Asus has released a new Zenbook UX300 series Ultrabook, aside from the UX301 and UX302, – the Asus Zenbook UX303LN-DB71T Series. There are two variants that are available in the market, the Asus UX303LA and UX303LN. The UX303LA is the lower-end version of this new Zenbook series, while the UX303LN is built with nice Quad-HD display, almost 4K, powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 840M discrete graphics processor and an Intel Core i7 Haswell processor. In this article, we will focus more on the Asus Zenbook UX303LN-DB71T first, and I’ll discuss the other model and their difference in another article. See features, specifications, price, reviews and where to buy below.
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Asus Zenbook UX303LN-DB71T Features
The Asus Zenbook UX303LN is the company’s latest ultra-slim, stylish, and elegant looking Ultrabook. Compared to the previous UX301 and UX302, the UX303 features a fresh new shape and Smoky Brown color theme. The iconic spun-metal finish is still present, plus it’s now slimmer with the only 3mm at the front area.
The Asus UX303LN features a nice 13.3-inch Quad HD touchscreen display, with a resolution of 3200×1800 making text and images sharper. It’s only natural to see laptops and Ultrabooks moving away from 1080p Full HD since 4K era is already upon us.
Under the hood, the Asus UX303LB-DB71T is powered by an Intel Core i7-4510U Haswell processor clocked at 2GHz with a maximum Turbo clock speed of 3.1GHz. The processor is paired with a 12GB DDR3L memory with clock speeds of 1600MHz. The processor and memory are then paired with the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 840M discrete graphics processor with 2GB dedicated VRAM, which drives the Quad-HD display.
Also under the hood of the Zenbook UX303LB-DB71T is a 256GB SSD storage that makes it possible to turn on this Ultrabook and resume from the wake in just a matter of seconds. It also features WiFi 802.11 AC with Bluetooth 4.0 for its wireless connectivity. For wired connections, it features a combo audio jack, 3x USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a mini DisplayPort, an SD card reader, and an AC adapter plug.
The Asus Zenbook UX303LN-DB71T also features nice built-in speakers (powered by Band & Olufsen ICEpower and SonicMaster) and microphone. It comes with HD Web Camera just like most of the Ultrabooks nowadays.
The UX303LN draws its power from a 3 Cell 50 Whrs Polymer battery that is rated to last up to 8 hours of use. Of course, actual battery life, most of the time (if not always), don’t really last that long. Battery life really depends on how you use it. If you are gaming and is using the full power of the Core i7 and GTX 840M processors, expect that battery life will only be around 2 hours (probably less). But for medium to light load, this Ultrabook might last around 4 to 6 hours, again depending on how you use it.
1x Combo Audio Jack
3x USB 3.0 ports
1x mini DisplayPort
Built-in Speakers and microphone
Bang & Olufsen ICEpower
3 Cell 50 Whrs Polymer, up to 8 Hrs
Output: 19V DC, 3.42 A, 65W
Input: 100-240 V AC, 50/60Hz universal
LoJack, Intel Anti-theft
UL, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, CB, Energy star
8.80 x 12.70 x 0.70 inches
Price and Where to Buy
The Asus Zenbook UX303LN-DB71T 13.3-inch Quad HD Touch Ultrabook with GeForce GTX 840M discrete is now available. Prices are subject to change and they vary from one retailer to another or from one store to another. Check out its best price here. There is also a cheaper variant of the UX303 that currently retails for only $899, the Asus ZenBook UX303LA-DB51T.
Also, it helps a lot to take advantage of the extended warranty to protect your investment. Usually, the warranty is just for 1 year, but you can extend warranty up to 3 years from drops and spills.
Asus Zenbook UX303LN Reviews / Previews
The Asus Zenbook UX303 preview video below is courtesy of Mobilegeeks.de:
Here’s a detailed Zenbook UX303LN review video courtesy of GadgetJM: