500GB (w/ 24GB SSD reserved for Instant On)
Battery 50W 48W

Relax ASUS has got you covered!

This notebook is backed by the industry's most comprehensive warranty. The 1-Year Accidental Damage Protection covers accidental drops, spills, power surges and fire damage for the first year. For more information, visit http://completewarranty.asus.com.

© 2012 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.

1 Rated number 1 Windows-based PC maker in PCMag.com's Service & Reliability Report 2010. Rated number 1 PC brand according to SquareTrade, the leading direct-to-consumer warranty company (for more information visit http://www.squaretrade.com/pages/laptop-reliability-1109/ ). Rated number 1 reliable PC maker in Q2 2010's RESCUECOM report http://www.rescuecom.com/2010-2nd-Quarter-Computer-Reliability-Report.html

2 ASUS reserves the right to exclude certain SKUs; check with your retailer to confirm coverage of specific models. Valid for notebooks purchased in the US and Canada only. Certain retailers do not participate in ADP coverage. For complete details, please visit: http://completewarranty.asus.com/.

Product Description

13.3" Full HD (1920x1080) / Intel i5-3317 (1.7Ghz) / 4GB DDR3 / Intel HD Graphics / 128GB SSD by SandForce / 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 Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It's super fast, thin, and light.
Taylor
Update: After trying many things to try and fix my network issues, I have decided just to get a replacement.
Imran
Major problem: touchpad is too sensitive and I keep touching it while typing and pointer jumps around.
Vagelis

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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