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ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DH71 13.3" Ultrabook Computer (Silver)

B&H # ASUX31ADH71 MFR # UX31A-DH71
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Product Highlights
  • 1.9GHz Intel Core i7-3517U Dual-Core
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 256GB Solid State Drive
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 13.3" HD LED-Backlit IPS Display
  • 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Bang and Olufsen ICEpower Speakers
  • Integrated Webcam and Microphone
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)

Ultrabook The Zenbook Prime UX31A-DH71 13.3" Ultrabook Computer from ASUS takes portability to the next level. With a super slim profile of about two-thirds of an inch and a weight of less than 3 pounds, this ASUS Zenbook Prime was built for ultimate mobility. While thin and lightweight, this ASUS Zenbook Prime is far from fragile. It has a spun aluminum lid with precision-etched concentric circles to match its silver hairline chassis for a solid build and stylish design.

This ASUS Zenbook Prime also features the Windows 8 (64-bit) operating system. With a redesigned Start screen, an emphasis on tiles that update in real-time and a plethora of apps available in the Windows Store, Windows 8 provides a unique user experience.

The system is powered by a dual-core Ivy Bridge 1.9GHz Intel Core i7-3517U processor. It also has 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive, a Secure Digital media card reader, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone. This ASUS Zenbook Prime also has built-in stereo speakers powered by Bang and Olufsen ICEpower.

Essence of Zen

Super Slim Profile. Stunning Design.
This ASUS Zenbook Prime has a thickness of only 0.72" and a weight of 2.86 pounds. Built with finely crafted aluminum in unitary construction, this stylish ASUS Zenbook Prime has a unique spun design on the lid with precision-etched concentric circles and a silver hairline finish on the body
Powerful Performance
While portability would usually mean giving up performance, this ASUS Zenbook Prime defies that common perception by still delivering serious processing power. This ASUS Zenbook Prime houses a dual-core Ivy bridge 1.9GHz Intel Core i7-3517U processor. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.0GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology
Listen to the Revolution
Exclusive to ASUS is SonicMaster technology, which was approved and co-developed by world-famous Bang & Olufsen ICEpower. SonicMaster brings living audio to Zenbook Primes with the most precise processing protocols, a large variety of codecs, superior speaker construction and large resonance chambers for impactful enjoyment. Experience the fidelity that revitalizes vocals and amazing sound quality through advanced sound enhancement. Say goodbye to tinny audio and noise distortion and welcome the new era of true hi-fi to your Zenbook Prime
Instant On
Waiting 30 to 45 seconds for your computer to boot up is not time well spent. However, this ASUS Zenbook Prime has a special Instant On feature that enables you to resume your computing experience in just 2 seconds. All windows and programs will be left just the way you left them so you can quickly type a note into a word document or access your email. With the ability to be on standby for a week, this ASUS Ultrabook ensures that you always have instant access to your desktop within seconds
Witness the Visual Glory
This ASUS Zenbook Prime has a 13.3" LED-backlit IPS display with a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. Its high 1920 x 1080 native resolution is powered by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000, which supports high definition 1080p video playback. The screen has an antiglare finish so you can use your ASUS Zenbook Prime in brightly-lit environments with ease. It also has micro-HDMI and mini-VGA ports so you can connect to an external display
The Premier Leader in Internal Hard Drive Storage
This ASUS Zenbook Prime contains a SATA 6Gb/s solid state drive. With 128GB of hard drive storage available, this ASUS Ultrabook has a maximum read speed of 500MB/s and a maximum write speed of 300MB/s. Enjoy uncompromising speed and innovation in one ultrathin, ultraportable Ultrabook computer
Stay Mobile
As an urban professional, you're constantly on the go and your Zenbook Prime has to fit your nomadic needs. This ASUS Zenbook Prime features 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi so you can stay connected. With two USB 3.0 ports, you'll be able transfer data ten times faster than USB 2.0. Bluetooth 4.0 technology also lets you sync your favorite peripherals, such as a wireless mouse for added convenience
ASUS Warranty
The warranty from ASUS features a full year of accidental damage from handling coverage with 24/7 technical support and a 30-day zero bright dot pixel guarantee

