Asus Zenbook UX303UA Real Life Review
Let's get right into it. About 1000 EUR fell out of the sky, and I had to choose a PC/laptop within that budget. I came with a list of requirements:
- Backlit keyboard. As it is widely known, IT creativity and problem solving abilities in computer sciences are strongly correlated with the darkness. Not a single problem in the history of computers was solved during the daylight, or with even the slightest environmental lights on, because the computer-related answers are always lurking in the dark, waiting for that last beacon of light to die and for the darkness to prevail. So event though the illuminated keyboard does present a direct threat to the problem solving, it is a trade-off which is mostly tolerated in the dark eyes of the IT-related problem-solving creatures.
- As light as possible. Because I had a 3kg+ laptops before, I somehow got tired of not having the possibility to pass the laptop to someone by only using a pinky.
- Battery duration at least 76 days on high brightness with 3 movies playing simultaneously.
- At least 8GB RAM.
- At least i5 CPU.
- Full HD resolution IPS Display with good viewing angles, and not nangles.