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Asus ZenBook UX303LN-R4359H

Specifications

Asus ZenBook UX303LN-R4359H
Asus ZenBook UX303LN-R4359H (UX Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-5200U 2 x 2.2 - 2.7 GHz, Broadwell
Graphics adapter
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: no
Weight
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1100 Euro

 

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Average Score: 94% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 95%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 95%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 95%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Asus ZenBook UX303LN-R4359H

94% Das Ultrabook mit Grafikpower
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 93%
ASUS ZenBook UX303LN mit i5-5200U und Maxwell-GPU
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2015

Comment

Model: Sophisticated, thin and lightweight, the Asus ZenBook UX303LN-R4359H certainly adds a layer of elegance to the powerful hardware features. The entire device is finished in a beautiful Smoky Brown color scheme and the fully metal chassis only further highlights the almost jewellery-like classiness. Simplistic yet artistic, the Asus ZenBook UX303LN-R4359H has a spun-metal pattern on lid that has a timeless look. Looks aside, the laptop comes with a capable Intel Core i5 4210U processor, up to 8 GB DDR3L RAM, a NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M with 2 GB DDR3 VRAM and runs the Windows 8.1 operating system.

The 13.3 16:9 FHD display is compact enough and still allows for an immersive and productive canvas to work on. Users can select from a wide range of on-board storage options from a 155 GB SSD to a 256 GB SSD. The Asus ZenBook UX303LN-R4359H weighs only 1.05 kg, but it comes equipped with three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI out, a mini DisplayPort, an SD card reader and an HD webcam. Audio quality is also good with the build-in stereo speakers by SonicMaster and tuned with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower technology. The Asus ZenBook UX303LN-R4359H is a perfect all-day portable laptop and packs in a 3-cell Polymer battery.

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.


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.


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).


94%: Indeed, this rating is very goodl There do not exist many notebook models, which are rated better.


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

 

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

Asus Zenbook UX303LN-R4290P
GeForce 840M, Core i7 5500U
Asus UX303LN-DQ148P
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4510U

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Stefan Hinum, 2015-05-12 (Update: 2015-05-12)