Asus UX31 Ultrabook

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  1. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    Toshiba and Lenovo have anounced their units' release in November. Asus originally said October, but it's Asus and the can never get new products to market on time. Acer will be first. Probably in a couple of weeks. But, I like the other three better and would wait. There are suppose to be 5 so I'm forgetting one.
     
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    wow400 Notebook Consultant

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    What's the release date?
     
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    There is an article on FT from late August that implies there are supply chain problems: Intel’s Ultrabook likely to miss first sales target, says Asus chief | FT Tech Hub | FTtechhub - Industry analysis ? FT.com

    Here's another article, this one from digitimes in early September, about the rumored October release and further rumors of an April release for the Ivy Bridge equipped models: Login to DIGITIMES archive & research

     
  6. Phil

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    0x29A Notebook Evangelist

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    Weren't the drives originally supposed to be Sandisk's? Those A-Data drives look good enough anyway, so no problem there, e.g. Intel 25nm NAND used.

    A-Data XM11
    A-DATA Demos SandForce-Based mSATA SSDs by VR-Zone.com
     
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    thetoast Notebook Evangelist

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    I guess I now know the answer to the question "what manufacturer on earth would put a SandForce-powered drive in a laptop?". Was nearly my dream machine until I saw that. Sigh.
     
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    Yeah you're right. I guess these are all pre production versions so we don't really know.

    It sounds unlikely to me any manufacturer would use Sandforce because they're return rate is substantially higher than Samsung or Intel for example.
     
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    It's been Marvell all along here so far, because I was indeed skeptic about Sandforce controllers. However, if only Adata writes their own firmware and the drives, as it may seem, are designed with special care/special utility in mind, it may be okay. It's not like every single SF drive is faulty. In most cases it's about using controllers with original SF firmware not exactly suitable for hardware used or buggy (custom or not) firmware at all.

    The time will tell. Yet, saying "oh my god Sandforce!" is kinda silly.
     
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