The Asus ZENBOOK UX31E uses a precision-crafted design measuring only 3 mm at the front and 9 mm at the rear. The form features razor thin edges and a curved center section, which is both practical and attractive - while accommodating the powerful computing components within, this design also looks totally unique. It embodies beauty and strength in complete balance and harmony.
Exclusive ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II with instant on enables 2-second resume of the notebook from sleep, with up to two weeks of standby time with open files and other pending data kept safe in memory. Plus, automatic data backup when the battery reaches 5% charge further helps secure your work. ASUS ZENBOOK UX31E keeps energy saving front and center with a dedicated Battery Saving Mode, which conserves power whenever possible to increase battery life by as much as 25%. You're also always in the know when it comes to the battery, thanks to ASUS PowerWiz, a utility that shows exactly how much charge is left per application - web browsing, movie watching. ASUS ZENBOOK UX31E combines power, efficiency, smooth usage and user empowerment, all on in one sleek package.
ASUS is proud to deliver the world's first ultrabook with SATA 6 Gb/s solid state storage, making for an amazingly smooth and fast computing experience. Additionally, all ASUS ZENBOOK models ship with USB 3.0 as standard, multiplying the transfer rates of current USB 2.0 by as much as a factor of ten. Combined, SSD storage and USB 3.0 create incredible speed of data transfer rates.
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The good: This is a beautiful-to-look-at machine. It comes back from sleep mode really fast. The bad: Who in their right mind would put the power button where the delete key normally is? And the same size, same shape as the delete key? That was idiotic. PLUS they've removed the separate Insert key...it's part of the delete key (though it's not at all obvious whether to access it with ctrl, shift, fn, or what--no color coding like on the Eee PC). But the biggest problem is that the keyboard response is terrible...I've been a touch typist since 1974 and I still type on manual typewriters once in a while. But this keyboard consistently loses my strokes. S's in particlar. Now the l. Then the comma. Aargh! I spent 16 years in academia, then managing projects and writing documentation at Intel, then became a visual artist. This was to be my go-to machine when I'm in the studio or traveling, but I might have to return to my Eee PC, which, in spite of its slightly smaller keyboard, at least has a good touch response. On this thing I have to BANG the keys in hopes all my strokes are felt. I'll tell you, it's terrible. Also I might add that this machine had 11 updates from Asus and over a hundred from Microsoft (to be fair, that includes Office 2010). The Asus updates did NOT go smoothly...the interface allowed me to select all updates to install, but then only one would install and I'd have to start over. Even the card reader is a bit of a disappointment...on the Eee PC the card goes completely into the machine, so I leave one there as an extra drive. On the ZenBook, the card extends out from the machine much like a thumb drive; not the kind of thing you can tell from a picture.