Asus Zenbook UX301

Time has passed fast and we’ve just reached the third generation
of ultrabooks. ASUS came from Zenbook series that began with
Amazed by design approach, metal and hardware specifications
ok enough attention in addition to the technology behind
display sites.
I remember the excitement I read thereviews of the ASUS Zenbook
UX21 and UX31. Second on my 13.3 inch’ve found the best
ultrabook compared to competition in 2012. Second generation Zenbook
I had the opportunity to do a hands-on, but they did not come and Review.
ASUS Zenbook UX301 is an ultrabook with lid
protected by glass Gorilla Glass. Hmmm. I suppose you remember
ultrabook another in competition tests on summer. ASUS
UX301 is a premium ultrabook that wants to provide experience
top, without any compromise in design, functionality etc..
ASUS was a week in review of the ASUS Memo Pad 8 is added
and this premium ultrabook. Let’s review that are specified
ASUS’s Zenbook UX301:
Ultrabook ASUS Zenbook UX301
13.3 LED backlight IPS display
inch resolution
2560 × 1440 pixels
Intel Core i7-4558U
The dual-core Haswell
climbs to 2.8 GHz
Maximum 3.3 GHz
Memory 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz,
256 GB SSD
Intel Graphics Iris 5100
8 Windows operating system, but it can
makes the transition to
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Stereo sound technology Bang
and Olufesn ICEpower
Connectivity Wi-Fi a / b / g / n network
10/100/1000 Mbps,
Bluetooth 4.0, 2 x USB 3.0,
miniDisplayPort, jack
3.5mm combo reader
SD cards, MMC
Photo & video webcam that records
Li-Polymer Battery Technology
six-cell, 4560 mAh / 50
Weight 1.2 kg 1.42 kg
Thickness 15.5 mm
Attention to detail is visible from the packaging ASUS has put
the Zenbook UX301. Comes in a black box with a fine texture. To
give the ultrabook interior cloth to wipe the glass on the back
His and 13.3-inch display, small wheel habitual
the Zenbook series, RJ-45 adapter and VGA adapter, pouch
protection of the skin.
When you put in the pouch that hardly anyone realize that the inside
There is a laptop. Most think that will remove some papers or
papers there and in any case a portable. That reminded me
Steve Jobs presentation of the MacBook Air to impress
first assistant pulled out an envelope. The ASUS Zenbook
UX301 would slip smoothly into a A4 envelope.
On his back you can not not notice Corning Gorilla Glass bottle 3
that protects the display. Do not give the impression that they would scratch too easily and
is easy to remove. Collect fingerprints and dust pretty quickly. UX301
received to review was blue, but dark blue that
lead more towards black. From certain angles you said it was black,
from others seem a dark blue. Take photos of the end for the
conclusions you draw better than me.
It is a premium ultrabook and that transmits clearly. There’s nothing to
reproach in terms of quality of construction, attention to detail, 1.42 kg
for all portable 13.3-inch display, 16 mm thick.
Sony laptops exceed these limits with her, but it gives the impression of
stiffness and strength that comes bundled with an ASUS UX301.
Display and sound
I always wanted to see and portable displays crossing to the
FHD resolution, as happened to phones and tablets that quickly
went from 480 × 800-1280 × 720 and from there to 1920 × 1080 pixels.
ASUS UX301 is one of the few that includes an ultrabook
LED backlit IPS panel 13.3-inch 2560 × 1440 pixels resolution. I
Another aspect overlooked. When you’re in Modern UI interface is not
no problem, but in Desktop Mode font data within and
if I’d wanted a font in Windows 8 ultra xxl.
It is an excellent display for gaming, has touch control, angle
The general view does not reflect the surrounding space in a disturbing manner.
1080p movies seen in a big way. I can say that ASUS UX301
has the best display I’ve had the chance to see him at work
an ultrabook, the best screen you are currently in
Sound benefit Bang and Olufsen ICEpower technology and speakers
Built-in are arranged in a slot on the side, on the left side and
right. And do not distort at full volume at all, enough
bass given the ultrabook’s thin profile. 3.5 jack
mm technology goes combo type 2-in-1 and find it sideways
left. And hence you get a pleasant sound, well optimized. ASUS has
expertise to deliver top acoustic.
Hardware, operating system and
There are several elements that define the ASUS UX301: Intel
Haswell portable next-generation dual-core 2.8
GHz with Turbo Boost goes up to 3.3 GHz, Intel Integrated Graphics Iris
5100, 8GB 1600 MHz RAM and 256 GB SSD. On PCfun to
£ 9,000 is listed with an ASUS UX301 storage type
2 x 256 GB SSD. Anyway, more details found in Chapter
And what does the new hardware from the previous generation?
