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Asus UX301LA 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

£710.55
£490.00 £220.55 cheaper than 53 days ago
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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Jan 2014
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 2,723 expert and user reviews, Asus has good reviews for its portable PCs. Asus also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The UX301LA is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the UX301LA have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The UX301LA has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus UX301LA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. In addition, this Asus portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this type and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The UX301LA has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the UX301LA have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Asus UX301LA has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most portable PCs of this age and type 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the UX301LA.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If you want a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the UX301LA, the Asus UX301LA has a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus UX301LA has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Six Battery Cells

The Asus UX301LA is a six battery cell count laptop.

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Light

The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that was launched more than two years ago is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the UX301LA is one of the lighter portable PCs of this spec and age amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Alternative 1.4kg heavy notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Asus VivoBook S200.

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Narrow

The UX301LA is one of the narrower laptops that have been around for more than two years (only 325 millimeters) amongst portable PCs of this age. The widths of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the UX301LA range from 38mm to 430mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The UX301LA 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 were launched around the same time as the UX301LA. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 370MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the UX301LA range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the UX301LA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the UX301LA.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the UX301LA is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the UX301LA has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the UX301LA has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the UX301LA have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (180GB).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UX301LA have a full-size keyboard, however the Asus UX301LA does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of portable PCs of this age and type range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Asus UX301LA has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 13.3" notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung NP540U3C is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. The Asus UX301LA has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (1.7GHz).

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the UX301LA has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The UX301LA is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the UX301LA have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus UX301LA

Released Over Three Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Port
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
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Technical Details
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Expert Reviews

(65)
2 July 2014

Apple's MacBook Air has been the top dog among super-light laptops for years now, but Asus' Zenbook line has been a solid alternative for those who want sleek styling with Windows OS. If you're... Read more…

17 June 2014

The Asus Zenbook UX301LA is a flagship machine in every sense of the word. As far as ultrabooks go it's one of the lightest, smallest, best-designed laptops we've seen yet. Its body may be a...

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4 June 2014

I'm slightly underwhelmed by the blandness of the Asus Zenbook UX301LA. There's nothing to really hate about it, but nothing to truly love either. Anyone who buys one wont find any real faults...

I'm slightly underwhelmed by the blandness of the Asus Zenbook UX301LA. There's nothing to really hate about it, but nothing to truly love either. Anyone who buys one wont find any real faults...

5 May 2014

After using the Asus UX301LA for a while, it leaves us with no major complaints, it works excellently as a portable computer and is unlikely to cause any problems.But it equally lacks a single...

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User Reviews

(42)
Reviewed 6 March 2015 by Djinn
Djinn would recommend the Asus Zenbook UX301LA (Verified Purchase)

Looks great, its light and portable, feels nice in hands, back lit keyboard, and the touch display is excellent. Performance is what you would expect from an i5, 8GB system. However, that's about... Read more…

Reviewed 31 August 2014 by Ulysses4
Ulysses4 would recommend the Asus Zenbook UX301LA (Verified Purchase)

Still early in the process of getting used to my new laptop-but the initial fears are gone. Despite some reviews elsewhere to the contrary, the build quality is excellent. The lightweight and... Read more…

Reviewed 17 May 2014 by Razelle U.
(Verified Purchase)

This is the perfect Windows computer. It is drop dead beautiful and super high quality. So much detail and attention has gone into this product. The all glass back (while it does have lots of... Read more…

Reviewed 16 December 2013 by James S.

The intrinsic value of this TV, it's performance vs price, etc. are all moot points as this review is addressing the dubious practice of intentionally mislabeling a product in an attempt to fool... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2014 by Nicholas F.

Got a great deal on an open box from Newegg, but this laptop is easily worth the full price...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus ux301, asus i55200, asus ux301l, ux301lac4003, asus ux301la, asus i55200u, ux301lac4003h, asus ux301lade176, asus ux301lade176t
Barcodes 04712900117851, 04712900219449, 04716659572718

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