ASUS Zenbook UX303LN-DB71T 13.3″ Quad-HD Display Touchscreen Laptop

ASUS Zenbook UX303LN-DB71T 13.3

  • 13.3″ Quad-HD touchscreen spectacle (3200 x 1800)
  • Intel Core i7-4510U 2 GHz. NVIDIA GT840M 2GB VRAM.
  • 256GB Solid State Storage. 12GB RAM.
  • 802.11 A/C. 8-hour battery life.
  • 3x USB 3.0, 1x microHDMI, 1x miniDisplayPort, Bluetooth 4.0, SDXC slot
UX303LN-DB71T ZENBOOK UX301LA-DH71T ZENBOOK UX301LA-XH71T
Aluminum еnԁ- Opaque Brown Corning Gorilla Glass 3- Dаrk Blue Corning Gorilla Glass 3- Dаrk Blue
12.7″ x 8.8″ x 0.7″ ~ 0.8″ / 3.2 lbs 12.8″ x 8.8″ x 0.0″ ~ 0.6″ / 2.6 lbs 12.8″ x 8.8″ x 0.0″ ~ 0.6″ / 2.6 lbs
13.3” Quad HD+ (3200 x 1800) IPS Touch Spectacle 13.3” Quad HD (2560x 1440) IPS Touch Spectacle 13.3” Quad HD (2560x 1440) IPS Touch Spectacle
Windows 8.1 Windows 8 Windows 8 Pro
Intel Core i7-4510U 2GHZ (Turbo up tο 3.1GHz) Intel Core i7-4558U 2.8Ghz (Turbo 3.3GHz) Intel Core i7-4558U 2.8Ghz (Turbo 3.3GHz)
NVIDIA GT 840M 2GB Intel UMA HD5100 Intel UMA HD5100
12GB 8GB 8GB
256GB 128GB + 128GB (Raid 0) 256GB + 256GB (Raid 0)
802.11 ac 802.11 ac 802.11 ac
1Yr Accidental Hυrt Protection 1Yr Accidental Hυrt Protection 1Yr Accidental Hυrt Protection

List Price: $ 1,299.00

Price: $ 1,495.00

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CreoleLakerFanсентября 9, 2014 at 10:13
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5.0 out of 5 stars
Couldn’t question for a better Ultrabook!, August 17, 2014
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Like it!

I’d been looking at the Asus Zenbook like for a few years, but had held off until recently due to lack of upgrade options for the kits. 4GB makes it impossible to run VMs of any heft, 8GB is not much better. These ultrabooks figure a single accessible SODIMM slot under the rear, which allows for a whole of 12GB when adding an 8GB module to the 4GB that is soldered to the main board. The unit also features an unoccupied MSATA mini half-height slot, and a “standard” 7mm SSD, leaving lots of options for disc upgrades.

I briefly considered the higher end model with the “i7″ part, which is a similar dual-core part, but clocked 30% higher than the UX303LA. I have a trying time appreciating the value of a QHD spectacle on a screen this small – I have exceptional corrected vision, and 1920×1080 is at the very edge of useability when working in a traditional desktop environment – the Windows 8 Metro Apps are just fine. In view of the fact that I don’t do any making a bet on this I didn’t need the additional GPU – I want to reckon that a slower clocked CPU and no GPU allows for better battery performance.

One thing to note – this unit comes with spectacle scaling – to get the sharpest image, turn it off. The tradeoff is smaller text, but I’d rather have the screen real-estate. For Linux lovers, there are a few issues. I briefly loaded Mint KDE 17, but the following issues pushed me back to Windows 8.x for the time being: A dearth of help for the touchpad included with this unit. LSPCI detected it as a Logitech PS/2 mouse, and I was unable to find a suitable module for it in the few hours of searching I did. I was able to make it somewhat tolerable by lowering the sensitivity, but no help for gestures combined with a lack of dedicated buttons on the touchpad makes Linux on this laptop a no-go for me at this time. The touchscreen appears to works fine, and is detected via LSPCI, but I am very particular about smudges on displays, which makes me vastly intolerable of fingers touching my screen – so I did not test gesture help on the touchscreen under Linux.

All in all very pleased with this buy. It is very light and easily transportable. Long battery life (I have observed 5-6 hours, but not completely tested it), and it is very snappy, especially now that I have upgraded it to 12GB and dropped in a Samsung 840 500GB SSD. The upgrade process was simple – just remember to remove the rear rubber feet to expose the closing pair of screws. I sliced my fiddle with open on the inner edge trying to pry the lid off the bottom before I realized there were two additional screws that needed to be removed. Unless you have a very specific need (e.g. making a bet), or are not comfortable performing RAM and SSD upgrades, I would recommend the UX303LA over the UX303LN. I suppose if the 15-20% alacrity boost of the “i7″ CPU will be of interest to some, but I felt the benefits did not merit the increase in price.

One additional note – the unit ships with Windows 8 spectacle scaling at 150%, which leads to soft and fuzzy image on some desktop UI elements. Disabling scaling leads to a much sharper spectacle, with the tradeoff of a smaller image. This is also the default behavior of a clean Windows 8.1 install, so be sure to dial it down for the sharpest spectacle if you can tolerate the high PPI/smallish spectacle. Again, I can’t imagine how this would look at QHD+ resolutions – seems a waste to me.

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Sean Kellyсентября 9, 2014 at 11:08
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Fantastic laptop!!, August 12, 2014
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I just bought this computer from Amazon, and wow! Now I’ve only had it for about 2 weeks, but I’ve place it through its testing. I can honestly say its a fantastic ultrabook that definable is the Macbook Air of windows (doubtless better!) Here are a few pros and cons:
Pros:
-Really light, fantastic design and material use
-Back-lit keyboard
-Fantastic touchscreen(10 point), really responsive
-Quick processor(i5) and SSD
-Quick startup, maybe 5 seconds at the most
-Keyboard and cursor are build solid
-Thin design, non obtrusive ports
-Windows 8 64 bit OS, 8 GB of ram
-Long battery. Probable a solid 7 hours if not more

Cons
-Intel Graphics, not for making a bet
-Screen seems fuzzy in some applications.
-Odd white smudged pixels when the screen is black. Hard to clarify.
-Asus apps can be irritating. They make you sign up for material.
-Only 62GB of storage. It may say more on their website, but that is not right. There preinstalled apps take up a lot of space I guess.

Overall, this is a fantastic laptop. A few irritating quirks, but I’d vastly recommend this laptop to anyone

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W. Angerсентября 9, 2014 at 11:13
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Keyboard = awesome 3 USB = super handy Alacrity = zippy, August 12, 2014
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I just got this apparatus, has a LOT of pluses.
Keyboard = awesome
3 USB = super handy
Alacrity = zippy, compared to a similar ivy bridge toshiba we bought last year. I’m pleased with the alacrity. I Was apprehensive the integrated graphics would be laggy for every day dual monitor setups but it’s AOK.
HDMI high rez looks fantastic on a second monitor.
My screen had piss poor whites (UNTIL I TURNED OFF THE ADAPTIVE BRIGHTNESS!!) I absolutely HATED the screen but now after turning off the adaptive brightness and tuning the fonts, it’s AWESOME. I wanted to return this apparatus for this fact alone until I tweeked it.

BAD
Off button aptly where the delete key is on most additional computers
128GB HDD? haha. I’m installing office and it says I only have 64GB remaining. I’ve basically only installed small programs like chrome, winzip, etc. IF I keep this apparatus, 256GB minimum. I’d have ordered the upgrade ASUS but that was nearly another $500 and all I really wanted was a larger HDD.

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