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Asus ZenBook UX303UA-R4051T

Specifications

Asus ZenBook UX303UA-R4051T
Asus ZenBook UX303UA-R4051T (UX Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, glossy: no
Weight
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1100 Euro

 

Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 90%, features: 75%, display: 90% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Asus ZenBook UX303UA-R4051T

80% Asus ZenBook UX303UA review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The UX303UA offers some impressive specs for a laptop in this price range. The inclusion of an i7 Skylake processor with 12GB of RAM means that you'll rarely have an issue with this laptop when it comes to performance. Combine this with a superb screen and you have a fantastc offering from Asus.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 70% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 90%
80% Asus Zenbook UX303 review
Source: Techradar English
While the UX305 might be the best value 13-inch Ultrabook you can currently get, the UX303 offers a more premium product, with more power packed into its thicker frame. It shares the thinner machine's entirely predictable design and build quality, and though its price is substantially more, it's cheaper than less powerful, equally shiny bigger name Ultrabooks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% A well-balanced, smart and powerful Windows laptop
Source: PC Advisor English
At around £900 the ZenBook UX303U approaches the build finesse but lacks the unbeaten battery of the similarly priced MacBook Air, although it can claim faster processor performance and a superior full-HD matt display. This latest ZenBook is a well-balanced, smart and powerful Windows notebook.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
100% Asus ZenBook UX303UA review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The UX303UA is robustly constructed, so it’s not the lightest ultra-portable laptop around, but it has great performance. It can handle most everyday tasks, and even a little light gaming, with a battery that should get you most of the way through the day. The new display panel is a big improvement over the one found in the UX303LA, making this the better buy overall.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

80% Asus Zenbook UX303UA-R4051T
Source: PC Go - Heft 9/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Zenbook Flip UX360CA (m3-6Y30, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 9/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%

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.

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.
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).


83.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-01- 3 (Update: 2016-01- 3)