Pros

  • Discrete graphics card
  • Lightweight, with great battery life

Cons

  • Display has poor viewing angles and too much glare
  • Mediocre keyboard and touchpad

At A Glance

The U31Jg is ideal for getting work done on the road, but movie and music buffs should look elsewhere.

Manufacturer’s Description

With its supercharged performance, the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine boosts the U31JG notebook performance up to 15 percent in demanding tasks, thanks to its dynamic overclocking technology. It's not simply about cranking up the CPU though, ASUS engineers have specifically tuned several system-wide values to optimise the performance gains for the energy used, and Super Hybrid Engine is designed to work specifically on Intel Core i3, i5 mobility processors! The Super Hybrid Engine boosts performance only when required by CPU-intensive tasks, like games and high definition movies, without sacrificing any stability and reliability.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number U31JG-A1
Battery Information
Battery Capacity 5600 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 9 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 13.30 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Switchable Graphics Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA, Intel
Graphics Controller Model Graphics Media Accelerator HD
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Storage
Storage Size 500 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type No
General Information
Manufacturer ASUS Computer International
UPC Code 884840751847
Manufacturer Part Number U31JG-A1
Brand Name Asus
Product Name U31JG-A1 Notebook
Marketing Information

With its supercharged performance, the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine boosts the U31JG notebook performance up to 15 percent in demanding tasks, thanks to its dynamic overclocking technology. It's not simply about cranking up the CPU though, ASUS engineers have specifically tuned several system-wide values to optimise the performance gains for the energy used, and Super Hybrid Engine is designed to work specifically on Intel Core i3, i5 mobility processors! The Super Hybrid Engine boosts performance only when required by CPU-intensive tasks, like games and high definition movies, without sacrificing any stability and reliability.

Product Model U31JG-A1
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://usa.asus.com
Product Series U31
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • U31JG-A1 Notebook
  • Standard Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.1"
    Width 13.1"
    Depth 9.3"
    Weight (Approximate) 59.84 oz
    Color Silver
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core i3
    Processor Model i3-380M
    Processor Speed 2.53 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 3 MB
    Chipset Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Model HM55 Express
    Software
    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
    Operating System Architecture 64-bit

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 109.0
    Battery
    Battery Life 7:30   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 261.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 350.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 188.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 380.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 338.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 405.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 221.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 363.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 184.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 70.56   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 54.88   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 59.64   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 46.15   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 20.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 16.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 32.9   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 26.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 20.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 57.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 42.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Power Usage
    Idle power usage 15.0   Watts
    Sleep power usage 1.4   Watt hours
    Off power usage 0.8   Watt hours
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 332.0