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Asus ZenBook UX306UA-VB72

Specifications

Asus ZenBook UX306UA-VB72
Asus ZenBook UX306UA-VB72 (UX Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3L 1866MHz SDRAM
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 166 PPI, IPS, glossy: no
Storage
,  GB 
, 256GB/512GB SATA3 SSD
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Combo Headphone/Mic Jack, Card Reader: Multi-format card reader
Networking
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 13.9 x 324 x 226 ( = 0.55 x 12.76 x 8.9 in)
Battery
57 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD Web Camera
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo 2 W Speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 1 Months Warranty
Weight
1.3 kg ( = 45.86 oz / 2.87 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1000 Euro

 

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus ZenBook UX306UA-VB72

70% Asus ZenBook UX306UA Review: Is It Good for Business?
Source: Business News Daily English
The Asus ZenBook UX306 is a terrific deal, providing a powerful processor and a generous 512GB of internal storage for at least a hundred dollars less than similarly-equipped rivals. You get speedy Core i7 performance, long battery life, a gorgeous 13.3-inch display and a sleek aluminum design that will slide in and out of your work bag effortlessly.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Asus ZenBook UX306UA
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Asus ZenBook UX306UA is a svelte, long-lasting machine with strong specs for its $999 price. We really like the speedy Core i7 performance, aluminum design and colorful display, plus the more than 10 hours of battery life. Additionally, the Asus costs hundreds less than the HP Spectre, MacBook and comparably configured Dell XPS 13 while providing a roomier 512GB SSD.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

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 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series). Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
6500U: 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).


70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-537B
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.42 kg
Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC211T
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.45 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 510s-13ISK-80SJ006PRK
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-760H
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 1.42 kg
Sony Vaio S-VJS131X0111B
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 1.05 kg
Sony Vaio S-VJS131X0211B
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.05 kg
Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-70FD
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 1.3 kg
Acer Aspire S13-S5-371T-5409
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.3 kg
Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FB097T
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 1.45 kg
Asus ZenBook UX306UA-Q52S-CB
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.4 kg
Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-32V8
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6100U, 1.3 kg
Toshiba Portege Z30-C-16P
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 1.2 kg
Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-78W2
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 1.3 kg
HP Spectre 13-v050nw
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.1 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK-80SW0072CK
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 1.1 kg
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC255T
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.45 kg
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-FC114T
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.45 kg
Acer Aspire S13 S5-371T-78QF
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 1.4 kg
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC021T
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.2 kg
HP Spectre 13-v082ng
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 1.2 kg
Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-56EZ
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.4 kg
HP Spectre 13-v007ur
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 1.1 kg
Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC062T
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.5 kg
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-GL151T
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.4 kg
Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC024T
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.3 kg
Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC005T
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.3 kg
Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC075T
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6100U, 1.45 kg
HP Spectre 13-v001nq
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 1.1 kg
HP Envy 13-d009nl
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.4 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-08-28 (Update: 2016-08-28)