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Asus UX305FA 2 Core Intel Core M 0.8GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core M 0.8GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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The elegant all-aluminum Zenbook UX305 Ultrabook is the world's slimmest 13.3-inch laptop, measuring just 12.3mm thin. Continuing the long-established Zenbook tradition of combining performance... More
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12 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Asus is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Asus also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Asus UX305FA is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus UX305FA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the UX305FA ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The UX305FA has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the UX305FA. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the UX305FA the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

The UX305FA has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the UX305FA.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop is HDD.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the Elitebook 820 G2[pl_2886802_price] (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (SSD) both from HP.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus UX305FA has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the UX305FA also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus UX305FA has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Asus UX305FA has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the UX305FA. The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the UX305FA range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Light

The weight of the UX305FA of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest amongst notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the UX305FA. The lightest portable PC of a comparable spec and age to the UX305FA is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the UX305FA, the processor clock speed of the Asus UX305FA of only 0.8 gigahertz is one of the slowest. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the UX305FA range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The UX305FA does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the UX305FA the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. The Asus UX305FA has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the UX305FA has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the UX305FA is 15", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 18".

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Only Intel Core M Processor Family

The UX305FA has a better processor family than most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core M processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UX305FA the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The UX305FA is a three battery cell count laptop.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the UX305FA is 14GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the UX305FA has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2 gigahertz, the UX305FA has a very slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the UX305FA have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus UX305FA

Released Over a Year Ago

Asus released the UX305FA over a year ago.

Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(141)
31 December 2015

If you ask us, this laptop is a pretty good buy option for the amount of money it costs. If you have more money to spend, we would say you should consider the Dell XPS 13 but if you are planning...

22 December 2015

Usually we'd have filled the intervening pages with our usual array of graphs, but there are two sensible reasons why we haven't done so here. Firstly the Zenbook UX305 doesn't really match up to...

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17 December 2015

The Asus ZenBook UX501 has been out for a few months now, offering Window's users a powerhouse of a laptop with the modern styling and an ultrathin design that helps it stand out in a crowd. As... Read more…

16 September 2015

Asus is pitching the UX305 as a Windows competitor to the admittedly more powerful MacBook Air. And it's done a good job. The Asus machine is cheaper, slimmer, lighter, more stylish and has more...

4 September 2015

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A mobile office is something that is needed by many in the fast paced world we live in. Of course the days of lugging around heavy notebooks is a thing of the past, in the day of tablets and... Read more…

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User Reviews

(55)
Reviewed 28 July 2015 by The Special One
The Special One would recommend the Asus Zenbook UX305 / UX305FA (Verified Purchase)

Oh my where do I start? Well bottom line, if your searching for the best bang for your buck ultrabook/laptop for under $ stop looking, cuz you found it. For some time I was searching for an... Read more…

Reviewed 7 June 2015 by Sermus
Sermus would recommend the Asus Zenbook UX305 / UX305FA (Verified Purchase)

I've been using it for a week. The only thing i could complain is touchpad with its cla?ky touchpad. But to me this is not an issue since I usually use the laptop with a wireless mouse. Besides... Read more…

Reviewed 29 July 2015 by Willat8
Willat8 would recommend the Asus Zenbook UX305 / UX305FA (Verified Purchase)

Build quality excellent. Stiff chassis no deformation when lifting. Matte screen gives good view, little reflection. Fanless excellent, barely gets warm even under heavy load. Battery life... Read more…

Reviewed 2 July 2015 by StefanM
StefanM would recommend the Asus Zenbook UX305 / UX305FA (Verified Purchase)

I spent hours researching my next notebook purchase. Mines used for business mostly email, and some MS powerpoint presentations I design myself. What I like about it is the light weight great for... Read more…

Reviewed 22 June 2015 by JoBlack
JoBlack would recommend the Asus Zenbook UX305 / UX305FA (Verified Purchase)

I bought this laptop with one thing in mind, portability. So far it exceed my expectation. Battery life is good. I haven't pushed it to the limit to see how it will do. Honestly I don't have the... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ux305f, ux305fa, ux305fafb006, ux305fadq181, ux305fafc004, ux305fafc318, ux305fafc014, ux305fafc004p, ux305fafc318h, ux305fafc014h, ux305fafb006h, ux305fadq181h, ux305fafc004h
Barcodes 04053162796812, 04712900004946, 04712900027815, 04712900028409, 04712900085372, 04712900110678, 04716659943051, 04716659946502, 04716659959137, 04716659961178, 04716659970910, 04716659972846, 04716659978817, 04716659996408

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