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Asus ZenBook UX305CA Series

We have collected and analyzed 44 expert reviews and 373 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 83/100 and users rate it 80/100. The average review date is May 20, 2016. We have compared these reviews to 1036819 reviews from other Laptops. The alaScore™ for this product is 92/100 = Excellent. Last update: May 21, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus ZenBook UX305CA Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Asus ZenBook UX305CA Series from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and screen. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the energy efficiency.

performance, portability, usability, screen, design

energy

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus UX305CA-FB005T 13.3-Inch ZenBook (Intel M3-6Y30 0.90 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Windows 10)Asus UX305CA-FB005T 13.3-Inch ZenBook (Intel M3-6Y30 0.90 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Windows 10)

May, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus ZenBook UX305CA Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 user reviews of Asus ZenBook UX305CA Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and screen. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but comments about the sound and energy efficiency are mixed.

portability, performance, usability, screen, price

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS ZenBook UX305CA-DHM4T 13.3-Inch Quad-HD Display Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Core M 6th Gen Processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB Solid State Drive)ASUS ZenBook UX305CA-DHM4T 13.3-Inch Quad-HD Display Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Core M 6th Gen Processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB Solid State Drive)

May, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Asus ZenBook UX305CA Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Asus ZenBook UX305CA Series from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. People really like the price and durability. The design and performance are also appreciated, whereas views are divided on the reliability.

portability, performance, design, durability, price

86% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS ZenBook UX305CA-EHM1 13.3-Inch Laptop ( Obsidian Stone (Aluminum) )ASUS ZenBook UX305CA-EHM1 13.3-Inch Laptop ( Obsidian Stone (Aluminum) )

May, 2018

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T Subnotebook Review

 

Slim and classy. The Zenbook's special feature is its high-resolution QHD+ panel (3200x1800 pixels). It provides a razor-sharp image, but its contrast is weak. Everything is in line beyond that: Fast SSD, long battery life, decent keyboard. However,...

matte screen ; runs noiselessly ; low temperature development ; decent keyboard ; good battery life ; Fast SSD

screen's middling contrast ; no keyboard backlight

Asus' Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T is a lightweight and very slim 13.3-inch subnotebook. The installed Core m7 processor has enough computing power for routine application scenarios. Its low TDP allows passive cooling. Thus, the laptop usually runs...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Bernie Pechlaner (notebookcheck.net)

Asus Zenbook UX305CA-EHM1 Subnotebook Review

 

Good choice, take 2. Asus' update of the Zenbook UX305 is not extensive by any means with a Skylake m3 CPU instead of a Broadwell SoC standing out as the notable difference. In the other areas, the UX305CA inherits both the strengths and weaknesses of...

sturdy chassis, good build quality for the price, very fast SSD, good overall performance, noiseless & low heat, bright, non-glare display, thin and very light

performance affected by throttling, battery life just average, no backlit keyboard, washed-out webcam, no USB Type-C port

All things considered, the UX305CA isn't that much different from the predecessor Zenbook UX305FA-FB003H. Of course, that's not necessarily a bad thing - after all: where else do you get a unibody aluminum chassis, Core M processor, 8 GB of RAM, a 256...

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Asus ZenBook UX305CA Review

 

The Asus ZenBook UX305CA squeezes a beautiful 13.3-inch display, speedy SSD and Intel Core m processor into an attractive, lightweight body with a battery that will last all day long. To get this much portability and usability for $699, Asus made some...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Asus ZenBook UX305CA

 

The Asus ZenBook UX305CA is a well-made midrange ultraportable with an aluminum body, a full HD touch screen, good performance, and plenty of features at a very affordable price.

Nice price. Quality aluminum build. Sleek design. Solid performance on our benchmark tests.

No keyboard backlighting. Lacks Ethernet ports.

Conclusion The Asus ZenBook UX305CA is a slim, well-made system with a good display and solid performance. The aluminum body feels sturdy and of high quality, and the price is a very good value. The Apple MacBook Air 13-inch costs $300 more, and the...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Jacob Grana (gadgetreview.com)

Asus ZenBook UX305CA Review

 

While it may not grab the headlines, the Asus ZenBook UX305CA is arguably the best value-for-money ultrabook currently on the market.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : William Harrel (computershopper.com)

Asus ZenBook UX305CA Review and Ratings

 

Like earlier ZenBook UX models, this impressively light, well-equipped Windows 10 ultrabook provides exceptional value at its $699 price.

