I purchased Asus Zenbook UX31A, i agree it's beautifully designed but after a while the power button doesn't power the damn book up again, i have to press multiple times before i get the book to power on. I called Asus support and that is the worst support ever, first the guy that attended to me was very sluggish and kept asking me the same question over and over again. i got so irritated and drop the phone, then i called back spoke to another support rep which turn out to be the same as the first one but i decided to go through with the support call until the end. My ultrabook is still not fixed and i would not recommend this to anyone. When buying ultrabook we need performance rather than aesthetics in notebooks. Ralph
All this looks nice on the paper but in my heavy user practice came very unpleasing shortfalls to light: 1 the UEFI as for now is a really hardness for a dual boot operation 2) the 128GB is just small for the Ws monster with the restore points recovery part. etc. eating up tens of gigs quickly 3 the adapters to use don't work well if at all, especially the micro hdmi is a nightmare. So I quickly decided to replace this nice toy.
I just got the i5/128gb version from the MS store on sale. You are sure right about the fan noise under heavy load (installing a slew of Windows updates). It's like what a plane sounds like taxiing to the runway and just at the moment it accelerates to start for takeoff, including with the high-pitched whine. Aside from that, this is a nifty laptop. But had I know, I might have opted for the 31A.
According to the Asus U.S. website, the UX21A comes with either the HD 1366x768 or the IPS 1920x1080 display. With the latter, other reviews have noted the need to use zoom to read text. For many people, that's a problem with 1920x1080 screens of any size - I use a 1920x1200 - but it's accentuated on a small laptop. In addition, Asus's website shows this model with either an i5 or i7 CPU. That's what the website says. Although the Microsoft Store is currently selling the i5/HD version at a substantial discount, it's to be seen what actually shows up in more widely.
Full HD peanut. The tiny Asus Zenbook Prime UX21A features a 11.6-inch display and a class-leading resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The other specs are noteworthy as well: Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, SSD, backlit keyboard, and a sturdy aluminum chassis.