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Asus UX303LN-DB71T

Specifications

Asus UX303LN-DB71T
Asus UX303LN-DB71T (UX Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 3200x1800 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1000 Euro

 

Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus UX303LN-DB71T

80% Asus Zenbook UX303LN / UX303 review – faster than ever
Source: Ultrabook Review English
If you're after a gaming ultrabook that weighs just around 3 pounds, looks astonishing and packs top features in a sleek and compact body, the Asus Zenbook UX303LN should definitely be at the top of your list.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Asus Zenbook UX303LN – Окунись В Мир Сверхвозможностей
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Decent performance; ergonomic keyboard; good battery; excellent display; elegant and stylish design. Negative: No VGA, and RJ-45 ports.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/20/2015
Đánh giá ultrabook Asus Zenbook UX303LN – Thiết kế đẹp, đồ họa rời
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/05/2015
92% 고성능 울트라북 시장을 선도하는 에이수스의 핵심 라인업 - 젠북 UX303LN (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 92%
고성능 울트라북 시장을 선도하는 에이수스의 핵심 라인업 - 젠북 UX303LN (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2015

Comment

Model: The Asus UX303LN-DB71T is a stylish laptop. The all-aluminium chassis is shaped well with just the right amount of curves and straight edges ensuring a timeless classic. The Asus UX303LN-DB71T comes in an elegant Smoky Brown color and a spun-metal finish on the lid. There is a large touchpad and a responsive island-style keyboard. The internal components are just as high quality with an Intel Core i7-4510U processor clocked at 2.0 GHz, up to 8 GB DDR3L 1600 RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce GT840M with 2 GB DDR3 VRAM.

Users can opt for a few storage configurations and a 256 GB SSD is right up there. There is a 13.3 inch 16:9 IPS FHD screen with beautiful image quality. The specifications make the Asus UX303LN-DB71T quite capable in handling everyday tasks with easy and Windows 8.1 OS provides the perfect platform to run on. Other features include a 2-in-1 card reader, an HD webcam, Bluetooth 4.0, three USB 3.0 ports, a HDMI out and a mini display port.

Audio quality is good with SonicMaster technology providing deep rich bass and clear highs. The Asus UX303LN-DB71T weighs in at 1.45 kg with its 3-cell battery attached making the laptop a perfect mobile solution for work or studies.

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 840M:

Mid-range graphics card from the GeForce 800M series based on the Maxwell architecture.

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.  
4510U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.1 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":

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.
1.5 kg:

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).


86%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

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GeForce 840M, Core i7 5500U
Asus ZenBook UX303LN-R4215H
GeForce 840M, Core i5 4210U
Asus Zenbook UX32LN
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4500U
Asus Zenbook UX32L
GeForce 840M, Core i5 4200U
Asus UX32LN
GeForce 840M, Core i5 4200U

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-09- 4 (Update: 2014-09- 4)