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Unboxing My First Ultrabook & How to Test Video Performance

Today I am very excited to unpack my first UltrabookTM, the Asus Zenbook UX31E.

When I see and touch it, I am very impressed with its fantastic appearance. Even if it is not powered on, it has a sleek and shiny appearance that I really like.








The lid is in silver gray and the keyboard is in a little bit white. It also lists the brand of Intel® Core™ i7 Processor CPU. Although it is simple color, it shows with fashion, dignity, as well as quality. As the called name – Ultrabook, it is really thin as you can see from the picture below. And, it is one of the lightest notebooks I have ever used.












The Asus Zenbook UX31E Ultrabook has Windows 7 installed by default.  After the operating system launches and I am logged in, it shows the default desktop with classic Ultrabook icon. The Stand-By Time gadget also appears on screen. In 13 inches, broad screen, the desktop is perfect in my eyes.

Ultrabook Desktop

How to Test Video Performance on the Ultrabook

I open Firefox to test the fps – Frame per Second, which is one of performance indicators that relates to how smooth videos will play on the Ultrabook.
The higher the fps, the better experience a user gets. I browse the Microsoft fps testing site –

The video plays very smoothly even if I choose the maximal number of fish – 1000. The average fps is very stable above 40, it is good enough even if it has heavy work load. In the Ultrabook LED broad screen and 1600×775 window size, I will have a wonderful experience watching videos.

At the same time, even if it is in heavy work load, it only takes 25% of the Intel® Core™ i7 Processor CPU at most, which means that even while playing video, the Ultrabook will perform well and have low power consumption so I will be able to watch videos for a long time without running out of juice.

Ultrabook Smooth Video Fishes - Frames per Second


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