Asus Zenbook UX302LG-C4007P

Specifications

Asus Zenbook UX302LG-C4007PNotebook: Asus Zenbook UX302LG-C4007P (UX Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.6kg
Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 90%, features: 80%, display: 70% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Asus Zenbook UX302LG-C4007P

70% Asus Zenbook UX302 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Asus Zenbook UX302 is a solid addition to the Zenbook range that makes several predictable moves. We could see the updating of screen tech, the move to Haswell chips and the adopting of several recognisable Asus visual traits a mile off. We’re not too fussed about the flashy glass top, but it was one way to ensure it didn’t look exactly like last year’s models.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Test : Asus Zenbook UX302LG
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Ce bel ultrabook Asus Zenbook UX302LG est polyvalent, endurant, mais un peu cher
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS Zenbook UX302LG ultrabook teszt
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Positive: Perfect workmanship; decent performance; good viewing angle of the display; useful backlit keyboard. Negative: Glossy display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2014

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.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M:

Rebranded GeForce GT 645M/640M with minimal improvements to power consumption. Can also be based on the slower GK208 chip (only 64 bit memory interface).

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

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


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.  


4500U:

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.


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.


1.6 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 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


76.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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» Acer Aspire S7-392-6807
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» Asus UX301LA-DH51T
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Toshiba CB30-A3120
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U
» HP Spectre 13-3000eo
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Asus UX32L
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Acer Aspire S3-392G
GeForce GT 735M, Core i5 4200U
» Toshiba CB30-102
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U
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GeForce GT 735M, Core i5 4200U
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-01-24 (Update: 2014-01-24)