Asus has recently unveiled its latest ultraportable laptop in India. The laptop is ridiculously thin at 12.3mm and is priced at Rs 49,999 in India. Named the ZenBook UX305, the naming is quite in line with Asus other business series like Zenfone for phone and it’s portable charger called Zenpower.
The Zenbook UX305 has a 13.3 inch IPS anti glare display with a FHD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The laptop is milled out of solid aluminium and has diamond cut highlights. The material used help keep the weight of the device incredibly low at 1.2kgs with the battery.
This Ultrabook is powered by an Intel Core M-5Y10 processor which is the same processor found in the new 2015 Macbook. The ZenBook comes with a 256GB SSD hard disk which has six times the transfer speed of a regular hard drive, also so this ultrabook gets 4GB of RAM. The UX305 comes with a full size ergonomic backlit keyboard and a responsive touchpad which supports Windows 8 gestures. The laptop also gets Asus SonicMaster audio technology and also incorporates ICEPower, Bang & Olufsen technology which gives it an edge when it comes to audio.
The laptop also makes use of ASUS thermal management design which eliminates the need of fans to cool it. ASUS IceCool technology ensures that the palm rest portion on the device remains below the body temperature for user comfort. It is powered by a lithium-polymer and can deliver upto 10hrs of battery life. While it does not feature a USB type C like on the Macbook but has three USB 3.0 ports. One of the USB ports also supports ASUS Charger+ technology which can be used to charge mobile devices quickly. The laptop does not have ethernet port hence its comes with a USB to Ethernet adapter in the box. Also in the box is a DisplayPort to VGA adapter for connecting an external monitor.
The ZenBook will be available in 2 colors Obsidian Stone and Ceramic alloy both of which look beautiful on this device. The UX305 will be available on Flipkart and at Asus Exclusive Stores from May 15th.