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Asus Zenbook UX31E-DH53

Specifications

Asus Zenbook UX31E-DH53
Asus Zenbook UX31E-DH53 (UX Series)
Display
13.3 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

 

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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
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
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
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
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.
13.3":

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.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


80%: 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.

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, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E130 NZU5FGE
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Pentium 977, 11.6", 1.518 kg
Samsung 550C22-H01US
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Celeron 867, 12.1", 1.43 kg
Samsung 400B2B-A04UK
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Core i5 2450M, 12.5", 2.3 kg
HP Pavilion dm1-4015tu
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Core i3 2367M, 11.6", 1.6 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-S10
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Core i5 2520M, 12.1", 1.3 kg

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Asus Zenbook UX333FA-A4011T
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 13.3", 1.19 kg
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN-AB006T
GeForce MX150, Core i7 8565U, 13.9", 1.05 kg
Asus VivoBook S13 S330UA-EY637T
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UHD Graphics 620, Core i3 8145U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
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Asus ZenBook 13 UX333FA
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 13.3", 1.19 kg
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UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U, 13.3", 1.224 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2011-10-31 (Update: 2012-05-26)