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Asus ZenBook UX305FA Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1229 reviews of Asus ZenBook UX305FA Series. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the screen and design are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good opinions, but the connectivity and sound get critical views. Views about the touchpad and energy efficiency are mixed.

portability, performance, usability, design, screen

sound, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus ZenBook UX305FA Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus ZenBook UX305FA Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of Asus ZenBook UX305FA 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 performance also get good reviews, whereas reviews are divided on the reliability.

portability, performance, usability, screen, design

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS UX305FA 13.3-Inch Laptop Notebook (Intel Core M-5Y10 0.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB Memory, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1) with Free Windows 10 UpgASUS UX305FA 13.3-Inch Laptop Notebook (Intel Core M-5Y10 0.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB Memory, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1) with Free Windows 10 Upg

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus ZenBook UX305FA Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 399 user reviews of Asus ZenBook UX305FA 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 design. The usability and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the connectivity. Reviews are divided on the sound.

portability, performance, usability, design, price

connectivity

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

This summary is based on the products: ASUS ZenBook UX305FA 13.3-Inch FHD Laptop (Core M, 8 GB, 256GB SSD) - Free Upgrade to Windows 10ASUS ZenBook UX305FA 13.3-Inch FHD Laptop (Core M, 8 GB, 256GB SSD) - Free Upgrade to Windows 10

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Asus ZenBook UX305FA Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 user reviews of Asus ZenBook UX305FA Series from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. People really like the battery and price. The usability and performance also get good views, but there are some mixed views about the sound. Some have doubts about the touchpad and reliability.

portability, performance, usability, price, battery

reliability, touchpad

92% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Zenbook 13.3-Inch Ultra-Slim Aluminum Laptop, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD (UX305FA-ASM1) - Free Windows 10 UpgradeASUS Zenbook 13.3-Inch Ultra-Slim Aluminum Laptop, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD (UX305FA-ASM1) - Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:6840
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44 / 45 / 56
Battery life (max):10 / 10.4
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:3 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1360 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 1.2

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

Design

Colour of product:Aubergine / Black / Black, grey / Black, Metallic / Champagne, Gold / Gold / Gold, Titanium / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Market positioning:Business
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / QHD+ / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:100 / 300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):800 / 850 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x161E / 0x191E
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 5300 / Intel® HD Graphics 515 / Intel® HD Graphics 5300
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Numeric keypad:N / No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR2-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:N / No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.1 / 4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11n, 802.11b, 802.11ac, 802.11g / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 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 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:REALTEK
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d / VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Data

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

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
ExpressCard slot:N / No
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / No / Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 ports quantity: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
Configurable TDP-down:3.5 / 3.8
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-RS-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L-RS-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 2x2, 1x4, 4x1 / 1x2,1x4 / x1 (6), x2 (4), x4 (3)
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2 / 2.2 / 2.9
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core M / Intel® Celeron® M / Intel® Core™ M
Processor frequency:0.8 / 0.9 / 1.2 / 1.4
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:M-5Y10 / M-5Y71 / M3-6Y30
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core M-5Y Mobile series / Intel Core m3-6Y series
Processor Socket:BGA 1234 / BGA1234 / BGA1515
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):3.5
Stepping:D1 / F0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5
Tjunction:100 / 95

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
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 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / 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):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics:N / No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:83610 / 84672 / 88198
Processor code:SR23Q / SR2EN
Processor package size:20 / 30 / 30 x 16.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, SSD, User / BIOS, User / HDD, BIOS, User / HDD, User, BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):No / Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:McAfee Internet Security 2012, MaxxAudio
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 HOME
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2013

Storage

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

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.6 / 226
Height :1.2 / 1.23 / 1.27 / 1.49 / 12.3 / 14.9
Weight:1.18 / 1.2 / 1.3
Width:32.4 / 32.5 / 324 / 34.3