The Zenbook UX31A is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC.
Asus Portable PCs Have Good Reviews
Asus is one of the superior laptop brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Asus also has good reviews for its medium processor cores portable PCs.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the Zenbook UX31A has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Zenbook UX31A.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The Zenbook UX31A has a better processor family than most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
An Intel Core i7 processor family is actually the best processor family amongst all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Zenbook UX31A.
The worst processor family amongst comparable types of portable PC is AMD C.
Quite Big Internal Memory
The Asus Zenbook UX31A has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Zenbook UX31A. The internal memorys of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Zenbook UX31A range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.
If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U904 (10GB and higher rated).
SSD Storage Media
The Zenbook UX31A has an SSD storage media which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Most laptops of this age and spec 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.
An SSD storage media is actually the best storage medium amongst all comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Zenbook UX31A.
An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC.
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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution of the Zenbook UX31A is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Zenbook UX31A.
Across comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years, the Zenbook UX31A has a front camera.
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 portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys
Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Zenbook UX31A have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys, including the Zenbook UX31A which has 256 solid-state drive capacitys.
Has a Touchscreen
The Zenbook UX31A has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago which do not have a touchscreen.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the battery capacitys range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,800mAh. With a battery capacity of 6,840 milliamperes * hour, the Zenbook UX31A has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the Zenbook UX31A.
Very Big Processor Cache
Comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Zenbook UX31A have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB. When compared to other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Zenbook UX31A, the processor cache of the Zenbook UX31A of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest.
Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the weights range from 240g to 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Zenbook UX31A is one of the lighter similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst notebook PCs of this age.
There are a number of other 1.3kg heavy portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the Asus S200E which has better reviews.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Zenbook UX31A does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
The smallest display diagonal of portable PCs of this age and spec is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". The Zenbook UX31A has a quite small display diagonal (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Zenbook UX31A.
The total storage capacitys of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 1GB to 2TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Zenbook UX31A has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.
Only SonicMaster Audio System
This notebook PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
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Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Asus released the Zenbook UX31A.
Average Processor Frequency
The Zenbook UX31A has a fairly standard processor frequency (1.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Zenbook UX31A.
Colour of Product
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-3xxx
Intel HM76 Express, Intel HM76
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x8, 1x16, 1x1, 2x4, 2x8
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1920 x 1080
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400