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Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC001

Specifications

Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC001
Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC001 (UX Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, glossy: no
Weight
1.3 kg ( = 45.86 oz / 2.87 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC001

80% A solid Skylake ultraportable for limited budgets
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The Zenbook UX305UA is a sleek 13-inch ultraportable with an excellent IPS matte display, Skylake hardware, a large battery and an affordable price tag. All these taken together make it an excellent buy for those of you looking for a premium device, but on a limited budget. Yet, that's only if Asus sells it in your region and if you can live with its quirks: the lack of a backlit keyboard, the limited IO, the rather noisy fan and a few others that you'll find more about from this article.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

ASUS Zenbook UX305UA
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Quality design; decent hardware; very attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/21/2016

Comment

Model:

Model variant with 3200x1800 resolution (especially expensive model):

ASUS Zenbook UX305UA-FB089T

Model variants with 16GB RAM:

ASUS Zenbook UX305UA-FB089T

ASUS Zenbook UX305UA-FC108T

Cheap model variants:

ASUS Zenbook UX305UA-FC001D

ASUS Zenbook UX305UA-FC001T

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.
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).


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really 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, 2016-02-14 (Update: 2016-02-14)