The ZenBook UX303LA-DB51T 13.3" Multi-Touch Notebook Computer from ASUS features the signature concentric-circle pattern that was redesigned with a durable, scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 finish. The UX303LA also features a 13.3" widescreen display that is also a capacitive touchscreen so you'll be able to utilize all the multi-touch gestures incorporated into Windows 8.1. The screen has a true 16:9 aspect ratio, which is also the standard for HDTVs. The Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution can play 1080p content without upscaling or letterboxing. Visuals are handled by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400.
The system is powered by a dual-core 4th generation Haswell 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5-4210U processor. It also has 8GB of DDR3L RAM, a 128GB solid state drive, a 2-in-1 media card reader, 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam, and a microphone. There are also built-in Bang & Olufsen ICEpower speakers with SonicMaster audio technology.
Windows 8.1 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8.1 improves the user experience of Windows 8 with several additions and changes. The Start button returns, but has two limited core functions. A left click takes you to the redesigned Start screen featuring tiles that update in real-time. A right click brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel, and more. You will also be able to boot directly to the traditional desktop screen instead of the Windows 8.1 Start screen. Windows 8.1 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.
ASUS ZenBook UX303LA-DB51T
Dual-Core 4th-Gen Haswell Intel Core i5 Performance
The ZenBook UX303LA houses a 4th-gen Haswell Intel Core i5-4210U processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 1.7 GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 2.7 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The fourth generation processor uses low voltage, which improves battery life. With a dedicated 3MB L3 cache, 8GB of DDR3L RAM, and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to multitask between applications quickly and efficiently.
13.3" Full HD Glossy Touchscreen
The 13.3" Full HD widescreen display of the ZenBook UX303LA supports capacitive touch capabilities. With the Windows 8.1 operating system, you'll be able to take full advantage of the Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution by tapping on tiles, pinching to zoom, and dragging icons using just your fingers. The visuals are handled by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400. The glossy finish provides vibrant color.
Solid State Drive
Get quicker boot times, faster application launches, and overall enhanced performance with the 128GB solid state drive in the ZenBook UX303LA. And of course, since solid state drive technology does not use moving parts, you get a more durable storage solution less prone to physical damage or mechanical failure.
Intel Dual-Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Featuring Intel dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the ZenBook UX303LA delivers high performance, broader coverage, and longer battery life. The ZenBook UX303LA also comes with Bluetooth 4.0 technology so you'll be able to connect wirelessly to Bluetooth-compatible peripherals and accessories.
Bang & Olufsen ICEpower Audio with SonicMaster Technology
The Zenbook features Bang & Olufsen ICEpower audio. It also features ASUS SonicMaster technology, which revamps the audio quality with sound balance and noise reduction. You'll also be able to use volume and dynamic range to minimize distortion and boost sound performance. The resonance chamber design and materials of the built-in Bang & Olufsen ICEpower speakers coupled with ASUS SonicMaster technology provide you with an immersive listening experience.
The Return of the Start Button
After many requests from Windows users, the Start button makes its return in Windows 8.1. While it may not be exactly the same as its predecessor in Windows 7, the Start button has two core functions. A left click on the Start button will take you to the Windows 8.1 Start screen featuring live tiles. A right click on the Start button brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel, Network options, and more.
Boot Directly to the Desktop
Windows 8.1 gives you the choice of booting to the Windows 8.1 Start screen with live tiles or booting to the familiar desktop screen of Windows 7. Users can also boot directly into an app or app view if they choose to.
Seamless Integration of Multi-Touch Gestures
Windows 8.1 supports multi-touch gestures. Now, you can use your keyboard, mouse, or the touchpad using simple gestures. Whether you're browsing apps, reading a book or typing on the go with touch, you'll be able to seamlessly switch between all three interactive components. With the touchpad, Windows 8.1 allows you to use multi-touch gestures, such as swipe, drag, tap, slide, pinch-to-zoom, and more.
To the Cloud
With Windows 8.1, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history, and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and more.
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it, so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it.