Asus Zenbook UX303LA
The Asus Zenbook UX303LA is the latest laptop to arrive at TrustedReviews with an Ultrabook sticker gleaming on its wrist-rest. Find out more about it here.
The Asus Zenbook laptop brand continues to be one of our favourite Ultrabook lines, with stylish looks and decent specifications. Perhaps most importantly, Zenbooks also tend to be good value. The 13.3in Zenbook UX303LA is much cheaper than many Ultrabooks, but if performance and battery life are up to scratch there’s no reason why it can’t compete with more expensive ultra-portable laptops such as the 13in Macbook Air.
The UX303LA has an aluminium chassis, which helps keep the weight down. Without its power brick the UX303LA weighs just 1.45kg, it isn’t much heavier than the 1.35kg 13in MacBook Air, and the UX303LA is pretty thin too, measuring 20mm at it thickest point. The UX303LA’s aluminium shell is an off-grey colour that Asus calls Smokey Brown which, while unique, probably won’t appeal to everyone. We prefer the colour of Asus’s metallic blue Ultrabooks.
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The keyboard is ever-so-slightly spongey, but the keys have a generous amount of travel, making them comfortable to use. The touchpad is responsive, too. It’s an all-in-one design, which means the physical “mouse” buttons are built into the pad, and you can click them from roughly a third of the way down. Taps and multi-fingered gestures, such as pinch-to-zoom and scrolling, worked without a hitch, making the UX303LA’s touchpad one of the best we’ve had the pleasure of prodding.
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