SpecificationsNotebook: Asus UX301LA-DE002H (Zenbook Infinity Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4558U
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Graphics 5100
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels, glossy: yes
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus UX301LA-DE002H
That said, it is underwhelming in the battery department and the price is pretty steep compared to the competition. You can pick up a similar specced MacBook Air for less money - still convincingly the best lightweight laptop you can buy - and at this price bracket, the Zenbook doesn't separate itself enough from other Windows 8 ultrabook competitors
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
ASUS Zenbook UX301Va-va-voom! ASUS is turning heads with the Zenbook UX301 for all the right reasons. We love the new blue Gorilla Glass lid (even if you need a polish rag at all times). The Intel Core i7 processor Iris Graphics and dual SSDs make this Ultrabook one of the prettiest workhorses we've had the pleasure of using.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: CNet France FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Thin, light, beautiful, powerful. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/25/2013
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
The Asus Zenbook is a great series from Asus offering lightweight laptops or ultrabooks, which are very easy to carry around. The Asus UX301LA-DE002H only weighs 1.2 kg, making it one of the lightest notebooks out there in the market.
The design of the laptop features a blue gorilla glass lid which has a nice tranquilizing atmosphere to it. However, this glass lid does require some maintenance as it very susceptible to fingerprints. The 13 inch screen is also a noteworthy feature. With a 2560 by 1440 resolution, the display has great sharpness and viewing angles. It may not be the best in the market, but it is certainly good enough.
Despite its light weight, the Asus UX301LA-DE002H is a powerhouse by nature. With an Intel Core i7-4558U processor and 8 GB of RAM, the laptop is capable of running multiple applications and high level applications with ease. Unfortunately, the device does not come with a second graphic card.
The integrated Intel HD Graphics 5100 is by no means bad, but certainly leaves room for improvement, especially with most ultrabooks offering a second Nvidia or AMD card. All in all, the Asus UX301LA-DE002H is a really decent laptop. It is both lightweight and capable of high processing work. In addition, it also looks great! The only downside of this laptop has to be its high price tag.
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.
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 low-voltage dual-core processor clocked at 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated Iris Graphics 5100 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.
80.75%: 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.
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