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ASUS ZenBook UX331UN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of ASUS ZenBook UX331UN. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the touchpad and battery. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and durability.

performance, portability, screen, battery, touchpad

keyboard, durability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS ZenBook UX331UN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Asus ZenBook UX331UN

 

Thanks to its trifecta of light weight, good graphics performance, and an affordable price, the Asus ZenBook UX331UN is an easy ultraportable laptop to recommend.

Inexpensive. Thin and light. Nvidia GPU offers good graphics performance. Excellent battery life.

Flimsy keyboard and touchpad.

Bottom Line: Thanks to its trifecta of light weight, good graphics performance, and an affordable price, the Asus ZenBook UX331UN is an easy ultraportable laptop to recommend.

2018-04

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (pcworld.com)

Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN review: An ultraportable laptop with a knack for gaming

 

The $1,000 ZenBook 13 makes for a compelling ultraportable laptop, particularly for productivity-minded users with a taste for casual gaming.

Slim and light design ; Great keyboard ; Discrete graphics core for smooth 720p e-sports gaming ; Impressive battery life

Fingerprint-prone lid ; Not the fastest quad-core performance in its class ; Finicky fingerprint reader

With its enviable combination of peppy performance, slim design, long battery life and a discrete graphics chip, the $1,000 ZenBook 13 makes for a compelling ultraportable, particularly for productivity-minded users with a taste for casual gaming.

2018-03

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Acer Spin 7 review

 

There's nothing flashy or exciting about the Acer Spin 7 convertible laptop; it's also a lot slower than competitors and doesn't support a stylus for Windows Ink. Yet I found myself liking it quite a bit as a general-purpose system.

The Acer Spin 7's a well-designed laptop with a nice touchscreen and sturdy 360-degree hinge, pretty good sound and a smoothly operating keyboard and touchpad.

Its performance doesn't match similarly equipped and priced competitors and there's no stylus support for Windows Ink.

The Acer Spin 7 won't win any awards for performance or features, but its functional design and operation may win your heart.

2017-01

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN Review

 

The Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN is blue. Very blue. Honestly, that's its defining feature. It's a $999 laptop with solid performance from an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and an Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU . What will get you, however, is its shiny,...

2018-02

Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (notebookcheck.net)

Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN (i7-8550U, MX150) Laptop Review

 

Portable all-rounder. Ultrabooks like the Dell XPS 13 are selling like hotcakes and every OEM wants a piece of the pie. Asus' candidate of choice is the ZenBook UX331UN, a high-quality subnotebook with a dedicated GPU. Read our extensive review to find...

high-quality metal case ; nearly perfect touchpad ; IPS display with decent color-space coverage ; high display brightness + matte display = great outdoor usability ; dedicated GPU supports modern games ; powerful speakers ; case remains relatively...

inconsistent CPU performance ; CPU throttled on battery ; poor keyboard ; system noise under load ; no Thunderbolt 3 ; no NVMe SSD

All things considered, we were quite happy with the ZenBook 13 UX331UN. It features a high-quality display and surprisingly decent speakers, which are the prime ingredients of a multimedia notebook that can be used outdoors thanks to its impressive...

2018-01

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN review: A stylish ultraportable packing a graphics punch

 

The new ZenBook 13 from Asus is an impressive ultraportable laptop that could appeal to many a mobile professional. With an 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor and a discrete Nvidia GPU, initial impressions are positive. But with a £1,100 price tag...

Thin and light ; Discrete Nvidia GPU ; Fingerprint scanner ; All-day battery life

Flimsy lid ; No touch-screen or rotating screen

2018-05

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SonicMaster
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):50
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Polymer

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Certificates

Certification:EU Flower, CE Marking Compliance, UL, TUV, FCC Compliance, RoHS, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, WEEE, Energy star, Erp 2013, CCC, CB, MIC, EPEAT / EU Flower, CE, UL, TUV, FCC S, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick, WEEE, Erp 2013, CCC, CB, MIC / EU Flower, MIC, CCC, Erp 2013, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Energy star, CB, UL, TUV, EPEAT, CE Marking Compliance, WEEE, RoHS
Energy Star certified:Y
RoHS compliance:Y

Design

Colour name:Royal Blue / Star Grey
Colour of product:Blue / Grey
Form factor:Clamshell
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N / Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Ports & interfaces

Alienware graphics amplifier port:N
CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
ExpressCard slot:N
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Line-in:N
Microphone in:N
S/PDIF out port:N
SmartCard slot:N
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down:10
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.40 / 4 / 4.00
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-8xxx
Processor frequency:1.60 / 1.8 / 1.80
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-8250U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2)
Processor threads:8
Stepping:Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967
Processor code:SR3LA
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, User / User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:216
Height :13.9
Weight:1.1 / 1.12
Width:310