Pros

  • Great performance
  • Gorgeous

Cons

  • Screen is off-color
  • Unsatisfactory touchpad

At A Glance

The Zenbook UX31E is almost perfect, except for its mediocre touchpad.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Zenbook UX31E-DH52 Ultrabook 13.3" Notebook Computer from ASUS takes portability to the next level. With a super slim profile of two-thirds of an inch, a weight of less than 3 pounds and 7 hours of battery life, this ASUS notebook was built for ultimate mobility. While thin and lightweight, this ASUS notebook is far from fragile. It has a spun aluminum lid to match its champagne hairline chassis for a solid build and stylish design.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number UX31E-DH52
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 1700.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1600 x 900 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 128.0 GB
Other storage
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Solid-State Drive
General Information
UPC Code 884840975076
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Memory max 4.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 12.8 inches
Depth 8.8 inches
Height 0.8 inches
Weight 3.1 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.8 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software Microsoft Office Starter;
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 125.0
Battery
Battery Life 6:34   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 251.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 334.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 192.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 319.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 316.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 424.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 209.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 162.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 182.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 7.5   Watts
Sleep power usage 0.4   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.0   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 52.78   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 44.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 39.02   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 32.02   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 14.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 13.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 31.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 28.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 19.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 17.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 35.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 26.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 310.0