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...
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11 Reasons For
64-Bit Processor Operating Modes
This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys
The UX305FA is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the UX305FA have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.
Asus Has Good Laptop Reviews
We calculated the average reviews for all Asus portable PCs and also specifically for Asus medium processor cores notebook PCs and found that in both cases Asus had good reviews.
SSD Storage Media
The UX305FA has an SSD storage media which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an HDD storage media. 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.
An SSD storage media is actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the UX305FA.
Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The Asus UX305FA has a maximum display resolution of 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.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UX305FA.
A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago, the UX305FA has a front camera.
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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards
This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
The Asus UX305FA is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC.
Quite Big Processor Cache
The Asus UX305FA has a quite big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the UX305FA. The processor caches of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UX305FA range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.
AC Cables Included
This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.
At only 1.2 kilograms, the Asus UX305FA is very light compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the UX305FA. The lightest portable PC of a comparable age and type to the UX305FA is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.
10 Reasons Against
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This portable PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.
Quite Slow Processor Frequency
The UX305FA has one of the slowest processor frequencys (only 0.8 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average processor frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the UX305FA is 2.2GHz.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the UX305FA have a full-size keyboard, however the UX305FA does not have a full-size keyboard.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
The UX305FA has one of the smallest total storage capacitys (only 128 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The total storage capacitys of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the UX305FA range from 32GB to 2TB.
There are a number of alternative 128GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the LG 13Z940-GT58K[plb_2362386_price].
If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_2967417_price] (180GB).
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Quite Small Display Diagonal
The Asus UX305FA has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 13.3 inches) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the UX305FA have display diagonals of between 10" and 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".
If you are looking for a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3818141_price] (14") which is also higher rated.
Only Intel Core M Processor Family
The UX305FA has an Intel Core M processor family which is better than most comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops that have been around for more than a year the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.
Does Not Have a Touchscreen
The UX305FA does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touchscreen.
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory
The maximum internal memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UX305FA range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the UX305FA has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UX305FA.
Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency
With a processor boost frequency of only 2 gigahertz, the UX305FA has a very slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the UX305FA. The average processor boost frequency of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the UX305FA is 2.9GHz.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.
2 Other reasons to consider the Asus UX305FA
Released Over a Year Ago
This portable PC was released over a year ago.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the UX305FA has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the UX305FA.
If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB) which also has a higher rating.
Colour of Product
Intel Core M
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
SD, SD, SDHC
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
1920 x 1080
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 5300, Intel HD Graphics 530
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