Review: Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A
Having lived with this laptop for about three months now, I can safely say it is without question the best PC laptop I’ve ever owned. Every review out there just raves about this machine. Here’s what you need to know:
- Retina-esque 1920×1080 resolution in an amazingly high quality 13.3″ IPS display
- Intel’s latest 17 watt Ivy Bridge processor with (finally!) decent integrated graphics
- 128 GB SSD with fast 6Gbps interface
- Just under 3 pounds
- Decent 5 to 6 hour runtime
- Classy brushed metal case and cover
- The best ultrabook currently out there, it seems Asus just keeps stepping it up, if you are looking for a thin powerful Windows laptop then this is it.
- 4.5 to 5.5 hours battery life with full media use
- Amazing Screen, Very Bright and clear Details
- Light Up Keyboard, and a very nice feel to it
- The SSD & Processor are insanely fast, about a 17 second boot time from scratch and 5 seconds from sleep. These are numbers we wouldn’t even dream of before.
- I love the aluminum clean cut finish of the Zenbook, surprisingly it doesn’t get too hot
- it has just enough ports to make it useful
- With the USB 3.0 I managed transfers of 100 to 130 MB/s from my External Seagate HD
- The best thing is the price as well, its an amazing machine for $1299 and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an ultrabook
- The only downfall is the annoying sensitivity of the touch pad
- Windows 7 that came wwith the ASUS was the home version and had bloatware, so I decided to do a clean install which worked perfectly, and it booted even faster, it is up and running within 12 to 17 seconds, nice and smooth.
- Intel Core i7 -3517U 2.4GHz
- Widows 7 64bit Unlimited (I reinstalled it because of the bloatware)
- 4GB Ram
- 128 GB SSD
- Intel HD Graphics
I love this laptop and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a thin and powerful windows laptop. I started using it everywhere, I take it everywhere with me and it has taken a few odd drops with no issues at all. Its fast, lightening fast and it boots up within seconds, I can’t recommend it enough, and the price honestly is very reasonable.