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Asus UX31 Ultrabook

Discussion in 'Asus' started by pear-i, May 31, 2011.

  1. pear-i

    pear-i Notebook Guru

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  2. Jayayess1190

    Jayayess1190 Waiting on Intel Skylake

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    The UX is supposed to be a whole line up (or so I've read), so there will likely be even bigger models.
     
  3. Riddhy916

    Riddhy916 Notebook Evangelist

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    thank god i really wanted a 13 inch model but i hate the bigger thick bezel whats up with that?
     
  4. Rodster

    Rodster Merica

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    I thought the Ux21 was a 13" laptop until I read more info. This is the laptop I prefer instead of the Ux21, that's more like a netbook.
     
  5. jtay

    jtay Notebook Geek

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    so whats the difference between this and the u36 other than the better battery life of u36sd, thicker size of u36 and the dedicated gpu? a bit confused of how the company seems to be dishing out 2 laptops to the same type of 13" market?
     
  6. pear-i

    pear-i Notebook Guru

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    Ux31 is gonna have a slim form factor like the macbook air
    While U36SD is going to be much more performance oriented -- w/o sacrificing much of the svette formfactor;

    The U31 is more budget friendly w/ the thin formfactor too (no optical)
    while U30 is kind of your standard 13.3

    There's a lot of options but they each hit their niche market -- with the first 2 being the on the high end **
     
  7. jtay

    jtay Notebook Geek

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    cool thanks. im really looking fwd to the 36sd for the time being ;)
     
  8. vasra

    vasra Notebook Enthusiast

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    Will it still have the silly 1366x768 res? I know it's an ultra-portable, but a nice screen res would not be such a bad thing.
     
  9. pear-i

    pear-i Notebook Guru

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    Do you know a single Asus notebook with a high quality screen?

    This notebook would be unrivaled if it had a decent screen, and I would buy it in a second but Asus never invests in a good screen.
     
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    finduz Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've heard that the 13" will have 1600x900
     
  12. go0gle

    go0gle Notebook Enthusiast

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    I would love to see the same built quality with a detachable touch screen (like the asus transformer) and windows 8 on board : )
     
  13. msknyc

    msknyc Notebook Enthusiast

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    Wow....if this thing has a decent screen I'm going to have a hard time deciding between this and the new Sony Z-series.

    Choices, choices....

    Hoping to see more Ultrabooks from other OEMs before my W3V finally bites the dust;-)
     
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    if it will be less then 2000 $/€ it and really has as 1600x900 resolution it is the laptop to go with. but it seems that the display is glossy, which is a no-go...
     
  15. EXcaliberPC

    EXcaliberPC Company Representative

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    ASUS will be hosting an ultrabook launch event in New York in about a month or so, 5-6 models will be introduced based on the Ivy Bridge platform and price ranges from $899 up to $1999. What screen size is likely to be the most popular for an ultrabook?
     
  16. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    1600x900 is fine. 13.3 is still a small screen. Higher resolution and things get too small for convenient use.
     
  18. huai

    huai Notebook Consultant

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    Any word on US release date for the UX31?
     
  19. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    It was originally slated for September, then it was going to be early October with Asus' other ultrabooks, now word is that it could be as late as November. Classic Asus.

    Looks like the Lenovo X1 might be getting a 1600 x 900 display as well. If it keeps its 350 nits display, it should be better than the display in the Asus. Things get more interesing all the time.
     
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    I'm looking for a light premium 13" laptop to replace my Dell Adamo XPS. Do any of you know if any ultrabooks have a confirmed release date, and if so what's the first one?
     

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