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

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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12 Reasons For

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

The UX303LA is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UX303LA have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We calculated the average ratings for all Asus laptops and also specifically for Asus medium processor cores portable PCs and found that in both cases Asus had good ratings.

12 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The UX303LA is a 12 maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Asus UX303LA has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

An Intel Core i7 processor family is in fact the best processor family across all comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the UX303LA.

The worst processor family amongst comparable types of laptop is AMD C.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The UX303LA has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the UX303LA. The average internal memory of laptops that are a similar age to the UX303LA is 5.5GB, and the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

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SSD Storage Media

The UX303LA has an SSD storage media which is better than most laptops of this spec and age. Most notebook PCs of this age and type have an HDD storage media. 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 media is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium across similar types of laptop.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the UX303LA is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the UX303LA, the UX303LA has a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops of this age and spec.

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Has a Touchscreen

The UX303LA has a touchscreen. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the UX303LA do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. At 4 megabytes, the UX303LA has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Light

The UX303LA is one of the lighter similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the UX303LA (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the UX303LA have weights of between 240g and 3.8kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The UX303LA has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the UX303LA. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of this type and age is 1GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 500GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the UX303LA has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the UX303LA.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the UX303LA do not have a full-size keyboard. The UX303LA is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". The Asus UX303LA has a quite small display diagonal (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the UX303LA.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

Most portable PCs that are a similar age to the UX303LA have between one and eight number of battery cellss, including the UX303LA which has three number of battery cellss.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most portable PCs of this age and spec have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys, including the UX303LA which has 128 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus UX303LA

Released Over Two Years Ago

Asus released the UX303LA over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2 gigahertz, the UX303LA has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Number of Battery Cells
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified

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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

The Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H, courtesy of cyberport. The Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H is a compact and mobile 13.3-inch subnotebook. For all intents and purposes, we could just reiterate our...

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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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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…

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Product Identifiers

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

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