Average of 8 scores (from 12 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus UX301LA-C4006H
I'm slightly underwhelmed by the blandness of the Asus Zenbook UX301LA. There's nothing to really hate about it, but nothing to truly love either. Anyone who buys one wont find any real faults with it, but is unlikely to relish the opportunity to open and use it. When sitting in a computer shop, along with row after row of other similar laptops, it's hard to imagine the Asus Zenbook UX301LA drawing crowds. In that situation, the immediate stand-out feature will certainly be the price tag, and it may take a creative salesperson to convince a customer that the UX301LA is significantly better than another Ultrabook that costs a third less.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 60% workmanship: 60%
Source: PC Advisor
After using the Asus UX301LA for a while, it leaves us with no major complaints, it works excellently as a portable computer and is unlikely to cause any problems.??But it equally lacks a single wow-factor feature that make us love it. It gets the job done, but no more. Although Asus has clearly avoided plastic where it can, the UX301LA doesn't have the quality feel of a £1400 computer, which is more expensive than many other Ultrabooks. To justify its high price, ticking boxes isn't quite good enough.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 60%
Source: Expert Reviews
As you might expect from such a high-end laptop, the UX301LA’s 13.3in IPS touchscreen display looks fantastic. With an sRGB colour gamut coverage score of 88.4 per cent, colours were bright and vibrant and the display’s glossy finish helped them to leap out of the screen. Contrast levels were good, too. We measured a contrast ratio of 933:1, and our high contrast test photos all showed lots of detail. A few darker areas were slightly obscured by areas of solid black, but on the whole we were pleased with the UX301LA’s image quality. Wide viewing angles and a generous amount of screen tilt meant we could see the screen from a variety of angles without any major shift in contrast.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Pro
The Asus Zenbook UX301LA is undeniably an achingly desirable laptop. The display isn’t all it should be, but its stunning design, performance and features are all first class. What prevents it from walking away with an award is the cost. With top-quality rivals such as the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro retailing for £1,000, and our current A-List choice, the Dell XPS 12, representing a saving of more than £300, the Asus Zenbook UX301LA is simply too expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 83% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
Source: Chip (Print) - Heft 5/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 87%
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft 3/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 97%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 95% performance: 100% features: 99% display: 88% mobility: 87% ergonomy: 99%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2013
Source: Allround-PC.com DE→EN
Positive: convincing image presentation Negative: bendable lid; glossy display
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2014
Source: Benchmark.pl PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 98% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 100%
Source: PC Lab.pl PL→EN
Positive: Great quality materials and workmanship; very slim and stylish; comfortable keyboard and touchpad; brilliant display; long battery life; good performance Negative: Weak speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/16/2014
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Quality display with high resolution; convenient backlit keyboard; slim and stylish design. Negative: Slow charging; slightly delayed sensing touchpad; minimum terminal equipment.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2014
Intel HD Graphics 4400:
ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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.
82.75%: 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.