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Asus UX301LA 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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16 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Based on 2,723 expert and owner reviews, Asus has good reviews for its notebook PCs. Asus also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Price Has Dropped by £119.82

The UX301LA has dropped in price by £119.82 in the last 11 days.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the UX301LA has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The processor clock speeds of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the UX301LA range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the ZBook 14 G2[pl_3017135_price], the Elitebook 820 G2[pl_2886802_price], and the EliteBook 840[pl_2783814_price] all from HP which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (2.6GHz).

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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 most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the UX301LA the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

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

Across similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

There are a number of other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the 13Z940[pl_2362386_price], or the 13Z940[pl_2362386_price] both from LG.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T550[plb_2954049_price] (SSD), or the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2885455_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The UX301LA has a better processor family than most laptops that have been available for more than a year. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Laptops of a comparable age and type to the UX301LA processor families range from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The UX301LA has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the UX301LA.

We compared all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Lenovo T440p[plb_2980614_price], and the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2855917_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 7000[plb_2782844_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The UX301LA has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the UX301LA also have a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo T440p[plb_2980614_price], and the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2855917_price] is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the DELL Inspiron 15 7000[plb_2782844_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The UX301LA has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the UX301LA do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2855917_price].

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Inspiron 15 7000[plb_2782844_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad X250[plb_2831096_price].

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Six Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the UX301LA have between two and eight battery cells, including the UX301LA which has six battery cells.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year range from 1MB to 6MB. At 4 megabytes, the UX301LA has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the UX301LA.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Asus UX301LA has a quite big battery capacity (4,560 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. The smallest battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the UX301LA is 37mAh, the biggest is 8,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,600mAh.

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Narrow

The UX301LA is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the UX301LA (only 325 millimeters) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The narrowest notebook PC that has been on the market for a similar time to the UX301LA is 28mm wide and the widest is 430mm.

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Light

Portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the UX301LA is one of the lightest similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Fujitsu LifeBook S935[plb_2798047_price] (1.2kg), the DELL XPS 13[plb_2705334_price] (1.2kg), or the Toshiba Z30[plb_2917671_price] (1.2kg).

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4 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Asus UX301LA has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the UX301LA have screen sizes of between 11" and 18".

Other 13.3" notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the Asus UX301LA[plb_2960844_price], or the Acer Aspire V3-371[plb_3006284_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Lenovo T440[plb_3016164_price] (14" and higher rated); or the HP ZBook 14 G2[plb_3017135_price] (14" and cheaper).

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the UX301LA has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The maximum internal memory of laptops of a similar spec and age to the UX301LA range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The UX301LA has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops that have been available for more than a year. This portable PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most laptops of a similar age and spec to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all notebook PCs of this type and age is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this type and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus UX301LA

Released Over a Year Ago

This Asus laptop was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Asus UX301LA has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the UX301LA.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 8GB internal memory laptops and we think the ZBook 14 G2[pl_3017135_price], and the ProBook 450 G2[pl_2949831_price] both from HP which is cheaper; or the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2899678_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The UX301LA has a pretty typical total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the UX301LA.

We compared this laptop to all the other 256GB total storage capacity laptops and we think cheaper laptops such as the Asus UX301LA[plb_2960844_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T440[plb_3016164_price] (500GB and higher rated); or the HP ZBook 14 G2[plb_3017135_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Specification

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Total Storage Capacity
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
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Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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Audio System
Camera
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Networking
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Micro HDMI Port
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SmartCard Slot
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S/PDIF Out Port
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
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Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

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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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