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Asus ZenBook UX305FA Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1224 reviews of Asus ZenBook UX305FA Series. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and design. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency. There are some critical comments about the connectivity and sound.

portability, performance, usability, design, screen

sound, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus ZenBook UX305FA Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus ZenBook UX305FA Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Asus ZenBook UX305FA Series from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

portability, performance, usability, screen, design

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS UX305FA 13.3-Inch Laptop Notebook (Intel Core M-5Y10 0.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB Memory, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1) with Free Windows 10 UpgASUS UX305FA 13.3-Inch Laptop Notebook (Intel Core M-5Y10 0.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB Memory, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1) with Free Windows 10 Upg

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus ZenBook UX305FA Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 399 user reviews of Asus ZenBook UX305FA Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the price and design. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the sound. Many are less positive about the connectivity.

portability, performance, usability, design, price

connectivity

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS ZenBook UX305FA 13.3-Inch FHD Laptop (Core M, 8 GB, 256GB SSD) - Free Upgrade to Windows 10ASUS ZenBook UX305FA 13.3-Inch FHD Laptop (Core M, 8 GB, 256GB SSD) - Free Upgrade to Windows 10

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Asus ZenBook UX305FA Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 user reviews of Asus ZenBook UX305FA Series from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the battery and price are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good reviews. There are some mixed views about the sound. Many are less positive about the touchpad and reliability.

portability, performance, usability, price, battery

reliability, touchpad

92% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Zenbook 13.3-Inch Ultra-Slim Aluminum Laptop, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD (UX305FA-ASM1) - Free Windows 10 UpgradeASUS Zenbook 13.3-Inch Ultra-Slim Aluminum Laptop, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD (UX305FA-ASM1) - Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Mar, 2019

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Asus Zenbook UX305

 

The Asus UX305 is quite simply one of the most exciting laptops we've seen in years. It continues Asus' long line of Zenbook ultrabooks, but really sets itself apart by bringing the same level of build quality and design we've come to expect, at a...

Incredibly thin and light ; Phenomenal battery life ; Good 1080p screen ; Exceptional value ; Beautifully made

Performance is compromised ; Trackpad isn't the best ; No keyboard backlighting

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Asus Zenbook UX305 review: King of the mid-range

 

The mid-range laptop market tends to be a sea of nondescript plastic. Who knows, perhaps that's an incentive to spend more cash for something a little more luxe. Not so with the Acer Zenbook UX305, however, which could well be the new poster boy for...

Metal build quality, super-slim design (more so than a MacBook Air), decent screen for a balanced price point, ample performance for the price

No backlit keyboard, no touchscreen, fiddly to open, lacks power of pricier models (as expected), no MS Office

The Asus Zenbook UX305 is certainly in the running for king of the mid-range laptops. Of course there are more powerful and feature-heavy laptops out there, but at this £649 price point, with its Full HD 13.3-inch screen, metal build, full size...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Asus ZenBook UX305 review

 

Everything the MacBook Air 13 should be

Great screen ; Top value ; Good battery life ; Fetching design

Weak speakers ; No keyboard backlight ; Not terribly powerful

Apple has left the door open for a MacBook Air beater, and Asus has swept right in there without even taking its shoes off

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Asus ZenBook UX305 review - Pocket-lint

 

As laptop makers eye up the future of the market, there's been a divide between the high-end and the affordable budget ranges that has seen the middle

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Asus ZenBook UX305 review

 

A most affordable and excellent Ultrabook keeps its streak

Incredibly thin and light ; Vibrant, glare-free screen ; Excellent keyboard and trackpad

Weak sauce graphics ; Tinny speakers

Call it a MacBook Air knock off all you want, the Asus ZenBook UX305 remains one of the best and most affordable Ultrabooks on the shelf.

May, 2017

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Asus ZenBook UX305 review

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Sleek and ultra-transportable, the Asus Zenbook UX305 is a solidly built 13-inch laptop that's competitively priced and based on a totally fan-less design for quiet computing. Has Asus done enough for the UX305 to be a Best Buy laptop? We tested it to...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Dominic Moass (kitguru.net)

Asus ZenBook UX305 Ultrabook Review

 

The ZenBook UX305 is the latest Ultrabook offering from Asus. When I last reviewed one of their prod The ZenBook UX305 is the latest Ultrabook offering from Asus. When I last reviewed one of their products – the hybrid T300 Chi – it greatly impressed...

