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ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB71 Intel Core i7 3517U (1.90GHz) 4GB Memory 256GB SSD 13.3" Ultrabook Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

  • Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz
  • 4GB DDR3, 256GB SSD
  • 1920 x 1080, Intel HD Graphics
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ASUS Zenbook UX31A-DB71

ASUS

Full HD Ultrabook™ Combining Beauty in Sight and Sound

  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
  • Two-second resume and up to 150-day standby time
  • Intel® Core™ i7 processors with Ivy Bridge tech
  • Ultra-slim at only 0.12in. (3mm) in the front and 0.35in. (9mm) at the back
  • Gorgeous full HD IPS display and artistic backlit keyboard light up your fun
  • High speed SSD with auto data backup and recovery
  • Exclusive ASUS SonicMaster audio, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®
 

Singularly Remarkable Beauty

Setting new standards in technology and fashion, Zenbook Prime measures just 0.12in. (3mm) in the front and 0.35in. (9mm) at the back. It uses precision-crafted aluminum throughout its monoshell build, ensuring light durability. The cover features finely-etched concentric circles that embody the infinite nature of Zen thinking, and the entire design has been optimized to offer a holistic approach towards combining beauty with speed, and balancing work with play. To maintain this look and feel, ASUS has developed a lineup of Zenbook Prime accessories that are just as attractive and sophisticated.

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Trend-Setting Speed and Power

ASUS engineering has been able to accomplish the feat of bestowing Zenbook Prime with uncompromising technical excellence despite its ultra-suave and compact form. Intel® Core i7™ processor (Ivy Bridge platform) is at the heart, while SATA 6Gbps SSD storage outpaces normal hard drives by up to four times. Similarly, USB 3.0 ensures data moves up to ten times faster than USB 2.0, and Bluetooth 4.0 offers the latest version of the wireless connectivity standard. Dual band 2.4GHz / 5GHz Wi-Fi derived from top-end ASUS router technology ensures the fastest networking, and to keep all of this cool, a proprietary V-shaped air channel drives heat away before it can cause instability.

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Responding to Your Needs

Intelligent power management and extreme efficiency have resulted in Zenbook Prime offering two-second instant on resume, similar to your smartphone and creating an always-on ultrabook that doesn't make you wait. It can also stay in standby for up to two weeks with the security of automatic file backup to prevent data loss. The battery lasts 25% longer than those found on other notebooks, helped along by two distinct operating modes that can be switched instantly: performance mode in high demand applications, and battery saving mode during daily computing tasks. For a genuinely personal and discrete user experience, Zenbook Prime offers facial recognition to minimize the risk of unauthorized usage.

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The Art of Entertainment

Zenbook Prime fields a vivid full HD 1080p IPS panel that brings visuals to breathtaking life with 350cd/m² brightness and 800:1 contrast. Its anti-glare materials reduce distracting reflections and unsightly fingerprints, while IPS technology affords wide, 178-degree viewing angles so more people can look on with better quality from almost any direction. Even in the dark, Zenbook Prime shines, using a high-comfort backlit keyboard so you can keep working and enjoying without disturbing others. And for face to face communications, the built-in HD camera does your conversations great justice.

To complement its superior visual finesse, Zenbook Prime includes exclusive ASUS SonicMaster audio technology, developed together with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®. Sharper high notes, clearer vocals, deeper bass, and a wider sound range all impress, completing a remarkably attractive portable multimedia package.

 


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Simon C.
  • 12/3/2013 7:54:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsASUS ZENBOOK UX31A

Pros: Looks nice.

Cons: Battery doesn't charge. Must stay plugged in at all times.

Touchpad is unmanageable, even with new driver updates.

Other Thoughts: RMA for a laptop? Thanks, but when all you need is a new charger or battery, you'd think Newegg would send you one and you can return the faulty ones.

Terrible customer service!

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  • Jane S.
  • 8/12/2013 9:52:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDon't Buy it

Pros: It is light and nice looking.

Cons: Worst laptop ever. The mouse trackpad is unreliable. Sometimes the cursor flies around in the middle of typing. It is unusable. The keyboard sticks. Randomly the backspace key would not work slowing me down. The letter D; worked off and on and I was unable to password into accounts that had the letter D in it. My text gets randomly deleted sometimes. When I sent it in for repair it took a very long and it came back unfixed. I would not recommend this laptop to anyone!!

