ASUS Zenbook UX301LA: A Nice Intel Ultrabook For Linux Users
31 March 2014
Excerpt: As I wrote about at the beginning of March, I bought the ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T Haswell-based ultrabook to replace an Apple Retina MacBook Pro as my main system. I've been using this latest Zenbook with Intel Iris Graphics and dual SSDs for several weeks now as my main system and have taken it...
Conclusion: Nevertheless, if you're willing to pay a premium price, the Zenbook UX301LA won't leave you wanting. With its topnotch keyboard and touch pad, long battery life, solid performance, and luxurious design, the UX301LA is an ultrabook you'll be proud to use in a coffee shop full of MacBooks.
Pros: Elegant aluminum design with Gorilla Glass lid, Excellent keyboard and touch pad, Crisp and vivid touch screen, Long battery life
Cons: Core i5 power at Core i7 price, Narrow viewing angles, Windows apps not optimized for 2,560x1,440 display
Summary: Va-va-voom! ASUS is turning heads with the Zenbook UX301 for all the right reasons. We love the new blue Gorilla Glass lid (even if you need a polish rag at all times). The Intel Core i7 processor Iris Graphics and dual SSDs make this Ultrabook one of the prettiest workhorses we've had the pleasure...
Conclusion: The UX301LA is, in many ways, a worthy step forward for the company’s already excellent Zenbook line. Besides its elegant, eye-catching design, the system shaves off weight and improves display resolution while still providing decent battery life, something not all competitors can claim (we’re...
Asus Zenbook UX301LA / UX301 review – not just a regular Haswell ultrabook
19 October 2013
Summary: A sleek body covered in glass and metal, an awesome screen and a fast hardware platform. All these put together make the Asus Zenbook UX301, one of the most interesting premium ultrabooks of the moment.
Pros: solid and nice looking body, decent keyboard and trackpad, awesome screen, great performances, good battery life, punchy speakers
Summary: Dark beauty. It's small. It's a premium product. And it's fast. We almost don't dare to call the new Zenbook UX301 an "ultrabook", as it attempts to be much more than that: the perfect mobile companion.
Pros: Slim case, premium materials, Superb input devices, High CPU performance, Extremely fast SSD RAID system, Bright, high-resolution display, Great connectivity options, Decent battery life, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Great-looking, fast and highly mobile - the newest Zenbook packs more punch than some full-si...
Cons: Reflective display surface, Mediocre webcam, Limited expandability, Expensive, Not that much, actually - except for a lower price point. 1800 Euros is almost on par with a similarly-speced MacBook Pro 13 with Retina display.
Summary: Is this Asus Zenbook more than just another laptop?
Pros: Good overall performance, Good-quality sound, Excellent trackpad and gesture software, The Zenbook UX301LA crams plenty of features into a small space. It's undoubtedly a great example of a modern Ultrabook, with slim dimensions, more than enough battery life, and some nice additions such as the ...
Cons: Comparatively expensive, SSDs are slow, Screen resolution produces tiny text, Although Asus has tried to hard to give the Zenbook UX301LA a premium feel, with very little use of plastic or other cheap materials, it just doesn't feel like a £1450 laptop. Granted, preference for aesthetics is a per...