ASUS Zenbook UX330UA £699.97 at saveonlaptops
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ASUS Zenbook UX330UA £699.97 at saveonlaptops

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Found 14th Mar
i cannot find a better deal online for anything like this at the moment! amazing screen, 8th gen i5, m.2 ssd and just 1.2kg still considering this heavier beast though... saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7…tml

  • Intel Core i5-8250U Quad Core Processor (Intel 8th Gen)
  • 13.3" WQHD Screen
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • 8GB DDR3 RAM
  • 256GB M.2 SSD
  • Integrated Graphics
  • USB 3 | HDMI | Bluetooth | Fingerprint
  • Blacklit keyboard
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would love some thoughts before i purchase its fine for 20 chrome tabs, skype etc right?
obiwan1114th Mar

would love some thoughts before i purchase its fine for 20 chrome …would love some thoughts before i purchase its fine for 20 chrome tabs, skype etc right?


It will definitely handle this easily. I am curious about the battery life
fmo40 m ago

It will definitely handle this easily. I am curious about the battery life


I have the 7th gen version of this and the battery life is unbelievably good.

Never had a laptop anywhere near as good battery wise
i would love this
Absolutely shocking battery life on this and takes forever to charge, also the screen is dire and not touch.

I bought my wife the zenbook from John Lewis for xmas, paid £749 at the time as it had £150 off. John Lewis took it back after three weeks as my wife only got 4.5hrs use on it. If she only did word processing it would maybe get 6 hrs but doing anything with photoshop it was shocking, it also takes about 3hrs to fully charge. It also lacks NFC, USB C Power on Delivery, Touchscreen.

We bought a HP envy after that which was an even bigger mistake.

We then decided a Dell XPS was the only way to go but for the spec we want it was £1000+, in the we bought a Dell 7373 13.3 Inspiron for £650 via the dell outlet, i7-8550u, 8gb, 256gb sdd, Touchscreen IPS FHD and Wacom Pen support, USB C PD, and a ten hr battery lift which she gets 8hrs doing photoshop work and fully charges in 45 mins.

The build quality and performance of this Zenbook was good though but poor screen and shocking battery life killed it for us.
Edited by: "you_gotta_be_kidding" 14th Mar
Qhd on this size machine is pointless, battery drain and reduced preformed will be the only consequence
you_gotta_be_kidding10 m ago

Absolutely shocking battery life on this and takes forever to charge, also …Absolutely shocking battery life on this and takes forever to charge, also the screen is dire and not touch.I bought my wife the zenbook from John Lewis for xmas, paid £749 at the time as it had £150 off. John Lewis took it back after three weeks as my wife only got 4.5hrs use on it. If she only did word processing it would maybe get 6 hrs but doing anything with photoshop it was shocking, it also takes about 3hrs to fully charge. It also lacks NFC, USB C Power on Delivery, Touchscreen.We bought a HP envy after that which was an even bigger mistake.We then decided a Dell XPS was the only way to go but for the spec we want it was £1000+, in the we bought a Dell 7373 13.3 Inspiron for £650 via the dell outlet, i7-8550u, 8gb, 256gb sdd, Touchscreen IPS FHD and Wacom Pen support, USB C PD, and a ten hr battery lift which she gets 8hrs doing photoshop work and fully charges in 45 mins.The build quality and performance of this Zenbook was good though but poor screen and shocking battery life killed it for us.


Interesting comments on the Dell battery life as all the reviews said it was a good laptop with terrible battery life which is what put me off it.
Is QHD on a 13 inch screen really hard to see? I have a 25 inch QHD monitor and find that acceptable and a 27 inch QHD which is perfect size. I think my laptop with 14 inch screen is 1600x900 and that seems pretty small.
I really wanted this laptop and waited ages but there were never any deals, but for me battery life is very important. I cant comment on this one, but I got a Dell Latitude 5480 in the end
This gets close to genuine 10 hours battery life I can confirm as it has a 65Wh battery.
The specs are quite similar to the above apart from the screen and the 8th gen processor

I paid £517 from Dell Outlet

Advantages of the Zenbook are:

1. Newer processor, 8 gen vs 7 gen
2. Smaller and lighter
3. QHD vs FHD screen
4. Finger print reader
5. Not refurbished

Advantages of Dell Laitude

1. Cheaper
2. Very solid build, designed to be chucked about
3. Battery
4. Easy to upgrade

As with all laptops it depends on what you use it for, mine is for business use (no games) and I happy with the price and build of the Dell.

Just reading this thread, this info may or may not help someone.
What I would say is that dont worry about buying refurbished from Dell Outlet as I wouldnt be able to tell the difference between that and new.
medical1542 h, 2 m ago

Interesting comments on the Dell battery life as all the reviews said it …Interesting comments on the Dell battery life as all the reviews said it was a good laptop with terrible battery life which is what put me off it.


It's all relative, it's terrible compared to the XPS which is about 16hrs with a 60w battery. The Inspiron has a 38w battery so around 10hrs with 8hrs heavy use. A lot of the cheap laptops have measly 14-20w batteries but slap an i5-8th gen in to make it look attractive.