Windows 8

The New Start Screen
Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The new Start screen replaces the traditional Start menu with live tiles. These tiles are customizable to your liking as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen. If you prefer the traditional Start screen of Windows 7, you have the option to switch to it
To the Cloud
When signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your own Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to your services as well, such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
Windows Store
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it
Performance
Processor 1.9GHz Intel Core i7-3517U Dual-Core Ivy Bridge
Cache L3: 4MB
System Bus 5GT/s
Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 4GB
Graphics Card Type: Integrated
Installed: Intel HD Graphics 4000 Shared
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 13.3"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Not Specified By Manufacturer
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 256GB SSD
Optical Drive None
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 2x USB 3.0 (A)
Display 1x Micro-HDMI
1x Mini-VGA
Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
Integrated Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
Communications
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
NFC No
Webcam Yes
General
Operating System Windows 8 (64-bit)
Security Not Specified By Manufacturer
Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Pointing Device TouchPad
Battery Built-In Lithium-Polymer
Power Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 12.9 x 0.7 x 8.9" / 32.8 x 1.8 x 22.6 cm
Weight 2.86 lb / 1.30 kg
ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DH71 13.3" Ultrabook Computer (Silver)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Laptop Sleeve
  • USB-to-VGA Adapter
  • USB-to-LAN Adapter
  • 1 Year International/1 Year Accidental Damage/30-Day Zero Bright Dot Warranty
  • 2-way FREE Shipping/24-7 Tech Support
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    ASUSZenbook Prime UX31A-DH71 13.3" Ultrabook Computer (Silver)
     
    4.4

    (based on 11 reviews)

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (8)
    • Quality display (6)
    • Comfortable keyboard (5)
    • Fast (5)
    • Good power output (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Web browsing (5)
      • Music (4)
      • Video (4)
      • Business use (3)
      • Word processing (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (5), Personal (5)

      Reviewed by 11 customers

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      4.0

      pretty good

      By JB

      from Boston

      About Me Heavy Duty User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DH71 13.3" Ultrabook Computer (Silver):

            Just bought this laptop and so far it seems fine. Great screen. Installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it and nearly everything seems to run out of the box except the fn brightness keys.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            Lag time in aotocad prog.

            By phanthep

            from thailand

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Professional Weight
            • Sharp Tones & Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DH71 13.3" Ultrabook Computer (Silver):

                in acad programe. when i use the Line command ,there is a lot of lagging time. more lag time with wireless mouse.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Perfect Ultrabook

                By Ashwin

                from Boston

                Comments about ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DH71 13.3" Ultrabook Computer (Silver):

                After comparing ultrabooks from the more popular brands out there, I decided to buy this one based on reviews. Without a doubt it was the right decision. The laptop is just so slim and lightweight that I can carry it everywhere. The screen, track pad, keyboard and performance are top notch. All of this in such a good looking laptop is hard to beat. The only downside is that the lid, althought beautiful, is prone to scratches.

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                5.0

                Sleek and light laptop

                By Daniela

                from San Diego

                About Me Heavy Duty User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Bright
                • Durable
                • Good Value
                • Light
                • Sleek

                Cons

                • Windows 81

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DH71 13.3" Ultrabook Computer (Silver):

                  I use the laptop for work and wanted something that would avoid the stress of hard drive failures, of which I have had many! The laptop is great. It is professional looking, very compact, nice screen, great keyboard (backlit), very light power cord, nice case...

                  Some things that are not so great: Windows 8.1 is not great - trying to be all things to all people just doesn't work. I've had to change settings to make it look and act like Windows 7 so don't really use many of the supposedly bonus features. The other thing is that the computer is not super fast - I think it has to do with keeping the computer cool, not requiring a fan, but I do notice it. It isn't slow and doesn't get in the way of my work, just somewhat noticeable.

                  All that said, I love it and would highly recommend it!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Awesome little computer

                  By PhotoBob

                  from Eastern Oregon

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful
                  • Quality Display
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DH71 13.3" Ultrabook Computer (Silver):

                      This is a fantastic little computer. It is fast and the display is sharp. The best part is the 256 GB SSD. We are getting used to Windows 8 but that hasn't been a big problem. If you are looking for a really light and fast Ultrabook, you really should consider this little unit.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      4.0

                      Zenbook Supreme!!

