The Asus ZenBook UX303U is a light weight and powerful laptop. It is also available in colorful options for now the Icicle Gold and Smoky Brown versions are available, price starts from Rs. 71,500. Is it worth the price, read this review.
ZenBook UX303U Unboxing
Inside the box you will find the ZenBook, user guide, warranty card, AC adapter, premium quality pouch, USB to RJ45 adapter and Mini VGA to VGA adapter.
Design and Display
The Asus ZenBook UX303U is packed inside a gorgeous colorful body with metallic finishing. Its ultra light all aluminum with very good build quality and finishing. When you open the laptop you will find the metallic finishing / color inside too surrounding the keyboard even the touchpad has got the ‘metallic touch’.
Weight with battery is 1.45Kgs. The UX303U is easy to carry and at the same time quite powerful. Screen is 13.3 inches LED backlit slim, anti glare display supporting 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. Viewing angles are very good and color reproduction is awesome, you are going to fall in love with the display once you check it yourself.
Features and Specifications
You can get the UX303U with Intel Core i5 (6th Gen) processor or with Intel Core i7 (6th Gen) processor. The one I got for the review came with Core i5 (6200U) clocked at 2.3GHz coupled with Nvidia GeForce 940M GPU with dedicated 2GB graphics RAM.
This laptop comes with 8GB of RAM and 1TB HDD (SATA RMP 5400), there are 2 partitions C: and D: drive. On the front there is a HD camera. UX303U comes with backlit keyboard, built in Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, 2 in 1 card reader, 3x USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, mini VGA port, mic, dual speakers and audio powered by ICEpower.
64 Bit Windows 10 OS runs out of the box on this 64 Bit hardware. One of the 3 USB 3.0 ports comes with USB charger+ technology that will charge connected device up to 50% faster when compared with other laptops and the device still gets charged when the laptop goes into sleep mode or when it is switched off. The spacious touchpad supports smart gestures.
Performance and battery life
Performance was smooth; I did not find any noticeable issues. This hardware is powerful along with GeForce 940M GPU. It can play many high end games. This laptop is perfect for office work, entertainment, music, image / video editing and gaming (to some extent).
The 3 cell battery life is decent you can expect 3 to 5 hours of non-stop moderate mixed usage.
Verdict and price in India
What makes ZenBook UX303U extra ordinary is the looks, the size and the weight – the perfect, powerful hardware that you can easily carry and get your work done on the move. A very good buy but does come for a premium price.
Rating 4 out of 5.
Asus Zenbook UX303U (with i5 processor) is available from Rs. 71,500.