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Asus Zenbook UX305FA-FC008H

Specifications

Asus Zenbook UX305FA-FC008H
Asus Zenbook UX305FA-FC008H (UX Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus Zenbook UX305FA-FC008H

85% Test du portable Asus Zenbook UX305 : L’ultra mobilité abordable
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Test : Asus Zenbook UX305FA, l'ultraportable à 750 euros à s'offrir d'urgence
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS ZENBOOK UX305
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
This laptop is not for demanding users. On the other hand, it has an ultra-lightweight construction, top-notch QHD+ screen (there are still few similar models available), good configuration, and in the end, attractive and high build quality. Is it all worth over 1050 Euros? If it is important for you not to feel the laptop in your bag when you wear it, and your work or fun do not include some demanding applications, the answer is yes.
Positive: Extremely attractive design, high quality production, aluminum construction; excellent display; compact size and lightweight; good sound; solid performance; great autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/03/2015

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 5300: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in Core M processors from the Broadwell Y-series (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.
5Y10: Broadwell-based ULV dual-core processor for tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5300 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).


82.5%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2015-02-15 (Update: 2015-02-15)