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Asus UX303LA 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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Asus Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around 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.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops of this age and spec.

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

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The UX303LA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This portable PC also 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 notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the UX303LA.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the UX303LA has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the UX303LA. The internal memory of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

The UX303LA has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops of this age and type. 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2432329_price] (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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the Asus UX303LA has a front camera.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus UX303LA has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the UX303LA 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 laptop.

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Light

The UX303LA is quite light (only 1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the UX303LA. The lightest notebook PC of a comparable type and age to the UX303LA is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

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Narrow

With a width of only 323 millimeters, the Asus UX303LA is one of the narrower similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the UX303LA amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 38mm and 430mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the UX303LA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 UX303LA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the UX303LA is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. The UX303LA has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have a full-size keyboard, however the UX303LA does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the UX303LA the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the UX303LA has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

There are a number of other 13.3" laptops currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire S3[plb_2647566_price].

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (14").

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the UX303LA has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the UX303LA have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP 2570p[plb_3229152_price] (320GB), or the Packard Bell ME69BMP[plb_2868533_price] (320GB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. The UX303LA has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

If you are looking for a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad U410[plb_2650433_price] (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The UX303LA is a three battery cell count laptop.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Asus UX303LA has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops of a similar age and type to the UX303LA range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The UX303LA has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. This laptop has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most portable PCs of this type and age have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the UX303LA.

Amongst similar types of laptop the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus UX303LA

Released Over Two Years Ago

Asus released the UX303LA over two years ago.

Specification

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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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Installed SSD
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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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
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Camera
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4G
Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
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3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro 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
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Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

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11 December 2015

The Asus ZenBook UX303UA is a robust and fast ultra-portable with good battery life...

Expert Reviews

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
15 July 2015

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24 April 2015

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15 April 2015

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Reviewed 3 March 2013 by Joseph L.
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Make sure your drive settings in your BIOS are set to AHCI. It has to be set to AHCI to take advantage of the higher speeds. Also make sure your motherboard has SATA 6.0 and make sure it is... Read more…

Reviewed 5 August 2013 by Scott W.
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Reviewed 27 November 2012 by Jim F.
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This drive was purchased for use as the primary drive in an older IBM ThinkPad that has a removable second drive bay. To backup that laptop, we routinely use Acronis True Image Home to clone the... Read more…

Reviewed 10 May 2013 by Alan L.
(Verified Purchase)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus ux303, asus i55200, asus ux303l, asus ux303la, asus i55200u, asus ux303lar40063, asus ux303lar40063g
Barcodes 00886227958870, 04712900146769, 04716659807773, 04716659958871

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