When comparing Lenovo Y50 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 Lenovo Y50 is ranked 35th.
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Pro Bright backlit keyboard
The red backlit keyboard is very bright.
At 0.9 by 15.2 by 10.4 inches, the Lenovo Y50 is pretty slim for a gaming laptop.
Pro Nice design
By utilizing angles in the design the device looks a lot less blocky then its predecessor while also looking more thin than it is.
Pro JBL speakers sound great
The included JBL speakers have a good bit of punch, sounding great with movies and games alike.
Pro Huge amount of storage
This has a hybrid 1TB SSHD with 8GB of nand flash.
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 Shallow keys
The keyboard feels shallow, something that should not have been compromised for a gaming device. Considering PC gaming is all about keyboard and mouse, a shallow keyboard leads to mistakes while gaming.
Con Poor display
With lackluster viewing angles matched with low brightness and poor color reproduction, the display is not that great. Especially when considering that the laptop is meant for gaming and multimedia.
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.