Asus Zenbook Prime UX Series

Asus UX31A-C4037H

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.

Processor: unknown, Intel Core i3 2367M, Intel Core i5 3317U, Intel Core i7 3517U, Intel Core i7 3537U, Intel Core i7 3612QM, Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 4400, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 11.6 inch, 13.3 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.1kg, 1.145kg, 1.2kg, 1.3kg, 1.4kg, 1.465kg, 1.5kg, 2.1kg
Price: 800, 1000, 1100, 1199, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 2000 euro
Average Score: 81.96% - good
Average of 46 scores (from 69 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 84%, features: 66%, display: 90%
mobility: 79%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 87%

 

Asus Zenbook Prime UX21A-DB5x

Specifications

Asus Zenbook Prime UX21A-DB5xNotebook: Asus Zenbook Prime UX21A-DB5x
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

ASUS Zenbook Prime (UX21A) Review
Source: AnandTech English
With the exception of the SSD and Windows 7's unfortunate lack of elegant DPI scaling, the Zenbook Prime is the epitome of Ultrabook perfection. It has all of the build quality that we loved about the original Zenbook, with almost none of the quirks. The display is truly in a league of its own. Color reproduction, brightness and contrast are all exactly where they need to be.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2012

 

Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB51

Specifications

Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB51Notebook: Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB51
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB51 (Model)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

ASUS ZENBOOK PRIME UX31A Ultrabook Review
Source: Legit Reviews English
When it comes to pricing the ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB51 that we showed you in this review can be found for $1049.95.The original ASUS Zenbook UX31E-DH52 is $997.92 shipped, so to get all these improvements for about $50 more is amazing. The UX31A has so many improvements over the original UX31E that there really is no choice to make. The ASUS UX31A has numerous features that are superior to the UX31W and is the Ultrabook to buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2012
ASUS UX31A: Putting the Ultra in Ultrabooks
Source: AnandTech English
There are two primary viewpoints on the UX31A, and both are valid. On the one hand you’ll find people saying, “$1400 for that!? That’s way too expensive when I could buy a substantially faster system for less money!” This is more or less the refrain we’ve heard in regards to most ultraportables since their inception—just ask Anand about his college experiments with various $2000+ ultraportables.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2012
70% Asus Zenbook UX31A review
Source: CNet English
The Asus Zenbook was one of the first entrants in the new ultrabook category when it launched in late 2011. We liked that original system, despite a few serious flaws, and the all-metal design marked it as a direct competitor to the MacBook Air.Stuck between a budget model and a high-end, feature-filled model, this middle Asus Zenbook is a slim, slick ultrabook, but also a tough sell.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
85% Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Do we like the Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A? Oh yes, in fact we love it. It has superb build quality, one of the most elegant and attractive designs on the market and that 1080p IPS display will spoil you. The MacBook Air's display will be a let down, and even the super color-accurate Sony Vaio Z 1080p display will seem weak for viewing angles and brightness.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 85%
70% Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB51
Source: PC Mag English
The Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB51 is not perfect. At the same time, however, it's an excellent example of why you should take a closer look at ultrabooks: it's gorgeous, portable, and fun to use. Although it may not necessarily be the most muscular system out there, it's nonetheless an able performer for most daily computing tasks. Power users looking to enter the ultrabook fray, on the other hand, should check out new Editors' Choice for ultrabooks, the Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD-DB71 ($1299 list, 4 stars), it has the same screen, but it sits at the top of its class thanks to its robust Intel Core i7-5317UM 1.7GHz and discrete 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 620M combination. For everyday users though, the UX31A-DB51 is a great option, though it's worth reiterating my original caveat that smart shoppers should ascertain whether the virtually identical Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A-R5102F is on sale before making their final decision.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A: First look
Source: PC Advisor English
I’m not sure if the Zenbook Prime is the best of the new wave of Ultrabooks, but it’s definitely one to watch for. It’s got great build quality, a few small but noticeable upgrades in the keyboard and audio, and a display that is definitely superior to any of the Ultrabooks I’ve seen so far. The 13.3-inch version of the Zenbook Prime with a 128GB SSD is estimated to cost around £1000 when it goes on sale next month, and that price includes the full HD IPS display. You can tack on another couple hundred quid for a 256GB SSD and more powerful processor, and all configurations include 4GB of RAM. Pricing on the 11-inch model has not yet been determined.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/25/2012
Hands-on: Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A
Source: PC World English
I’m not sure if the Zenbook Prime is the best of the new wave of Ultrabooks, but it’s definitely one to watch for. It’s got great build quality, a few small but noticeable upgrades in the keyboard and audio, and a display that is definitely superior to any of the Ultrabooks I’ve seen so far. The 13.3-inch version of the Zenbook Prime with a 128GB SSD is estimated to cost around $1099 when it goes on sale next month, and that price includes the full HD IPS display. You can tack on another $400 for a 256GB SSD and more powerful processor, and all configurations include 4GB of RAM. Pricing on the 11-inch model has not yet been determined.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/22/2012

