Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC034T
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Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC034T
Source: Gear Open
If you’re looking to spend around £800 on the most powerful ultraportable you can buy then the Lenovo IdeaPad 710S is a much better deal. If you want premium build, go for the Dell XPS 13 or MacBook Air, which cost the same for a lesser specification but make up for it with wonderful design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2016
Source: Trusted Reviews
The ZenBook UX330UA is undoubtedly cheaper than most of its premium rivals, but at its current pricing it’s £100 more expensive than the fantastic Lenovo IdeaPad 710S.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Ultrabook Review
The Zenbook UX330 checks most of the right boxes and like most Asus laptops, is not very expensive. It gets the look, the craftsmanship, the keyboard, the performance and the battery life expected from such a computer, but certain aspects like the screen, trackpad and cooling fan could use more tweaking. Overall though, this is a solid pick if looking for a compact notebook with a matte screen and premium aspirations.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Go - 01/2017
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 82%
Source: Connect - 01/2017
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 83%
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Positive: Metal case; slim size and lightweight; long battery life; good autonomy. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2016
Model: The ASUS Zenbook UX330UA-FC034T is one of the models in the Asus Zenbook laptop range. Based on the first impression, the laptop looks similar to other ASUS Zenbook models with its fully metallic case, slim profile, simple looking interior and its black colored keyboard. It also has a stronger build and has a more ergonomic design when compared to other ASUS Zenbook models before it. The laptop comes pre-installed with Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit edition operating system and has a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-6500U processor, an integrated Intel HD Graphics 520 graphic chip, 8 GB of DDR3 RAM and a 256 SSD as internal storage. The ASUS Zenbook UX330UA-FC034T sports a 13.3-inch LG Philips IPS display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. The display has good brightness, colors, clarity and details. However, the display is not suitable to be used outdoors or under strong lighting conditions as it is very reflective. The keyboard of ASUS Zenbook UX330UA-FC034T is similar to ASUS Zenbook UX305 but it feels better and has a firmer feedback. When compared to ASUS Zenbook UX305’s keyboard, the keys’ finishing is the same, but the ASUS Zenbook UX330UA-FC034T’s keyboard provides a more reliable and precise typing experience. The keyboard also has backlit and there are three different options to adjust the lighting intensity. This is an upgrade to the UX305's keyboard.
The ASUS Zenbook UX330UA-FC034T has a large trackpad that handles most gestures and tasks well. However, there are only very few customization options as it is a Microsoft Precision trackpad. The laptop’s network interface includes Bluetooth version 4.1 and Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265. It has connectivity options such as three USB 3.0 ports, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port, an HDMI port, a DisplayPort, an audio combo jack and a multi-format card reader. It does not come with an optical drive. Hence, the user might have to purchase an external one separately if there is a need for it. However, considering the fact that CDs and DVDs are soon to be obsolete, there probably isn't any reason to get one after all. The ASUS Zenbook UX330UA-FC034T has a very light weight of just 1.2 kg and its battery life can last from 5 hours up to 10 hours depending on the user’s usage. Based on very light browsing and text editing using Google Drive, the battery can last up to 7 hours. In contrast, the battery can only last up to 4 hours and 15 minutes based on heavy browsing on Wi-Fi connection. Overall, the laptop is a solid option for those people who are looking for a laptop that is decently priced and has great build quality and aesthetics. Its slim weight and thin design makes it a very good choice for people who might need a very portable Windows laptop.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
These very similar variants (slightly different cpu, gpu, colour) are often sold in Central Europe:
ASUS Zenbook UX330UA-FC059T
ASUS Zenbook UX330UA-FC004T
ASUS Zenbook UX330UA-FC031T
ASUS Zenbook UX330UA-FC078T
The Asus Zenbook is still one of the best looking ultrabook out there, next to the Macbook Air. The only problem with the original UX32 was its price. The 13 inch model was far more pricy than any other ultrabooks. Asus decided to deliver a little of that good taste for far less the price with the new mid-range Zenbook.
With the same kind all metal body featuring a concentric circle design, the new UX32A looks every bit as good as the original Zenbook. To reduce its price, the 256GB SSD had to be replaced with a hybrid drive consisting of a 500GB hard disk and a 24GB SSD. Naturally this makes the new model a little thicker than the older one but that size isn’t a problem at all. It is still by farthest, one of the sleekest ultrabook out there. As a result of the thicker chassis, several additional ports could be included in this new model, which actually is better.
The fast boot-up and resume from sleep times still remains fast thanks to the tiny SSD but the cheaper model is crippled with an i3 processor of the older Sandy Bridge platform and an older generation graphics adapter as well. Due to this severe new generation technology shortage it is hard to see why a person would choose the UX32A over all the other ultrabooks in the same price range out there. Perhaps if exterior design is your only priority, it would serve you well. However, even the least tech savvy person might not consider an ultrabook with an i3 processor.Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series). 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.
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.
6500U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 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).
78.75%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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