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ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331UA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331UA. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the price and design are overall positive. The battery and performance also get good views. There are mixed opinions on the keyboard and screen. The image quality and touchpad get less positive views.

portability, performance, battery, design, price

touchpad, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331UA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mark Coppock (digitaltrends.com)

Asus ZenBook 13 (2018) review

 

The Asus ZenBook 13 truly benefits from packing a discrete GPU into a very svelte frame.

Solid CPU performance ; Better than usual entry-level gaming ; Competitive battery life ; Palm rests stay cool even when it’s working hard ; Attractive design

Fans get quite loud under heavy loads ; Some throttling in game performance ; Lid, keyboard deck, and bottom bend under pressure ; SATA SSD holds back performance

The ZenBook 13 would be a rather mundane thin-and-light Windows 10 notebook if it weren’t for its discrete GPU. That’s not nothing, though, as it does stand apart in its ability to support playing more than just the most casual games. And if you need...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (pocket-lint.com)

Asus Zenbook 13 initial review: the light fantastic

 

You won't believe quite how light this thing is until you pick it up. Few compromises have been made, too.

Unbelievably lightweight ; Premium specs ; Port selection

Only Full HD display ; Matte finish

You won't believe quite how light this thing is until you pick it up. Few compromises have been made, too, which is impressive. We're not that keen on the matte finish, but we understand that many will find it nicely understated.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Jason Cipriani (techradar.com)

Asus ZenBook 13 review

 

A shiny cover brings all the Windows fans to the yard

Decent battery life ; Fast fingerprint sensor ; Stellar display

Janky touchpad ; HDMI port should be USB-C ; Shell is a smudge magnet

The latest ZenBook 13 from Asus isn’t a speed demon, but it has a killer display and a keyboard that’s as smooth as butter. Plus, it finally addresses a key bugbear in Asus’s laptop design.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331UA (i7-8550, GeForce MX150, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

 

Powerful long runner. The ZenBook 13 does not lack in power. ASUS has equipped the slim Ultrabook with a quad-core processor and a dedicated graphics card. Coupled with that is a quick SSD, long battery life and a good display. Nevertheless, the...

IPS display ; Full-HD display ; stylish metal case ; powerful ; rarely gets warm ; good battery life

CPU throttles on battery ; significant Turbo Boost fluctuations at full load ; GPU is factory underclocked ; loud under load ; no Thunderbolt 3 ; no NVMe-SSD

The ASUS ZenBook 13 scores highly by fitting both a powerful CPU and GPU into a compact chassis. This comes at a cost though, as the case dimensions precluded ASUS from including a cooling system that could adequately cool the device. Among other...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus ZenBook 13 (2018) UX331UN review: Thin, gorgeous, power-packed – and even quite affordable

 

Slender design, impressive performance, a superb fingerprint sensor and accurate stereo speakers make this 13.3in laptop a cracking buy

Sensible pricing ; Discrete graphics ; Beastly performance

Dim, inaccurate non-touch display ; Its glossy design attracts fingerprints

Shortcomings such as the sub-par display performance and unimpressive SSD are reason enough to consider its rivals carefully before buying, but otherwise, there’s much to like here – and quite a bit to love, too. From its standout performance to the...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Ingolf Leschke (computerbild.de)

Asus ZenBook 13: Extrem leichtes Notebook im Test

 

Für den mobilen Einsatz müssen Notebooks schlank sein, viel Ausdauer und hohes Tempo bieten. Wie gut das schön leichte Asus ZenBook 13 diese Anforderungen erfüllt, steht in diesem Test.

Hohes Arbeitstempo ; WLAN-ac, Bluetooth 4.2 ; Gute beleuchtbare Tastatur ; Lange Akkulaufzeit (6:33 Stunden) ; Extrem leicht (976 Gramm)

Display mit etwas geringer Farbtreue ; Keine Aufrüstmöglichkeiten ; Unter Volllast etwas laut

Jul, 2018

Expert review by (computerbild.de)

Asus ZenBook 13 UX331: Kompakt, leicht, aber auch schnell?

