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Asus UX301LA 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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19 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Asus is one of the better rated portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Asus also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the UX301LA has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UX301LA. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the UX301LA the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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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 a comparable spec and age to the UX301LA. The slowest processor clock speed of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the UX301LA is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Asus UX303UB[plb_2993330_price] (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The UX301LA supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the UX301LA the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the UX301LA is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Asus UX301LA has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UX301LA.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

The UX301LA has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. Most 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 amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Elitebook 820 G2[pl_2886802_price] (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (SSD) both from HP.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The UX301LA has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. The processor family of all notebook PCs of this age and spec ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The UX301LA has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the UX301LA also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to 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 portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the UX301LA have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the Asus UX301LA which has 512 solid-state drive capacity.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The UX301LA has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the UX301LA do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Six Battery Cells

The UX301LA is a six battery cell count laptop.

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Very Big Cache Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the UX301LA, the UX301LA's cache memory of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest cache memory of portable PCs that were released one year ago is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the UX301LA has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the UX301LA. The smallest processor cache of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the UX301LA is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The UX301LA has one of the bigger battery capacities (50.6 watt-hours) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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Very Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the Asus UX301LA is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the UX301LA the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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Narrow

With a width of only 325 millimeters, the Asus UX301LA is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the UX301LA amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The narrowest comparable spec portable PC that is a similar age to the UX301LA is 28mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus UX301LA does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The UX301LA has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago is 11", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 13.3" portable PCs currently available including the Fujitsu LifeBook E734[plb_2812017_price], or the HP Stream 13[plb_2816949_price] which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 440 G2[plb_2956546_price] (14").

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the UX301LA has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the UX301LA the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the UX301LA has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus UX301LA

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the Asus UX301LA has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the UX301LA.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (750GB).

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo 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
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board 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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

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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

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers ux301lade150, ux301lade150p
Barcodes 04712900008272

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