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Originally Posted by KyadCK View Post

The ux305ca is not a fan-less design. None of the Zenbooks are. The vent is located between the laptop's body and the display assembly:



http://www.trustedreviews.com/asus-zenbook-ux305ca-review

I haven't seen a fan anywhere.





So it's fanless. Whether its sealed is a different story.
     
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I haven't seen a fan anywhere.





So it's fanless. Whether its sealed is a different story.

Incorrect. At least with the latest model just announced today. This implies it'll also be the case for the past models:

"ASUS sacrificed a fanless design like the Retina MacBook has in favor of increased performance, but the ZenBook 3 has an innovative cooling system that features the "world's thinnest fan design" at just 3mm."

http://www.macrumors.com/2016/05/30/asus-zenbook-3-vs-macbook-retina-12-inch/


I can also attest to the generally better build quality of Latitudes to Inspirons.
    
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Incorrect. At least with the latest model just announced today. This implies it'll also be the case for the past models:

"ASUS sacrificed a fanless design like the Retina MacBook has in favor of increased performance, but the ZenBook 3 has an innovative cooling system that features the "world's thinnest fan design" at just 3mm."

http://www.macrumors.com/2016/05/30/asus-zenbook-3-vs-macbook-retina-12-inch/


I can also attest to the generally better build quality of Latitudes to Inspirons.

I don't want to derail this too much; again you might be correct about the upcoming Zenbook 3 but the ux305ca I can assure you does not have a fan. Only units with core i CPUs would have a need for a fan just like they would in any other laptop. But the ux305ca doesn't use a core i; it uses a core m just like the mac air. The core m (3,5,7) lineups have a max TDP of 6/5W IIRC and that's what allows them to be used without fans in such thin and confined spaces.

And for the OP I've dealt with Latitudes and Inspirons and if it isn't too repetitive the Latitudes are almost always the better quality builds. The question is whether you want to pay for that.
     
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