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Posted by: Anonymous
« on: December 09, 2015, 21:21:44 »

Below is a transcript of a letter I sent to Asus after the problems I experienced with this model: in short, the screen, battery, and hard drive of my zenbook failed just shortly over a year. Unwilling to pay the $400 to repair a 1 year old computer, I asked about replacing the hard drive myself for the $100 it should properly cost. Asus replied that they could not provide me recovery materials for windows 8. To date, I have received no apology nor follow-up from Asus. For a premium computer that I treated carefully and kept in pristine condition, this feels equivalent to being scammed. This is the worst product and customer service I have seen in technology, and would strongly recommend against this product.

“Dear Sir or Madam,

About 2 years ago I purchased an ASUS laptop, model UX31A. About 8 months in, it started having power and BIOS issues and faulty spot appeared in the screen. I sent it in for an RMA with a message, part of which included the following complaint:

"2. The computer has a tendency under high CPU loads to crash. It will often crash
into the BIOS, which cannot be exited without pressing the power button to shut off
the computer."

This issue appeared again 4 months after repair, right during my finals at college, losing a paper and several study guides, and finally crashed once into the BIOS, without repair. I soon found out the hard drive had irreparably failed.

I sent the machine in for repairs, and was told that it would cost $400 to replace the hard drive, an outrageous cost for a college student.

Today I called ADATA and was told that the specific hard drive you put in the machine, XM11-V3 is known to fail, and that several customers have complained of this issue.

Within a year, the screen, power supply and hard drive all failed on this product. Furthermore, since my purchase, hundreds of complaints listed on the internet have accumulated for this specific hard drive failure.

I am appalled that there was not a recall issued for this model, and that you continued to sell this computer to unsuspecting customers.

As a college student on a short budget, I cannot recommend this laptop, your products, or your repairs services to anyone else.

I plan to publish this story online, as I believe it represents incompetence in product design, sales, and customer service.
Yours sincerely,
Posted by: Santiago
« on: July 03, 2014, 17:33:27 »

2 years with it: Beatiful. And it was not a good buy.

Worst of all, the keyboard: horrible. And writing, pfff!  when you realize your text it´s plenty of repeate letters o half of the really you typed...

About performance, nor windows 8, nor windows 7, in both of them , randomly slow, too in a new clean install (not ativiruses or resident programs).

I cat find the i5 processor in perfomance.

With file transfer or app starting, yes it´s good. But surfing internet its a rage trial.

Sometimes Touchpad with smart gesture can put your patience to the limit...

It doesn´t worth, nor the buy, nor continue writing: i´m next to launch i against the wall!!
Posted by: luisdiazluna
« on: May 03, 2014, 20:31:04 »

heeeeeelp my asus UX31A doesn't detect ANY bluetooh device. how to upgrade or test the bluetooh interface? someone can kindly help?

Also I closed the lid and several times the Laptop remained on generating a lot of heat (maybe my keyboard has damaged) how to avoid this? where to purchase keyboad online?

Posted by: Darth Vader
« on: January 06, 2014, 10:36:03 »

You CAN upgrade the SSD, but ASUS uses a proprietary mSATA interface. Go look up Macbook Air vs. Asus Zenbook SSD mSATA interface; I saw an image that compared the two SSDs and they are physically different both in size and pin layout. So yes, it is removable and upgradeable, but you will have to pay a premium for the proprietary SSDs.
Posted by: Ducroux Alain
« on: March 15, 2013, 16:57:56 »

Very interested in the triple screen. Does the less successful ASUS ZenBook Prime UX32A-R3024H version also manage 2 ADDITIONAL screens?
Thank you for your answers
Posted by: Allen.Ngo
« on: November 22, 2012, 22:09:30 »

Can the SSD be upgraded from 128GB to 256GB SSD during service maintenance? I really would not be satisfied with the memory that it is coming with at the 1K range. Is there a possibility of upgrade in future if one wishes? I hope SSD is not soldered to the board as you see in case of the RAM....  :-\

RAM is not end-user upgradeable. The SSD is removable and can be upgraded as shown in the images.
Posted by: Mohit
« on: November 22, 2012, 16:16:43 »

Can the SSD be upgraded from 128GB to 256GB SSD during service maintenance? I really would not be satisfied with the memory that it is coming with at the 1K range. Is there a possibility of upgrade in future if one wishes? I hope SSD is not soldered to the board as you see in case of the RAM....  :-\
Posted by: MThomsen
« on: October 18, 2012, 23:47:41 »

According to asus in Denmark the sandisk is the prefered ssd for the ux31a !!!! Personally I think this is creazy since the SSD is so important for the user experience. But there you are, apparently the sandisk is what you can expect if you order a ux31a, at least in Denmark.
Posted by: Jeff Baker
« on: October 08, 2012, 06:39:31 »

These guys are nuts, they give this laptops keyboard a point ahead of the lenovo X1 carbons, nuff said.
Posted by: alielov
« on: September 14, 2012, 15:06:25 »

Full-HD IPS panel - good )
Posted by: minnie
« on: September 11, 2012, 05:08:45 »

why UX31A can run 3 independent display without displayport? is there other notebook than can do the same?
Posted by: house
« on: August 26, 2012, 15:59:14 »

I own a UX31, the old Sandy Bridge CPU version with ordinary screen. 4G Ram is enough with super fast SSD disk. You had to use maximum power to run Photoshop or even office 2010 smoothly. I use lightroom to process raw images from my DSLR. The CPU can auto boost to 2.4G, but it can only lasts 10 to 20 minutes. Enough for me to process a dozen of photos or more.
Posted by: Diogo Godinho
« on: August 26, 2012, 15:14:55 »

About the RAM limitation, aren't there any slots available? 
Nonetheless, this ultrabook is the ultimate one =X
Posted by: LaptopDilemma
« on: August 22, 2012, 06:51:13 »

Will this be able to run photoshop and lightroom with ease?
Posted by: khelidan
« on: August 21, 2012, 10:28:21 »

Max 4gb of Ram?? Oh my God...

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