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ASUS ZenBook UX331UN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of ASUS ZenBook UX331UN. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the touchpad and battery are generally positive. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reliability and keyboard. Reviews are divided on the durability.

performance, portability, screen, battery, touchpad

keyboard, 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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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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...

Jan, 2018

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.

Apr, 2018

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.

Mar, 2018

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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,...

Feb, 2018

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.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (notebookcheck.biz)

Courte critique du PC portable Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN (i7-8550U, MX150)

 

Portable polyvalent. Les ultrabooks comme le XPS 13 de Dell se vendent comme des petits pains, et chaque constructeur veut sa part du gâteau. Asus propose ainsi le ZenBook UX331UN, un ultraportable haut-de-gamme équipé d'une carte graphique dédiée....

châssis en métal de très bonne qualité ; touchpad proche de la perfection ; écran IPS avec une couverture de l'espace colorimétrique correcte ; luminosité très élevée + écran mat = utilisable à l'extérieur ; carte graphique dédiée compatible avec les...

performances CPU inégales ; throttling CPU sur batterie ; mauvais clavier ; nuisances sonores en cas de sollicitation ; pas de Thunderbolt 3 ; pas de SSD NVMe

Tout compte fait, nous avons été plutôt satisfaits du ZenBook 13 UX331UN. Il est équipé d’un écran de très grande qualité, et de haut-parleurs étonnamment bons, qui sont les premiers ingrédients d’un bon portable multimédia. Celui-ci peut en outre être...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew E. Freedman (tomshw.it)

Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN, ottimo ultrabook da mille euro

 

La prova completa dello ZenBook 13 UX331, un ultrasottile dal caratteristico colore blu che offre buone prestazioni generali e un'autonomia prolungata.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (notebookcheck.info)

Breve Análise do Portátil Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN (i7-8550U, MX150)

 

Poli funcional portável. Ultrabooks como o Dell XPS 13 estão vendendo como pão saído do forno e cada OEM quer um pedaço do bolo. O candidato selecionado da Asus é o ZenBook UX331UN, um subportátil de alta qualidade com uma GPU dedicada. Leia nossa...

Carcaça de metal de alta qualidade ; Touchpad quase perfeito ; Tela IPS com boa cobertura de cores ; Alto brilho da tela + tela mate = ótima usabilidade em exteriores ; A GPU dedicada suporta jogos modernos ; Alto-falantes poderosos ; A carcaça...

Desempenho inconsistente da CPU ; CPU afogada com a bateria ; Teclado pobre ; Ruído do sistema sob carga ; Sem Thunderbolt 3 ; Sem SSD NVMe

Tudo considerado, ficamos bastante contentes com o ZenBook 13 UX331UN. Ele possui uma tela de alta qualidade e alto-falantes surpreendentemente decentes, que são os principais ingredientes de um portátil multimídia que pode ser usado ao ar livre graças...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (notebookcheck.nl)

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

 

Draagbare alleskunner. Ultrabooks zoals de Dell XPS 13 gaan als warme broodjes over de toonbank en elke fabrikant wil daar de vruchten van plukken. Asus' gooi naar een aandeel in de markt is de ZenBook UX 331UN, een hoogwaardige subnotebook met aparte...

Hoogwaardige metalen behuizing ; Bijna perfect touchpad ; IPS beeldscherm met hoge kleurdekking ; Hoge helderheid en een mat oppervlakte ; Aparte GPU voor moderne games ; Krachtige luidsprekers ; Behuizing blijft relatief koel ; Degelijke...

Inconsistente CPU prestaties ; CPU toert terug op accustroom ; Slecht toetsenbord ; Systeemgeluid onder zware belasting ; Geen Thunderbolt 3 ; Geen NVMe SSD

Alles bij elkaar zijn we behoorlijk tevreden over de ZenBook 13 UX331UN. Het apparaat heeft een hoogwaardig beeldscherm en verrassend sterke luidsprekers, waarmee belangrijke ingrediënten voor een multimedia notebook in huis zijn. Dankzij de hoge...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (notebookcheck.org )

Análisis del Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN (i7-8550U, MX150)

 

Todo terreno portátil. Ultrabooks como el Dell XPS 13 se están vendiendo como pan caliente, y cada OEM quiere una porción del pastel. El candidato de Asus es el ZenBook UX331UN, un subportátil de alta calidad con una GPU dedicada. Lea nuestra extensa...

carcasa de metal de alta calidad ; touchpad casi perfecto ; Pantalla IPS con cobertura de espacio de color decente ; brillo de pantalla alta + pantalla mate = gran capacidad de uso al aire libre ; GPU dedicada es compatible con juegos modernos ;...

rendimiento inconsistente de la CPU ; CPU acelerada en la batería ; teclado pobre ; ruido del sistema bajo carga ; no Thunderbolt 3 ; sin SSD NVMe

Considerando todo, estábamos bastante contentos con el ZenBook 13 UX331UN. Cuenta con una pantalla de alta calidad y altavoces sorprendentemente decentes, que son los ingredientes principales de un portátil multimedia que se puede utilizar en el...

Jan, 2018

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
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

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
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
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

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