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Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A

Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Mar 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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11 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Laptops manufactured by Asus have an average rating of 79 out of 100, which is in the top 48% of all laptop manufacturers that we have analysed.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Front Camera

The Zenbook Touch UX31A has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time 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 most ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the Zenbook Touch UX31A.

Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many ultrabooks 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (SSD).

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of this spec and age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Zenbook Touch UX31A has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 6,840 milliamperes * hour, the Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. The average battery capacity of ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Zenbook Touch UX31A is 4,300mAh.

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Light

The lightest comparable spec portable PC that was released more than two years ago is 870g heavy and the heaviest is 3.3kg. At only 1.3 kilograms, the Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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5 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Zenbook Touch UX31A is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Zenbook Touch UX31A have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Zenbook Touch UX31A does not have a full-size keyboard, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Zenbook Touch UX31A also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Zenbook Touch UX31A that we have checked, the total storage capacity of the Zenbook Touch UX31A of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The average total storage capacity of similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Zenbook Touch UX31A is 360GB, and the total storage capacity range from 64GB to 1.1TB.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (180GB).

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Zenbook Touch UX31A has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Zenbook Touch UX31A have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 9GB.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on ultrabooks that are a similar age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this ultrabook was released.

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 on the market for around the same time as it.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Zenbook Touch UX31A has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Zenbook Touch UX31A.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Zenbook Touch UX31A has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Zenbook Touch UX31A.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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)
Tjunction
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
Aspect Ratio
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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus ux303, ux31ac4059, ux31ac4059h, asus ux303l, asus ux303la, ux31ac4059hb, ux31ac4059hbe, ux31a-c4059h-be
Barcodes 04716659459200, 04716659460510

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See How Other Laptops Compare to the Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A

ThinkPad X240 vs Zenbook Touch UX31A

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 vs Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A
Lenovo ThinkPad X240
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 12.5"
Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
£
Eleven More PCI Express Lanes (max)
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Newer by Eight Months
180 Solid-State Drive Capacity
Two Times Smaller Battery Capacity
16GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

X1 Carbon vs Zenbook Touch UX31A

Lenovo X1 Carbon vs Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A
Lenovo X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14"
Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
£
12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
Eleven Months Newer
4GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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