The Zenbook UX303LN has been an great option for those looking at a sleek 13-incher with dedicated graphics in the last year and a half. It was briefly followed by a Zenbook UX303LB series, with Broadwell processors and the end of 2015 brought the new iteration, the Zenbook UX303UB.
This one pairs an Intel Core i7-6500U processor with up to 12 GB of RAM, SSD storage (on a 2.5″ bay that’s easy to upgrade if needed) and an Nvidia 940M graphics chip, while retaining the same chassis and the screen from its predecessors. That’s something to keep in mind, since the 3200 x 1800 px display is known for its colors issues and the hinge mechanism has proven fragile over the time, and those are the main reasons I personally would have expected a completely revamped design.
The Zenbook UX303LN has been a great option for those looking at a sleek 13-incher with dedicated graphics in the last year and a half. It was briefly followed by a Zenbook UX303LB series, with Broadwell processors and the end of 2015 brought the new iteration, the Zenbook UX303UB.
Performance wise, the Zenbook UX303UB is going to be a solid multimedia machine, capable of dealing with most everyday activities and work-related activities as well. The screen however kills it for photographers/videographers and anyone else who would require a color-accurate panel.
Typical laptop manufacturers would upgrade their current ultrabooks into Skylake around this Fall and word has it that they would have them in the market available around October or November.
The brand Asus has yet to release any official announcement regarding their plans but they are working on various devices, both within the Zenbook and Transformer Book families.
Regarding on the performance as well as how really these Skylake versions will fare versus the variants of the Broadwelljust yet, but almost everyone expects a considerable performance boost over those Haswell versions (which is somewhat 25% improved in their CPU benchmarks and way much greater difference in terms of anything related to graphics) substantiated with a moderate efficiency bump which translated into longer runtimes.
ASUS Zenbook UX303UB is the newest version which includes an Intel Core i7-6500U (Skylake) to 2.5GHz that contains 256 GB of storage and 8GB of RAM on its SSD drive. And according to reports from Intel, Skylake would be so much faster, like 10% faster, and way more efficient chips Broadwell—thus, making sure that there is a significant 34% boost when it comes to its 3D graphics. But as of the moment, there are still not instruments yet to confirm that.
This model from ASUS has been a good alternative for those searching a sleek 13 incher with some dedicated graphics during last year and a half. Then, it was shortly followed by a Zenbook UX303LB series, with its Broadwell processors and the end of the year 2015 brought its new iteration, the Zenbook UX303UB.
Most of those interested in this item’s gaming capacities and it would be able to operate some games, yet do not expect to handle that it would handle some newest titles smoothly. The NVIDIA 940M itself is a low to medium level dedicated chip at its best, and just a minor upgrade of the NVIDIA 840M chip utilized on the original UX303. In short, while the games have indeed come a long way within the last couple of years, this Zenbook has stuckand is merely a minorly enhancedversion of the model already launched in 2013, at least in terms of the graphics chip within. So, it means that if you need a truly efficient gaming ultraportable, you need to look elsewhere.
But regardless of that, the ZenbookUX303UB is still expected to make its splash coming stores at about October.
Some less expensive versions may be on hand in some parts or regions and for me, I will aim for a model that comes with a full high definition display, which is, in my own honest opinion is way much better suited for a certain device.
Regarding its graphics, the ASUS Zenbook UX303UBmounts an Nvidia GeForce GT 940M with 2GB of dedicated memory that would easily manage the 13.3 inch full high definition.
The rest of the budget involves a module Wifi 802. 11ac (WiDi), Windows 10 preinstalled, and with Bluetooth 4.0. so for now, we are still at the onset, and it seems like the only SKU on hand ASUS UX303UB but never exclude that in the coming weeks do peek the other configurations, maybe with 3k display and extra storage capacities.
Its design should not alter or even finishes. The ASUS Zenbook UX303UB is pre ordered in Europe to a guide price of 1100 up to 1200 Euros –with VAT (Value Added Tax already included), virtually the similar end of the present Zenbook UX303LN.