Excerpt: Ultrabooks are slowly, but surely getting into the notebook segment, as they are emphasizing more on the key aspect of a laptop, i.e. ‘portability’, than previous gen notebooks. However, as this segment is still in its nascent stages, Ultrabooks are selling at ‘ultra’ high prices. Asus has announced the launch of its latest Ultrabook, the Zenbook UX31. We put it through its paces in our labs and let’s have a look at how it fares.
Summary: When Intel unveiled its notion of the ultrabook in June , Asus could hardly contain its excitement. Just moments after Intel’s Sean Maloney announced the newly-named laptop category, which promised fast boot times and great battery life, Asus’ Chairman Jonney Shih took the stage in his always-entertaining, yet transcendent style to show off his company’s future UX ultrabooks.
Pros: Very sturdy aluminum build, Fast resume and boot times, About six hours of battery life, Sleek power brick, included dongles
Cons: Touchpad is extremely flaky, jumpy, and frustrating, No backlit keyboard
Excerpt: Taking the fight to Apple’s Macbook Air (2011 version) for control of the luxury ultraportable market is a new range of high-performance;slim laptops endorsed by chip manufacturer Intel known as ‘ultrabooks’. Taiwanese manufacturer Asus has stepped up with its offering - the Zenbook UX31. It’s a machine that not only looks sexy as hell, but has enough of the latest technology packed inside that it can boot up from standby in just two seconds.
Pros: Slim, stylish design, Super fast, Great audio
Cons: No dedicated graphics, Limited storage, No backlit keyboard
ASUS Zenbook UX31 review: This Ultrabook has the looks and specs, but it's not big on user comfort
Good Gear Guide.au
18 September 2012
Summary: With so much going for it as far as size, build and looks are concerned, it's a shame that the Zenbook UX31 offers a below average user experience. Its input peripherals aren't great, it feels uncomfortable to use and we had to install drivers to get things working properly. technically, it's a good laptop, but it could have been so much better when it comes to user friendliness. We'd probably sit this one out and wait to see what the next models offer.
Pros: Thin design, 1600x900 resolution, 256GB SSD and Core i7 CPU
Cons: Input devices not great, User friendliness not great, Keyboard not backlit
Excerpt: There's more to life than good looks. And while looking good will get you so far, if you can't do anything useful, then there's no chance you'll ever be a success. Are we talking about Laptops or people here? Well, both, frankly.
Pros: Stylish, generous memory, fast boot times, excellent battery life
Ultraflach, wertig und sexy: Ultrabook Asus Zenbook UX 31 im Test
16 November 2011
Summary: Ein Notebook, das klein, flach, wertig, schnell und stabil sein soll? Das kann ja wohl nur das MacBook Air sein. Falsch: Konnte. Denn Asus mischt den Markt der Ultrabooks mit seinem neuen Zenbook UX 31 kräftig auf – mit mehr Leistung zu einem günstigeren Preis. Wir haben getestet, ob das funktioniert – oder ob der Hersteller dann doch an versteckter Stelle gespart hat.