 

Wer ein Notebook für unterwegs sucht, weiß leichte Exemplare zu schätzen. Stimmt beim Asus ZenBook auch der Rest? COMPUTER BILD macht den Test.

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.nl)

Kort testrapport ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331UN (i7-8550, GeForce MX150, SSD, FHD) Laptop

 

Krachtige marathonloper. De ZenBook 13 heeft geen tekort aan rekenkracht. Asus heeft de dunne Ultrabook uitgerust met een quad-core CPU en aparte GPU. Samen met de vlotte SSD, lange looptijden en het goede beeldscherm heeft Asus een goede prestatie...

IPS beeldscherm ; Full HD beeldscherm ; Stijlvolle metalen behuizing ; Krachtig ; Wordt nauwelijks warm ; Lange looptijden

Verminderde CPU prestaties op accustroom ; Significante Turbo Boost fluctuaties bij volledige belasting ; GPU is vanuit de fabriek beperkt ; Luid onder belasting ; Geen Thunderbolt 3 ; Geen NVMe-SSD

Voor het volledige, Engelse testrapport, klik hier.Ondanks de kritiek is de ZenBook notebook nog steeds een goede alleskunner met reserves voor gamen.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.com)

Test Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UA (i7-8550, GeForce MX150, SSD, FHD) Laptop

 

Potenter Langläufer. An Rechenleistung mangelt es dem ZenBook 13 nicht: Asus stattet das schlanke Subnotebook mit einem Vierkernprozessor und einem dedizierten Grafikkern aus. Dazu gesellen sich eine flinke SSD, lange Akkulaufzeiten und ein guter...

IPS-Bildschirm ; Full-HD-Bildschirm ; schickes Metallgehäuse ; viel Rechenleistung ; erwärmt sich kaum ; gute Akkulaufzeiten

CPU wird im Akkubetrieb gedrosselt ; CPU-Turbo schwankt bei andauernder Volllast deutlich ; GPU ab Werk gedrosselt ; laut unter Last ; kein Thunderbolt 3 ; keine NVMe-SSD

Das Asus ZenBook 13 punktet mit seiner Kombination aus Kompaktheit, starker GPU und starker CPU. Die Kompaktheit verhindert aber, dass insbesondere die GPU ihre volle Leistungsfähigkeit ausspielen kann. Es fehlt der Platz für ein ausreichend...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by (gagadget.com)

Обзор ASUS ZenBook 13: ультрабук с Intel Core 8-го поколения и дискретной графикой

 

Линейка ультрабуков ASUS ZenBook выпускается с 2011 года, благополучно ежегодно обновляется и пополняется новыми моделями. Совсем недавно в Украину приехали новые ноутбуки ASUS, в том числе и модель ASUS ZenBook 13, о чём мы писали в соответствующем...

Стильный внешний вид ; качественный дисплей ; высокая производительность (в категории ультрапортативных ноутбуков) ; эффективная система охлаждения ; наличие необходимых разъемов

невероятно маркое и (по всей видимости) быстро царапающееся покрытие крышки ноутбука ; веб-камера с разрешением 640х480

ASUS ZenBook 13 — ультрапортативный компактный ноутбук, который при своих габаритах предлагает некоторые особенности, которые обычно можно увидеть в более крупных моделях: наличие полноразмерных портов USB (и не в единственном числе), HDMI и наличие...

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SonicMaster
Built-In Microphone:Y
Speaker power:1
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):50
Battery life (max):14
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Polymer
Quick Charge:Y

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Certificates

Certification: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: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:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
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 ID:0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

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

Memory

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

Networking

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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
DVI port:N
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:OPI
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 / 4.00
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
Processor frequency:1.60 / 1.80
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-8250U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
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

Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

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

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 256 / 512
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

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