Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A

  • Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A
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Based on 79 scores, 155 reviews available
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The Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A features a 3rd generation Intel Core i7 3517U Processor, 6Gbps SATA 128GB SSD, Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 and 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3L RAM. Ports and connectivity include two USB 3.0, a headphone jack, mini-VGA, micro-HDMI, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Pro on 67

A deliciously pretty and expertly constructed Ultrabook, hampered only by a steep price and middling battery...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Still one of the best Ultrabooks ever made, but we would have preferred a Haswell refresh instead of a...

By Ubergizmo on

the ultimate ultrabook) The Asus Zenbook UX31A has everything we’ve ever wanted in an ultrabook. It has stunning good looks, is extremely powerful, has long-battery life and is very light. It really doesn’t get any better than this, which is...

By MobileTechReview on 80

The Asus Zenbook Prime was and is the definition of a high end Ultrabook. It's still the poster child for what Intel imagined when they coined the Ultrabook term: thin, light, extremely stylish and quick. Among Windows machines, it's still hard to...

By Wired on 70

The Asus Zenbook Prime was already considered one of the sleekest ultrabooks on the PC market. It was a good performer, and it had a MacBook Air-esque, wedge-shaped aluminum body. Now Asus has updated its successful Zenbook design by adding a...

By PC Mag on 80

With its brilliant, touch-enabled screen, incredibly thin design, great battery life, and $1,100 price tag, the Asus Zenbook Prime Touch UX31A-BHI5T is the ultrabook to...

By micromart.co.uk on 60

Asus has cultivated a reputation for high-quality, well-priced hardware almost across the board, and its early Asus Zenbook UX21 was one of the few to truly stick it to Apple's Macbook Air - so naturally, we were particularly interested to see what the...

By NotebookCheck on 87

At the beginning, we posed the question whether the Zenbook Prime UX31A with touchscreen is better than the previously-tested and praise-worthy Non-Touch model. At the end of our test, we give the test model a rating of 87% (Good), which is slightly...

By VR-Zone on 85

Last year at Computex, Intel introduced Ultrabook brand which were a set of premium laptop specifications to push for sleeker and more innovative form factors, without compromising on battery life or performance. These Windows based offerings with 17W...

By TechwareLabs on

The Zenbook Prime UX31A is a very solid machine. The fit and finish are top notch, the included software has only minimal annoyances, and the performance is extremely solid. The 1080p IPS display provides fantastic color and contrast, even in...

By Legit Reviews on

The ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A series is well designed, performs great and is all that one can ask for in an Intel Ultrabook!...

By PC Authority on

Asus' Zenbook UX31E almost nailed the Ultrabook formula at the first attempt. It brimmed with potential: it had the looks, the power, the stamina and, crucially, the price. Now Asus has answered the criticisms levelled at its original Zenbook and rung...

By The Tech Report on

Over the past few pages, we've seen that the Zenbook Prime's display really does live up to the hype. We've seen that this sexy little ultrabook is just as fast, if not faster, than its Sandy Bridge-powered predecessor. (Its graphics performance is...

By TechRadar on 70

The Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A is a premium computer with a price tag to match. The build quality is excellent, the performance is great for an Ultrabook and the screen is top-notch. Sadly, the battery life makes you think twice about its good points when...

By TechRadar AU on 70

You might also like... Best Ultrabook: 16 top thin and lights for 2012 The original Asus Zenbook UX21 really helped to make the case for Ultrabooks, showing that if you want a speedy, thin, light laptop you don't have to buy an Apple MacBook Air. The...

By PCPer on

The ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A is a great laptop in theory. It offers excellent day-to-day performance (gaming excluded), a wonderful display and respectable battery life. It fixes some problems that have continued to plague PC laptops, such as their...

By AnandTech on

After having reviewed and handled nearly a dozen Ultrabooks during the past year, the flaws with the platform have become glaringly obvious. The requirements for Ultrabooks are that they need to be very thin, they need to use an Intel ULV CPU, they...

By Ars Technica on

The Zenbook Prime is an attractive, well-built Ultrabook with a really great screen and pretty good "everything else." The sheer number of terrible 1366x768 displays on the market makes the screen difficult to overemphasize—in a world where a $200 tablet...

By NotebookCheck on 90

The last generation UX31E was a well-designed laptop which had very few faults that included the glossy display and low contrast. We are extremely happy with the successor. The UX31A improves on all the gripes we had with the display. The new...

By Engadget on

When ASUS first released the UX31E last fall, we found plenty to like in its striking design, high-quality display and brisk performance. The addition of backlighting and a more comfortable keyboard -- not to mention the step up to Ivy Bridge and...