I also have an Inspiron 5570 15" which has a 42W battery (comparable with the 38W in a 13.3 screen) and I get 8-9hrs out of that but the reviews get slated for poor battery. I advise them to compare against the HP currys had at Xmas for £399 with a 20W battery.
Edited by: "you_gotta_be_kidding" 14th Mar
Froddo_Baggins19 m ago

I really wanted this laptop and waited ages but there were never any …I really wanted this laptop and waited ages but there were never any deals, but for me battery life is very important. I cant comment on this one, but I got a Dell Latitude 5480 in the endThis gets close to genuine 10 hours battery life I can confirm as it has a 65Wh battery.The specs are quite similar to the above apart from the screen and the 8th gen processorI paid £517 from Dell OutletAdvantages of the Zenbook are:1. Newer processor, 8 gen vs 7 gen2. Smaller and lighter3. QHD vs FHD screen4. Finger print reader5. Not refurbishedAdvantages of Dell Laitude1. Cheaper2. Very solid build, designed to be chucked about3. Battery4. Easy to upgradeAs with all laptops it depends on what you use it for, mine is for business use (no games) and I happy with the price and build of the Dell.Just reading this thread, this info may or may not help someone.What I would say is that dont worry about buying refurbished from Dell Outlet as I wouldnt be able to tell the difference between that and new.


Not to knock your deal but just to add you would be crazy buying a 7th Gen given the huge leap in power to 8th gen, it's night and day for me, we have an old HP Envy with i7-7200U and it's horrible to use, feels terribly underpowered, even just streaming HD on youtube. The i5-8250U is a monster in comparison. I honestly even question myself buying the i7 version of the dell as there i5 is more than capable for everything we chuck at it. That battery you have though, 65w, wow... Envious... Battery size in watts should be displayed as part of the main spec when being advertised. I doubt many would have bought the £399 HP currys had at Xmas with the 20W battery in it had they known the battery was so poor.
crumpetman1 h, 9 m ago

Is QHD on a 13 inch screen really hard to see? I have a 25 inch QHD …Is QHD on a 13 inch screen really hard to see? I have a 25 inch QHD monitor and find that acceptable and a 27 inch QHD which is perfect size. I think my laptop with 14 inch screen is 1600x900 and that seems pretty small.


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obiwan115 h, 25 m ago

would love some thoughts before i purchase its fine for 20 chrome …would love some thoughts before i purchase its fine for 20 chrome tabs, skype etc right?


A computer from 20 years ago was fine with 20 chrome tabs, skype etc...
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Hows this one screen/build quality?
Similar specs, and slightly bigger screen and cheaper.
Picard12317 m ago

A computer from 20 years ago was fine with 20 chrome tabs, skype etc...



Chrome has only existed for 9 years.

Skype has only existed for 14 years.
you_gotta_be_kidding4 h, 12 m ago

Absolutely shocking battery life on this and takes forever to charge, also …Absolutely shocking battery life on this and takes forever to charge, also the screen is dire and not touch.I bought my wife the zenbook from John Lewis for xmas, paid £749 at the time as it had £150 off. John Lewis took it back after three weeks as my wife only got 4.5hrs use on it. If she only did word processing it would maybe get 6 hrs but doing anything with photoshop it was shocking, it also takes about 3hrs to fully charge. It also lacks NFC, USB C Power on Delivery, Touchscreen.We bought a HP envy after that which was an even bigger mistake.We then decided a Dell XPS was the only way to go but for the spec we want it was £1000+, in the we bought a Dell 7373 13.3 Inspiron for £650 via the dell outlet, i7-8550u, 8gb, 256gb sdd, Touchscreen IPS FHD and Wacom Pen support, USB C PD, and a ten hr battery lift which she gets 8hrs doing photoshop work and fully charges in 45 mins.The build quality and performance of this Zenbook was good though but poor screen and shocking battery life killed it for us.


Interesting as I've only read negative comments regarding the latest xps and put me off getting one...
8GB DDR3? Is that go to be a problem?
deepu2517 m ago

Interesting as I've only read negative comments regarding the latest xps …Interesting as I've only read negative comments regarding the latest xps and put me off getting one...


Really, the only negative thing I've seen about recent XPS13 are the webcam position, apart from that it's regarded as the best Windows laptop you can buy.
I’ve purchased two Dell XPS 13’s (9370) this year and have returned them both due to the unbearable coil whine. Something that has plagued XPS 13’s for years now and is prevalent on the latest model or at least in the two that I’ve received - both of different specs.
I have a Zenbook 310 with i5 7th gen, 8gb of ram and 256gb SSD.

The battery life was stated as 6 hours but on power saver mode, I've done a 9 hour day without my charger.