Thin, light, attractive ; Comfortable keyboard and touch pad ; Strong battery life ; Fanless and quiet ; Good value for the money

Modest CPU, GPU performance ; Keyboard not backlit ; No touch screen

In keeping with the late models in the ZenBook line, the ZenBook UX305CA is an ultra-thin, well-built, and classy laptop with a decent screen, passable sound, and a workable keyboard and touch pad, all at a very attractive price. In addition, it’s...

Jan, 2016

Techradar Editor's Choice 2018

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Asus ZenBook UX305 review

 

A most affordable and excellent Ultrabook keeps its streak

Incredibly thin and light ; Vibrant, glare-free screen ; Excellent keyboard and trackpad

Weak sauce graphics ; Tinny speakers

Call it a MacBook Air knock off all you want, the Asus ZenBook UX305 remains one of the best and most affordable Ultrabooks on the shelf.

Jan, 2018

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus ZenBook UX305CA review: A great example of an increasingly rare breed

 

The, now cheaper, Asus ZenBook UX305CA is a well built ultraportable but its battery life could be better

There’s undoubtedly a lot to like about the ZenBook UX305CA. Its build quality and design are still excellent and the high-resolution screen is equally great. However, its performance took a puzzling step backwards and its battery life was a little...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Asus ZenBook UX305CA review

 

If you're after an ultraportable laptop with all-day battery life and a high-resolution screen, it's hard to beat the new Zenbook. Here's our Asus ZenBook UX305CA review

The Asus ZenBook UX305CA is a sensible, perhaps predictable upgrade to the UX305 we looked at last year. It has newer CPU, and a much higher-resolution screen. However, it remains a seriously portable, expensive-feeling laptop that really isn’t that...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Asus ZenBook UX305CA

 

The Asus ZenBook UX305 was my second favourite laptop of 2015, only losing out to the slightly more powerful Dell XPS 13 (2015). Its combination of stylish, premium design, excellent screen quality and exceptional battery life made it quite the bargain...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:ICEpower / RealTek / SonicMaster
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery Capacity:44 / 45 / 56
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44 / 45 / 56
Battery life (max):10 / 18
Battery performance:3830
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer / Zinc-Сarbon
Number of battery cells:3 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, CCC, EU Flower, WEEE / UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, CCC, EU Flower, Energy star, WEEE, RoHS / UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, CCC, EU Flower, WEEE / UL, TUV, CE, FCC, CCC, EU Flower, WEEE / UL, TUV, FCC, CCC, EU Flower, WEEE / UL;KCC;NCC;CE Marking Compliance;FCC Compliance;Japan VCCI Compliance;CB;EU Flower;E-standby;Energy star
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Metallic / Champagne, Gold / Gold / Gold, Titanium / Metallic / Titanium, Gold / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1980 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800 / 3800 x 1800
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:2K Ultra HD / Full HD / QHD+
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:33 / 45

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2304
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 850 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191E / 1916
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other Features

Audio system:ICEpower / RealTek / SonicMaster
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d / Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x,VT-d / Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2 / 3

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:33 / 45

Processor

Bus type:Opi / QPI
Chipset:Intel SoC
Configurable TDP-down:3.5 / 3.8 / 7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1, 2x2, 1x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-6200U / m3-6Y30 / m5-6Y54 / m5-6Y57 / m7-6Y75
Processor boost frequency:2.2 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core M / Intel® Core™ M
Processor frequency:0.9 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 2.3
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-6200U / m3-6Y30 / m5-6Y54 / m5-6Y57 / m7-6Y75
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core m3-6Y series / Intel Core m5-6Y series / Intel Core m7-6Y series
Processor socket:BGA1356 / BGA1515
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1
System bus data transfer rate:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 4.5
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Active Management Technology version:1.0
Intel Advanced Vector Extensions: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Boost: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel Instruction Replay Technology:N
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Power Management Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel QuickAssist Technology:N
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Boot:N
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Idle Technology:N
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Unite installed:N
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology:N
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Sound Technology:N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Unite™:N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless-AC Technology: No
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE): No
Processor ARK ID:88193 / 88197 / 88198 / 88199 / 88202
Processor code:SR2EG / SR2EH / SR2EM / SR2EN / SR2EY
Processor package size:20 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:N
True Key™:N
UART:N
Поддержка Intel Unite: No

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, User / HDD, User, BIOS / Y
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, User / HDD, User, BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 10 / Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDXC / SDXC
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 2 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / SATA / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.9
Height:0.472 / 0.484 / 0.524 / 0.587
Weight:2.65 / 2.87
Width:12.8 / 13.5