The Intel-Inspired Asus UX31 Ultrabook - Gear, Gadgets and Gizmos Review / by JD Andrews

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I was excited when my friends at Intel asked if I would be interested in testing out their new Ultrabook on my travels. Even though I consider myself a 'Mac guy' after seeing how compact and cool this Ultrabook looked, I had to try it out!

It's hard not to compare it to the Macbook Air as it looks like it's the Windows cousin. I have to admit it is packed with some really cool technology (Get ready for some Nerk talk): SATA Hard Drive, USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, Bang & Olufsen speakers and a 7 hour battery - just to name a few.

If you're a windows user and want a very sleek looking, lightweight computer that's easy to travel with and packed with all the best goodies, you need to check out the Intel-Inspired Asus UX31 Ultrabook™

It comes with the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor and is “Ultra responsive. Ultra Sleek. Ultrabook”

Z-height - 3mm at the front; 9mm at the rear

Main Memory - DDR3 1333MHz 4GB (on board)

Screen - 13.3 (16:9)

Backlight/ Resolution - 450 nits HD+ 1600X900

Instant on - Always resume in 2 seconds

I/O port - 7 (USB2.0 / USB3.0 / audio jack / DC jack / microHDMI / miniVGA / SD card reader)

USB3.0 - 1 Port

SSD Generation - SATAIII SSD (128G/256G)

BT - Bluetooth 4.0

Battery - 50W (7+hrs)

Mic - MEMS MIC (Digital MIC)

Keyboard - 268 Chiclet KB

Camera - 0.3M

Audio - Bang & Olufsen ICEpower® SonicMaster

Many Thanks to Intel!

~jd