Yes, it sleeps during idle periods when I'm getting some lunch or don't use it whilst on a conference call but I've got no cause for complaint about the battery life.
Daft question ... but looking at this for my daughter. Will it handle Minecraft and Sims 4?
you_gotta_be_kidding5 h, 53 m ago

Not to knock your deal but just to add you would be crazy buying a 7th Gen …Not to knock your deal but just to add you would be crazy buying a 7th Gen given the huge leap in power to 8th gen, it's night and day for me, we have an old HP Envy with i7-7200U and it's horrible to use, feels terribly underpowered, even just streaming HD on youtube. The i5-8250U is a monster in comparison. I honestly even question myself buying the i7 version of the dell as there i5 is more than capable for everything we chuck at it. That battery you have though, 65w, wow... Envious... Battery size in watts should be displayed as part of the main spec when being advertised. I doubt many would have bought the £399 HP currys had at Xmas with the 20W battery in it had they known the battery was so poor.


Yes based on your comments and other deals I feel like maybe I should have waited for the 8th gen, but you know how it is, what starts as "I think I will buy a cheap new travel laptop for £300, soon turns into £400 and then £500, Whilst this is only £200 more than my final purchase it would have been £400 more than my original intention so I suppose a reasonable compromise.
At the end of the day it is doing the job it was intended for without any fuss so I cant complain.
Hopefully I will get a few years out of it before it gets donated to a random family member.
This is the best laptop I've owned and I've bought a replacement model, across several brands, every two two years for 25 years or so, so seen a few! Great screen, light, good battery (5-6 hours) and quick recharge.
daveconroy35321 h, 15 m ago

This is the best laptop I've owned and I've bought a replacement model, …This is the best laptop I've owned and I've bought a replacement model, across several brands, every two two years for 25 years or so, so seen a few! Great screen, light, good battery (5-6 hours) and quick recharge.


It's light yes, but great screen? hell no, stick it next to a Dell XPS or Apple Retina and you'll see great, good battery 5hrs? that was good 5 years ago, now that's below average and quick recharge, impossible, the fastest time you can charge this in is 2hrs 34mins... Impossible to charge any faster, my XPS and Wifes Inspiron charges in 45mins... The new 2018 XPS can full charge in 25 mins..... Over 2hrs is not quick.
Cantona00718 h, 42 m ago

8GB DDR3? Is that go to be a problem?


8gb is more than enough for everyday use. That is standard these days, unless you're doing huge amounts of multi tasking, ie photoshop, illustrator, gaming, browsing etc all at once then you won't need more. 4gb = not enough for a laptop, 8gb = perfect, 16gb = heavy user... 32gb = me, cos I'm greedy
you_gotta_be_kidding17 m ago

8gb is more than enough for everyday use. That is standard these days, …8gb is more than enough for everyday use. That is standard these days, unless you're doing huge amounts of multi tasking, ie photoshop, illustrator, gaming, browsing etc all at once then you won't need more. 4gb = not enough for a laptop, 8gb = perfect, 16gb = heavy user... 32gb = me, cos I'm greedy




Oh I know 8GB is enough. I mean is the fact that it's DDR3 and not DDR 4 going to be a problem.
you_gotta_be_kidding1 h, 17 m ago

It's light yes, but great screen? hell no, stick it next to a Dell XPS or …It's light yes, but great screen? hell no, stick it next to a Dell XPS or Apple Retina and you'll see great, good battery 5hrs? that was good 5 years ago, now that's below average and quick recharge, impossible, the fastest time you can charge this in is 2hrs 34mins... Impossible to charge any faster, my XPS and Wifes Inspiron charges in 45mins... The new 2018 XPS can full charge in 25 mins..... Over 2hrs is not quick.


Do you want to post the best available prices for those latest 2018 models so then people can compare and contrast and make a decision. In context of price I stick by what I said.
My wife's Dell 7373 is cheaper than this, 360 degree hinge, has an i7-8550u, touchscreen with wacom pen support, almost double the battery life, charges in 45 mins, USB c With power delivery, PCI SSD (around 30% faster than Sata which this has), and incredible speakers. Only downside is that it's a refurb but direct from Dell with full warranty. I stand by what I said.

Edited by: "you_gotta_be_kidding" 15th Mar
paid £273 for a 15-5570 i5 8250 not slim but substantially cheaper.
ollie8714th Mar

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=windows+screen+scaling


Seems like a waste of qhd to use scaling, may as well get a resolution which you can use without messing about.
Ordered this Zenbook yesterday, does anyone else have one and knows how it performs?
londonguy16th Mar

paid £273 for a 15-5570 i5 8250 not slim but substantially cheaper.


WOW!!!, where from please?. :-)
amour3k18 h, 3 m ago

WOW!!!, where from please?. :-)


dell outlet. i have a few 8th gen machines this was the most expensive
londonguy4 h, 40 m ago

dell outlet. i have a few 8th gen machines this was the most expensive


Fair enough, do you have a direct link to one or two please?. :-)
amour3k5th Oct

Fair enough, do you have a direct link to one or two please?. :-)


nope was about 8 months ago check dell deals on here i bought it from that. the other machine was a broken screen job on ebay i fixed.
londonguy35 m ago

nope was about 8 months ago check dell deals on here i bought it from …nope was about 8 months ago check dell deals on here i bought it from that. the other machine was a broken screen job on ebay i fixed.


I hear, that's cool, thanx. :-)
Edited by: "amour3k" 6th Oct
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