The Asus UX31 Zenbook series is presented by which is extremely portable, yet powerful mobile computer in the new product category of the ultra-Books. The technical configuration is very versatile. Already in the list of the smallest ultra-UX31 Asus Zenbook series comes with Core i5 2557M second generation processor. This provides a base clock of 1.70 GHz and can accelerate the turbo boost mode up to 2.70 GHz in order to avoid performance bottlenecks. If you want more additional performance in ultra-portable computer then you can go for Intel Core i7-2677M processor. This defines a clock frequency of 1.80 GHz in Turbo Boost mode which can gain upto 2.90 GHz. Talking about the memory it is really more than enough to get a 4GB ram support. You can go for upgrades as per your need. It is one of the most powerful ultrabooks in the market released yet. In storage medium you get a special feature of shock resistance solid state drive. This gives more durability to the ultrabook. Rightnow the current ultrabooks comes with a capacity of 128 or 256 GB. With Intel Core i7 processor and high ram and SSD support you can get more than enough from the device.
The interfaces of current models of Asus Zenbook UX21 is simpler running on native operating system. For example, the mini-VGA port is now on the right side next to the micro-HDMI port. Who wants to connect an external monitor via HDMI can set with the help of external HDMI adapter. That's the price one must pay when an interface at its full size is about as thick as the notebook itself, the audio jack is also only for headphones or external speakers. A separate input for a microphone is not available.
- Incredible 3mm at the front and 9mm at the rear
- Spun metal and hairline aluminum for incredible beauty
- ASUS exclusive Super Hybrid Engine II with instant on 2-second resume, four to five times the standby time, automatic data backup and recovery, and 25% longer battery life!
- SATA Revision 3.0 solid state drive and USB 3.0 incredible speed of data transfer rates
- SonicMaster technology co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower increases audio performance with lifelike surround impact
- The latest Intel Core processors
Asus UX31 Zenbook has some similarities in the design in comparison to its competitor model in the market. It offers you a subtle and elegant design made up of good metal finish and metal keys. The thickness is only 3 mm in front and 9 mm in the rear. The weight of the notebook is 1 kg and 315 grams. The quality of materials of Asus Zenbook UX31 can be only felt and seen. It makes it more strong and firm to touch the case of brushed aluminum; the design is modern and industrial. Just like the UX21 also leaves the UX31 is a promising first impression and splendor of the case presentation from a block of aluminum. Fingerprints are barely visible except for the screen. The display cover is specifically due to the reflections of the metal surface, which shows a design with concentric circles, eye-catching.
At the leading edge of the housing is only 3 mm thick at the trailing edge of only 9 mm, and thus be even slimmer than the competitors, the Acer Aspire S3 , but still marginal "thicker" than the 13.3-inch MacBook Air The metal keys on the keyboard is very beautiful but not functional in the same way, even if they are finished well and are not too slippery, the writing does not seem to be comfortable as on other notebooks, especially if the keys are pressed too quickly, without too much pressure. It should be noted that the keyboard is not backlit, it seems just a detail, but people will take this into account when he must choose between Asus Zenbook and macbook air.
The trackpad, however, was initially imprecise and jerky but after the driver update to version 184.108.40.206 there was a marked improvement in its functionality and usability. Despite this, the trackpad is not as precise as one would expect, but more updates should fix everything. The multi-touch gestures, left a mixed impression. During a two-finger scroll worked as expected, can pinch-zoom to be fairly inert and slow. Nevertheless, the touchpad is not as it is passable. An immediate driver update, if not already newer drivers are now installed, but is recommended. The Asus UX31 uses a glossy 13.3-inch display with a high native resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels. This resolution is higher than most other similarly sized notebooks which usually offer the smaller 1366 x 768 pixel resolution.