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The ASUS Zenbook UX31 is a 13.3-inch ultraportable laptop. The device features either an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor, an SSD with up to 256GB of storage and 4GB of DDR3 RAM. For connectivity, there is one USB 2.0 port and one USB 3.0 port as well as Micro HDMI and Mini VGA ports. It rivals the MacBook Air in thinness and features a combination of brushed and polished aluminum.


  • Status: Available
  • Price at launch: $1,099.99


  • Alias: UX31EDH72, UX31EDH53, UX31EDH52, UX31E-DH72, UX31E-DH53, UX31E-DH52

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  • Laptop type: Ultraportable
  • Width: 12.8 inches
  • Depth: 8.8 inches
  • Thickness: 0.71 inches
  • Weight: 2.86 pounds
  • Color: Silver


  • Operating system: Windows 7


  • Screen size (diagonal): 13.3 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1600 px
  • Resolution (Y): 900 px

Display (base)

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Number pad: No


  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes


  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-2557M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.7 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.7 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-2677M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.8 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.9 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000

GPU (base)

  • Base RAM size: 4 GB


  • Options: Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 128 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 256 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD, MMC


  • Speakers: 2
  • Audio brand: ASUS SonicMasterTechnology HD Audio, Bang & Olufsen ICEpower


  • Effective pixels: 0.3 megapixels


  • USB: 1
  • USB 3.0: 1
  • Mini VGA: 1
  • Mini DisplayPort: 1
  • Micro HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1

Port options

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • 802.11n frequencies: 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0


  • Removable: No
  • Quoted time: 7 hr


  • PCMarkVantage: 6692
  • 3DMarkVantage (IGP): 1574
  • Just Cause 2: 3.69
  • The Verge Battery Test: 5 hours 31 minutes


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