We need powerful machines that are portable as well. That’s why we have the ultrabook category. But not machines come with the latest and greatest. In this ASUS Zenbook UX303UB review, we are discussing a machine that does come with some of the latest hardware out there.
The laptop is aimed at people who need both power and portability. It comes with a latest gen processor and also other specs that would satisfy the modern day power user. Come and join us, as we find out the pros and cons of this new laptop and see if it is worth it.
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The Zenbook series has some well-engineered machines, and this is definitely one of it. The laptop comes in smokey brown, and it looks premium. It also has the classy textured finish on top that ASUS machines are known to have. On opening the laptop, you get to see the keyboard and the trackpad.
The keys are big, have enough travel, and are also backlit. The trackpad is pretty average in terms of usage. Windows laptops need to go miles before they catch on with the MacBooks. The laptop weighs 3.2 pounds and can be carried along with you to any place. If you travel frequently, then this should be important to you.
ASUS Zenbook UX303UB Specs
The screen is a 13.3-inch IPS Quad HD+ display that comes with a resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels. This is a very good display for the price. The picture quality is excellent, and you get some really good images as a result. Though some might wonder what is the point of so many pixels on such a small display, it does give you an excellent output.
The display here is also a touchscreen. It is responsive and plays a crucial role. With the latest Windows operating systems gearing towards touch, this touchscreen can be more useful than you think. You can navigate the screen faster and get things done more easily.
The ASUS Zenbook UX303UB packs an Intel Core i7 processor. This i7 6500U processor is a dual-core processor that comes with a 2.5GHz clocking frequency that can be improved up to 3.1GHz. This processor belongs to the latest Skylake generation of processors and is one of the best chips at the moment for this class of computers.
You can run any application without any hiccups with this processor. It gives you the freedom to run things as you like and the memory department supports that. There are 12 gigs of RAM, and there are very good for the multitasker in you. You can run applications side by side and do more at the same time without any performance issues.
The real hero in the ASUS Zenbook UX303UB laptop is the storage. There is no traditional storage as you would expect in an ultrabook. There are 512 gigs of solid state drive storage, and it is great. The laptop boots up in seconds and it also takes the performance up a notch. You will be amazed at the speed each application opens.
This is one of the ultrabooks that comes with a discrete graphics card. We have the Nvidia GeForce GT 940M that comes with 2GB of dedicated memory. You can run all the latest titles with this GPU in place. If this will not satisfy the gamer in you, then ultrabook gaming is not the thing for you. Go for serious gaming machines.
Battery life is crucial for any portable machine. You can get around 7 to 8 hours of battery life with regular usage. Though this machine is not a direct competitor to MacBooks regarding battery life, this one is not that bad in any way.
There are three USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI port on the sides. The machine also supports wireless connectivities eliminating the headache of wires. There is no optical drive because of the compact form factor.
ASUS Zenbook UX303UB Review: Verdict
Ultrabooks are becoming more popular, and this one has the legs to become famous. It has the power and also comes with a QHD display, a discrete GPU and also a touchscreen. If you are looking for a classy looking and a powerful Ultrabook, get this one.