 

Asus UX31A-DB71

Specifications

Asus UX31A-DB71Notebook: Asus UX31A-DB71
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 76.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 13 reviews)

 

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%
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

 

Asus UX31A-R4005V

Specifications

Asus UX31A-R4005VNotebook: Asus UX31A-R4005V
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 87.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A Ultrabook review: a high-res display, and a much-improved keyboard
Source: Engadget English
When ASUS first released the UX31E last fall, we found plenty to like in its striking design, high-quality display and brisk performance. The addition of backlighting and a more comfortable keyboard -- not to mention the step up to Ivy Bridge and Intel HD Graphics 4000 -- makes the whole package considerably better. But that doesn't mean the Zenbook Prime UX31A is now the best.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2012
87% Ultrabooks: Jetzt aber schnell!
Source: PC Magazin - Spezial 53 Ultrabooks German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 87%
88% Notebook für unterwegs
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 92% features: 76% display: 91% mobility: 89% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 87%
Viva la Resolution – Erstes 13-Zoll-Ultrabook mit Full-HD-Display
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2012
Rating: performance: 90% features: 30% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 50%
Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A-R4005V Ultrabook im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Positive: Matte full HD IPS display; great sound; quietly fan; long battery life. Negative: Quite hot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2012

 

Asus UX31A-R4003V

Specifications

Asus UX31A-R4003VNotebook: Asus UX31A-R4003V
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 88.17% - very good
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

80% Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Asus Zenbook UX31A represents an incremental evolution over the original UX31E, but the improvements are welcome. The Ivy Bridge CPU and high resolution panel finally realizes the potential of the sleek chassis. The touchpad is much improved, though the keyboard is the same flat, Chiclet style. The real star of the show, however, is the 1080p LCD display. Editing photos or viewing movies on the system is a real treat, and made better by the reasonably good built-in speakers. The UX31A is not without quirks, like the oddly partitioned storage system. But overall, the new Zenbook represents a near-pinnacle of the Ultrabook design. It performs well, is super-slim and light, and looks fabulous.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Zenbook Prime UX31a review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Quite a laptop then from Asus. We can’t think of a much better Ultrabook right now, particularly for those who are after a really top quality screen. In fact at £1499 it even makes a viable cheaper alternative to the more expensive MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A
Source: Digital Versus English
After the UX31E and UX21E, Asus is releasing the Zenbook Prime UX31A, the crowning jewel of its second generation of ultrabooks. While in terms of power, battery life and finishing not much has changed since the excellent UX31E, the Zenbook Prime UX31A adds a second USB 3.0 port and, most importantly, a superb, matte, Full HD IPS display. That bumps it up to the coveted five stars.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
85% ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A Ultrabook review
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Excellent overall performance and a stunning screen are just two important features that the ASUS Zenbook UX31A brings to the table. It's thin, light, has a backlit keyboard and its battery life is impressive. It still isn't perfect, and our primary gripe with this model is its touchpad, but it doesn't overshadow the strong Ivy Bridge-based configuration and the beautiful IPS-based screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 85%
89% Der Ultrabook-Primus
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 88% performance: 100% features: 70% display: 99% mobility: 98% ergonomy: 79%
95% Zensationell
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 89%

 

Asus UX31A-R5102F

Specifications

Asus UX31A-R5102FNotebook: Asus UX31A-R5102F
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A-R5102F
Source: PC Mag English
A lot has happened since the first Zenbook came on the scene. Asus has updated the gorgeous design with a high-resolution display, more comfortable keyboard with backlight, and new hardware, making an impressive machine all the better. But the competition hasn't been sitting still, and there are several models that offer better battery life, better port selection, and larger storage capacity. The best of these competitors actually comes from within the Zenbook family.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Asus UX21A-1AK1

