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Asus UX303UB 2 Core Intel Core I7-6xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-6xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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ASUS ZeBook series represents the essence of ASUS design spirit, and UX303 takes this to another level of sophistication with fresh and gorgeous new colors including Smoky Brown, Icicle Gold and... More
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21 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Asus notebook PC is 85 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including notebookcheck.net and notebookcheck.com. The expert review sites think this Asus laptop is one of the very best laptops of this type and age.

Large Storage Capacity

One Asus UX303UB owner who purchased the product reckoned that it had good storage. Notebookcheck.net said this month “Contrast compared to FHD SKU, response times could have been better, no M.2 storage options” in their Asus UX303UB review.

Reasonably Priced

One Asus UX303UB reviewer thought this laptop was good value for money. Expert website Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their review “High resolution at a cost”.

Good Brand

Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops Asus is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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 laptops of this age and type.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the UX303UB has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the UX303UB is 8GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the UX303UB the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.1. When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and type that we have checked, the UX303UB's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest.

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Very Fast Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

When compared to other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the UX303UB, the UX303UB's maximum processor memory bandwidth of 34.1 gigabytes per second is one of the fastest. The maximum processor memory bandwidths of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 21GB/s to 35GB/s.

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4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This notebook PC has a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Recent Price Drop of £57.25

The UX303UB has dropped in price by £57.25 in the last 27 days.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,050 megahertz, the UX303UB has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus UX303UB supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year. In addition, this Asus laptop support 2, 133MHz and 1 and 600MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of this age and spec.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the UX303UB 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 actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops of this age and spec.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the UX303UB has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The slowest processor clock speed of laptops that came out around the same time as the UX303UB is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo T450s[plb_3149778_price] (2.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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SSD Storage Medium

The UX303UB has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. 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 are a comparable age to the UX303UB.

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

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media and we think the Toshiba Z30[plb_2984377_price], the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price], and the Lenovo T450s[plb_3149778_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The UX303UB has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the UX303UB also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider including the X240[pl_2984080_price], or the T450s[pl_3149778_price] both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Z30[plb_2984377_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the UX303UB the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.1 gigahertz, the Asus UX303UB has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the UX303UB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the UX303UB is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB. At 4 megabytes, the UX303UB has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the UX303UB.

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Very Light

The average weight of laptops of this age and type is 2kg. At only 1.5 kilograms, the UX303UB is fairly light compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the UX303UB.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Narrow

With a width of only 323 millimeters, the Asus UX303UB is one of the narrower notebook PCs of this spec and age amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average width of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the UX303UB is 360mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Slow Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate

With a max on-board graphics adapter refresh rate of only 24 hertz, the UX303UB has a quite slow max on-board graphics adapter refresh rate compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the UX303UB. Across all the portable PCs that came out around the same time as the UX303UB the max on-board graphics adapter refresh rates range from 24Hz to 60Hz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Portable PCs of this spec and age have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. At only 1.74 gigabytes, the UX303UB has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the UX303UB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The UX303UB does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the UX303UB which have a full-size keyboard.

Other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at include the X240[pl_2984080_price], or the T450s[pl_3149778_price] both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The UX303UB has a fairly small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the UX303UB the screen sizes range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

Alternative 13.3" portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Z30[plb_2984377_price].

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (14"), or the Lenovo T450s[plb_3149778_price] (14") which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The UX303UB has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. The total storage capacity of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the UX303UB range from 16GB to 2TB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Z30[plb_2984377_price].

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a similar spec and age to the UX303UB do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus UX303UB is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The UX303UB is a three battery cell count portable PC.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The UX303UB has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the UX303UB WiFi standards range from IEEE 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, 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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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus UX303UB

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Asus released the UX303UB.

Average Internal Memory

The UX303UB has a fairly typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Toshiba Z30[plb_2984377_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost 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 Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
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)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width

Expert Reviews

(4)
12 February 2016

Lisa Gade compares the Asus Zenbook UX303UB and the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabooks. Check out our video review of the Asus Zenbook UX303UB...

13 January 2016

In review: Asus Zenbook UX303UB-DH74T. Test model provided by CUKUSA.comThe Zenbook series still holds some of the better Ultrabooks available assuming that novel features like 360-degree hinges...

No major use of PWM for QHD configuration, very high resolution panel, full CPU and GPU performance whilst running Unigine Heaven, easy enduser maintenance, dual videoout
Included VGA and R 45 adapters
Heller, kontrastreicher, matter IPSBildschirm
Arbeit meistens leise
Gute Eingabegerte
Reduced brightness, color accuracy, and contrast compared to FHD SKU, response times could have been better, no M.2 storage options
GPU can be get quite warm, no USB TypeC port
Der Prozessor kann seine Leistung nicht vollstndig entfalten
Ein elektronisches Spratzeln ist zu hren
PWM bei Helligkeitsstufen kleinergleich 90 Prozent
30 November 2015

ASUS ZenBook UX303UB ??????????????I/O?Intel Core i7-6500U ????8GB RAM?NVIDIA GeFocce 940M 2M ???256GB SSD????????????????????????????? UltraBook ??????1.5KG???????????????????????????????????...

12 December 2015

Das Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T, zur Verfügung gestellt von:Das Notebook verfügt über viel Rechenleistung und ist zudem spielefähig. Trotzdem arbeitet der Rechner in der Regel leise. Dank der...

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 25 November 2015 by Topu
Topu would recommend the Asus UX303UB

Excellent machine to own. Light weight with powerful processor. so, far no flaws noticed. It was wise to trade with B&H. Great professional service...

Reviewed 20 December 2015 by Rob
Rob would recommend the Asus UX303UB (Verified Purchase)

First of all, the "fit and finish" of the Asus is impeccable. The core i7 processor is fast, the resolution is amazing, and Windows 10 is the best OS ever. The included adapters (USB/VGA,... Read more…

Reviewed 14 December 2015 by Birdman
Birdman would recommend the Asus UX303UB (Verified Purchase)

Use it for email and Office products for non-profit organizations. I like the speed and portability of the notebook...

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus ux303, asus ux303u, asus ux303ub
Barcodes 04712900140774

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