I need an advice on a (second hand) Asus UX305

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  1. amazing-boy

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    I'm planning since a time to replace my lenovo x220 and I've found an interesting chance with an ASUS ZenBook UX305 UA-FC050T, as I could buy it for just 300 euro (bought at 02/2017, configured with Intel Core I7-6500U, RAM 8 GB, SSD 512 GB)

    Could it be a bargain and a noticeable upgrade respect to my x220 ?
     
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    It can depend. What will the main use of the system be?
     
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    The 6500u is still a dual core CPU, its not a massive upgrade, but the SSD will make a noticiable difference if you were still running an HDD in the x220.

    If its for programming, the SSD will help, a lot, but the CPU isn't much more powerfull, userbenchmark puts it at 21% better:

    http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-6500U-vs-Intel-Core-i5-2520M/m36930vsm29

    Passmark scores:
    i5-2520m: 3583
    i7-6500u: 4433

    A quad-core, even an Haswell would be a much greater upgrade, but for 300€, thats a decent deal, depends on what you want to do, like Support.1@XOPTIC questions.
     
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    In such a case which type of CPU could represent an effective upgrade respect the i5 on x220?

    Sent from Lenovo Tab 3 8" Plus with Lineage 14.1
     
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    Depends a lot on your budget..

    If you want to keep the lower budget, an i7-4700mq, or the 4700hq/4710/4720hq will give you near 100% improvement over your current CPU, tons of laptops with those CPU's.

    If you want something newer, stay way from the U CPU's, besides 8th Gen, they are all dual cores, be it i3 or i7.
     
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    The price itself raises some suspicion for the health of the machine. Have you seen it run and function?
     
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    It was in nearly like new conditions but I've decided to give up... and looking for another option.

    Sent from Lenovo Tab 3 8" Plus with Lineage 14.1
     
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    CPU is more or less like the ZenBook you saw, its a dual core, but the battery life seems impressive, and the screen with 90% sRGB should be pleasant to use.
     
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    For that price could be a deal or there are more interesting alternatives ?

    Sent from Huawei Nova Titanium
     
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    In such a case do You consider this laptop could be a good deal, and a real upgrade for me ? ;)

    This is the complete conf:

    -Cpu intel I5 5300U
    Monitor 14" HD
    -Ram 4giga DDR3L ( up to 12Gb )
    -SSD M2 256Gb ( veramente veloce )
    -Wifi,USB 3.0 x 3, bluetooth, backlit ITA keyboard

    Sent with Tapatalk from Huawei Nova Titanium
     
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