Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus UX305CA-FC022T
The Asus ZenBook is the most affordable Ultrabook you can buy currently, though it's not exactly a shining symbol of innovation in this space of ultraportable notebooks. Regardless, Asus has struck a remarkable ratio of components to price with an excellent build quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
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.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: It Pro
The Asus UX305CA ultrabook is simply an updated model to a genuine MacBook Air replacement. It can handle word processing and web browsing with ease without getting hot; though don't expect to be doing any video rendering or high-end gaming. It features an excellent keyboard and a decent trackpad that are both very comfortable to use. But, with a QHD and some niggling cutbacks, such as the lack of a backlit keyboard, we're reluctant to recommend this ultrabook over others on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/19/2017
Source: PC Authority
The UX305CA uses one of Intel’s latest Core M processors, the m3-6Y30, which has a headline speed of 900MHz. Note there’s also a UX305UA model based on more powerful Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, so keep an eye on which you’re ordering to avoid confusion.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Expert Reviews
There’s undoubtedly a lot to like about the ZenBook UX305CA. Its build quality and design are still excellent and the high-resolution screen is equally great. However, its performance took a puzzling step backwards and its battery life was a little disappointing. Still, considering it's now considerably cheaper than when we first reviewed it, it’s still worthy of recommendation for those looking for a thin, light and extremely portable laptop, especially for those not looking to stretch to the Apple MacBook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 100% performance: 71% features: 57% display: 100% mobility: 10% ergonomy: 100%
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.
6Y30: 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.
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.
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).
93%: Indeed, this rating is very goodl There do not exist many notebook models, which are rated better.
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