What is so great about the ASUS Zenbook UX305LA-AB51 13.3″ Laptop? Laptops not only have to fight it out with the latest Tablets and smartphones, but also with other laptops that are getting thinner, sleeker and lighter all the time, and that’s a great thing for the fashion conscious.

After all, when it comes to carrying it around, sleeker and lighter is always preferred.

That was easier said than done as Laptop/PC manufacturers face a real challenge when designing ways to keep reducing their latest laptops’ size and weight without drastically affecting the device’s performance and durability while increasing features.

ASUS seems to be doing a good job of improvising at that challenge with every new laptop they launch with their fantastic Zenbook series.

The ASUS Zenbook UX305 13.3-Inch Ultrabook boasts of spectacular design with drooling dimensions of L x W x H = 12.80 x 8.90 x 0.50 inches (only 1/2 inch thick!) and weighs a measly 2.6 pounds.

Don’t be misled by its beautiful and tough aluminum cover as it is packed with a decent amount of specs for a laptop in its size and price bracket.

The Zenbook UX305 comes loaded with a beautiful 13.3″ Full HD 1920×1080 anti-glare matte display, an Intel Core M-5Y10 CPU, 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD).

ASUS Zenbook UX305 13.3-Inch Ultrabook
USB 3.0 Ports

Other features are:

  • Intel HD 5300 Graphics
  • 1 micro-HDMI Port
  • Dual-band 802.11AGN Wi-Fi
  • 1.2 Megapixel HD Camera
  • Asus SonicMaster Audio System
  • 3 USB 3.0 Ports
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Full-Size Ergonomic Keyboard
  • Large Responsive Touchpad
  • Up to 10 Hour Battery Life
  • Silent Fan-Free Operation
  • Windows 8.1 / 64 bit (upgradable to Windows 10 for free!)
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty

People of all ages and profession will have plenty to talk about this laptop. While the CPU is not a terrible speed demon, the 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD make up for that lagging.

I really liked it looks.

ASUS Zenbook UX305 13.3-Inch Ultrabook
Side view with lid closed
ASUS Zenbook UX305 13.3-Inch Ultrabook
Side view with lid open

ASUS Zenbook UX305 13.3-Inch Ultrabook

The only downsides that I can point out are:

  • No optical drive.
  • No backlit keyboard,
  • Limited IO ports
  • No CD/DVD drive

If you need one you can always add an inexpensive external USB optical drive for as low as $15.

The Asus Zenbook UX305LA has a few specification variants, and the Intel Core i7 5500U processor variant the ASUS Zenbook UX305LA-AB51 13.3″ Laptop is the most powerful choice.


Bottom line: The ASUS performs really well when compared to other ultrabooks in its price range and specs.

If you are in search of portable and durable laptop that has decent specs for everyday tasks, the Zenbook UX305 is a strong candidate.

Click here to read more about the ASUS Zenbook UX305 13.3-Inch Ultrabook at Amazon and why users are praising their product.


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