ASUS Zenbook UX305LA Review

Asus ZenBook UX305LA

The ZenBook UX305LA by Asus is a slim, fast, and attractive laptop with the best options and features anyone could want in a laptop. All of these features are crammed into a sleek 2.86 lb (1.3kg) chassis that has a sophisticated, thin profile that makes this laptop easy to transport and use on-the-go.

But do not mistake this portable laptop as a Chromebook or a less powerful PC—this is a powerful laptop packed with the latest technology that features a number of casual, business, and entertainment features that is designed to be portable, while remaining elegant in its ultra-thin, 1.49 cm body made of all-aluminum.

The Specifications:

• 13.3 inch Quad HD + (3200 x 1800)/IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080) Display with 16:9 Aspect Ratio
• Anti-Glare Matte Display with Ultra-wide 170-degree Viewing Angle (allowing the QHD resolution of 3200 x 1800.
• Up to Intel Core i7 5500U Processor, 2.4 GHz
• Options of Windows 8.1, 8.1 Pro, Windows 10 Pro, and 10 Home (Windows 8.1 are free to upgrade to Windows 10 at any time)
• Up to 8GB LPDDR3 with 1600 MHz SDRAM
• Up to 512GB SSD
• 2-in-1 Card Reader (SD/SDXC)
• 1.2 MP High Definition Webcam
• 10-Hour Battery Life with Standard Lithium-Ion Battery
• Integrated 802.11ac
• Bluetooth 4.0 support (on WLAN + Bluetooth combo card)
• Includes: 1 COMBO Audio Jack, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x USB port, 1x Micro HDMI, 1 x AC Adapter Plug
• M.2 SSD Slot is SATA3 Interface
• Intel HD Graphics

The Asus ZenBook UX305LA has features such as the 170 degree viewing angle, that are currently only seen on most high-end gaming laptops, desktops, and flat screen TVs. This Quad HD IPS display offers the best in viewing and resolution. The i7 Core processor is insanely fast for such as compact, portable, ultra-slim laptop and the battery life is excellent for a long day outside the home or office. With a high definition webcam, office meetings, conferences, and speaking with friends and family are crisp and displayed beautifully on the high-definition display.

The reviews for this model by Asus average at 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon. These verified users were satisfied with the matte finish on the display which cut down glare extraordinarily well—when sitting in front of a bright light, the glare does not interfere with the visibility of the screen. The resolution, of course, was a big hit as was an unusual feature: the rubber gasket that runs all the way around the outer edge of the bezel that accomplishes two things. First, it keeps the metal screen housing from rubbing against the metal keyboard housing when the laptop is closed. Second, it provides some protection against water (should it rain, for example) when the laptop is closed (note that it provides some protection, and is by no means water proof or repellent).

As for the internal features, users love the processing speed and 8 GB of RAM. Throwing everything they have at it, from Office, web browsing, watching videos, several Java-heavy tabs, etc…never slowed the ZenBook down. In addition, the SSD drive was hailed as extremely fast; from booting quickly to waking from sleep mode, to accessing files.

If you are looking for an extremely slim and lightweight laptop, this 13.3 inch portable ZenBook by Asus is perfect for heavy users as well as casual users.

Author: Divyesh Puli

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