Delivers higher performance and autonomy in the context of
increases according to the preset mode of operation and what activities are
carried out ultrabook. I do not know whether to repeat, but
excellent move by Modern UI or GUI Desktop Mode,
in high speed browsing, office documents, photo and video editing at a
level more complex than ultrabooks of the first and second
generation. Iris Graphics card Intel 5100 delivers up to two times by
better performance than integrated graphics series
Intel Ivy Bridge processors earlier.
Go and graphical games with higher requirements, but do not expect ASUS
UX301 to be a portable gaming or photo editing and video
high definition. It is not designed for that. It is an ultrabook with
good performance for its category to deliver focused on autonomy,
Office, browsing, Windows 8 with Modern UI, all in a body of highly
compact, lightweight class rather reminiscent
Tablet than that of the laptop. The first tablets were around 7
– 800 gr and up to 1.2 kg’s the ASUS Zenbook UX301 is
big difference, especially since we are talking of a diagonal ultrabook
13.3-inch screen.
Windows 8 64-bit and can make the transition to the free
Windows 8.1. Microsoft has listened to the feedback received world wide and
apply some changes in Windows 8.1, start button lies at
her, but not with the same functions but shows you all the applications installed on
device search function becomes more integrated and Bing Search knows
to search both the ultrabook files as well as those from the
Modern UI interface finds its place in the attached keyboard UX301
and touchpad can be controlled via touch display.
Quick Reply orders and speed adds some tasks.
While you get to use the keyboard & touchpad increasingly rare. Not
is designed for entertainment niche, but it pays well UX301
any task in this field. 13.3 inch display with resolution
2560 × 1440 pixels and improved hardware turns it into a small
multimedia center, due to the long drive.
And some benchmark tests:
Ultrabook ASUS Zenbook UX301
2.0 BrowserMark 3436 points
HTML5test Chrome
Windows 8
463 points
HD Tune 2.55 749.1 MB / sec
CrystalDiskMark More Details
3DMark Basic Edition –
Notes from Windows
Experience Index
Windows 8 with the scale of
Processor – 7.2, Memory
– 7.7, Graphics –
5.7, Gaming Graphics –
6.7, SSD – 8.4.
Integrates Wi-Fi standards a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0. In the case given by
two adapters: USB 2.0 – RJ-45 and miniDisplayPort – VGA. The lateral
left give the charger connector, USB 3.0, microHDMI, jack
3.5 mm combo. On the right side are positioned minidisplay
Port, and USB 3.0 card reader.
To connect via HDMI you need an adapter purchased
separately for VGA already have such a small gadget package. It
Add the 2 x USB 3.0. You can not ask to have HDMI connectors and
Full VGA, but to preserve and 1.2 kg, thickness of 16 mm.
Keyboard and touchpad
Keyboard lighted keys clearly defined, generously sized. I
adapted quickly and I did not feel the need for adaptation to the
write faster. Seemed resistant keyboard and use
long and the lights behind the buttons do not bother vision.
Race is low key, just as I like, silent.
The touchpad is large, precise, click areas are easily accessible
no beeps characteristic that the use of long-term high
mind become stressful. Not the case here.
Li-Polymer battery with six-cell, 4560 mAh. Architecture Intel Haswell
its mark in this regard. I would not necessarily say that amazes by
performances that bring the previous generation but by
autonomy. ASUS UX301 is the first ultrabook which leads to a day of
use as autonomy, more light and no games in excess
screen brightness set below and an economical way
battery consumption.
PCfun – 9570 lei in the configuration tested, but storage space
like 2 x 256 GB SSD.
ASUS UX301 is a premium ultrabook deserve their status and
positioned as the best device in its segment. There is
can blame anything except price. It is a product of
but one exclusive table and selling prices falling between
less than £ 5,000 and approx. £ 10,000 makes it prohibitive for
Many of Romanian.
– Excellent display with wide viewing angle, resolution 2560 × 1440
– Well-balanced design, Corning Gorilla Glass back effect 3, 1.42
kg and 15.5 mm thick;
– Powerful hardware with Intel Haswell noticeable performance increase
the previous generation;
– Sound pleasant enough bass for a laptop than 15.5 mm
– Autonomy which resets the industry standards.
– Glass lid collects fingerprints quite quickly;
– Price.
The final grade
9.28 out of 10 and one of the best marks obtained by a
device tested in 2013. Price is the one who pulls him down, but technology
Top always has its costs and, initially, is not available
broad range of interested users.
Ultrabook ASUS UX301
Design 10
9.5 Display and sound
Hardware system
operation and
8.5 Connectivity
Keyboard and touchpad 10
Autonomy 10
Price 7.5
The final mark 9.28
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