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Asus UX303LN-DQ148P

Specifications

Asus UX303LN-DQ148P
Asus UX303LN-DQ148P (UX Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 3200x1800 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.45 kg ( = 51.15 oz / 3.2 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Reviews for the Asus UX303LN-DQ148P

ASUS ZENBOOK UX303LN review – a heavily armed beauty
Source: Laptop Media English
ZenBook UX303LN is a computer which has cleverly balanced thin design and high-class components, as far as possible, without causing a negative effect of the internal and external temperatures. The Core i7 CPU and the GeForce 840M GPU are capable of almost any task, excluding/except for the newest, highly intensive 3D games. The IPS panel has ultra-high resolution, which is a great plus if you don’t happen to stumble upon unoptimized software, whose graphic elements are absolute-sized, and without scaling its physical dimensions on the screen are small enough to make you stare from 10-15 cm, trying to understand what is written on the menus or on the buttons. On the other hand, the display’s sRGB coverage, brightness and viewing angles are very good for a laptop. A problem is the presence of PWM, although the same have a high frequency.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2015

Foreign Reviews

Ревю на ASUS ZENBOOK UX303LN – красив, тънък и елегантен, но тежко въоръжен
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Sophisticated design; slim and light; good performance; 8GB RAM; IPS screen with super resolution; good sound; good connectivity; good cooling system. Negative: PWM wide range of brightness.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2015

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 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.
1.45 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).


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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Asus ZenBook UX303LN-R4359H
GeForce 840M, Core i5 5200U, 1.5 kg
Asus Zenbook UX303LN-R4290P
GeForce 840M, Core i7 5500U, 1.45 kg

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HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.45 kg
Asus ZenBook UX330UA-AH5Q
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
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Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC078T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC079T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS068T
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Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS042T
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Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS052R
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 12.5", 0.9 kg
Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC331T
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Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FB097T
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.45 kg
Asus ZenBook UX306UA-Q52S-CB
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS031T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 12.5", 0.95 kg
Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS007R
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 12.5", 0.95 kg
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC255T
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Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC114T
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.45 kg
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC021T
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS073T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 12.5", 0.95 kg
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-GL011T
GeForce 940MX, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.466 kg
Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC062T
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4182T
GeForce 940M, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-GL151T
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Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC024T
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-03-19 (Update: 2015-03-19)