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Asus ZenBook UX330UA Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Asus ZenBook UX330UA Series. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and battery. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some critical opinions about the connectivity and touchpad. There are some mixed opinions about the keyboard.

portability, performance, usability, battery, design

touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus ZenBook UX330UA Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Sven Kloevekorn (notebookcheck.net)

Asus Zenbook UX330UA Notebook Review

 

Elegant long-runner. The new Zenbook by Asus inherits the best qualities of the series, such as a superb casing and low weight. Apart from the somewhat mediocre input devices, it does not present many shortcomings especially not in the fantastic...

many configurations available ; light and thin ; elegant and robust casing ; very good though not perfect build ; USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 ; ergonomically positioned ports ; very good WiFi performance ; very bright and enormously high-contrast screen ;...

limited connectivity ; sluggish SD card reader ; no Ethernet ; PWM ; no maintenance hatch, torx screws ; battery cannot be removed from the outside ; mediocre touchpad ; SSD could be faster

Although the new Asus Zenbook UX360UA-FC059T, that was priced at approximately 1100 Euros (~$1207) at test time, does not scrape the 90 percent mark, it is again a laptop that the writer would like to call his own. The superb casing is an eye-catcher,...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Asus ZenBook UX330UA

 

The $699 Asus ZenBook UX330UA is one of the best laptop values you can get: It packs a speedy 256GB solid-state drive, a fast Core i5 CPU and a sharp, 1080p screen into a 2.7-pound package. To get a notebook with similar features at that size, you...

Nov, 2017

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Asus Zenbook UX330UA review

 

Asus' Zenbook UX330UA outruns and outshines laptops that sell for hundreds more.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

Asus ZenBook UX330UA

 

The ZenBook UX330UA is Asus' latest entry into the premium laptop market, and with this 13.3-inch machine, the company is taking on the likes of the Dell XPS 13, MacBook Air and HP Spectre.

Oct, 2016

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus ZenBook UX330UA review: The Windows equivalent of the MacBook Air

 

With its superb display, excellent build quality and fast performance, the ZenBook UX330UA is a great Windows alternative to the MacBook Air

Wonderfully slim and light ; Comfortable to use keyboard ; Great display

Middling performance

The UX330UA is also around £50 cheaper than the equivalent Dell specification, making it better value if you’re looking to save a bit of money. For me, the XPS 13’s longer-lasting battery makes it worth the extra investment, but Asus has still done a...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (zdnet.com)

ASUS ZenBook UX330UA review: Excellent value for money in a familiar design

 

ASUS probably won't appreciate the inevitable comparison with Apple's MacBook Air , but the similarities between its new ZenBook UX330UA and Apple's veteran ultraportable are hard to avoid. In fact, they're really quite blatant. However, the ZenBook...

Slim, lightweight, ultraportable design ; High-quality, high-resolution screen ; Core i7 processor delivers desktop-level performance

Average battery life ; Few build-to-order options

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Justin Krajeski (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Laptops for College Students

 

We found that the Asus ZenBook UX330UA is the best laptop for most college students because it is inexpensive, has all-day battery life, and is thin and light.

Aug, 2017

IT Pro Value

Expert review by: Adam Shepherd (itpro.co.uk)

Asus ZenBook UX330UA review: the best-value ultrabook you'll see this year

 

An ultraportable that delivers performance and quality in a slim, attractive package

Thin, light chassis; Fast performance; High-resolution screen; Excellent value

Loaded with bloatware; Build quality and materials could be better; Trackpad is disappointing

If you can get past the slightly iffy materials and build quality, the Asus Zenbook UX330UA is one of the most cost-effective ultrabooks around. With an i7 processor, a QHD+ screen and a sub-£800 pricetag, it easily undercuts its competition.

May, 2017

Editors' Choice

Expert review by: TJ Donegan (reviewed.com)

Asus ZenBook UX330UA Laptop Review

 

This Asus is the best laptop for the money we've tested all year

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Robin-Leigh Chetty (techsmart.co.za)

Asus ZenBook (UX330UA)

 

Thin, light and ultra portable, the ZenBook (UX330UA) from Asus is a great option for anyone in the market for an all-round notebook.

Simple and clean design; Great battery life; Lightweight and portable; Solid processor performance

Keyboard and trackpad a tad erratic

The ZenBook has many enviable traits, with its lightweight design, simple aesthetics and long lasting battery being the standouts. There is some give and take, however, with the keyboard and trackpad proving under par from the rest of the notebook. It...

Nov, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SonicFocus / SonicMaster
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen / Harman Kardon

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000 / 3830
Battery capacity (Watt hours):57
Battery life (max):12
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam:N

Certificates

Certification:UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, CCC / UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, CCC, Energy star
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Gold / Grey / Grey, Metallic / Grey, Silver / Pink gold / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Folder)
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200 / 3200 x 1800
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / QHD+
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866
Memory form factor:On-board

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated:N

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
ExpressCard slot:N
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:N
SmartCard slot:N
TV Out:N
TV out port:N
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2 / 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3.1 / 3.10 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 4
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i5-8xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx / Intel Core i7-8xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.8 / 2.3 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I5-6200U / i5-7200U / i5-8250U / I7-6500U / i7-7500U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D1 / H0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:88193 / 88194 / 95443 / 95451 / I5-6200U
Processor code:SR2EY / SR2EZ / SR2ZU / SR2ZV
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, Supervisor, User / BIOS, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDXC
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / SATA / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.1 / 22.2 / 221 / 222.3
Height :1.35 / 1.36 / 13.5 / 13.6 / 13.7
Weight:1.2
Width:32.3 / 323