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  • Simon H.
  • 5/7/2013 9:29:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsKeyboard dies

Pros: Excellent machine. Light, fast, 5-6 hours battery life, SSD is really fast, graphics are decent-ish. BUT....

Cons: I got one machine and the keyboard broke within 6 weeks... certain keys would not respond when pressed, and the problem would come and go a little until finally it came and stayed. I RMA'ed it, Newegg is great, and got a new laptop.

I've had the new one about five months now... and I just had another little episode where the keys would not respond when pressed. It went away when I hit some other keys, but... I suspect it will end up getting RMA'ed too. Maybe I should see if I can get a different brand laptop this time.

Other Thoughts: It's a lovely ultrabook. But don't get it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry that you had issues with both of your laptops. It seems like for the most part your replacement laptop is performing well; however, you did mentioned that the computer was having issues with the keyboard. Has this issue or any other issue come up since you posted your review? If your computer is having issues and is still under warranty, I would suggest contacting ASUS Support. I have a direct contact you could email to check what options you have available with the laptop. Please make sure to include the reason for the email along with your laptop's serial number. The email is cl-jolene@asus.com. Have a nice day!

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Marco W.
  • 2/7/2013 8:52:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsOne of lightest ultrabook, but worst customer service and replacement part

Pros: This ultrabook is one of the lightest that I have ever owned.

Cons: The engineer used an extremely rare SSD along with a proprietary adapter that you can't upgrade and replaced. My employer require me to hand over the hard drive at the end of a work project. I have contacted customer service, they refused to sell me another SSD, they are only willing to send me a list of contracted suppliers that either has no inventory or will not sell it to consumer with less than 1000 units of this same SSD. I just want to buy a replacement part at a reasonable market price for same capacity SSD on in the market (less than $200 as of 02/2013 for 256gb SSD), and the possibility to upgrade the SSD like any owner. MLC (multi level cell) SSD do degrade over time, roughly in 1-2 years, and the need to replace this part become even more important than battery or RAM. I have purchased it because of its great reputation on customer service, reputable engineering, and ease to replace part before I invested fifteen hundred plus, it is an expensive mistake that I regretted for over a month now to purchase Asus product.

Other Thoughts: If you think you might need to replace or upgrade parts on this ultrabook, please don't waste your time with this model. Once your warranty is out or have the need to replace like I do, you will be left with an expensive piece of junk. Asus customer service are focused on customer service without actual solution, and their engineering along with planning department certainly did not plan to serve customer beyond their liable contracted warranty. As I still have warranty until 07/2013, but because of my special circumstance to give up the SSD for work reason, ASUS will not help me on replacing the part for reasonable price. The logic of premium product come with premium service is not true with Asus branded product, especially this model of ultrabook. For fifteen hundred plus, I get to contribute to their R&D and advertising department, but I get a flawed product, and emailed solution to nowhere.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Sorry to hear that you are not getting any support from our service department. Usually we do not sell individual parts to customers. You can send the unit in for service and then be charged to get another SSD installed. I say the best thing to do is to just purchase your own SSD and install it.

I don't understand why your work is taking your SSD inside your notebook. They should be held responsible to have it replaced or reimburse you back for you to replace with another.

If you want to upgrade the SSD, here is a photo of what it looks like. I believe this is a mSATA card type SSD.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/typo3temp/pics/b4debbc8be.jpg

If you have any questions or comments you can email me again at cl-jeffrey@asus.com which I reside in the U.S

ASUS strives to meet and exceeds our customer expectations within our warranty policy.

Regards,

Jeffrey
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Peter B.
  • 12/29/2012 11:59:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDadndy

Pros: light but strong and durable. The new keyboard from the earlier edition which I also own, resolved my only complaint. With the addition of the new softer touch backlit keyboard, this laptop is as close to perfect as you can get in its class. Light powerful durable.

Cons: edges are a touch sharp and the lit can be difficult to open because the base is so light.

