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Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Apr 2013
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Creating the perfect Ultrabook means striking a perfect balance between form and function. Zenbook Touch is carved from a single block of aluminum for a seamless design that's not only beautiful,... More
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14 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

On average Asus portable PCs are rated 79 out of 100, which is in the top 48% of all portable PC manufacturers that we have analysed.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Zenbook Touch UX31A is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Zenbook Touch UX31A range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (350 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Zenbook Touch UX31A.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the Zenbook Touch UX31A.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Zenbook Touch UX31A also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this age and type. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this type and age.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops that are a comparable age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] (SSD).

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on ultrabooks that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 6,840 milliamperes * hour, the Zenbook Touch UX31A has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago. The battery capacities of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago range from 14mAh to 7,600mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,300mAh.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 50 watt-hours, the Zenbook Touch UX31A has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago. Ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 72Wh.

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Light

The Zenbook Touch UX31A is one of the lighter portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Zenbook Touch UX31A (only 1.3 kilograms) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The weights of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago range from 870g to 3.3kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Zenbook Touch UX31A which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago do not have a full-size keyboard. The Zenbook Touch UX31A is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average total storage capacity of ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Zenbook Touch UX31A is 360GB, and the total storage capacity range from 64GB to 1.1TB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Zenbook Touch UX31A the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 9GB. When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Zenbook Touch UX31A, the maximum internal memory of the Zenbook Touch UX31A of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Zenbook Touch UX31A have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Zenbook Touch UX31A.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A

Released Over Three Years Ago

Asus released the Zenbook Touch UX31A over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Average Internal Memory

The Zenbook Touch UX31A has a relatively average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A has a fairly standard processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Screen Size

The Zenbook Touch UX31A has a pretty typical screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the Zenbook Touch UX31A.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3538075_price] (14").

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Specification

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Motherboard Chipset
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Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Port
Micro HDMI Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
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Power
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AC Adapter Input Voltage
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Security
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Weight & Dimensions
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5 Awards

PC Mag Editor's Choice revioo.com Editor's Choice Silver Award 01net.com 5 Star hispazone.com Editor's Choice notebookjournal.de Good Value for Money

Expert Reviews

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4 December 2013

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

20 September 2013

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

24 April 2013

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....

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...

5 March 2013

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... Read more…

28 February 2013

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

26 February 2013

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 beat.

PC Mag

31 January 2013

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...

12 December 2012

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... Read more…

7 March 2013

Au début, on s'est demandé si le Zenbook Prime UX31A avec écran tactile est meilleur que la version non tactile. A la fin du test on ne peut que mettre la note de 87% (Bon), ce qui est un peu...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus ux303, ux31ac4032, ux31ac4032h, asus ux303l, asus ux303la, ux31ac4032hb, ux31ac4032hbe, ux31a-c4032h-be
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