Incredibly thin and light

Lafité is available for £150 less

The Asus ZenBook UX305 is a piece of great workmanship. It is also a capable laptop in its own right. It is only when compared to PCSpecialist’s Lafité that it does not quite make the grade, as Lafité simply offers more bang for less buck.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : James Archer (theinquirer.net)

Asus ZenBook UX305 review

 

A decent and affordable desktop replacement for home and office users

Thin and lightweight, great keyboard, lots of ports, cheap for an ultrabook

Uninspiring performance, small SSD

A functional but unspectacular ultrabook, the ZenBook UX305's strengths lie in superior portability and competitive price rather than performance or enterprise features.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by (v3.co.uk)

Asus ZenBook UX305 review

 

Well-built, affordable and boasting a long battery life, the ZenBook UX305 has a lot to offer casual users. However, limited processing power and a general lack of enterprise-friendly features cause it to fall just short of its potential.

Thin and lightweight, great keyboard, lots of ports, cheap for an ultrabook

Uninspiring performance, small SSD, ugly anti-glare coating

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (pcworld.com)

Asus ZenBook UX305 review: Still the best budget ultrabook around

 

Asus ZenBook gets the Skylake treatment while keeping its low price.

Great specs for the price ; Core m offers reasonable office performance

No USB-C port for charging or external display ; Keys aren't backlit

If 2015 was a break-out year for many laptop makers, 2016 so far appears to be steady as she goes. Some vendors have chosen to make tiny changes to bring laptops more in line with newer technologies such as USB-C, while others aren't making any changes...

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:ICEpower / REALTEK / SonicMaster / SonicMaster Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery Capacity:6840
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44 / 45 / 56
Battery life (max):10 / 10.4
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:3 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1360 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 1.2

Certificates

Certification:RoHS, WEEE, UL, EU Flower, FCC Compliance, CCC, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, Energy star / UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, CCC, EU Flower, WEEE / UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, CCC, EU Flower, Energy star, WEEE, RoHS / UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, CCC, EU Flower, WEEE / UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, CCC, EU Flower, WEEE, / UL, TUV, CE, FCC , CCC, EU Flower, WEEE / UL, TUV, CE, FCC, CCC, EU Flower, WEEE / UL;KCC;NCC;CE Marking Compliance ;FCC Compliance;BSMI ;Japan VCCI Compliance ;CCC;CB;EU Flower;E-standby;Energy star
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Aubergine / Black / Black, grey / Black, Metallic / Champagne, Gold / Gold / Gold, Titanium / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Aubergine / Black / Black, grey / Black, Metallic / Champagne, Gold / Gold / White
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / QHD+ / Quad HD / Quad HD+ / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:100 / 300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):800 / 850 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x161E / 0x191E
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 5300 / Intel® HD Graphics 515 / Intel® HD Graphics 5300
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Numeric keypad:N / No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR2-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:N / No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.1 / 4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11n, 802.11b, 802.11ac, 802.11g / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:REALTEK
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d / VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Alienware graphics amplifier port:N
CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
ExpressCard slot:N / No
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / No / Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
TV Out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:3

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:33 / 45

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down:3.5 / 3.8
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-RS-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L-RS-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 2x2, 1x4, 4x1 / 1x2,1x4 / x1 (6), x2 (4), x4 (3)
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2 / 2.2 / 2.9
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core M / Intel® Celeron® M / Intel® Core™ M
Processor frequency:0.8 / 0.9 / 1.2 / 1.4
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:M-5Y10 / M-5Y71 / M3-6Y30
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 32-bit,64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core M-5Y Mobile series / Intel Core m3-6Y series
Processor Socket:BGA 1234 / BGA1234 / BGA1515
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):3.5
Stepping:D1 / F0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5
Tjunction:100 / 95

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics:N / No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:83610 / 84672 / 88198
Processor code:SR23Q / SR2EN
Processor package size:20 / 30 / 30 x 16.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / Yes
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, SSD, User / BIOS, User / HDD, BIOS, User / HDD, User, BIOS / HDD,User,BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):No / Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:McAfee Internet Security 2012, MaxxAudio
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 HOME
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2013

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSDXC, SDXC / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDXC / SD,SDHC / SDHC / SDXC
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2, Serial ATA III / SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:256
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total SSDs capacity:256
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 512

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.6 / 226
Height :1.2 / 1.23 / 1.27 / 1.49 / 12.3 / 14.9
Weight:1.18 / 1.2 / 1.3
Width:32.4 / 32.5 / 324 / 34.3