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Asus ZenBook UX303UA Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 reviews of Asus ZenBook UX303UA Series. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus ZenBook UX303UA Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus ZenBook UX303UA Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Asus ZenBook UX303UA Series from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

performance, portability, usability, design, screen

energy

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS UX303UA 13.3-Inch Laptop Notebook (Grey) - (Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5 GHz Processor, 12 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Integrated Graphics, Windows 10)ASUS UX303UA 13.3-Inch Laptop Notebook (Grey) - (Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5 GHz Processor, 12 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Integrated Graphics, Windows 10)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus ZenBook UX303UA Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Asus ZenBook UX303UA Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and screen. The usability and performance are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

portability, performance, usability, screen, reliability

energy

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS ZenBook UX303UA 13.3-Inch FHD Touchscreen Laptop, Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10 (64 bit)ASUS ZenBook UX303UA 13.3-Inch FHD Touchscreen Laptop, Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10 (64 bit)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Asus ZenBook UX303UA Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Asus ZenBook UX303UA Series from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and usability. The portability and design are also appreciated.

performance, design, portability, usability, battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS ZenBook 13.3" Laptop with Windows 10 - Obsidian Stone (Aluminum)ASUS ZenBook 13.3" Laptop with Windows 10 - Obsidian Stone (Aluminum)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Joe Roberts (trustedreviews.com)

Asus ZenBook UX303UA

 

Asus has been churning out some great Ultrabooks in the form of its ZenBook range. I've been particularly impressed with the stellar UX305, which offers premium build quality and design at an affordable price.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Griliopoulos (techradar.com)

Asus Zenbook UX303 review

 

A powerful but unambitious Ultrabook

Solid aluminium build ; Rich, vivid and colorful display ; Powerful for an Ultrabook

Annoying ambient light sensor ; Unambitious design ; Relatively thick chassis

A pleasant Ultrabook that makes minor advancements on the previous model, and undercuts the opposition.

Feb, 2016

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by : Richard Easton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus ZenBook UX303UA review

 

The Asus ZenBook UX303UA is a robust and fast ultra-portable with good battery life

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...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Andreas Kilian (notebookcheck.net)

Asus Zenbook UX303UA-R4051T Subnotebook Review

 

There is strength in tranquility. The Zenbook UX303 series has been available since 2014 and Asus now ships the devices with Skylake processors from Intel. Our review unit with an i7 CPU can score with quiet operation and low temperatures, but can the...

high-quality metal chassis ; decent input devices ; very quiet operation ; low surface temperatures ; great system performance ; bright display with good color reproduction

low PWM frequency of the display ; quiet noises from the SSD ; CPU throttling during the stress test ; missing keyboard illumination

The Skylake update of the Zenbook UX303 can, similar to its predecessor, win a lot of sympathy with its sophisticated metal surfaces, decent input devices as well as a bright panel, which is already well-calibrated ex-works. The test model also scores...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Asus Zenbook UX303UA-FN121T Subnotebook Review

 

Skylake upgrade. The Zenbook still manages decent battery runtimes even with Skylake innards. However, that involves making compromises compared with the Broadwell models. The poor screen will not win any awards.

matte screen, runs quietly, low temperature development, good input devices, decent battery life

dark, low-contrast, viewing angle dependent screen, no keyboard backlight, electronic crackling is audible

Asus' Zenbook UX303UA-FN121T is basically a Skylake upgrade of the Broadwell model we already tested. The new processor leads to a higher computing performance. The laptop also allows playing computer games to some extent thanks to the Skylake graphics...

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Great little laptop

 

Very pleased with this laptop since purchasing it just over a month ago. Slim and lightweight, it looks and feels well put together. Start up is extremely quick and up to now has coped with everything I have asked it to do, including video editing....

