Asus was the first manufacturer of portable ultrabook that presented the model Asus UX21 at the fair in the summer. Then more and more producers have aligned requirements and Intel announced their ultra-slim models. After many trials and problems, Asus has managed to launch, according to these technological marvels into series production as the ZenBook.
The design and specifications of Asus ZenBook UX31 falls in the above category, but the details make it a really special product. Finished aluminum casing gives it a higher aspect, but also high resistance to shocks. ZenBook UX31 has a 13.3-inch display and a thickness of 9 mm without lid, and weight is 1.3 kg. Despite its small size, ultrabook develops a very good performance. Asus has introduced the Intel Core i7-2677M at 1.8 GHz, Intel integrated graphics card HD 3000, 4GB DDR3 RAM and a 128GB SSD.
In conclusion, we can say that Asus Zenbook UX31 is a laptop almost perfect. We were impressed by it because it is of great beauty, has notable performance, keeps low temperatures even during heavy use and last but not least, we really enjoy its impressive screen resolution and increased brightness.
Believe in love at first sight? We do! We believe in love at first sight for well made products. You know that feeling of tranquility, but also agitated that it gives you when you're in love? Around it is the state that you forward the next generation of laptops and more precisely - Asus ZenBook ultrabook.
Asus ZenBook UX31 Strengths:
- Strong configuration for an ultrabook.
- Comfortable palmrest;
- Stylish and attractive;
- Good sound quality - Bang & Olufsen ICEpower audio system;
- Display 13.3-inch, 1600 x 900 resolution and 450cd/m2 brightness - the brightest screen on the market.
Asus ZenBook UX31 weaknesses:
- Price around 1500 EUR. Above the average required by Intel;
- Keyboard vibrates when sound system is loud;
- The keyboard is not illuminated;
Asus Zenbook UX31 is one of the answers of Taiwanese manufacturer Intel to appeal to the popular Ultrabook category. Design and specifications fall into the category of laptop mentioned earlier, but the details make the difference and turn it into something really special. Aluminum casing gives the best and pleasant looking, but also a high resistance. Asus Zenbook UX31 enjoys a thickness between 3 and 9 mm without lid and weighs 1.3Kg. Although the above figures are very small, has very high performance.
Asus starred as Intel "commanded" and introduced a powerful configuration based on Intel Core i7-2677 at 1.8 GHz, Intel integrated graphics card HD 3000, 4GB DDR3 RAM and a 128GB SSD. As the largest Asus Zenbook that it produces, it has more ports than its little brother 11.6-inch UX21. Thus Asus UX31 features a USB 2.0 port and a USB 3.0 output and miniVGA microHDMI, an audio jack, SD card reader and power port.
The 13.3-inch LED screen proved to be the brightest in the market with 450cd/m2 and is part of Asus's strategy on ultrabook segment's conquest. It is easy to make products and more difficult to innovate a product. Asus has always tried to leave little of traditional patterns and to bring more unique products. And always failed! In addition to brightness, the screen features a high resolution for its size: 1600 x 900 pixels. It is ideal for multimedia tasks, but less suitable for office work. The increased display brightness is not disturbing to the eye, is even good.
Asus position the ZenBook series on par with deluxe VX (which includes models like Asus Lamborghini VX7 and Asus Lamborghini VX6S). The new range offers a balance between business and entertainment, between elegance and performance, between cost and quality. To this end, Asus has packed the ZenBook UX31 with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower and SonicMaster audio technology.
The keyboard is full size and ergonomic chiclet type. Is the multitouch trackpad, generous in size, and has two buttons (left click and right click) is the extension of tactile surface.
Besides main features, Asus added a few small items that are very advantageous to ZenBook UX31: the ability to charge gadgets via USB 3.0 port, even if the laptop is closed; miniVGA adapters - VGA and USB - LAN.