The Sims 4 Ultrabook Performance

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Can you game on the ASUS Zenbook UX305CA?

Testing gaming on the ASUS Zenbook UX305CA with Intel Core M3-6Y30 and Intel HD 515 Graphics.

In this video we test The Sims 4, Rocket League, Hearthstone, Minecraft, Dirt Rally and GTA V to see if they are playable on this low-power laptop.

The Core M3/M5/M7 series of chips are also found in retina 12″ Apple MacBook and entry level Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

Intel Iris 540 – Grand Theft Auto V

Testing GTA V running on Intel Iris 540 graphics on an Intel Core i5-6260U processor, in a NUC6i5SYH system.

ASUS Zenbook UX305CA SSD Upgrade Guide

Video guide to fitting a replacement SSD into the ASUS Zenbook UX305CA Ultrabook.

In this instance we fitted a 512GB Sandisk X400 M2.2280, giving a four-fold increase in storage capacity to greatly improve the usefulness of the system.

You can also find our first impressions video of the ASUS Zenbook UX305CA here.

ASUS Zenbook UX305CA First Impressions

The ASUS Zenbook UX305CA is a Core M3 based Ultrabook for ASUS which packs a 128GB SSD and 3200×1800 screen in to a 13.3″ chassis at an attractive price point.

In this video we take a look at unboxing and firing up the UX305CA for the first time, investigating boot times, screen quality and more.

We also have taken a look at how to upgrade the SSD in the UX305CA – fitting a 512GB Sandisk X400 M2.2280 to enhance the systems storage capacity.

Lenovo B51-80 First Impressions and SSD/Memory upgrade guide

A quick look and first impressions of the Lenovo B51-80 laptop.

I’ve been quite a big fan of the Lenovo B50-80 and supplied a number of them to customers over the last year or so, and the B51-80 improves on that with a 500GB SSHD drive and 6th generation Core i5-6200U at a great value price.

As an added bonus the HDD and memory are easy to upgrade.

DiRT Rally Gameplay First Impressions

Something a little different for this channel – I’ve been a huge fan of the earlier entries in to the Colin McRae and DiRT series in the past, but largely lost interest after DiRT 3 shifted the focus away from rallying.

As the name DiRT Rally suggests, this game goes back to the series roots, so I thought I’d share my initial impressions after a few hours play.

GeForce GTX 850M – Doom (2016)

Testing Doom Open Beta (2016) running on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M graphics on an Intel Core i7-4710HQ processor, in a Clevo laptop.

GeForce GT 840M – Doom (2016)

Testing Doom Open Beta running on NVIDIA GeForce 840M graphics on an Intel Core i7-4860HQ processor, in a Clevo laptop.

GeForce GT 820M – Doom (2016)

Testing Doom Open Beta running on NVIDIA GeForce 820M graphics on an Intel Core i5-4210U processor, in a Lenovo Flex 15 Ultrabook.

GeForce GT 820M – DiRT Rally

Testing DiRT Rally running on NVIDIA GeForce 820M graphics on an Intel Core i5-4210U processor, in a Lenovo Flex 15 Ultrabook.