Asus’ latest Haswell Zenbooks are starting to hit the market, and the UX302LG gaming Ultrabook has been reviewed by UltrabookReview.com — as usual, Asus manages to impressed with the sleek Zenbook form-factor, but is it worth the price?
The Asus UX302LG gaming ultrabook is essentially a continuation of the UX32VD, but this one has Haswell inside, along with a refreshed version of Nvidia’s discrete GeForce graphics. There are also some aesthetic changes to the unit, including a darker metal and a Gorilla Glass lid.
UltrabookReviews.com has a great review of the Asus UX302LG, including a summary video which you can see here:
Asus is definitely still leading the pack with head-turning style and sleekness, though the flex seen on the lid was quite disconcerting, especially for an Ultrabook of this price.
The variant of the UX302LG reviewed above has a 1920x1080p IPS display, but Asus says that a whopping 2560×1440 resolution display will be available alongside the Intel Corei7-4558U Haswell processor with HD 5100 ‘Iris’ Graphics and the discrete Nvidia GeForce GT 730M. Of course, when that variant (or any of them for that matter) will become readily available is anyone’s guess — Asus isn’t exactly known for their smooth rollouts.
The UX302LG performs well and gets high praise from the reviewer who called it “definitely one of the best Ultrabooks I’ve encountered so far,” but notes that the unit will run around $ 1600 when it becomes available.