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The expert at Hardware.info thought that this Asus portable PC was excellent and gave it their "Gold" award.
Good Expert Reviews
Based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, notebookcheck.net and Chip.de the average expert rating of this Asus portable PC is 83%. This puts this medium processor core notebook PC in the top 17% of all the portable PCs that have been available for more than a year when ranked by average expert review score.
Good User Reviews
On average, based on 310 user reviews the average user rating of this notebook PC is 87%.
Four customers mentioned that the Asus UX303LA was good looking. Expert Reviews wrote in December last year “Goodlooking metal design” in their review of this laptop. Expert review site Mobiletechreview.com gave the Asus UX303LA a score of 4 stars and mentioned “The Zenbook UX303 is certainly their best effort yet, with a chic metal casing, very good backlit keyboard, pleasing IPS full HD display a”.
One person wrote in their reviews that the product was ergonomic. Trustedreviews.com said in their review on expert website Trusted Reviews “It makes up for the middling monitor with great power levels, superb ergonomics an”.
Good Battery Life
Some Asus UX303LA reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote last year “Fast ultra-portable with good battery life”. Also last year Digitalmediaandit.com said in their review of this laptop “1080p, so not the ridiculous battery draining pointless for a 13-inch laptop 1440p screen you can get at the moment”.
Three Asus UX303LA owners wrote in their reviews that the Asus UX303LA was good value for money. Two years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert website Expert Reviews “The Asus Zenbook UX303LA Ultrabook is brilliant value with impressive performance” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Crn.com.au mentioned in their review of the Asus UX303LA “The price is attractive”. Crn.com.au also mentioned “The first outing for Intel's Broadwell chips hits a high note, with great stamina and a reasonable price”.
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Some people who bought the Asus UX303LA considered that it was thin. In December last year Expert Reviews said in their review “Thin and gorgeous as ever, lovely full HD display, upgradeable internals, good port selection for a 13" Ultrabook”. Expertreviews.co.uk said “The UX303LA is pretty thin too, measuring 20mm at it thickest point” in their Asus UX303LA review.
One customer who purchased the product concluded that it was compact. Notebookcheck.net mentioned “The Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H is a compact and mobile 13.3-inch subnotebook” in their review and gave it a score of 4 stars.
One Asus UX303LA owner who bought the Asus UX303LA reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews “It isn’t much heavier than the 1.35kg 13in MacBook Air” in their review of this laptop.
One customer considered that the product was strong and durable.
One Asus UX303LA reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Two years ago expert website Mobiletechreview.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote “Asus continues to impress us with their extremely attractive, well put together and continually evolving Ultrabooks” in their Asus UX303LA review.
Asus Has Good Portable PC Reviews
Medium processor core notebook PCs built by Asus have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Asus also has good reviews across its entire range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
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 common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the UX303LA.
A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of laptop.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Asus UX303LA supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of this spec and age the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.
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 spec. 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the UX303LA.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of laptop.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2870622_price], or the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2870622_price] both from DELL.
The UX303LA has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.
There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider including the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2870622_price], or the Latitude 14 E7450[pl_2979416_price] both from DELL which is cheaper.
We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price].
802.11n WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
At 350 candellas per square meter, the Asus UX303LA has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the UX303LA. The dimmest display brightness of laptops that are a similar age to the UX303LA is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m².
1.4 HDMI Version
This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
The Asus UX303LA is one of the lighter portable PCs of this age and spec (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst portable PCs of this age. The lightest laptop of this age and spec is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.
If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2979416_price] (1.6kg and cheaper).
At only 323 millimeters, the UX303LA is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. The narrowest comparable spec laptop that has been on the market for more than a year is 28mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.
6 Reasons Against
Poor Product Quality
One customer who purchased this laptop wrote that it was not good quality. Expert Reviews wrote in their review of the Asus UX303LA “Poor screen quality” but in spite of that they rated it 5 stars.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Asus UX303LA does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the UX303LA which have a full-size keyboard.
It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2870622_price], or the Latitude 14 E7450[pl_2979416_price] both from DELL which is also cheaper.
Quite Small Screen Size
Portable PCs of this type and age have screen sizes of between 11" and 18". The UX303LA has a fairly small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the UX303LA does not have a touch sensitive screen.
It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price].
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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the UX303LA has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the UX303LA is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
6 Other reasons to consider the Asus UX303LA
Released Over a Year Ago
Asus released the UX303LA over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.2 gigahertz, the UX303LA has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the UX303LA.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the UX303LA has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.
There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2870622_price] which is cheaper.
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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.
Average Battery Life
At 9 hours, the Asus UX303LA has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the UX303LA.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 9h battery life laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2870622_price].
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the UX303LA has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-5xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
200U, I5-5200U, 520
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1920 x 1080
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 5500
Open GL Graphics Adapter
3840 x 2160
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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
Bang & Olufsen
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 7 Professional
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 Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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)
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