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Asus UX303LA 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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ASUS Zenbook UX303LA-US51T 13-Inch Laptop Review

13 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Asus laptops and also specifically for Asus medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Asus had good ratings compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The UX303LA is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the UX303LA have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus UX303LA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a similar age and type to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC.

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SSD Storage Medium

The UX303LA has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all laptops of this spec and age.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the X1 Carbon (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The UX303LA has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the UX303LA.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The UX303LA has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this type and age which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The UX303LA is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Light

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. At only 1.5 kilograms, the Asus UX303LA is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the UX303LA.

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Narrow

With a width of only 323 millimeters, the UX303LA is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The average width of portable PCs of this type and age is 360mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Asus UX303LA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the UX303LA is 520GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the UX303LA has one of the smallest total storage capacity amongst notebook PCs of this age.

If this Asus portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X230 (180GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The UX303LA does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the UX303LA have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". The UX303LA has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 (14").

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the UX303LA has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 17.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the G50-70 (1.8GHz), or the X1 Carbon (1.8GHz) both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude 3330 (1.8GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and eight battery cells, including the Asus UX303LA which has three battery cells.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the UX303LA have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. The UX303LA has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus UX303LA

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Asus released the UX303LA.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the UX303LA has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

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11 December 2015

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Thin and gorgeous as ever, lovely full HD display, upgradeable internals, good port selection for a 13" Ultrabook
GT 840M dedicated graphics option on LN model is rare and tempting
Goodlooking metal design
Fast Core 7 processor
Good battery life
Trackpad surface is slick
The QHDdisplay option has murky yellows when running on battery power
Slightly thick and heavy
Poor screen quality
Competitors are longerlasting
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ux303l, ux303la, asus ux303, asus ux303l, ux303lar4192, ux303lac4167, ux303lar4245, ux303lar5119, asus ux303la, ux303lar4192h, ux303lac4167h, ux303lar4245h, ux303lar5119h
Barcodes 04716659965084
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