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Asus UX305FA 2 Core Intel Core M 0.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core M 0.8GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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Fast. Slim. Beautiful. Thinner, Lighter, FasterYour slim, featherweight powerhouseThe ZeBook UX305 weights only 1.2kg and is as slim as 12.3mm at its thinnest. In fact, it's even thinner and... More
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9 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

On average Asus medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all laptops produced by Asus.

SSD Storage Media

The UX305FA has a better storage medium than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This Asus laptop has an SSD storage media, whereas most portable PCs that are a similar age 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 across all similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop is HDD.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The UX305FA has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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

The UX305FA has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago also have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Asus UX305FA is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the portable PCs that came out more than a year ago the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the UX305FA has one of the bigger processor caches amongst laptops of this age.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Light

When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year that we have assessed, the Asus UX305FA's weight of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest. The average weight of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the UX305FA is 2kg.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Notebook PCs of this type and age have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3GHz. When compared to other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the UX305FA that we have checked the processor frequency of, the UX305FA's processor frequency of only 0.8 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus UX305FA does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the UX305FA.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of laptops of a comparable age and type to the UX305FA is 15", and the display diagonals range from 10" to 18". With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the UX305FA has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the UX305FA.

If this portable PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (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 the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the UX305FA processor familys range from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the UX305FA, the Asus UX305FA does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The UX305FA has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the UX305FA have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Laptops of this age and type have processor boost frequencys of between 2GHz and 3.7GHz. The processor boost frequency of the UX305FA of only 2 gigahertz is one of the slowest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the UX305FA.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus UX305FA

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Asus laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Asus UX305FA has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the UX305FA.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The UX305FA has a pretty typical total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
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
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
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
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
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, ux305fafb186, ux305fafc199, ux305fafc171, ux305fafb033, ux305fafc086, ux305fafb102, ux305fafb012, ux305fafc166, ux305fafc005, ux305fafb003, ux305fafc013, ux305fafc052, ux305fafc005h, ux305fafb003h, ux305fafc013h, ux305fafc052h, ux305fafb012p, ux305fafb186h, ux305fafc199h, ux305fafc171h, ux305fafb033p, ux305fafb003p, ux305fafc086h, ux305fafb102h, ux305fafb012h, ux305fafc166t, ux305fams51m82
Barcodes 00886227946617, 00889349022856, 04053162746817, 04712900006278, 04712900007817, 04712900007831, 04712900022858, 04712900027822, 04712900027853, 04712900034004, 04712900117844, 04716659926207, 04716659928119, 04716659946618, 04716659959144, 04716659964087, 04716659969310, 04716659970910, 04716659978824, 04716659988663

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