Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Mar 2015 22:50 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

AnandTech reviews the ASUS Zenbook UX305.

Overall, even with the knocks against it, this is a heck of a device for just $699. A Core M processor, which allows a fanless and therefore silent device, but still offers good performance, and much more performance than any other CPU which would allow for a fanless design. 8 GB of memory standard. A 256 GB solid state drive standard. A 1920x1080p IPS display, once again standard. ASUS has really raised the bar for what someone can expect in a mid-range device.

I honestly cannot believe that you can buy this much laptop for that kind of money these days - and unlike other cheap laptops, this actually isn't a piece of crap, but a proper, all-metal laptop that doesn't look like two stoeptegels slapped together.

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RE[2]: Comment by twitterfire
by twitterfire on Thu 26th Mar 2015 13:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by twitterfire"
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A 2Ghz modern i5 is slow to you? You should compare with other cpu's that use the same amount of power like an Nvidia X1 or Apple A8X.

An 800 Mhz CPU. Just look on benchmarks and stop trolling: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Core-M-5Y10-SoC.125673.0.html

Compare it with a regular core i5 mobile CPU.

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