The Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A Ultrabook
Asus has added a new product to its Ultrabook lineup: Zenbook Prime UX31A. The new Ultrabook is a successor to the company’s Zenbook UX31E launched in 2011. Asus wants to address some of the issues that users raised against the Zenbook UX31E with the Zenbook Prime UX31A.
The Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A is very sleek, measuring
With a full-HD 1920 x 1080p IPS screen, a brightness of 350cd/m2 and contrast of 800:1, the images on the display will be dazzling. The display has antiglare materials and has a viewing angle of 178 degrees. It has a 720p webcam with a CMOS sensor and performs well even with minimal indoor lighting.
Users will get a Zenbook Prime either with third-generation i7 processors, which is powerful for an Ultrabook, or i5 Bridge processor. The
Asus built an access to a USB 3.0 port, headset jack, and SD card slot on the Zenbook Prime’s left side. Users will find another USB 3.0 port, power plug, mini-VGA, and mini-HDMI on the laptop’s right side and can use the USB-to-Ethernet adaptor for wire connections. It comes with an exclusive line of accessories. Audio comes in a sound range wider for a laptop of its size, thanks to the laptop SonicMaster audio technology developed by Asus and Bang & Olufsen ICEPower.
The Zenbook Prime’s start-on speed is 2 seconds. It can stay in sleep mode for up to two weeks and has a battery life of several months in hibernate mode. Users valuing their privacy and data security will appreciate the laptop’s facial recognition feature. The Ultrabook sells at about $1099, but prices vary depending on the type of SSD and processor.