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Asus UX31A 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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22 Reasons For

Asus Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Asus laptops have an average rating of 79 out of 100, which is in the top 48% of all laptop manufacturers that we have looked at.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the UX31A is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Asus UX31A has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the UX31A only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Asus UX31A has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the Asus UX31A has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst ultrabooks of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. At 350 megahertz, the Asus UX31A has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Asus 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 in fact the best display resolution amongst all ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of laptop.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz. The Asus UX31A has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2 gigahertz) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Asus UX31A has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the UX31A is Intel Core i3-2xxx and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus UX31A has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus UX31A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs that came out around the same time as the UX31A the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.9GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Asus UX31A has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on ultrabooks that came out around the same time as 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.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the UX31A have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.1 gigahertz, the Asus UX31A has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the UX31A.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the UX31A range from 14mAh to 7,600mAh. With a battery capacity of 6,840 milliamperes * hour, the Asus UX31A has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Asus UX31A is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the UX31A have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

With a L3 cache of 4 megabytes, the Asus UX31A has one of the bigger L3 caches amongst ultrabooks of this age. Portable PCs of this age and type have L3 caches of between 2MB and 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3.3MB.

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Quite 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 ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the UX31A. The smallest processor cache of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago is 1MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.3MB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the UX31A have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 72Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. At 50 watt-hours, the Asus UX31A has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the UX31A.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Asus UX31A is one of the lighter ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the UX31A amongst ultrabooks of this age. Portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 870g and 3.3kg.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years 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 Screen Size

The smallest screen size of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the UX31A is 11" and the biggest is 18". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Asus UX31A has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the Asus UX31A does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus UX31A

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Asus UX31A has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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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
Touch Technology
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
Speakers Manufacturer
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
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
Drivers Included
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)
15 April 2015

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 ux31axb73, ux31ac4046, ux31ac4046h, asus ux31axb73
Barcodes 00886227494941, 04716659446958
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