ASUS Zenbook UX303LA-DB51T 13.3 inch FHD Display Touchscreen Laptop Review

ASUS Zenbook UX303LA-DB51T 13.3 inch FHD Display Touchscreen Laptop Review

ASUS Zenbook UX303LA-DB51T
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ASUS Zenbook UX303LA-DB51T is a 13.3 inch touchscreen notebook with the looks, sophistication, performance, power and practicality with the Haswell i5-4210U processor, 128GB Solid State drive, generous 8GB memory, great quality Full HD multi-touch display, immersive sound, long battery life, backlit keyboard and a good range of connectivity ports at a reasonable price.

Zenbook UX303LA has the dual core 4th generation Intel i5-4210U CPU (3MB L3 cache) at 1.7GHz speed that can be over clocked up to 2.7GHz with the Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 depending on what task it is working on, 8GB DDR3L SDRAM, 128GB solid state drive, Windows 8.1 (64-bit) operating system with its changes, additions and useful features including the familiar Start button (but a little different with right click taking you to a menu of Device Manager, Control Panel and left click taking you to the traditional desktop Start screen to use comfortably with the touchscreen’s multiple gestures using the mouse, keyboard, touchpad and touch display).

So Win 8 was worse than Win 7, this latest Win 8.1 is the best of all, especially with the touch function- you need to experience it to understand. Intel i5-4210U that was released in April 2014 is an ultra low voltage processor with a Thermal Design Power of 15 watts for better battery life and has both the turbo boost for speeds up to 2.7GHz and the Hyper threading function that helps the processor use the resources efficiently and enables two cores to handle up to four threads in parallel, multitask smoothly between applications with also the help of 8GB of system memory that can be upgraded up to 12GB. Durable with no moving parts and less exposed to damage SSD has a capacity of 128GB and enables much faster boot times and overall improved performance.

It has the 13.3 inch glossy anti-glare Full HD widescreen IPS display with up to 170 degree wide viewing angles, 300nits brightness, a 16:9 cinematic aspect ratio that is found in HDTVs with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution (can play 1080p content without having to modify or upscale), a contrast ratio of 770:1, a capacitive touch display that supports multiple gestures that is fun to use with the functions of Windows 8- tapping, pinching to zoom, swiping, sliding and dragging and Intel HD Graphics 4400 offering very clear images with vibrant colours. Sound is amazing with the integrated Bang & Olufsen ICEpower speakers with resonance chamber design and SonicMaster audio technology that enhances the sound performance with reduced noise, minimised distortion and sound balance, using dynamic range and volume. AudioWizard for convenient sound optimisation with five presets for speech, gaming, videos, songs and recording to achieve the ideal sound.

ASUS Zenbook UX303LA-DB51T 13.3 inch FHD Display Touchscreen Laptop Review
New smokey brown colour and stylish concentric-circle pattern that was redesigned with a durable, scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 iconic spun-metal finish ASUS Zenbook weighs 3.2 pounds with dimensions of 8.80 x 12.70 x 0.70 inches, has a chiclet style backlit keyboard that is very comfy to type on but without the 10-key numpad due to size of the laptop. Its 3-cell lithium polymer battery offers up to 8 hours of battery life in average use. There is no optical drive but 2-in-1 media card reader- Flash Media Slot 1x SD, 1x MMC, 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet with RJ-45, 802.11ac Wi-Fi with wider coverage and quicker connection, Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to Bluetooth compatible devices wirelessly, an integrated webcam and a microphone, 1x microHDMI, 1x miniDisplayPort, 3x USB 3.0 ports, 720p HD camera with 30fps video recording and integrated array microphone, 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack.

Conclusion: Ultra light, chic and elegant aluminium chassis design ASUS ZenBook UX303LA-DB51T offers sophistication, great performance and functionality with its Haswell i5-4210U processor, effortless multitasking with 8GB RAM, advanced storage with enhanced performance reliable 128GB SSD, backlit keyboard, crisp and vivid ultra sensitive FHD touch display, great HD webcam, up to 8 hours- long battery life on a single charge, great quality Bang & Olufsen speakers, Asus quality and 1 year international warranty by Asus at a fair price. It has the power to handle most computing tasks that you’d do on a daily basis but not the latest 3D games due to being mainly restricted with the Intel HD 4400 graphics card- you need a mid-range discrete graphics card for this purpose but for most of the other multimedia stuff you’ll be fine with this system. It is suitable for home and work use, especially great if you’re on the go, thanks to being lightweight, slim and portable.

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