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The only ultrabook Asus offers under a thousand bucks is the UX21, an Home Reviews Computing Laptops. And testing in our Labs showed that it provides more than six hours of battery life, as well as more features and better all-around performance than any other slim-bodied laptop we’ve reviewed. Windows users don’t need to hide in shame whenever they see someone whip out a MacBook Air at the local Starbucks. It beats most rivals on connectivity by offering not only USB 3 and a bundled USB-Ethernet adapter but also twin digital video outputs, has a class-leading screen resolution of 1, x , comes with an SSD as standard, and includes a carrying case. At first the cursor was too unwieldy, especially when typing, and we would accidentally type over our work. The ASUS Zenbook UX31 takes a lot of what we loved about the inch MacBook Air–a wafer-thin aluminum chassis, fast performance, instant resume, and good battery life–and adds even better audio and a higher-resolution display.

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Cons Screen has poor viewing angles No keyboard backlighting Hx31 prone. On 3Dmark06, the UX31A turned in an impressive score of 5, which beats asus zenbook ux31 MacBook Air in Boot Camp mode 4, and every other Ultrabook we tested, most of which have scored in the 3, range.

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Its front asus zenbook ux31 measures just a few millimeters in thickness, while the laptop’s booty is less than three quarters of an inch thick about the same as the diameter of a dime. The sound effects in “Angry Birds” came through loud and clear when we played the game on the Chrome asus zenbook ux31, as did the audio on “The Avengers” trailer.

Asus bundles a protective laptop sleeve, an attractive asus zenbook ux31 and faux-leather envelope with a soft padded lining, and a small matching case for the dongles themselves. On the PCMark Vantage benchmark, the system scored 10, which is almost double the ultraportable average 4, and the Acer Aspire S3 5, The circular spun-metal pattern on the lid is slightly darker in color, and the deck has a linear brush pattern.

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We quickly three-finger flicked through photos, and three-finger flicking up for switching windows and flicking down to show the desktop were both responsive.

Asus has even splurged on the display, forgoing the all-too-common x resolution and opting for a x panel, instead. When closed, the wedge-shaped laptop measures 17mm at its thickest point and a mere 3mm asus zenbook ux31 its thinnest. Ultra Low-Voltage Core i5 processor is efficient. The ASUS Zenbook UX31 takes a lot of what we loved about the inch MacBook Air–a wafer-thin aluminum chassis, fast performance, instant resume, asus zenbook ux31 good battery life–and adds even better audio and a higher-resolution display.

October 18th, at 5: That’s about half an asus zenbook ux31 less than the ultraportable average 6: On the desktop are utilities for toggling Instant-On on and off, and PowerWiz, asus zenbook ux31 gauges hx31 current power usage and provides a running estimate of remaining battery life. The palm rest has an attractive vertical brushed pattern.

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We say asus zenbook ux31 the security and stick with Dropbox, Google Drive or Windows SkyDrive instead of opting for a whole new service. ASUS’s original Ultrabook was the first ultraportable laptop to give the MacBook Air a run for its money, but it ultimately fell short.

Pros Ultra Low-Voltage Core i5 processor is efficient. On the plus side, the ASUS FaceLogon Manager took less than 30 seconds to record an image of our face, and logged asus zenbook ux31 into the system in less than a second.

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Another gadget lets you disable instant on. NZXT does addition by subtraction with its H-series cases. Mini HDMI asus zenbook ux31 instead of full-size. The inside and bottom of the Prime sport a lighter brushed aluminum finish asuw a vertical pattern.


We’re also not fans of the Lifeframe software. Prospero, Reviews Asus zenbook ux31 Michael A. You can also swipe down with three fingers to show the desktop at any time, or swipe up to show your open apps and then three-finger swipe sideways to cycle through them.

We liked that we could see more of web pages and even have two asus zenbook ux31 open side by side. Deeper, more zenbiok and wider in range, Asus zenbook ux31 delivers four times the adus output of other ultrabooks without increasing the size aaus weight of the form factor. You should be able to get through most of the day on a charge with this notebook.

The broad touch surface supports multitouch gestures, and though it has distinct right and left mouse buttons, it also asud a clickpad.

Against Poor viewing angle Nasty trackpad buttons Derivative design No backlit keyboard. The 3-pound Ultrabook is just as elegant as ever, thanks to a dark asus zenbook ux31 metal lid with a subtle circular pattern that emanates from the ASUS logo. Unfortunately the lid is still fingerprint prone, more so than the Aspire S3 and certainly more than the MacBook Air 13in. MacBook Air lookalike or not, this is a thing of beauty: In addition, asus zenbook ux31 Prime’s matte screen allows for wide horizontal and vertical viewing angles, on a par with the Air.

The notebook duplicated a 4.