April 25, 2019

Asus ZenBook UX305 Review

Asus ZenBook UX305

Asus ZenBook UX305 configuration

  • CPU: 900MHz Intel Core M3-6Y30 (dual-core, 4MB cache, 2.2GHz with Turbo Boost)
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515
  • RAM: 8GB DDR3L (1,866 MHz SDRAM)
  • Screen: 13.3-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 IPS display
  • Storage: 256GB SSD (M.2 2280)
  • Ports: 3 x USB 3.0, SD card reader, micro HDMI, headset jack
  • Connectivity: Integrated 802.11ac
  • Camera: 2MP HD webcam
  • Weight: 2.6 pounds (1.18kg)
  • Size: 12.8 x 8.9 x 0.48 inches (32.5 x 22.6 x 1.23cm; W x D x H)

Verdict

Asus ZenBook UX305

Pros

  • Easy-to-read screen with high brightness and strong contrast
  • Long working time on battery power

Cons

  • Slower processor
  • Wifi not compatible with IEEE 802.11ac

The high-end laptop from Asus

The Taiwanese manufacturer Asus introduced the ZenBook UX305 in 2015. This laptop is thin, beautiful and light. It only weighs 1.2 kg and is 1.23 cm thick.

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Amazing screen

Asus UX305 is equipped with a QHD + quality screen with a resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels. It is made with IPS technology. Which guarantees accurate color reproduction under a wide viewing angle. The color rendering covers 72% of the sRGB color space. Asus Splendid technology automatically adjusts the color rendering settings, optimizing the display of all types of images. The graphics processor is an Intel HD Graphics 5300.

The engine of the ZenBook UX305

The computing center of the UX305 is the new Intel Core M processor. The applied Intel Core M 5Y10 contains two cores and works on a clock frequency of 0.8 GHz (2.0 GHz in turbo mode). The RAM has a capacity of 4 GB (with some versions 8 GB). You will get enough data on an SSD of 128 GB or 256 GB.

Connectivity

On the left side of the Asus UX305, there are two USB 3.0 connections. An SD card reader is also located here. You will find a third USB 3.0 connection on the right side of the device. An Ethernet connection is not built-in but with an Ethernet adapter via USB you can still use a wired internet connection. A micro HDMI connection to connect an additional display is also available.

The battery

Asus uses a Li-polymer battery with a capacity of 45 Wh on this laptop. Because the UX305 has an economical processor in most cases you can work for more than eight hours on battery power.

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