When comparing Yoga 3 Pro vs Asus Zenbook UX305FA, the Slant community recommends Asus Zenbook UX305FA for most people. In the question“What is the best laptop for programming?” Asus Zenbook UX305FA is ranked 9th while Yoga 3 Pro is ranked 34th.
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Pro Weighs just 1.19kg / 2.62 pounds
At 2.62 pounds this ultrabook is on the lighter side of available devices.
Pro Runs almost completely silent
Intel's Core M energy efficient CPUs allow designing devices without a need for fans that create unwanted noise. And because the device has a 256GB SSD, the Yoga 3 Pro runs almost completely silent.
Pro Well-spaced, back-lit keyboard
The keyboards spacing feels comfortable and is back lit, making it easy to use in low light situations.
Pro 9 hour battery life
At 9 hours battery life users should be able to get through a full work day without charging.
Pro Can adjust settings based on app in use
Screen lighting levels and color temperatures can change automatically depending on what app is being used.
Pro Fantastic display 3200 x 1800 QHD+ display
The Yoga 3 Pro has a 3800 by 1800 IPS display that is very bright & sharp.
Pro Versatile design
One of the most useful features of the Yoga 3 Pro is how versatile the design is. You can use it as a standard laptop, as a tablet and in the stand/tent configurations. The solid hinge means you won't be afraid to move it around to find whatever position feels best for you.
Pro Great value for money
Pro Reasonable performance
UX305 comes in 2 CPU configurations (0.8 GHz M 5Y10 that can be overclocked to 2GHz or 1.2 GHz M 5Y71 that can be overclocked to 2.9 Ghz), has an Intel HD Graphics 5300 GPU and options of 4 and 8 GB of RAM. While it won't be enough for gaming, it provides enough power for most office and development tasks. For example, the base model is capable of streaming an 1080p video without stutter.
Pro 10-hour battery life
The 1080p laptop drains the battery in about 10h of typical use while the QHD display reduces that time by about 2h.
Pro Reasonable matte screen
UX305FA offers two options for screens - FHD (1920x1080px) and QHD+ (3200x1800px). Both are IPS displays that offer great viewing angles.
Pro USB charging port
You can charge your phone, etc, from the dedicated USB charging port, even when the laptop is sleeping. By default, it will only keep charging while the laptop battery is above 20%.
Con Computers may have man-in-the-middle adware installed
Lenovo is shipping computers preinstalled with man-in-the-middle adware called Superfish. It's a web proxy that can hijack any web session, including encrypted/https sessions. And since the root certificate is the same for everyone with private key present on the machine that's now publicly known, anyone can spoof any site to people using Lenovo laptops. Currently, it affects IE and Chrome browsers with Chrome expected to push an update that will block the certificate soon.
Uninstalling Superfish won't remove the certificate.
Lenovo are standing by their choice to install adware.
Con Worse battery life than Yoga 2, its predecessor
Goes for only about 6-7 hours (Lenovo advertises 9).
Con Slower than Yoga 2, its predecessor
The Yoga 3 is actually slower and has worse battery life when compared to its previous model.
Con Glossy screen might cause issues in bright environments
Glossy screens are just not good for a work machine, they are meant more for multimedia. So when the ultrabook market is geared towards users who need the portability for work a glossy screen does not make a lot of sense. High lighting situations such as an office (work) or outdoors (portability) create an extremely hard to see screen when they are glossy.
Con Keyboard is not backlit
Con Only 8GB RAM
8GB RAM is way too little these days (becoming completely hopeless if you happen to need VMs).
Con Poor color accuracy
According to tests performed by NotebookCheck.net, UX305FA has color accuracy issues that can be seen with the naked eye. A DeltaE deviation of over 3 can be easily noticed and the screen has a deviation of 6.5.