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Asus UX303LA 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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Asus Laptops Have Good Reviews

Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs Asus is one of the superior brands.

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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Asus 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 highest display resolution of the Asus UX303LA is 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 in fact the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the UX303LA.

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

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The UX303LA has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this spec and age. Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all laptops of a comparable age and type to the UX303LA is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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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 were released around the same time as it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UX303LA.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the UX303LA range from 1GB to 16GB. The Asus UX303LA has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the UX303LA.

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SSD Storage Medium

The UX303LA has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around 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 actually the best storage medium across all laptops that are a similar age to the UX303LA.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus UX303LA has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus UX303LA has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the UX303LA which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the UX303LA have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus UX303LA which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The processor cache of the UX303LA of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the UX303LA the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Light

The lightest notebook PC that has been on the market for a comparable time to the UX303LA is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the UX303LA is one of the lighter comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the UX303LA amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Narrow

With a width of only 323 millimeters, the Asus UX303LA is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The narrowest medium processor core notebook PC that is a similar age to the UX303LA is 38mm wide and the widest is 430mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

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. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops that came out around the same time as the UX303LA range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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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 UX303LA has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the UX303LA. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the UX303LA range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The UX303LA has a quite small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the UX303LA.

If you want a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo X230[plb_2862187_price] (180GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The UX303LA does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The UX303LA has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the UX303LA is 10" and the biggest is 18".

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2446584_price] (14").

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the UX303LA have between one and eight battery cells, including the UX303LA which has three battery cells.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Asus UX303LA is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus UX303LA

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The UX303LA has a pretty average processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the UX303LA.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
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
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
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
Performance
Keyboard
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
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
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
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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...

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple ux303, ux303lac4089, apple ux303l, apple ux303la, ux303lac4089h
Barcodes 04716659768029

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