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Asus ZenBook UX305CA Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 380 reviews of Asus ZenBook UX305CA Series. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus ZenBook UX305CA Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (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. Views about the design and screen are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

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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)

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: (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 are impressed by the price and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, 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)

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: (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. Reviewers really like the price and durability. The design and performance are also appreciated. Comments 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) )

Jun, 2017

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, 2016

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Expert review by: Richard Easton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus ZenBook UX305CA review - still a worthy MacBook rival

 

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...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Jim Martin (pcadvisor.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

Expert review by: Dale Walker (itpro.co.uk)

Asus Zenbook UX305CA review

 

A solid business device with an unnecessary QHD screen

Excellent raised keyboard and trackpad; Extremely thin and light, with a pleasing design; Three USB 3.0 ports;

QHD screen feels like overkill; unimpressive battery life; no keyboard backlight; high price for the spec;

The upgraded UX305CA brings some welcome hardware and quality of life changes, including an excellent keyboard that makes typing a joy. But the head-scratching inclusion of a QHD screen hikes the price up too high to remain competitive. Stick with the...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: David Mitchelson (vortez.net)

ASUS Zenbook UX305CA Review

 

The Zenbook UX305CA is an all-aluminium Ultrabook which is completely fanless and features an Intel Skylake processor and a SATA-based SSD.

May, 2016

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Asus ZenBook UX305CA review

 

Taiwanese hardware maker Asus has been in the laptop game for a long while and knows what it takes to put a decent notebook together, and the Asus ZenBook UX305CA is a slim and light piece of kit that aims to take on Apple's skinniest laptops. Is it...

As one of the latest members in the ZenBook line, the UX305CA boasts many of the characteristics of Asus’ long-lasting series and improves on it in many ways. At first glance you'll be impressed by just how slim and light the ZenBook UX305CA is, with...

We're big fans of the ZenBook UX305CA, but we do have a few minor complaints with it that stop it from getting a stellar score. The trackpad is problematic from the start - while it's large, it's not made up of a smooth glass-like texture like Apple's...

The Asus ZenBook UX305CA is one of Asus' top laptops, with a stunning design, top-notch build quality and a great 3K screen, but its lack of storage space and annoying trackpad stops it short of full marks. At around £649.99, it's an attractive buy,...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: (v3.co.uk)

Asus ZenBook UX305CA review

 

Asus upgrades much more than just the processor in this Skylake refresh of one of 2015's best mid-range laptops. It's still not perfect but the new QHD+ display, Windows 10 OS and an even wider range of ports make for an highly tempting ultraportable.

3200x1800 display, great battery life, enhanced performance, super-slim, good value

Small SSD, lots of bloatware, not ideal for the most demanding tasks

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...

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:3830 / 45
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44 / 45 / 56
Battery life (max):10 / 18 / 8
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 / 1.3
Rear camera: No
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:Y / Yes
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Metallic / Champagne, Gold / Gold / Gold, Titanium / Metallic / Titanium, Gold / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Market positioning:Business
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
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:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

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:1.7 / 1.74 / 16
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2304
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:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
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 maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 515 / Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 515 / Intel�� HD Graphics 515
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24 / 60

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys:Y / 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:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Wi-Fi:Y / 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 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
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 / Yes

Packaging Data

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

Performance

GPS (satellite): No
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No / Yes
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: 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
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

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
Configurable TDP-down:3.5 / 3.8 / 7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):29.8 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866 / 1600,1866,2133 / 1866,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1, 2x2, 1x4, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,2x2,1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.2 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core M / Intel® Celeron® 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:BGA 1515 / BGA1356 / BGA1515
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 4.5
Tjunction:100

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 Active Management Technology version:1.0
Intel Advanced Vector Extensions: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology:No / Yes
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:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Boost: No
Intel HD Graphics: 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: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Power Management Technology: No
Intel Pro Wireless Display (Pro WiDi) Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel QuickAssist Technology: No
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Boot: 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: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Idle Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Sound Technology: No
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / 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 Unite installed: No
Intel Unite supported: No
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 Wireless-AC Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): 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): No
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics:N / No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Sound Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Unite™: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless-AC Technology: No
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE): No
Processor ARK ID:88197 / 88198 / 88199 / 88202 / M3-6Y30 / M7-6Y75
Processor code:SR2EG / SR2EH / SR2EM / SR2EN / SR2EY
Processor package size:20 / 20 x 16.5 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thunderbolt 3 Technology: No
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology: No
True Key: No
True Key™: No
UART: No

Security

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

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / N / No / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDXC / SD,SDHC / 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 III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.6 / 226
Height :1.2 / 1.23 / 1.33 / 12 / 12.3 / 14.9
Weight:1.2 / 1.3
Width:32.4 / 32.5 / 324 / 34.3