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Asus UX303LA 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 6GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all laptops produced by Asus.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec portable PCs that came out 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. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the UX303LA have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Asus UX303LA has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of this type and age.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Asus UX303LA has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. The best processor family of all portable PCs of this type and age is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus UX303LA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the UX303LA.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Asus UX303LA has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This Asus laptop has an SSD storage medium, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the UX303LA.

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

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

The UX303LA has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The UX303LA has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the UX303LA the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. At 4 megabytes, the UX303LA has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Light

The Asus UX303LA is one of the lighter notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the UX303LA (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst laptops of this age. The weights of laptops that were released around the same time as the UX303LA range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

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Narrow

The Asus UX303LA is one of the narrower laptops of this age and type (only 323 millimeters) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The widths of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UX303LA range from 38mm to 430mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UX303LA the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Asus UX303LA has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Asus UX303LA has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the UX303LA has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst portable PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (180GB), or the HP EliteBook 840 (180GB).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus UX303LA does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of this spec and age which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the UX303LA is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Asus UX303LA has a quite small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the UX303LA.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The UX303LA is a three battery cell count laptop.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus UX303LA

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Asus UX303LA has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the UX303LA.

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus UX303LA has a pretty typical internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the UX303LA.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 5000 (8GB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
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
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect 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 FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
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 Smart Cache
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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(20)
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

From low-cost Chromebooks to high-end hybrids, and the explosion of diverse, different-shaped Windows devices, there's a dizzying amount of choice out there for anyone looking to replace their... Read more…

This laptop is just good.Screen ? Very nice MATTE (yes! No more annoying glare!) screen. 1080p, so not the ridiculous battery draining pointless for a 13-inch laptop 1440p screen you can get at... Read more…

24 April 2015

The first outing for Intel's Broadwell chips hits a high note, with great stamina and a reasonable price...

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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I had purchased a OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-60G refurbished drive. It was working ok but was only 60 gig and I wanted a new drive that was larger. I decided to get the Samsung 840, 128 gig. After 2... Read more…

Reviewed 27 November 2012 by Jim F.
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Reviewed 10 May 2013 by Alan L.
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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ux303l, ux303la, apple ux303, ux303lar5160, apple ux303l, ux303lar5160h, apple ux303la
Barcodes 04716659801061

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