Notebookcheck Logo

Asus Zenbook UX31E-DH53

Specifications

Asus Zenbook UX31E-DH53
Asus Zenbook UX31E-DH53 (UX Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-2557M 2 x 1.7 - 2.7 GHz, Sandy Bridge
Display
13.30 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.3 kg ( = 45.86 oz / 2.87 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1100 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus Zenbook UX31E-DH53

ASUS Zenbook UX31 Ultrabook Review
Source: Hardware Canucks English Archive.org version
The ASUS Zenbook is one of those products that PC users just want to like. It is slim, well built, performs reasonably well and incorporates all of the design marquees that make the Apple competition “unique” without the high cost normally associated with fruit-labeled notebooks. Unfortunately, in a headlong drive to make a bona fide Mac competitor, ASUS has fallen into some of the very pitfalls they initially set out to avoid.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/14/2012
Asus Zenbook UX31 ultrabook review
Source: Liliputing English Archive.org version
The Asus Zenbook UX31 is an attractive laptop. It’s a fast laptop. For the month that I’ve had it, it’s been my favorite computer in the house. But I’m getting ready to box it up and ship it back to Intel and I’m not sure I’m ready to spend $1100 to buy my own Zenbook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/16/2012
80% ASUS (UX31E-DH53) PC Notebook
Source: Techreview Source English Archive.org version
The Asus Zenbook UX31 may be early to the ultrabook party, being one of only two on the market, but it tops the spiritual progenitors of the ultrabook category, the Apple MacBook Air 13-inch and the Samsung Series 9. While it may not be as affordable as the Acer Aspire S3, it more than makes up for it in superior construction, a fuller feature set, and stronger performance. With models on the horizon from Toshiba and Lenovo (both coming in November), it may face some stiff competition soon, but for the time being, the Zenbook UX31 is our Editors' Choice and the ultrabook to beat.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Zenbook UX31E-DH53
Source: CNet English Archive.org version
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the MacBook Air should be positively blushing right around now. The Asus Zenbook UX31E is an excellent-looking Windows Ultrabook laptop that matches the MacBook Air step for step with an even better price. Fans of great audio, high-resolution screens and lots of ports will be happy; keyboard/touch pad aficionados will be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%

Comment

Series:

With the recent announced UX21 and UX31 Ultrabooks, provided by the Taiwanese manufacturer Asus and marketed under the self-created term Zenbook, the already existing UX series moves back to the foreground. In 2009 Asus showed the slim notebook UX50V with energy efficient hardware and a 15-inch display. Today, three years after the first device of this series Asus presents two devices in the Ultrabook-class with 11.6 - and 13.3-inch display. The category Ultrabook itself was launched by Intel to the fire up the market of the top dog Apple with its MacBook Air 11 and MacBook Air 13.

Significant milestones for this project are a sleek design, fast and energy-saving hardware as well as a decent battery lifetime. Asus uses a alloy-chassis, a solid state drive and a lithium-polymer battery, which is integrated. In the first reviews for the two new devices  the available ports, the bright screen and the minimalistic background noises in idle-usage models are highlighted. Disadvantages are the reflective surface of the display and the missing option to expand the integrated hardware.

Asus offers the Zenbook UX21 (11.6 inches) and the UX31 with the larger 13.3-inch screen from 999 € (MSRP) upwards. In regard to other devices you’ll see that Asus only sell premium devices at the moment. Acer offers the Aspire S3 Ultrabook already from 799 € (MSRP) upwards. But in comparison the devices from Asus get a better result in the most reviews out there.

Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge): Processor graphics card which is integrated in the Sandy Bridge Pentium and Celeron processors. Similar to the desktop HD Graphics 2000 and not related to the old Arrandale processor graphics with the same name.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


2557M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.7-2.7 GHz due to Turbo Boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1200 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.30":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.

Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.

Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.

Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.


80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


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

 

Please share our article, every link counts!

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Asus Zenbook UX31-RSL8
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Core i5 2467M
Acer Aspire S3-3951
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Core i7 2637M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

HP ProBook 4330s LW759ES
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Celeron B810, 2 kg
Acer Aspire 3830T-6417
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Core i3 2310M, 1.8 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook S761
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Core i7 2620M, 1.8 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Acer C710-2457
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Celeron 847, 11.60", 1.4 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E130 NZU5FGE
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Pentium 977, 11.60", 1.518 kg
Samsung 550C22-H01US
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Celeron 867, 12.10", 1.43 kg
Samsung 400B2B-A04UK
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Core i5 2450M, 12.50", 2.3 kg
HP Pavilion dm1-4015tu
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Core i3 2367M, 11.60", 1.6 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-S10
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Core i5 2520M, 12.10", 1.3 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304MA
Graphics 4-Core, Meteor Lake-U Ultra 7 155U, 13.30", 1 kg
Asus Zenbook 14 OLED UM3406HA
Radeon 780M, Hawk Point (Zen 4/4c, Ryzen 8040) R7 8840HS, 14.00", 1.219 kg
Asus ZenBook 14 UX3405MA
Arc 8-Core, Meteor Lake-H Ultra 7 155H, 14.00", 1.213 kg
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9403CVA-KM0153X
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1355U, 14.00", 1.01 kg
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304, i5-1335U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Raptor Lake-U i5-1335U, 13.30", 1.1 kg
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1355U, 13.30", 1.048 kg
Asus ZenBook 14X UX3404VC
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-H i9-13900H, 14.50", 1.56 kg
Asus ZenBook S 13 UM5302TA, R7 6800U
Radeon 680M, Rembrandt (Zen 3+) R7 6800U, 13.30", 1.095 kg
Asus ZenBook S 13 UM5302TA
Radeon 660M, Rembrandt (Zen 3+) R5 6600U, 13.30", 1.095 kg
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, Rembrandt (Zen 3+) R7 6800U, 13.30", 1.095 kg
Asus ZenBook 13 OLED UM5302T
Radeon 680M, Rembrandt (Zen 3+) R7 6800U, 13.30", 0 kg
Asus Chromebook CX1101
UHD Graphics 600, Gemini Lake Celeron N4020, 11.60", 1.24 kg
Asus BR1100CKA-GJ0100RA
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU), Jasper Lake Pentium N6000, 11.60", 1.26 kg
Asus BR1100CKA-GJ0303RA
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Jasper Lake Celeron N4500, 11.60", 1.23 kg
Asus Chromebook CX1100CNA-GJ0035
HD Graphics 500, Celeron Celeron N3350, 11.60", 1.2 kg
Asus Expertbook B5 B5302C, i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 13.30", 1.1 kg
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA-I58512G0R
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Ice Lake i5-1035G4, 13.30", 1.3 kg
Asus Zenbook 14X UX5400E
GeForce MX450, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 14.00", 1.4 kg
Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2011-10-31 (Update: 2012-05-26)