ASUS ZenBook UX305 - my ultimate laptop review

Reviewing the super-capable, compact and ultra-slim laptop ASUS ZenBook UX305

ASUS ZenBook UX305 laptop review
ASUS ZenBook UX305 smiling at the store : )
Many of you probably know I am much into laptops and more specifically Dell laptops. Among the other computer brands that I prefer I would probably put ASUS in my top 5 list. Their ultrabook have always been a role-model when we speak for looks, design, innovation and performance. That is the case with the laptop I will review today - the 13 inch ultra-thin ASUS ZenBook UX305.

This laptop has the rugged solid feel that I like so much in compact laptops, just like the MacBook Air. But the ASUS ZenBook UX305 is not all about the looks, it also delivers pretty good performance for a compact mobile machine.
In the very beginning lets start with the probably one of the most popular configurations of the ZenBook UX305 laptop:
ASUS ZenBook UX305 ultrabook tested
  • Brand: ASUS
  • Laptop series: ZenBook
  • Model: UX305
  • Screen size: 13.3 inches
  • Screen resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
  • Processor: 0.8 GHz Core M-5Y10
  • RAM: 8 GB DDR3
  • Memory speed: 1600 MHz
  • Hard drive: 256 GB SSD
  • Graphics Coprocessor Intel Integrated Graphics
  • Chipset: Intel
  • Video: Integrated
  • Wireless Type 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports 3
  • Average Battery Life (in hours) 5 hours
  • Other Technical Details
  • Item model number UX305FA-ASM1
  • Operating system: Windows 8.1
  • Product weight: 2.5 pounds
  • Product dimensions: 12.8 x 8.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Color: Grey
  • Processor count: 2
  • Computer memory type: DDR3 SDRAM
  • Flash Memory size: 256
  • Hard Drive interface Solid State Drive
  • Voltage: 19 volts
  • Batteries: Lithium ion battery

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ASUS ZenBook UX305 keyboard test

ASUS ZenBook UX305 is very comfortable to type on. Keys have a nice travel and click and also look durable. One thing I didn't like is the fact that keys are completely flat, something I hate in computer keyboards, makes me feel them like touchscreen or something similar. I like the keyboard in my Dell Latitude E7240  much better.

Now lets continue with full video review of the ASUS ZenBook UX305 laptop, just to get better impressions how it looks and feels in the hand:
ASUS ZenBook UX305 video

As I mentioned earlier the ASUS ZenBook UX305 ultrabook reminds me very much of the popular MacBook laptops. So, I think it is a nice idea to present you both these computers against each other in a short video comparison review:

ASUS ZenBook UX305 vs Apple MacBook video comparison

So, at the end of this review, a very important question came in my mind - would I change my long-time work companion in the face of my Dell Latitude E7240 for the sleeker ASUS ZenBook UX305? The answer here would be no, and not because the ZenBook UX305 is a bad computer, not by any means. It just that I don't really think it would be a more reliable machine compared to the E7240.

Also in regards to performance, with Intel Core i5 and 8GB of RAM I think my Dell still holds up to the game pretty well.

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