Asus Zenbook UX31A 13.3 Ultrabook with Intel Core i5-3317U Processor

September 11, 2013 - Comment

The ASUS ZENBOOK Prime makes a good thing even better with the addition of a third-generation Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor and a backlit keyboard to its innovative UX31 notebook series. This 13.3-inch UX31A version is still a razor-thin 0.70 inches thick, weighs less than three pounds, and features an all-metal unibody design that’s

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The ASUS ZENBOOK Prime makes a good thing even better with the addition of a third-generation Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor and a backlit keyboard to its innovative UX31 notebook series. This 13.3-inch UX31A version is still a razor-thin 0.70 inches thick, weighs less than three pounds, and features an all-metal unibody design that’s as light as it is durable.

• Ivy Bridge processor delivers faster system performance, uses less power, and enables sharper graphics
• Backlit keyboard keeps you working and playing after the lights go down-perfect for long flights or late nights in the office
• Updated keyboard has comfortable overall feel, shorter key travel, and more responsive trackpad
• Connectivity includes Micro HDMI and two USB 3.0 ports that let you charge devices and download data 10 times faster than USB 2.0
• Travel case included

ASUS is noted for its elegant design, and nowhere is that more evident than in its UX Series. The ZENBOOK Prime UX31A is a definite looker, built with a needle-thin and feather-light aluminum unibody frame that features a unique “spun” finish on its polished metal surfaces. Add in a battery life of up to six hours*, and this is one laptop you’ll be glad to take wherever you’re headed.

The UX31A is powered by the latest Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor for some of the fastest and most powerful notebook performance to date. Intel HD Graphics 4000 are integrated on the processor and bring the 13.3-inch HD+ display to vibrant life-movies, videos, photos, web content, and more are delivered in sharp and crisp detail. There’s also a 128 GB solid state drive that enables faster boot-up times, quicker application launching, and a more durable storage solution than standard hard-disk drives since it has no moving parts. The UX31A also delivers first-rate audio with Bang & Olufsen’s renowned ICEpower, which delivers deep bass and clear, natural sound with less background noise.

Product Features

  • High-performance Intel Core i5 processor. Offers extra power to handle today’s complex software.
  • Large 4GB memory lets you run demanding programs.Graphic Card—Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 128GB solid-state drive drive holds thousands of songs, photos and documents. Keeps your running programs active, allowing laptop to resume from suspension in about 2 seconds. Features no moving parts and an ultra-fast SATA 3.0 interface.
  • Compact 13.3″ diagonal display offers high resolution for detailed images. Features a native resolution of 1600 x 900.
  • Built-in webcam and microphone let you keep in touch with others via video and voice messaging.

 

Comments

J. Hahn "windsurfer" says:

ASUS UX31A-R5102H Zenbook I needed to replace my existing laptop and wanted windows 7, of which fewer and fewer are available. This ASUS laptop offers very good features at a great price, and win7. I had read a lot of reviews so I was familiar with some of the issues and I’ll just comment further on them. One issue I read about was the track pad and keyboard. I was worried about this because I have an ASUS Eee PC 1000HA, it’s an older netbook and the track pad is terrible. I dread using it. It’s such an essential component, you wonder how they can get it wrong. Well, after using the Zenbook for about a week, the track pad and keyboard do have issues, but they are definitely usable. I have not yet explored downloading software updates, but I’ve read that is a possibility for improvement. I haven’t noticed the problem with requiring full key travel (I think I tend to type this way anyway), but I did notice typing fast caused a change in mode on the screen, no longer inputting text. Maybe I brushed the…

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