Asus Zenbook UX31A

The Zenbook UX31A is the direct replacement of the UX31, though don't be fooled by the similar product names, this is a serious upgrade we're talking about. Ivy Bridge processors from Intel and matte screen options will be available with the highest spec offering 1920 x 1080 resolution on a 13.3-inch IPS display.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: June 2012
  • Price at launch: $1,149.99

Verge Review

Eight months ago, Asus was one of the first to build a credible MacBook Air alternative with a similar look and feel. The 13-inch Asus Zenbook UX31 and 11-inch UX21 delivered extremely rigid all-metal frames, power-sipping Intel Sandy Bridge processors, speedy solid state storage, and unfortunately, an incredibly frustrating trackpad. Ultimately, we couldn't recommend them over their Apple competitors in any particular way, and that trackpad threw a wrench in the formula. In March, however, w...

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Basic Specs

Laptop type Ultraportable
Thickness 0.71 inches
Weight 2.87 pounds
Operating system Windows 7
Screen size (diagonal) 13.3 inches
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
The Verge Battery Test 5 hours and 46 minutes

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Laptop type Ultraportable
Width 12.8 inches
Depth 8.78 inches
Thickness 0.71 inches
Weight 2.87 pounds
Color Silver
Software
Operating system Windows 7
Display (base)
Screen size (diagonal) 13.3 inches
Display surface Matte
Technology LCD
Backlight LED
Resolution (X) 1600 px
Resolution (Y) 900 px
Display (max)
Size (diagonal) 13.3 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Backlit LED
Resolution (X) 1920 px
Resolution (Y) 1080 px
Keyboard
Type Chiclet
Backlit Yes
Number pad No
Mouse
Type(s) Trackpad
Multitouch Yes
Processor (base)
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i5-3317U
Cores 2
Clockspeed 1.7 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 2.6 GHz
Processor (max)
Brand Intel
Family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i7-3517U
Cores 2
Clockspeed 1.9 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3 GHz
GPU (base)
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
Memory
Base RAM size 4 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1600 MHz
Storage
Base drive type Flash (SSD)
Base drive capacity 128 GB
Max. config SSD 256 GB
Card reader Yes
Card reader support SD, MMC
Audio
Speakers 2
Audio brand Bang & Olufsen ICEpower
Webcam
Video resolution 720p
Sensors
Ambient light Yes
Port options
USB 3.0 2
Mini VGA 1
Mini DisplayPort 1
Micro HDMI 1
3.5mm mic / headphone combo 1
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi options 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
802.11n frequencies 2.4GHz
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 4.0
Wireless video WiDi
Security
Trusted platform module Optional
Battery
Size 50 Wh
Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
Removable No
Quoted time 6 hr
Bundled Accessories
Bundled Accessories Gigabit ethernet to USB 3.0 dongle, Mini VGA to VGA dongle
Benchmarks
PCMarkVantage 13128
3DMarkVantage (GPU) 3316
The Verge Battery Test 5 hours and 46 minutes
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