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  • David M.
  • 12/11/2012 9:01:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy - unless you like lemons

Pros: Slim, Quiet, Fast boot times

Cons: Broken, now a brick

Other Thoughts: Bought this laptop, liked it for a the three weeks it worked, then after the battery full discharged one night the notebook froze on boot. After going through Windows Safe Mode many times a disk check ran and is unable to read several sectors of the OS partition. Not fun having to return a product after just 3 weeks of use.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Sorry to hear that the hard drive may have failed on you. If you have send your unit in for repair, you can always email me and I will update you on the repair status.

You can email me at cl-jeffrey@asus.com

ASUS strives to meet and exceeds our customer expectations within our warranty policy.

Have a great holiday and new year.

Regards,

Jeffrey
ASUS Customer Loyalty USA

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  • Bruce B.
  • 12/5/2012 11:06:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsUpdated Review

Pros: Good display, fast, good battery life, Blazing start up time

Cons: Still concerned about quality

Other Thoughts: This unit initially arrived with 25% of the keys not working. I went to return it but, issues with NewEgg support prevented completing the process on Friday. I let the unit sit for a day and then surprise, the non functional keys started working. I've kept the unit because I like the design but, am very concerned about it failing again. I recommend buyers proceed with caution.

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  • Bruce B.
  • 11/30/2012 2:45:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo Quality

Pros: Can't think of any. This is my second unit. Both failed within 1 day.

Cons: No Quality. Shipping Junk. I've now had two of these units. The first one had a USB problem straight out of the box (Smelled like it was burning). This one arrived with 25% of the keyboard keys not working. I'm disappointed with Asus and wouldn't recommend them.

Other Thoughts: No Quality. Shipping Junk. I've now had two of these units. The first one had a USB problem straight out of the box (Smelled like it was burning). This one arrived with 25% of the keyboard keys not working. I'm disappointed with Asus and wouldn't recommend them.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Sorry to hear that you were having problems with the keyboard. But now it's working properly again.

Next time if you have a problem, feel free to email me and I will do what I can to help you out.

If you have any questions or comments you can email me at cl-jeffrey@asus.com which I reside in the U.S

ASUS strives to meet and exceeds our customer expectations within our warranty policy.

Regards,

Jeffrey
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Joshua B.
  • 11/25/2012 6:34:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDidn't last long.

Pros: Thin
Aesthetically pleasing
Backlit keyboard
Great battery life
Snappy
Fantastic screen.
Great computer for school-related activities.
Wifi was consistently great and responsive

Cons: Touchpad is bad. If it weren't for CTRL-Z I'd have lost countless hours of essay-writing.

Less than two months of ownership and the charger, be it the charger itself or the port on the laptop, isn't working. So I have myself a nice paperweight until ASUS actually gets back to me.

Speaking of which, reaching them is incredibly frustrating. I just sent an inquiry but it left me no confirmation message, just reloaded the screen and deleted all I had written. Is it sent? I guess I'll find out later.

I've taken great care of the laptop, keeping it in the included carrying case when it isn't in use, but the serial number on the bottom is still almost faded away.

Other Thoughts: For $1500 I shouldn't have to worry about things crapping out before I've even had the thing for two months. It was great until that happened, but it shouldn't have happened. This ultrabook would be screaming for 5 stars if it could still turn on.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Sorry to hear that you need to send the unit in for service.

Please contact me so I can help you get an RMA number. If you have already received an RMA number then you can email me if you would like the status of your notebook repair.

You can email me at cl-jeffrey@asus.com

ASUS strives to meet and exceeds our customer expectations within our warranty policy.

Regards,

Jeffrey
ASUS Customer Loyalty USA

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  • Sylvia C.
  • 11/22/2012 12:50:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFrustrating so far, will update soon...

Pros: looks promising...if only it wouldn't just be a blank screen...

Cons: won't power on, right out of the box, even with a fully green light from the power adapter.

Other Thoughts: hopefully this in a human error on my noobish part and my very very expensive fresh out of the box completely new laptop will power on soon? I unboxed this pristine looking notebook and plugged it into the power adapter, waited for the indicator light on the power cord to turn green, then pushed the power button with no response at all...ugh this is so frustrating and saddening...

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Sorry to hear that the unit did not work right out of the box.
I hope you returned the unit for a replacement and you are utilizing the laptop at it's full potential.

If you have any questions or comments you can email me at cl-jeffrey@asus.com which I reside in the U.S

ASUS strives to meet and exceeds our customer expectations within our warranty policy.

Regards,

Jeffrey
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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