Asus Zenbook 13 UX331UN Review, Disassembly and SSD, RAM upgrade options

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The Asus Zenbook 13 UX331UN receives much popularity among young people with its lightweight and fashion design. The laptop has all-new hardware specification and long battery life.

ASUS Zenbook 13 UX331UN Review

ASUS Zenbook 13 UX331UN
The UX331UN is a lightweight business laptop. The laptop weighs 1.13kg and its thickness is 14.4mm, which makes it much more portable.

ASUS Zenbook 13 UX331UN appearance
The lightweight laptop boosts of fashion appearance. It adopts mirror design. The reflective light can be seen from multi angles. The laptop’s surface is easy to leave scratch and fingerprint.

ASUS Zenbook 13 UX331UN specification
It is powered by latest Intel’s eighth-generation Core i7-8850U processor and comes with MX150 independent graphics card. With such high hardware specification, undoubtedly the laptop has excellent computing performance and video image processing capacity. Besides, the UX331UN comes with 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD, which is enough to deal with daily office work.

ASUS Zenbook 13 UX331UN screen
The screen of the Asus Zenbook 13 UX331UN adopts narrow bezels both on the left and right. The camera is on the top and ASUS’ logo is at the bottom. The laptop features a 13.3-inch screen with the resolution of 1,920 pixels by 1,080 pixels. With narrow bezel design, the laptop’s screen ratio is higher.

keyboard area
The keyboard area include keyboard, touch pad and fingerprint reader module. The keyboard has LED backlight, which enables the user to use the laptop even under dark condition.

touch pad
The color of the one-piece touch pad keeps the same with the laptop’s body. The touch pad is sensitive. As a whole, the touch pad is easy to operate.

fingerprint reader
With fingerprint reader, it is more convenient to set up quick Windows login. Besides, the laptop features Harman/Kardon speaker, which brings excellent audio effect. We can also see the speaker in the following teardown process.

power key
The power key is in the top right corner of the keyboard area. This surface adopts metal except keys. The edge part slight inward hollows, which is to avoid pressing keys after close the laptop.

left port
The ports on the left include power port, HDMI port, USB3.0 port and Type-C port. Besides, the status indicator is also on the left.

right port
The ports on the right include earphone/Mac two-in-one jack, TF Disk Tray and a USB 3.0 port. Such port design is convenient to connect the external device to the laptop.

surface at bottom
This surface adopts all-metal design. Vent and two speakers are placed at the bottom.

speakers
The sound that speakers make can cover a wide range of distance since it is designed on the edge with arc.

ASUS Zenbook 13 UX331UN Disassembly

remove mat
Now, we will start to disassemble the laptop. Except a circle of visible screws, there are two screws hidden under the two mats. Remove the mat, and two screws can be seen.

remove back cover
Remove all screws and gently pry off the laptop’s edge part, and then the whole back cover can be removed. We can see that battery occupies over half of the internal area, and the left area is occupied by core motherboard. The internal layout has high integration, which means only few accessories can be changed. Memory is integrated on the motherboard, so it can’t be removed or upgraded. The laptop has 512GB SSD. The SSD can be changed, but there is no necessary to change it because its capacity is large enough. If you still need more capacity, you’d better buy hard drive.

back cover
The back cover uses metal material and it is quite thin. The internal and external parts of the back cover adopt blue color. Metal case can help heat dissipation except its solid and thinner features.

memory chip
These are ultrathin fan, copper tube and processor. There are four memory chips with 8GB and DDR3 two types.

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