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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 Aug 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Asus UX305FA is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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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.

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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.

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Light

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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, ux305fafc318, ux305fadq181, ux305fafc318h, ux305fadq181h
Barcodes 04053162796812, 04712900004946, 04712900027815, 04712900028409, 04712900085372, 04712900110678, 04716659943051, 04716659946502, 04716659959137, 04716659961178, 04716659970910, 04716659972846, 04716659978817, 04716659996408

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