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

A good Windows MacBook alternative

 

The Zenbook is powerful and elegant laptop and has more than a passing resemblance to a Macbook Air 13. The 13.3 inch screen runs at 3200 x 1800 (275 ppi) and is very sharp and clear and has a matt finish. Asus say the battery should last 12 hours, I...

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Quality and reliability doesn't match price

 

I purchased an ISUS UX303UA laptop one month ago to replace my excellent Panasonic Toughbook which had finally come to the end of its useful life. I considered a Macbook but wanted to run windows and consider that the Apple offering is rather...

Jul, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Pretty good ultrabook

 

I bought a slightly different version with Win8.1 Pro installed because I wanted the upgrade to Win10 Pro; of course, upgrade went without a glitch. People compare this to a Macbook. IMHO the Zenbook comes up way ahead. The new Macbook is a closed box...

- Pretty light. - Looks great. - Graphics are great (although not top of the line). - Touchscreen. - Fast and powerful enough for serious data crunching.

- Only one: very limited upgradeability. This is the reason I give it only 4 golden eggs.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Terrible computer worse company!!!

 

Computer was great for 3 days.

Product was useful within 3 days. Screen turned pink and pixilated. I had IT look at it and he said it was defective. I applied for a RMA and it was rejected. They claimed it was not defected. I sent videos of the computer screen...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:ASUS SonicMaster / Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, SonicMaster / SonicMaster
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery Capacity:4300 / 50
Battery capacity (Watt hours):50
Battery life (max):5 / 7
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2

Certificates

Certification:UL FCC, BSMI, C-TICK / NZ A-Tick, CCC / UL, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC / UL, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, Energy star / UL, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, Energy star, CECP, JATE / UL, FCC, BSMI, C-TICK / NZ A-Tick, CCC / UL, FCC, BSMI, C-TICK/NZ A-Tick, CCC / UL;KCC;FCC Compliance;BSMI;CCC;CB;EU Flower;E-standby;Energy star
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Aluminium, Brown / Bronze, Stainless steel / Brown / Brown, Gold / Brown, Metallic / Brown, Stainless steel / Champagne, Gold / Gold / Gold, Silver / Gold, Stainless steel / Metallic / Pink gold / Pink, Silver / Silver / Stainless steel
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Aluminium, Brown / Bronze, Stainless steel / Brown / Brown, Gold / Brown, Metallic / Brown, Silver / Brown, Stainless steel / Champagne, Gold / Gold / Gold, Stainless steel / Pink gold / Pink, Silver / Silver
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):770:1
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 1980 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD / No / QHD+
LED Backlight:No / Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 940M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2304
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):12 / 16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:ASUS SonicMaster / Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, SonicMaster / SonicMaster
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Cables included:USB,VGA
Manual:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: Yes
Cables included:USB, VGA
Manual: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:N / Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:3

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3.1 / 3.5
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-6xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.5 / 2.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I3-6100U / I5-6200U / I7-6500U / i7-7500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356 / FCBGA1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Advanced Vector Extensions: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Boost: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel Instruction Replay Technology: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Power Management Technology: No
Intel Pro Wireless Display (Pro WiDi) Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel QuickAssist Technology: No
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Boot: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Idle Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Sound Technology: No
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Unite installed: No
Intel Unite supported: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel Wireless-AC Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Sound Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Unite™: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless-AC Technology: No
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE): No
Processor ARK ID:88180 / 88193 / 88194 / I5-6200U / I7-6500U
Processor code:SR2EU / SR2EY / SR2EZ
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thunderbolt 3 Technology: No
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology: No
True Key: No
True Key™: No
UART: No

Security

Cable lock slot:N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Optional operating system supplied:WINDOWS 10 PRO
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO
Trial software:Microsoft Office 365 Home

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SDHC / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC / SD, SDXC / SD,SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 500 / 512

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.3 / 22.4 / 223
Height :1.92 / 19.2
Height (front):1.77 / 1.8
Height (rear):1.92 / 2.03
Weight:1.45
Width:32.2 / 32.3 / 323