ASUS Zenbook UX305FA or UX310UA (Specs and details inside)

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ASUS Zenbook UX310UA-FC468T

CPU: i3-7100U (Average CPU Mark: 3824)
RAM: 4Gb
Storage: 256Gb SSD
Screen: FHD 1920x1080
Battery: 3-cell Li-ion

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ASUS Zenbook UX305FA-FC149T

CPU: Intel Core M-5Y71 (Average CPU Mark: 3052)
RAM: 8Gb
Storage: 256Gb SSD
Screen: FHD 1920x1080
Battery: 3-cell Li-ion

Same price.
I need it for office, mail, presentations, internet, maybe movie/tvseries,...Nothing too demanding.

Is first one better if I add 4Gb of RAM?

Anyone has any experience with them?

How efficient is passive cooling?

Thank you!
 

jaguarskx

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Generally speaking the 7th gen i3-7100u is more powerful than the M-5Y71 which is about equivalent to a 4th gen Core i3 CPU which means it should last longer before you feel the need to upgrade. However, for your need it seems either will do.

Don't know how effective the passive cooling is, but the M-5Y71 is rated at 4.5w compared to 15w for the i3-7100u. You would need to google for reviews of the laptop with the M-5Y71 to find out if there are any heat issues with it.

Increasing the RAM from 4GB to 8GB is generally a good and inexpensive way to improve performance a bit especially if you have a lot of programs open or work with relatively large files.
 

jaguarskx

Champion
Moderator
Generally speaking the 7th gen i3-7100u is more powerful than the M-5Y71 which is about equivalent to a 4th gen Core i3 CPU which means it should last longer before you feel the need to upgrade. However, for your need it seems either will do.

Don't know how effective the passive cooling is, but the M-5Y71 is rated at 4.5w compared to 15w for the i3-7100u. You would need to google for reviews of the laptop with the M-5Y71 to find out if there are any heat issues with it.

Increasing the RAM from 4GB to 8GB is generally a good and inexpensive way to improve performance a bit especially if you have a lot of programs open or work with relatively large files.
 
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