Specifications

Asus UX21A-1AK1Notebook: Asus UX21A-1AK1
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Scharfsicht – 11,6-Zoll-Premium-Ultrabook mit Full-HD-Display
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2012
Rating: performance: 90% features: 30% display: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
ASUS Zenbook Prime UX21A: самый компактный ультрабук с IPS-дисплеем
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: High performance; decent battery life; well-designed; magnificent display. Negative: Poor conectivity; not good touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2012

 

Asus UX32A-DB31

Specifications

Asus UX32A-DB31Notebook: Asus UX32A-DB31
Processor: Intel Core i3 2367M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Asus Zenbook UX32A DB31 review
Source: CNet English
The Asus Zenbook was one of the first entrants in the new ultrabook category when it launched in late 2011. We liked that original system, despite a few serious flaws, as the all-metal design marked it as a direct competitor to the MacBook Air. Asus makes some of the most full-featured ultrabooks available, but this stripped-down Zenbook UX32A version is missing those extras and faces tough competition in its price range.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% mobility: 70%

 

Asus UX31A-R4004V

Specifications

Asus UX31A-R4004VNotebook: Asus UX31A-R4004V
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 84.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

80% Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A
Source: PC World English
The UX31A is not without quirks, like the oddly partitioned storage system. But overall, the new Zenbook represents a near-pinnacle of the Ultrabook design. It performs well, is super-slim and light, and looks fabulous.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Zenbook Prime UX31a review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Quite a laptop then from Asus. We can’t think of a much better Ultrabook right now, particularly for those who are after a really top-quality screen. In fact, at £1499 it even makes a viable cheaper alternative to the more expensive MacBook Pro with Retina Display. If you can get round these issues, then there is a very impressive piece of kit here which will definitely turn heads with its looks. We can’t help but think that waiting for a sequel might be worth it however, as Asus might finally get the trackpad right.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A review – the best ultrabook out there right now
Source: Ultrabook Review English
In the end, I can state that I’m glad to call the Zenbook Prime UX31A my new favorite ultrabook, so I’ll be adding it to my list of best available ultrabooks very soon. I’m also happy to see that Asus listened to their customer’s complaints about their first generation ultrabooks and managed to address almost all of them with the new laptop, improving the keyboard, trackpad and screen, while upgrading it to the latest Intel hardware platforms.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% ASUS ZENBOOK PRIME UX31A-R4004V
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
83% Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 83%
ASUS ZENBOOK Prime UX31Aの実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: Easy-to-read LCD display; viewing angle is very good; good touchpad; light weight. Negative: Higher overall temperature around the keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2012

 

Asus UX32A-R3007V

Specifications

Asus UX32A-R3007VNotebook: Asus UX32A-R3007V
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 65.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

60% ASUS ZenBook Prime UX32 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The ASUS ZenBook UX32 is a recommendable Ultrabook; it has the right mix of quality and features. The display is pleasantly of good quality despite having just a 1366x768 resolution; the keyboard has the best feel of any Ultrabook we've tried and the touchpad is excellent; it even has decent speakers. One area where this notebook could improve is in performance; the included hard drive/small SSD combo while innovative (most Ultrabooks have limited storage space since they only have SSDs) is slow and the UX32 like most Ultrabooks can't be upgraded.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 50% features: 60% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 60%
67% Asus Zenbook UX32A review
Source: PC Pro English
Asus’ cut-price Zenbook is some way from perfection: that touchpad still doesn’t quite convince, and the low screen resolution is a major turn-off. Yet, at £800 inc VAT, the Zenbook UX32A’s foibles are largely easy to forgive. If your budget can’t quite stretch to pricier models with high-resolution displays, then the Zenbook UX32A gives a value-packed taste of the high-end for a little less than most.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 67% ergonomy: 67%
70% Asus Zenbook UX32A review
Source: Techradar English
The Zenbook UX32A is a solid Ultrabook – thanks to the remarkably attractive design and the addition of an Ivy Bridge chipset. Ultimately though, if you're on a budget and looking to make the step up from a cumbersome laptop to a gleaming new Ultrabook, you won't find many better options than this one.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Asus UX21A-K1009V

Specifications

Asus UX21A-K1009VNotebook: Asus UX21A-K1009V
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 91.5% - very good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

