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Asus UX301

Specifications

Asus UX301Notebook: Asus UX301 (UX Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Graphics 5100
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 85%, features: 85%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus UX301

85% ASUS Zenbook UX301 Review
Source: T Break English
The ASUS Zenbook UX301 is certainly a stylish Ultrabook that packs some very good performance. So what’s the only downside? Its price – sitting in at a cool AED 6,499. For an Ultrabook it’s certainly one that’s going to set you back a few, even though it’s capable of delivering some great performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 75% performance: 85% features: 85% workmanship: 95%
Asus Zenbook UX301 hands-on, Gorilla Glass-topped laptop is a stunner
Source: Pocket Lint English
The 13.3-inch stunner is slim and the topped with a Gorilla Glass 3 lid that gives it a distinct finish along with reassuring toughness. And that's high praise even before even opening this powerful laptop up. Lift the lid and the Asus logo glows up on the rear. Very cool indeed. But the big reveal is its screen, all 2560 x 1440 pixels of it - it's incredibly high resolution and looks amazing.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2013

Comment

Series:

With the recent announced UX21 and UX31 Ultrabooks, provided by the Taiwanese manufacturer Asus and marketed under the self-created term Zenbook, the already existing UX series moves back to the foreground. In 2009 Asus showed the slim notebook UX50V with energy efficient hardware and a 15-inch display. Today, three years after the first device of this series Asus presents two devices in the Ultrabook-class with 11.6 - and 13.3-inch display. The category Ultrabook itself was launched by Intel to the fire up the market of the top dog Apple with its MacBook Air 11 and MacBook Air 13.

Significant milestones for this project are a sleek design, fast and energy-saving hardware as well as a decent battery lifetime. Asus uses a alloy-chassis, a solid state drive and a lithium-polymer battery, which is integrated. In the first reviews for the two new devices  the available ports, the bright screen and the minimalistic background noises in idle-usage models are highlighted. Disadvantages are the reflective surface of the display and the missing option to expand the integrated hardware.

Asus offers the Zenbook UX21 (11.6 inches) and the UX31 with the larger 13.3-inch screen from 999 € (MSRP) upwards. In regard to other devices you’ll see that Asus only sell premium devices at the moment. Acer offers the Aspire S3 Ultrabook already from 799 € (MSRP) upwards. But in comparison the devices from Asus get a better result in the most reviews out there.

Intel Iris Graphics 5100:

Integrated GPU (GT3) with 40 EUs (sans eDRAM) as found on certain ULV Haswell CPUs. Second fastest GPU in its family.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews


85%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus UX301LA-DE002P
Core i7 4558U, 1.4 kg
» Asus UX301LA-DE002H
Core i7 4558U, 1.2 kg
» Asus UX301LA-DE022H
Core i7 4558U, 1.4 kg
» Asus Zenbook Infinity
unknown, 1.4 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus ASUSPRO Advanced Bu401La
Core i7 4558U, 14.0", 1.6 kg
» Asus ASUSPRO Advanced B551LA-CR026G
Core i7 4558U, 15.6", 2.5 kg

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» Asus K551LN
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» Asus X555LD
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» Asus ZenBook UX305
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-09- 8 (Update: 2013-09- 8)