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Asus UX305UA-FC003T

Specifications

Asus UX305UA-FC003T
Asus UX305UA-FC003T (UX Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel
Weight
1.3 kg ( = 45.86 oz / 2.87 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: 70%, display: 70% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus UX305UA-FC003T

90% Asus Zenbook UX305UA
Source: Digital Trends English
Asus’ Zenbook UX305UA is an initially confusing ultrabook. It looks similar to the UX305CA at a glance, and it appears to share some components, such as the keyboard, touchpad, and hard drive. Even the price has barely changed, rising to $750 – a mere $50 more than the UX305CA. It might seem that Asus has decided to compete with itself. Yet on close examination, it’s clear the UX305UA is a different animal.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Asus Zenbook UX305UA
Source: Liliputing English
The Asus Zenbook UX305UA packs a lot of bang for the buck. It offers about twice the performance of a model with a Core M Broadwell processor, but sells for just $50 more. Interestingly, while this model has a significantly more powerful CPU and better graphics performance, there’s no much difference in battery life. In my tests, both versions lasted for around 6 or 7 hours of typical use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2016

Foreign Reviews

80% Asus Zenbook UX305UA - Koning qua accuduur
Source: Techzine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 85%

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Model:

Model variants with 3200x1800 resolution:

ASUS Zenbook UX305UA-FB089T

ASUS Zenbook UX305CA-FB219T

Model variants with Intel Core i7-6500U:

ASUS Zenbook UX305UA-FB089T

ASUS Zenbook UX305UA-FC108T

ASUS Zenbook UX305UA-FC086T

Model variants with 16GB RAM:

ASUS Zenbook UX305UA-FB089T

ASUS Zenbook UX305UA-FC108T

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 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 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.
6200U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 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.
1.3 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).


85%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Lenovo E31-80-80MX010LSP
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 6200U, 2.34 kg
Dell Chromebook 13-7310-9132
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 1.5 kg
Lenovo E31-70-80KX00QHGE
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire V3-371-303V
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 1.5 kg
Lenovo E31-70 80KX015RGE
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 1.584 kg
Lenovo E31-70-80KX00QFGE
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 1.6 kg
HP ProBook 430 G2-K9J77EA
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5010U, 1.6 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Asus ZenBook UX303LB-90NB08R1-M02910
GeForce 940M, Core i5 5200U, 13.3", 1.45 kg
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-GL618T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC211T
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.45 kg
Asus ZenBook UX330UA-AH5Q
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Asus Zenbook UX310UQ-FC275T
GeForce 940MX, Core i5 7200U, 13.3", 1.45 kg
Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS032R
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 12.5", 0.95 kg
Asus ZenBook UX330UA-GL077T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC171T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC078T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC079T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS068T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 12.5", 0.91 kg
Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-77DHDAB1
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 12.5", 0.91 kg
Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS042T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 12.5", 0.91 kg
Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS052R
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 12.5", 0.9 kg
Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC331T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 13.3", 1.45 kg
Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FB097T
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.45 kg
Asus ZenBook UX306UA-Q52S-CB
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS031T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 12.5", 0.95 kg
Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS007R
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 12.5", 0.95 kg
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC255T
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.45 kg
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC114T
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.45 kg
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC021T
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-04-27 (Update: 2016-04-27)