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Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H

Specifications

Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H
Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H (UX Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 5500, Core: 300-950 MHz, Single-channel, 10.18.14.4112
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3, Dual-Channel, Soldered
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 166 PPI, AU Optronics B133HAN02.1, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Broadwell-U PCH-LP (Premium)
Storage
Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2, 256 GB 
, 200 GB free
Soundcard
Conexant CX20751/2 @ Intel Wildcat Point-LP PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: Audio combo, Card Reader: SD, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Brightness sensor
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15 x 324 x 226 ( = 0.59 x 12.76 x 8.9 in)
Battery
56 Wh Lithium-Ion, 11.31 V, 4780 mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD-Webcam
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Foxit PhantomPDF, McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (trial version), MS Office (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.3 kg ( = 45.86 oz / 2.87 pounds), Power Supply: 174.5 g ( = 6.16 oz / 0.38 pounds)
Price
1100 Euro

 

Average Score: 82.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: 48%, display: 89% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 96%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H

88% Asus Zenbook UX305LA (Core i7) Subnotebook Review | Notebookcheck
Well done, Asus. Until recently, Asus has been using Core M processors in their Zenbook UX305 models. However, the manufacturer now has greater aspirations. By adding new Core i7 processors to the series, Asus hopes to compete with the MacBook Air 13. Even with its stronger CPU, the Zenbook's battery life has improved. It just goes to show that in the wrestling ring of the computer world, sometimes it is not a disadvantage for a battery to put on some weight.
80% Impressions of the Asus Zenbook UX305LA (with Broadwell U hardware)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The Asus Zenbook UX305LA is a thin and light notebook with Broadwell U hardware, a matte IPS display, long battery life and a competitive price. All these make it one of the better devices in its class, but the lack of a backlit keyboard, the limited IO and even the lack of a touchscreen option could steer some of you away.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Asus ZenBook UX305LA – a legjobb Ultrabook
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Good appearance; very good keyboard; FHD IPS display; good speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Model: The beautifully crafted Asus Zenbook UX305LA certainly carries the Zenbook line's good look and capability. The high quality craftsmanship is apparent in the slimness, weight and performance category. The device is available in two designs; an Aurora metallic finish mimicking an almost pebble-like texture and a Obsidian Stone finish with the classic spun-metal pattern on the lid. Design is elegantly highlighted with a diamond-cut pattern around the circumference and edges are nicely rounded off. The Asus Zenbook UX305LA has a few specification variants, and the Intel Core i7 5500U processor is the most powerful choice.

The maximum RAM capacity is 8 GB of LPDDR3 SDRAM and various storage capacities range from 128 GB to 512 GB SSD. There are two display options, a QHD+ or an FHD IPS panel, both share a size of 13.3 inch and an aspect ratio of 16:9. The Windows 8.1 system also comes with a 2-in-1 card reader, a HD webcam, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port and a micro HDMI out. Battery life on the Asus Zenbook UX305LA is pretty impressive with Asus claiming up to 12 hours of usage from their device.

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.
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.  
5500U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 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).


82.67%: 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.

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HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5010U, 1.6 kg
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HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5015U, 1.3 kg
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B-10K
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Toshiba Satellite Z30-B-100
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Dell XPS 13 2015
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-06-28 (Update: 2015-06-28)