94% Konkurrenzloses 11 Zoll Ultrabook
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 88%
90% Đánh giá Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90%
91% 11.6인치에서 누리는 풀 HD IPS 디스플레이 - 에이수스 젠북 프라임 UX21A (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 91%
91% 11.6인치에서 누리는 풀 HD IPS 디스플레이 - 에이수스 젠북 프라임 UX21A (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 91%

 

Asus UX21A-K1010V

Specifications

Asus UX21A-K1010VNotebook: Asus UX21A-K1010V
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.145kg
Price: 1199 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

89% Review Asus Zenbook Prime UX21A Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Full HD peanut. The tiny Asus Zenbook Prime UX21A features an 11.6-inch display and a class-leading resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The other specs are noteworthy as well: Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, SSD, backlit keyboard, and a sturdy aluminum chassis.
Review: Zenbook Prime ASUS UX21A. El ultrabook Retina de 11“
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Positive: The matte display with high-quality IPS panel; amazing definition; high quality sound.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2012

 

Asus UX51Vz-DH71

Specifications

Asus UX51Vz-DH71Notebook: Asus UX51Vz-DH71
Processor: Intel Core i7 3612QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 82.4% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

80% ASUS ZenBook UX51V Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The ASUS UX51VZ is a well-rounded 15.6-inch notebook that's ultimately a bit too expensive. There's little to actually complain about; at the top of the list is the lack of a touch-enabled display and always-audible cooling fans; it also gets a bit warm under full load and has just a one-year warranty. Otherwise we like what we see; the UX51VZ packs an incredible amount of power into a thin chassis including a quad-core processor, dedicated Nvidia graphics card and dual SSDs. The IPS display is beautiful and has an appreciated anti-glare surface. The backlit keyboard has a good feel and is quiet like the clickpad. The build quality is good but not exceptional. Lastly let's not forget about the excellent Bang & Olufsen speakers and very good battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% performance: 100% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
82% Good looks, strong performance, not cheap
Source: CNet English
It seems like there just aren't a lot of options when it comes to premium larger-screen Windows 8 laptops. And those that we do see, like the Acer Aspire S7 and HP Spectre TouchSmart XT, typically don't have discrete graphics. The Asus Zenbook UX51Vz-DH71 is a nice fit for anyone looking for premium looks and performance in a Windows 8 laptop who is willing to pay for it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Asus Zenbook UX51VZ-DH71 Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
With the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, Apple has proven that there's a market for expensive laptops—as long as the machines feature high-end designs and top-shelf components. A 15.6-inch, quad-core ultrabook, the Asus Zenbook UX51VZ-DH71 wraps high-end components in a sleek aluminum shell. We love the top-notch performance and killer sound system, but the high price and lack of a touch screen give us pause.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus ZenBook UX51Vz-DH71 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Asus ZenBook UX51Vz-DH71 ($1,869.99 list) is a high-end ultraportable for power users like multimedia mavens and part-time gamers.Its speedy SSD RAID array, 1080p screen, Core i7 processor, beefy discrete graphics and other performance-oriented components will keep these power users happy.The Asus ZenBook UX51Vz-DH71 is a high-end ultraportable for power users like multimedia mavens and part-time gamers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% ASUS Zenbook UX51Vz-DH71
Source: Techreview Source English
The ASUS Zenbook UX51Vz-DH71 is yet another Windows 8-powered Ultrabook computer that features an attractive aluminum design, a beautiful 1080p display and long battery life. All these great things come at a high price tag, however.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A-C4027H

Specifications

Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A-C4027HNotebook: Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A-C4027H
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.465kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

87% Review Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A Touch Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Ultra-Touchbook. Few laptops of 2012 impressed us as much as the premium Ultrabook from Asus. The model achieved a rare 90%. Everything was perfect - even the display maintained a high standard. Will the touch panel make this great model even better?
80% Asus ZenBook Prime Touch review
Source: PC Advisor English
The ZenBook Prime Touch still looks great, and combines desktop-level performance with a slimline design that is extremely portable. However, the failure to provide a battery-efficient Haswell update is a missed opportunity, and means that the ZenBook isn’t quite the leader that it used to be.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 100%
70% Asus Zenbook Touch
Source: Wired Magazine English
WIRED Great touchscreen. You get the performance you pay for. Gorgeous brushed-aluminum body is still one of the best designs among Windows PCs. Bang and Olufsen speakers kick out some impressive audio for an ultrabook. TIRED Noisy fan. Touchpad is too sensitive with certain gestures, causing annoying swiping accidents. Glossy screen results in too much glare.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
New touchscreen, same solid performance
Source: Engadget English
ASUS' Zenbook Prime line of Ultrabooks is a good thing that keeps getting better. The beautiful all-metal design paired with good performance has been a constant, and the keyboard and touchpad have improved over the last year. The UX31A Touch is very much an evolutionary update of the 13-inch Zenbook, as the real change here is just the touch-capable display -- and Windows 8, of course.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/31/2012
80% Anfassen erwünscht
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 65% performance: 96% features: 76% display: 78% mobility: 71% ergonomy: 87%
KonZentriert – Asus Zenbook UX31a mit Touchscreen und Windows 8
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/29/2013
Rating: performance: 70% features: 50% display: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
93% Auch mit Touch zensationell
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 88%
ASUS UX31A Touch - Fit für Windows 8
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: up-to-date device; sensitive touchscreen
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2013

