Asus Zenbook UX303LB-R4079H
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Reviews for the Asus Zenbook UX303LB-R4079H
Follow-up. The 13-inch laptop is an old acquaintance. We tested the GeForce 840M model only a few months ago. Now we are taking a quick look at the new 940M version. Has the racer turned into a rocket?
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
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Positive: IPS display; the metal surfaces; comfortable keyboard; super fast SSD.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2015
Model: The Asus Zenbook UX303LB-R4079H comes with an improved graphics adapter compared to its Zenbook UX303LN-R4274H predecessor, while the other specifications are similar. This new model sports the same 13.3” 1920 x 1080 IPS display, but it comes with an Nvidia GeForce 940M graphics card, enabling smoother 3D gaming experience in HD resolution with medium quality for most of the newer games in the market. Just like its predecessor, this ultrabook will appeal to users for its ability to render beautiful visuals in a compact device. Compared to Zenbook UX303LN-R4274H's i7 processor, this model's Intel Broadwell i5-5200U provides a measurable difference in performance, which is not high enough to affect daily usage.
In view of the high graphics and performance it may handle, its low system noise and temperature emissions are also noteworthy features that users may take a liking to. This model delivers a decent battery life of 8 hours and 40 minutes, which makes it portable in the long-run if needed. Visual-wise, its all-aluminium sleek design provides a sophisticated vibe to the model and it comes with a stylish backlit keyboard. Other remarkable specifications include 4 GB of RAM, 256 GB of local storage, an HD web camera, three USB 3.0 ports and a pre-installed Windows 8.1 operating system with free Windows 10 upgrade.
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 940M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce 900M series, based on the Maxwell architecture. 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.
5200U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» 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.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
88%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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