Asus ZenBook UX305 Review

Asus ZenBook UX305 Review

The Asus Zenbook UX305 just arrived in the Philippines last month, and it’s a really an interesting device as it’s beautiful, fairly affordable, and running on Intel’s recently released Core M CPU.


We were given around a few days to a week to play around with the Asus ZenBook UX305, and I was able to use it as my work laptop. It’s light, thin and well-powered that I always forget that I have an actual laptop inside my small bag.

Watch our video below for a more detailed look.

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During my days at the office, I was able to run Photoshop and a few more games like Heroes of The Storm & Hearthstone to no sweat (and the laptop starts to get warm below the screen). I was also able to open lots of tabs in the Chrome browser too, but the common problem was in handling high-res files. Copying and pasting photos to Powerpoint proved a little too much for the Zenbook, and playing around with Canva and 2000+ px files in Photoshop cause the laptop to stutter.



However, on the bright side, I never even got to extremely low battery levels doing these simple tasks. At the end of the day, I still have enough juice for a little more (without gaming and not using high-performance mode).

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Aside from the speakers and the lack of a good trackpad and a backlit keyboard, we had no other gripes with the Zenbook UX305. At a price of just Php34,995, the laptop proves that it’s actually a great buy.


What we liked about it:

  • Beautiful and lightweight design
  • Sharp and vibrant 1080p matte display
  • Complete with ports
  • Trackpad gestures
  • Affordable
  • Decent to great performance
  • Great battery life

What we didn’t like about it:

  • No touchscreen / bad trackpad clicking
  • No backlit keys
  • Subpar speakers
  • Gets warm when doing heavy tasks

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Bob Freking occasionally contributes articles to the website. He is a UST Graduate of Commerce & Business Administration, Major in Marketing Management, and a full-time Sith Lord with three dragons.

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13 Responses

  1. fifi says:

    what’s the price of the 350?

  2. Mr A says:

    A HD screen, solid state drive for 34K? That’s a great deal. You can just buy a mouse for the trackpad and attach a bluetooth speaker or headphones for the speaker. Touch in a laptop isn’t deal breaking either.

  3. Joeyoliver says:

    Theres actually no ux350 version. The 2nd model seems like a typo. It should also be ux305.

  4. arcs says:

    Can this device handle 3d modeling programs or other design programs? Or how about to it’s 8gb ram version?

    • happymonkey says:

      Very unlikely.. just like the reviewer said.. just toying with high res photos makes the device stutter. what more if you are modeling/rendering in 3d..

      Intel M is not a powerful processor for heavy computing.

    • arcs says:

      Thanks a lot, I guess that would be relatively the same performance with the 8gb ram version. can you suggest a laptop that suits doing these kind of works?

    • Arki says:

      ASUS ROG G501

    • happymonkey says:

      any gaming laptop will do..
      since you need an i7 processor, RAM of 8GB++, and a dedicated NVDIA gpu..

      for the processor watch for the anything with a U on its model like, i7-5500U. it’s possibly slower than other i7 models.

    • arcs says:

      I see… I actually, interested of getting this ux305, cause its very portable and nice looking as well, though yeah I’m a bit concern about it’s performance for the task I’m doing. Thanks for the tip guys!

  5. Mike says:

    Where can we get this at this Price? Checked Villman and they’re selling it at almost 47k…

    • Tristan says:

      UX305 Intel Core M-5Y71 & 8GB RAM (46,995)
      UX305 Intel Core M-5Y10 & 4GB RAM (34,995)

  6. Dennis says:

    Actually got mine this morning and the price tag is 53K. Was surprised with the price and I got it from the office meaning distributor price.

    Should’ve gotten a mac air instead. Sigh

  7. Nikki says:

    where is it available now?

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