Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus UX305CA-FC037T
Source: Tech Advisor
The Asus ZenBook UX305CA is a sensible, perhaps predictable upgrade to the UX305 we looked at last year. It has newer CPU, and a much higher-resolution screen. However, it remains a seriously portable, expensive-feeling laptop that really isn’t that expensive. That you can get this grade of machine for £600 (at the time of writing) shows that while Apple’s pricing has improved, companies like Asus still have the edge. A big, sharp, shiny edge. The Core M CPU limits the crowd of people this laptop will suit perfectly. But that it still feels fast for everyday tasks and the fact it will last all day with that kind of use makes it ideal for those who find themselves hopping between meetings or cafes as part of their daily grind. If you’re looking for something to use mostly at home, you might want look for something with a little more power and a screen with slightly higher contrast, though.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 50% features: 70% workmanship: 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 remains around the same price as its predecessor 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, Short, Date: 03/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Laptop Mag
The Asus ZenBook UX305CA is a laptop for shoppers who care more about portability and endurance than sheer power. Other pluses include the bright and colorful full HD matte display, comfy keyboard and fairly low $699 price. If you love Asus' design and portability but need something that can handle a heavier workload, Asus' Core i5-powered UX303UA is a better choice for $850.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
Asus had the perfect opportunity with the UX305CA to perfect what was already a superb laptop, but it has fallen some way short. This is still a good option for those seeking a slim and light laptop for two thirds' the price of a premium Ultrabook. However, the 4K screen is actually a step back from the 1080p version of last year's model, and battery life has taken a hit too. Add in the still poor touchpad and you've got a machine that's racked with compromises.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%
While this Skylake refresh is still short on both high-end power and internal storage, there's plenty here to justify the upgrade; in particular, the premium display and well-above-average battery life. These sizeable improvements elevate what was already a solid, supremely portable mid-range laptop, and with no corresponding rise in the price of entry, the ZenBook UX305CA is undoubtedly the definitive edition - even with the risk of some technical hiccups.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Hot Hardware
The Asus ZenBook UX305CA is an evolutionary update to an already nice product, but this is one of cases in which that’s a (mostly) good thing. The ZenBook’s design and build quality are as good in this year’s model as they were in the previous edition, so we’re not surprised that many of the new or updated components are incremental upgrades geared mostly at keeping the ultrabook current.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/28/2016
Source: PC World
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 beyond swapping the CPU. In the UX305's case, that's really not a bad thing. For what you get in performance, build quality, and portability, the UX305 is still easily the best budget ultrabook of the year.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
The Asus ZenBook UX305CA is a slim, well-made system with a good display and solid performance. The aluminum body feels sturdy and of high quality, and the price is a very good value. The Apple MacBook Air 13-inch costs $300 more, and the screen is a lower resolution, but it remains our Editors' Choice for midrange ultraportables, as the higher cost nets you clear-cut advantages, like better performance and unmatched battery life, but the Asus ZenBook UX305CA is a worthy contender, especially if you're looking to save some money.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Computer Totaal NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Positive: Pretty well equipped; comfortable touchpad; good viewing angles of the IPS display; good SSD; good cooling system. Negative: No ethernet port; mediocre sound system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/01/2016
Model: The Asus UX305CA-FC037T is a refreshed model of the previous UX305 ASUS ZenBook. It aims to bring the premium look of a high-end ultrabook with a sleek metal chassis and a thin and light aluminum exterior. Its 13.3 inch display features a quad HD resolution (3200 x 1800) and wide viewing angles. However, the high resolution might have a big impact on the battery life. The laptop comes with an Intel Core M Skylake processor, which is faster than the ASUS UX305CA predecessor's. You can choose between 128 GB or 512 GB SSD storage.
Moreover, the UX305CA-FC037T features 4 GB or 8 GB of RAM, three USB 3.0 ports, and 802.11 AC WiFi. The Intel processor combined with smart engineering allows a fanless cooling system. Any heat produced will disperse efficiently from its chromium-copper alloy heat pipe. The full-size Chiclet keyboard makes for a solid and comfortable typing experience. The connectivity includes a microphone jack, a headphone jack, a micro HDMI port, and an SDXC slot.
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.
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).
81.25%: 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.
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