ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A Ultrabook Review


A couple weeks ago I set down at my desk one morning only to discover my trusty Dell laptop had finally bitten the dust.  While one side of me would miss that old workhorse which had served me so faithfully, another side was excited at the opportunity to see what the latest and greatest laptops had to offer. After some research I finally settled on the ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB71, and after a few weeks of use I can say that I’m glad I did.

Since there are plenty of reviews out there for the ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A I won’t try to duplicate what others have already written.  What I will do is give a quick overview from my perspective, and point out some of the good as well as bad qualities of this ultrabook from a Linux users perspective. Let’s start with the specs.


Processor Intel® Core™ i7 3517U Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 3317U Processor
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Professional
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Chipset Intel® HM76 Express Chipset
Memory 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM
Display 13.3″ 16:9 HD (1920×1080)
Graphics Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Storage 128GB SSD
Camera HD Web Camera
Networking Integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n (dual band)
BT 4.0 support (on WLAN+ BT 4.0 combo card)
Ports 1 x Headphone-out jack (Audio-in Combo)
2 x USB 3.0 port(s)
1 x micro HDMI
1 x Mini VGA
1 x SD card reader
Audio Built-in Speakers And Microphone
Power Adapter Output :
19 V DC, A, 45 W
Dimensions 325 x 223 x 3 ~18 mm (WxDxH)
Weight 1.3 kg / 2.9 pounds

UX31A – The Good »

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