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Asus Zenbook UX305 2 Core 0.8GHz 8GB 128GB Ssd 13.3" Laptop

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2 0.8GHz 8GB 128GB Jul 2013
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13 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 2,723 expert and user reviews for Asus portable PCs and found that on average Asus has good reviews. We also found that Asus has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Zenbook UX305 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Zenbook UX305.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of laptops of this type and age is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. The Asus Zenbook UX305 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think the G500[pl_1970446_price], and the G500[pl_2248852_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Zenbook UX305 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most laptops of a similar spec and age to 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all laptops of a comparable age and type to the Zenbook UX305.

The worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC is HDD.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2059085_price] (SSD), or the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2508415_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Zenbook UX305 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Zenbook UX305.

Across similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Three Point Five Headphone Out Ports

The Zenbook UX305 is a three point five headphone out port laptop.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Three ESATA/USB 3.0 Ports

The Zenbook UX305 is a three ESATA/USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have between one and three ESATA/USB 3.0 ports.

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Three USB Ports

The Zenbook UX305 is a three USB port laptop.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Zenbook UX305 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Zenbook UX305 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Zenbook UX305 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Narrow

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Zenbook UX305 the widths range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. At only 324 millimeters, the Asus Zenbook UX305 is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Zenbook UX305.

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Light

Across all the laptops of this age and type the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the weight of, the Zenbook UX305's weight of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Asus UX31E[plb_2640626_price] (1.3kg) which is also cheaper.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Zenbook UX305 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 0.8 gigahertz, the Zenbook UX305's processor clock speed is one of the slowest amongst portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Zenbook UX305.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the B50-45[pl_3099410_price] (1.35GHz), or the G50-70[pl_3057567_price] (1.7GHz) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Zenbook UX305 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Zenbook UX305.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a front camera which you might want to consider including the HP EliteBook 840 G1[plb_1620817_price], the Asus X451CA[plb_3015235_price], or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843838_price].

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Zenbook UX305 is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Zenbook UX305 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst laptops of this age.

We compared all the other 128GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this laptop and we think the ProBook 650 G1[pl_2059085_price], and the ProBook 650 G1[pl_2949828_price] both from HP or the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2809610_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the HP 2570p[plb_3229152_price] (320GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Zenbook UX305 have a full-size keyboard, however the Zenbook UX305 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Asus X553MA[plb_2964474_price]; or the Lenovo B50[plb_2478103_price] are also worth considering.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Asus Zenbook UX305 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that came out more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 10" and 18".

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 13.3" portable PCs currently available including the DELL Latitude 3330[plb_1732926_price], or the Asus UX31E[plb_2640626_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo YOGA 500[plb_2981274_price] (14"), the Asus X451CA[plb_3015235_price] (14"), or the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2984994_price] (15.6").

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago is 800MHz, the fastest is 3,100MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2,200MHz. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the processor clock speed of the Zenbook UX305 of only 800 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Zenbook UX305 is a three battery cell count laptop. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have between one and eight battery cells.

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Very Small Storage Capacity

Portable PCs of this age and type have storage capacity of between 32GB and 1TB. With a storage capacity of only 128,000 megabytes, the Zenbook UX305 has a fairly small storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Zenbook UX305 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Zenbook UX305 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the ProBook 450[pl_2376206_price], or the EliteBook 820 G1[pl_2305898_price] both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 14 3000[plb_2443627_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Asus Zenbook UX305 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 33.782 centimeters) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Zenbook UX305. The average display diagonal of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Zenbook UX305 is 38cm, and the display diagonals range from 29cm to 44cm.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Asus Zenbook UX305 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Zenbook UX305.

The best Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of notebook PC is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus Zenbook UX305

Released Over Three Years Ago

Asus released the Zenbook UX305 over three years ago.

Average Battery Life

The Zenbook UX305 has a pretty average battery life (7 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Zenbook UX305.

There are a number of other 7h battery life laptops currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the Acer Aspire V3[plb_2417215_price].

If you would prefer a laptop with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the HP 2570p[plb_3229152_price] (9.3h) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Memory Card Slot
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Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Display Manufacturer
Graphics
Maximum Resolution
Optical Drive
CD-RW/DVD-ROM Interface
Optical Drive
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Built-In Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Integrated Wireless LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Wireless Communication Version
USB Port
Headphone Connection
Headphone Out Port
HDMI Port
ESATA/USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
Keyboard
Built-In Touchpad
Keyboard
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Battery Cell
Power
External Power Adapter
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Technical Details
Display
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Ethernet Specification
Supplied Battery
Wireless Standard
Speaker
Display
Storage Capacity
USB Version
Internal Memory
Audio Output
HDMI Port
Compatible Operating System
Display Diagonal
Ethernet Interface Type
Wireless Transmission
Dimensions
Display Illumination
Wireless Technology
Display
Battery Type
Speaker
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus 6y30, asus ux305, asus m5y10, asus ux305c, asus m36y30, apple ux305, asus i55200, apple m5y10, asus ux305l, asus ux305f, asus p235270, apple ux305f, asus i55200u, asus ux305la, asus ux305fa, asus ux305ca, asus p235270p, apple ux305fa, asus 1920x1080, asus 3200x1800, asus ux305cafb005, asus ux305cafc169, asus ux305fafc004, asus ux305cafc169r, apple tp550lacj100, asus ux305cafb005t, asus ux305fafc004h, asus ux305fafc004p, asus 90nb06x1m02400, asus ux305cafc169ro
Barcodes 04712900361742, 04716659972846, 04716659996408

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