Asus Zenbook UX32A DB31 comparison

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Asus Zenbook UX32A DB31

Asus Zenbook UX32A DB31
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro

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Asus Zenbook UX32VD

Asus Zenbook UX32VD
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Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch

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Asus Zenbook UX31A

Asus Zenbook UX31A
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Price $843 at 1 store $1,099 at 1 store $1,049 at 2 stores $459 to $624 at 2 stores $1,189 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.1 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.0 stars out of 3 reviews 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 2.5 stars out of 3 reviews 3.0 stars out of 4 reviews
Release date July 12, 2012 September 03, 2013 May 21, 2012 August 28, 2012 July 12, 2012
The Bottom Line Asus makes some of the most full-featured ultrabooks available, but this stripped-down Zenbook UX32A version is missing those extras and faces tough competition in its price range. A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price. With a Core i7 CPU, discrete graphics, and a full HD screen, the Asus Zenbook UX23VD is pretty close to being the ultrabook that has it all, but you'll pay for all those features. Samsung's midprice Series 5 UltraTouch looks and feels like a more expensive machine, but keeps it simple by skipping the complex hybrid mechanics of so many new Windows 8 systems. Stuck between a budget model and a high-end, feature-filled model, this middle Asus Zenbook is a slim, slick ultrabook, but also a tough sell.

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Product Description - 2nd Gen Core i3
ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A DB31 - 13.3 in i3-2367M - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition - 4 GB RAM - 320 GB HDD
- 13.3 in - 4th gen Core i3 4010U - Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
- 13.3 in - 3rd Gen Core i7 3517UM - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB
ASUS ZENBOOK UX32VD DB71 HDD
Samsung Series 5 Ultra - 3rd Gen Core i5
- 13.3 in i5-3317U - Windows 8 64-bit Edition - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD
- 3rd Gen Core i5
ASUS ZENBOOK Prime UX31A DB51 - 13.3 in i5-3317U - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
Packaged Quantity 1
Info unavailable 1
1
1
Software Included Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Samsung Fast Start
Fast Browsing
Samsung Fast Solutions
AllShare Play
Info unavailable
Battery 6-cell - up to 7 hour(s)
Info unavailable Info unavailable 4-cell
Info unavailable
System Type Ultrabook
Info unavailable Ultrabook
Notebook
Ultrabook
Display 13.3 in 1366 x 768 / HD
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
13.3 in
1920 x 1080 / Full HD
13.3 in LED backlight Yes 1366 x 768 / HD
13.3 in LED backlight 1920 x 1080 / Full HD
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000
Info unavailable NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Storage 320 GB HDD + 24 GB SSD cache
128 GB SSD
500 GB / 7200 rpm
HDD + 24 GB SSD cache
500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm + 24 GB SSD cache
128 GB SSD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 12.8 in x 8.8 in x 0.7 in
15.5 mm
12.8 in x 8.9 in x 0.7 in
12.4 in x 8.6 in x 0.8 in
12.8 in x 8.8 in x 0.7 in
Weight 3.2 lbs
3.1 lbs
3.2 lbs
3.7 lbs
2.9 lbs
Networking 802.11n
Bluetooth 4.0
Info unavailable 802.11n , 10/100 Ethernet
Bluetooth 4.0
802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 4.0
802.11n , 10/100 Ethernet
Bluetooth 4.0
Optical Drive None
Info unavailable None
None
None
Processor 2nd Gen Core i3
Intel 2 i3-2367M / 1.4 GHz
Intel 4th gen Core i3 4010U / 1.7 GHz / 3 MB Cache
Intel 3rd Gen Core i7 3517UM / 1.7 GHz
3 Ultra Low Voltage (ULV)
3rd Gen Core i5
Intel 3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
3rd Gen Core i5
Intel 3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz
Memory 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB
4 GB
DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
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