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Asus UX31A 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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14 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Asus UX31A has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the laptops that were launched more than two years ago. This Asus laptop is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC compared to most of the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the UX31A which only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the UX31A is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. The Asus UX31A has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,200 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Asus has good average ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Asus UX31A has a better processor family than most laptops of this type and age. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the UX31A the processor family ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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SSD Storage Media

The Asus UX31A has an SSD storage media which is better than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an HDD storage media. 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop is HDD.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Asus UX31A has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UX31A, the Asus UX31A has a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago which do not have a touchscreen, the Asus UX31A has a touchscreen.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UX31A the battery capacitys range from 3mAh to 14,000mAh. When compared to other notebook PCs of this type and age that we have assessed, the Asus UX31A's battery capacity of 6,840 milliamperes * hour is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Asus UX31A has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the UX31A. Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the UX31A have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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Light

The Asus UX31A is fairly light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The lightest medium processor cores notebook PC that is a comparable age to the UX31A is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the UX31A do not have a full-size keyboard. The Asus UX31A is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the Asus UX31A has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this type and age have display diagonals of between 10" and 18".

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Asus UX31A has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus UX31A

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Asus released the UX31A.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2 gigahertz, the Asus UX31A has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the UX31A.

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus UX31A has a relatively standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the UX31A.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Ports Quantity
Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width

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Expert Reviews

(141)
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Apple's MacBook Air is one of the most powerful laptops around since years. Its sleek wafer-thin hardware and powerful specs make it the top choice for the people looking for ultraportable... Read more…

Very stylish, includes a portfolio, very fast
Remarkably thin and lightweight
Gorgeous 1080p touch display with IPS panel
Very good battery life
Highquality and robust aluminium unibody
Keyboard is hard to type on
Limited storage space
Port selection is limited
Brightness throttling while running on battery
Reduced contrast and brightness
4 December 2013

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

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.

20 September 2013

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

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User Reviews

(22)
Reviewed 7 March 2013 by Martin B.
(Verified Purchase)

I wiped the laptop with Linux immediately, so this review is entirely with respect to the Linux software stack, which may or may not make a difference. Let my start of by saying a few things about... Read more…

Reviewed 9 February 2013 by Tyler S.

I'm tired of seeing people give this notebook a bad review because they don't know how to properly deal with a wireless device, and they think customer service has something to do with with how... Read more…

Reviewed 6 August 2013 by Robert R.

Bear in mind, this is an ultra-book. A laptop designed first and foremost to be highly portable and run a long time on a charge. It's not a gaming rig so it's not going to be as fast as a larger... Read more…

Reviewed 11 November 2012 by Kyle M.
(Verified Purchase)

MATLAB and Visual Studio aren't that processor intensive compared to encoding and video editing. Reviews say there is a noticeable processing time increase for that stuff. It's great for me though...

Reviewed 18 December 2013 by Daniel A.
(Verified Purchase)

I've been a computer technician for a while, and I know these things happen. I've had great experiences with my other ASUS products, and I don't blame them that my notebook only lasted 3 weeks,... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus ux31, ux31adh71, asus ux31a, ux31adh71c, ux31ar4035, ux31adh71cb, ux31ar4035h, ux31a-r4035h, ux31a0302a3537, ux31a0302a3537u
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