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Asus UX305CA-FB055T

Specifications

Asus UX305CA-FB055T
Asus UX305CA-FB055T (UX Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, glossy: no
Weight
1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1400 Euro

 

Average Score: 84.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus UX305CA-FB055T

80% Asus ZenBook UX305CA
Source: Computer Shopper English
In keeping with the late models in the ZenBook line, the ZenBook UX305CA is an ultra-thin, well-built, and classy laptop with a decent screen, passable sound, and a workable keyboard and touch pad, all at a very attractive price. In addition, it’s light and thin enough that not only is it comfortable to use, but carrying this laptop (in a backpack, or under your arm) is little burden.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Asus Zenbook UX305CA
Source: Digital Trends English
Asus’ Zenbook UX305 reaffirms the brand’s position as the premier building of budget ultrabooks. A mere $700 will snag you a lightweight system with a solid 1080p display, class-leading keyboard and twice the hard drive capacity found in most competitors. When all the pros and cons are tallied, this Asus stands out as one of the best values around.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

83% Asus ZenBook UX305CA (Skylake)
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 83%

Comment

Model: The Asus UX305CA-FB055T is a sleek and elegant laptop with solid performing hardware. Keeping the ZenBook theme, the minimalistic design and jewelry-like finish certainly draws attention. Build quality is superb with the entire chassis crafted from a solid piece of aluminum. There are three colors to choose from; ceramic white, aurora metallic and obsidian stone with each color sporting a unique finish. The Windows 10 devices weighs in at just 1.2 kg and is only 1.23 cm high. Display on the device is a stunning 13.1 inch Full HD panel with good clarity and rich colors.

On-board is an Intel Core M processor, up to 8 GB of LPDDR3 1600MHz RAM, and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 515 GPU. There are several storage options ranging from 128 GB to 512 GB SSDs. Other features found on the Asus UX305CA-FB055T include a HD 720p CMOS webcam, three USB 3.0 ports, a micro HDMI port, and a 2-in-1 card reader. The optional IR Camera enhances the laptop's capability by allowing for facial recognition. This feature works together with Windows Hello and can keep track of the user's movement. The Asus UX305CA-FB055T comes equipped with a non-removable Polymer battery rated at 45 Wh.

Series:

With the recent announced UX21 and UX31 Ultrabooks, provided by the Taiwanese manufacturer Asus and marketed under the self-created term Zenbook, the already existing UX series moves back to the foreground. In 2009 Asus showed the slim notebook UX50V with energy efficient hardware and a 15-inch display. Today, three years after the first device of this series Asus presents two devices in the Ultrabook-class with 11.6 - and 13.3-inch display. The category Ultrabook itself was launched by Intel to the fire up the market of the top dog Apple with its MacBook Air 11 and MacBook Air 13.

Significant milestones for this project are a sleek design, fast and energy-saving hardware as well as a decent battery lifetime. Asus uses a alloy-chassis, a solid state drive and a lithium-polymer battery, which is integrated. In the first reviews for the two new devices  the available ports, the bright screen and the minimalistic background noises in idle-usage models are highlighted. Disadvantages are the reflective surface of the display and the missing option to expand the integrated hardware.

Asus offers the Zenbook UX21 (11.6 inches) and the UX31 with the larger 13.3-inch screen from 999 € (MSRP) upwards. In regard to other devices you’ll see that Asus only sell premium devices at the moment. Acer offers the Aspire S3 Ultrabook already from 799 € (MSRP) upwards. But in comparison the devices from Asus get a better result in the most reviews out there.

Intel HD Graphics 515: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on Core-m-CPUs of the Skylake generation (4,5 W TDP). Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
6Y75: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 515 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.2 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


84.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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HP EliteBook Folio G1-V1C36EA
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HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 12.5", 0.979 kg
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HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 12", 0.92 kg
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HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 12", 0.92 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-12- 5 (Update: 2015-12- 5)