                      By Dave

                      from St Paul,MN

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Keyboard
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quality Display

                      Cons

                      • Short Battery Life

                      Best Uses

                      • Graphics
                      • Web Browsing

                      Comments about ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DH71 13.3" Ultrabook Computer (Silver):

                      Did a lot of research on Ultrabooks and settled on the ASUS Zenbook with digital SSD hard drive. Works great after one week.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      4.0

                      Best ultra book out there

                      By Samay

                      from Denver, CO

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Keyboard
                      • Fast
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long Battery Life
                      • Powerful
                      • Quality Display
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Business Use
                        • Music
                        • Video
                        • Web Browsing
                        • Word Processing

                        Comments about ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DH71 13.3" Ultrabook Computer (Silver):

                        Use it for daily tasks eg email, web browsing, office, streaming movies

                        Great construction. Charges quickly. Long battery life. About 5 hrs with constant use. Several days with infrequent use and sleep mode. Display is simply awesome. I suppose the only other light book to rival this would be the MacBook.

                        Only thing that sux is windows 8. Which is why 4 stars. Wish asus offered alternatives. Work around is to install Linux.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        4.0

                        Asus is great...windows 8 needs work

                        By Paul

                        from MI

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Keyboard
                        • Fast
                        • Lightweight
                        • Powerful
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DH71 13.3" Ultrabook Computer (Silver):

                            Love the zenbook. Have an I-pad and is user friendly. Windows 8 needs work.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Exceeding Expectations

                            By Allen

                            from Philadelphia

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Keyboard
                            • Fast
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Battery Life
                            • Powerful
                            • Quality Display
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Business Use
                              • Music
                              • Video
                              • Web Browsing
                              • Word Processing

                              Comments about ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DH71 13.3" Ultrabook Computer (Silver):

                              I bought this laptop primarily to supplement my desktop. I started finishing my degree online and wanted something portable so I wasn't tied down to a desk.

                              The screen on this is by far the selling factor. It is wrapped in a well built unibody aluminium chassis. The backlit keyboard has great travel ans spaced perfectly. The trackpad had an update out of the box, so if there may have been any issues with use they were rectified before I could find them. The resume times and all other benefits that Asus claims are all there, including a battery that lasts over 6 hours. The added adapters and sleeve are all bonuses. Performace is no issue with all the bang that is squeezed into this sleek machine

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                              • Personal

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                              4.0

                              Touch pad moves curser randomly

                              By D

                              from Potomac, MD

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Quality Display

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Music
                                • Video
                                • Web Browsing

                                Comments about ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DH71 13.3" Ultrabook Computer (Silver):

                                I was looking for a Windows version of MacAirbook, light for travel yet having enough capability to do business work - word processing, presention, and e-mails.
                                The ASUS UX31-A meets my requirements with one exception. While typing in Word, the curser jumps unpredictably all over; unless you watch the screen carefully, you'll be surprised to find what you typed ends up at a wrong spot. It seems to be a common problem for certain type of touch pad.
                                Service seems to be a problem too. I sent a request for my Windows 8 license key, got an automatic acknowledegment immediately, but have not heard from ASUS in more than 3 weeks.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                4.0

                                Artist friendly multi-tasker

                                By Dancesprite

                                from New York, NY

                                About Me Average user, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable Keyboard
                                • Fast
                                • Lightweight
                                • Long Battery Life
                                • Powerful
                                • Quality Display
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Business Use
                                  • Graphics
                                  • Music
                                  • Video
                                  • Web Browsing
                                  • Word Processing

                                  Comments about ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DH71 13.3" Ultrabook Computer (Silver):

                                  I am a professional dancer and use my laptop to edit music, photos, videos ect.
                                  After years of being a Mac person,I started getting frustrated with the quality vs cost of their products. After getting a lemon from them and not much help in solving the hardware issues, I am now converting to PC. This Asus with Windows 8 is making me very happy. There is a lot to get used to that is different, and while I liked the two finger tap rather than the right click button, the rest is no better or worse, just different, and I think I will like it better once I am more familiar.
                                  A few days after receiving my Asus I began editing two 15min music sets as well as design new business cards and look at flights online. Things in life were moving so quickly I didn't even realize what I was asking my computer to do symotaneously because none of the programs (chrome, photo shop, audacity) slowed down despite the heavy multi tasking. I was impressed and with such a light ultrabook, I was blown away and will be recommending this specific computer to friends.
                                  Best qualities:
                                  *Wonderful high resolution screen that is glare free! (much better than shiny mac screens)
                                  * Back lit keys that feel great to type on (perfect depth and texture)
                                  * very slim and light to carry around
                                  * fast and able to handle multiple heavy programs open simultaneously.
                                  Worst qualities for me:
                                  * I have to get a new external (Mac and PC do not get along so well)
                                  * New OS to get used to.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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