@dirtyndiesel - I was looking at the UX31 as well, but ultimately decided that the keyboard is not comfortable at all. Plus, there have been numerous problems reported by users here. The z380 has a flexible screen but it is suppose to survive a 30 ft. drop. So although it may not feel as solid as the UX31; its suppose to be solid. However, you pointed out that you will be watching movies and some video editing - the z380 only has a resolution display of 1366 X 768. For a 13" screen, you'll want a 1600 x 900 resolution. With those 2 notebooks crossed off my list, I am waiting for the new Samsung Series 9, which should be released in less than 3 weeks.