|Screen Size||13.3 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920x1080|
|Processor||1.7 GHz Core i7-3517UM|
|RAM||4 GB SO-DIMM|
|Memory Speed||1600 MHz|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD 4000 Graphics|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
ASUS UX31 13-Inch Laptop [2012 model]
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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this laptop when it first came out. Been using it daily for the last three years with no issues. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mahva Naghipor
The winner, by far. I have owned this since 2012, it has been very reliable, fast and a great, clear screen, very high resolution.
But,,,,,, it came with Windows. Read more
Listen. You are probably like me. Not a big Apple fan and looking for quality and good design. THIS IS NOT IT! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Teresa Orth
After a year or so, there was a problem with the connection between the charger cable and the computer. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jeroen Meijer
I know it's a lottery, whether someone gets a reliable machine or not. As for me my initial purchase of this machine was from a groupon. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Agent Rockstar
slim and sleek build.
Reliability. Read more
This machine was for my wife, and it was nothing but trouble. First the sound stopped working. Before long the keyboard stopped working correctly. Read morePublished 15 months ago by JohnM
Great laptop. Minor bugs with power connection on motherboard and keyboard connection.Published 16 months ago by Severin S.
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