 

Asus UX31A-BHI5T

Specifications

Asus UX31A-BHI5TNotebook: Asus UX31A-BHI5T
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A Touch
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The Asus Zenbook Prime was and is the definition of a high end Ultrabook. It's still the poster child for what Intel imagined when they coined the Ultrabook term: thin, light, extremely stylish and quick. Among Windows machines, it's still hard to beat it for seriously high end styling, fit and finish, features and value.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Zenbook Prime Touch UX31A-BHI5T review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Asus Zenbook Prime Touch UX31A-BHI5T isn’t the perfect ultrabook. Its limited storage capacity and so-so port selection are obvious shortcomings. Even with these flaws, though, it comes close to delivering a superlative Windows 8 experience. Its brilliant, touch-enabled screen, incredibly thin design, and great battery life, make it worthy of serious consideration.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Zenbook Prime Touch UX31A-BHI5T
Source: PC Mag English
The Asus Zenbook Prime Touch UX31A-BHI5T isn't the perfect ultrabook. Its limited storage capacity and so-so port selection are obvious shortcomings. Even with these flaws, though, it comes close to delivering a superlative Windows 8 experience. Its brilliant, touch-enabled screen, incredibly thin design, and great battery life, make it worthy of serious consideration. Throw in the fact that its $1,100 price tag is on par with its competitors, and it becomes a no-brainer. This is the ultrabook to beat, and it justifiably replaces the Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD-DB71 as our Editors' Choice award for high-end ultrabooks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus UX31A-R4003H

Specifications

Asus UX31A-R4003HNotebook: Asus UX31A-R4003H
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Vorzeige-Ultrabook
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 99% features: 68% display: 99% mobility: 89% ergonomy: 89%

 

Asus UX31LA

Specifications

Asus UX31LANotebook: Asus UX31LA
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

100% Test: Asus ZENBOOK Touch UX31LA
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
Asus Zenbook Touch UX31LA
Source: SweClockers SV→EN
Positive: Battery life; good build quality; superb cooling system; good touchpad and backlit keyboard; high-resolution display. Negative: Very glossy screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/29/2013

 

Asus UX31A-C4037H

Specifications

Asus UX31A-C4037HNotebook: Asus UX31A-C4037H
Processor: Intel Core i7 3537U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 67% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

67% Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A review
Source: PC Pro English
In fact, there are only two areas in which the UX31A falls behind, the first of which is battery life. Even here, though, the Asus is far from awful: in our light-use benchmark it managed 7hrs 11mins, which isn't amazing but still perfectly respectable. In the end, however, the main gripe we have with the Zenbook Touch UX31A is its price. It performs well in every category, and it's drop-dead gorgeous to boot, but at £1,500 it's simply too expensive to recommend. For our money, the Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 and Dell XPS 12 are by far better buys.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 83% features: 83% workmanship: 83%

 

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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.

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

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.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M: A mid-range GPU and the fastest GeForce GT as part of the 600M series

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


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Intel Core i5:

3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

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.

3612QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.1 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller. The speciality of the i7-3612QM is the low TDP of 35 Watt compared to 45 Watt of the other Ivy Bridge quad core CPUs (e.g. 3610QM).

4500U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

3537U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q1 2013. Offers a core clock of 2.0 - 3.1 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1200 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

Intel Core i3:

2367M: Power efficient ULV processor clocked at 1.4 GHz without Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1000 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.


13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

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


1.1 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.1 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


81.96%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-06- 6 (Update: 2012-06- 6)