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Asus UX31A-DB71

Specifications

Asus UX31A-DB71Notebook: Asus UX31A-DB71 (Zenbook Prime UX Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 1400 euro
Average Score: 76.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 33%, performance: 83%, features: 83%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus UX31A-DB71

Asus Zenbook UX31A Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
One of our few concerns with the Zenbook was its edges as when we were working with it, we felt the edges of the palm rests could be a tad smoother. Considering how fantastic of an ultrabook this is, this is a concern we can easily overlook when you factor in just how much the Zenbook gets right. If you’re in the market for an ultrabook and can afford it, the Asus Zenbook UX31A should be high in your consideration list.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2013
70% Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A review
Source: Techradar English
The Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A is a premium computer with a price tag to match. The build quality is excellent, the performance is great for an Ultrabook and the screen is top-notch. Sadly, the battery life makes you think twice about its good points when you're spending that amount of money - we're just not sure that it's worth it for all that many people.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB71 13.3-inch
Source: Comp Reviews English
For anyone looking to get an ultrabook with a high quality display, it is tough to top when ASUS has to offer with the Zenbook Prime UX31A. The IPS panel offers great color and a resolution capable of 1080p video support. Performance is also quite strong but the storage performance is a bit below what the competition does have to offer.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A Review - Execution Matters
Source: PC Perspective English
The ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A is a great laptop in theory. It offers excellent day-to-day performance (gaming excluded), a wonderful display and respectable battery life. It fixes some problems that have continued to plague PC laptops, such as their inability to provide a display on par with the best tablets.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/28/2012
Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A vs Acer Aspire S5 – premium ultrabooks compared
Source: Ultrabook Review English
All in all, both the Acer Zenbook Prime UX31A and the Acer Aspire S5 are premium 13.3 inch ultrabooks. In fact, they are some of the best you can get in this class, budget aside. The Acer does have a couple of tricks, like the thin and light body, classic looks, fast SSD and the unique MagicFlop port cover. Both overall the Asus Zenbook is the better pick in my eyes, as it not only looks and feels better, but it also bundles a better keyboard and display, plus lasts slightly longer on a charge. All those while going for basically the same price as the Acer right now.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2012
67% Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A review
Source: PC Pro English
Be in no doubt, the Asus remains a great all-round Ultrabook. The Full HD display is as good as they come, the design is simply gorgeous, and both performance and battery life are without fault. The issue is with the competition: with rival models also delivering solid all-round performance, if not the pixel-perfect display, for hundreds of pounds less, the Zenbook Prime UX31A looks to have priced itself out of the market before it's even got off the ground.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 33% performance: 83% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A pictures and hands-on
Source: Pocket Lint English
The sequel to Asus's flagship Ultrabook is just around the corner and we have had a play. It's quite a thing to behold, with a 1080p screen that boasts deeper blacks than even the new MacBook Pro. The first time we saw it, in fact ,we didn't realise the display was on at all, thinking it was a sticker.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/15/2012
Hands on: Asus Zenbook Prime review
Source: Techradar English
The Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A, to give it its full meatier moniker, is a 13.3-inch notebook (there is also a 11-inch version – the UX21A), which boasts a mightily impressive Full HD, 1920 x 1080, IPS matte display with an impressive 178 degree viewing angle.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/15/2012
90% ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A Review
Source: T Break English
Priced at AED 6299, the ASUS Prime is definitely the Ultrabook that an enthusiast will be looking at. With it’s full-HD 1080p IPS panel, it offers a display unlike any other Ultrabook and combine that with the speedy Core i7 CPU and a decent battery life and you pretty much have a clear winner in the higher-end of Ultrabooks. The fan noise is a bit of a shame but that doesn’t stop me from awarding the UX31A with our Editor’s Choice award. If I was getting an Ultrabook- this would be it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

Test: ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A - das UltraUltrabook
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: FullHD, bright display with high contrast, workmanship, good and illuminated keyboard, CPU-power, SSD; negative: RJ45 adapter, few connections
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/30/2012
Review: ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Positive: New platform Ivy Bridge; IPS screen; Wireless-N with Bluetooth 4.0 dual channel; Power management technology.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/21/2012
Обзор ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A: первый ультрабук с FullHD-экраном
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Full HD-resolution and matte IPS screen; stylish aluminum case; new Ivy Bridge CPU; backlit keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2012
ASUS ZenBook Prime UX31A - ultramobilní s IPS displejem
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Incredibly quiet cooling and low operating temperatures; High-end IPS display; Resistant mechanical processing; Comfortable keyboard. Negative: The LCD, minimum brightness is still strong; Creaking keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/19/2012

Comment

Series:

The Asus Zenbook is still one of the best looking ultrabook out there, next to the Macbook Air. The only problem with the original UX32 was its price. The 13 inch model was far more pricy than any other ultrabooks. Asus decided to deliver a little of that good taste for far less the price with the new mid-range Zenbook.

With the same kind all metal body featuring a concentric circle design, the new UX32A looks every bit as good as the original Zenbook. To reduce its price, the 256GB SSD had to be replaced with a hybrid drive consisting of a 500GB hard disk and a 24GB SSD. Naturally this makes the new model a little thicker than the older one but that size isn’t a problem at all. It is still by farthest, one of the sleekest ultrabook out there. As a result of the thicker chassis, several additional ports could be included in this new model, which actually is better.

The fast boot-up and resume from sleep times still remains fast thanks to the tiny SSD but the cheaper model is crippled with an i3 processor of the older Sandy Bridge platform and an older generation graphics adapter as well. Due to this severe new generation technology shortage it is hard to see why a person would choose the UX32A over all the other ultrabooks in the same price range out there. Perhaps if exterior design is your only priority, it would serve you well. However, even the least tech savvy person might not consider an ultrabook with an i3 processor.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


3517U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.9 - 3.0 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.3 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews


76.75%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-06-12 (Update: 2012-06-12)