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[Canada Post] ZENBOOK Prime UX31A-DH71T-CA w/ Core i7-3517U, 4GB, 256GB SSD, 1237$ with PM

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[Canada Post] ZENBOOK Prime UX31A-DH71T-CA w/ Core i7-3517U, 4GB, 256GB SSD, 1237$ with PM

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If you're looking for a sweet deal on an ultra-portable here's one that is to be considered.

I just received the approval for a Uber Price beat from Memory Express for a Zenbook Prime UX31A-DH71T-CA, Core i7, 1080P, 4GB and 256GB RAM with a touchscreen for 1237$ plus GST.

They price matched Newegg.ca.

Here is the Math:

Newegg adverized price is 1405.99$ less 100$ using ASUS100 code (so 1305.99$).

ME's price is 1599.99$ so a net difference of 294$. with the Uber price beat guarantee, they knock off 25% of the difference so 73.50$

1305.99-73.50=1232.49$
plus 4.99$ shipping comes out to 1237.48$

I was hesitant to price match but they have acknowledged it in 24 hours and the portable is on its way through Canada Post.

Memory Express URL:
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX42067

Newegg URL:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 4230845CVF
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For $100 more, you can get the Yoga 13 with same specs, but with 8GB memory. The screen is 1600x900 unlike his 1080p screen though.
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Vietlord wrote:
May 20th, 2013 7:59 pm
For $100 more, you can get the Yoga 13 with same specs, but with 8GB memory. The screen is 1600x900 unlike his 1080p screen though.
Problem with the Yoga 13 is it has a lot of wifi issues.
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The 128GB SSD version of this ultrabook could be hard for $750 -$800. Is an extra 128GB of SSD worth an extra $400?
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darklord700 wrote:
May 21st, 2013 10:21 am
The 128GB SSD version of this ultrabook could be hard for $750 -$800. Is an extra 128GB of SSD worth an extra $400?
Maybe 128GB is not enough. It wouldnt be for me. Then some people may not know how to upgrade the ssd. Alot of ultrabooks you cant upgrade the hard drive, I believe this model you can tho. However, Im sure its not easy and doing so also voids the warranty. Asus has a pretty good warranty. That being said an extra $400 wouldnt be worth it for me, but maybe for some. I would probably buy the 128GB and then upgrade when the warranty is done.
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darklord700 wrote:
May 21st, 2013 10:21 am
The 128GB SSD version of this ultrabook could be hard for $750 -$800. Is an extra 128GB of SSD worth an extra $400?
This is the touch version.
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Feb 27, 2008
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I'm in my 5th year of owning a slim & light Asus, first a UL32a, and now a Zenbook UX32a. I've liked both machines, their forms, battery life (of the first), sound, etc. I've had a lot of problems with reliability but that's just my experience.

The thing that makes me wish I had not stuck with Asus, despite the value, is the customer service. I find them downright weird. Like their people have no agency, like they are hyper-controlled or afraid to say anything. Under-trained, or over-controlled, I don't know, but I never want to deal with them again. They need to learn from Apple, whose agents actually can help you. And when there are problems, nothing worse than someone who can't be straight with you.
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Tha DraGun wrote:
May 21st, 2013 10:31 am
Maybe 128GB is not enough. It wouldnt be for me. Then some people may not know how to upgrade the ssd. Alot of ultrabooks you cant upgrade the hard drive, I believe this model you can tho. However, Im sure its not easy and doing so also voids the warranty. Asus has a pretty good warranty. That being said an extra $400 wouldnt be worth it for me, but maybe for some. I would probably buy the 128GB and then upgrade when the warranty is done.
It's really hard to upgrade the harddrive on the UX31A series. The connector is proprietary and, like you mentioned, it's hard to get access to.

Plus, the one on sale at Bestbuy is about 10% slower on the CPU side, and the HD4000 GPU in it is also clocked slower. There's also no touch screen.
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May 21, 2013
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I thought newegg would have been the best price. Thanks for telling me about memory express. I just bought the same zenbook. Its still in the price beat review process. Ive never shopped with them before. Hopefully theyre a reputable business.
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mateusz21 wrote:
May 22nd, 2013 8:48 pm
I thought newegg would have been the best price. Thanks for telling me about memory express. I just bought the same zenbook. Its still in the price beat review process. Ive never shopped with them before. Hopefully theyre a reputable business.
It is my first experience with them as well. They seem pretty popular out west and are often mentioned on RFD forums. My Asus shipped last tuesday and should be here monday according to Canada Post.
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This comment will not sit well with OP but I would rather buy a Macbook Air at this price, to me form factor is not worth the markup for mediocre specs (especially battery life). I'm not here to stir up a mac vs pc debate, i'm a lifelong pc user who owned a mac in the past for one year only, but any windows laptop selling for >999 is a ripoff

edit: just to clarify i also do think a macbook air is also a ripoff for the form factor

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