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Asus UX303LA 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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15 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Asus is one of the better rated notebook PC brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Asus also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of this age and type.

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

The Asus UX303LA is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the UX303LA have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the UX303LA is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The UX303LA supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the UX303LA has one of the bigger internal memory amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the UX303LA range from 1GB to 16GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

The UX303LA has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available 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 age and spec.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop is HDD.

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus UX303LA has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the UX303LA also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The UX303LA has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UX303LA 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 portable PC.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Asus UX303LA is one of the lighter laptops of this age and spec amongst portable PCs of this age. The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the UX303LA range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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Narrow

The average width of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the UX303LA is 360mm. The UX303LA is one of the narrower laptops of this spec and age (only 323 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the UX303LA is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The Asus UX303LA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the UX303LA.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the UX303LA is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the UX303LA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the UX303LA is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Asus UX303LA has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the UX303LA.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the UX303LA, the Asus UX303LA's total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the UX303LA the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

If this Asus portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (180GB), or the HP EliteBook 840 (180GB).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The UX303LA does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the UX303LA do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the UX303LA range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the UX303LA has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the UX303LA.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the UX303LA range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The UX303LA has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Asus UX31E (1.8GHz), or the Lenovo G50-70 (1.8GHz).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The UX303LA is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have between one and eight battery cells.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The UX303LA has one of the smaller maximum internal memories (only 16,384 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the UX303LA the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus UX303LA

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

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 Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
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 Data Rates
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
Recovery Operating System
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
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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15 July 2015

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24 April 2015

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15 February 2015

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i54210, ux303l, ux303la, i54210u, asus ux303, ux303ladb51, asus ux303l, ux303lar5073, ux303lar5166, ux303lar4192, ux303ladb51t, asus ux303la, ux303lar4192p, ux303lar5073h, ux303lar5166h
Barcodes 00886227780792, 04716659748588, 08862277807926
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