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Asus ZenBook UX305 starts at $699

Asus ZenBook UX305 with IPS display and Intel Core-M processor
Asus ZenBook UX305
This 13.3-inch ultraportable weighs only 2.6 pounds, has a Full HD IPS display, Intel Core-M processor, comes loaded with Windows 8.1, and starts at $699 USD.

Asus announced the ZenBook UX305 back in September 2014 and unveiled it at CES 2015, last month. Now the company finally announces the availability of this device they also claim to be "world’s slimmest 13.3-inch QHD+ ultraportable" - it only weighs 2.6 pounds and is 0.48-inch thin.

Asus ZenBook UX305 model UX305FA-ASM1 has the following highlights:

  • Processor: Intel Core-M 5Y10 with HD Graphics 5300
  • Memory/Storage: 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM; 256 GB SSD internal storage
  • Display: 13.3-inch IPS matte display with 1,920X1,080 pixles
  • Camera: 720p CMOS webcam
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11n dual-band, Bluetooth 4.0, 3XUSB 3.0, mini HDMI, 10/100 Mbit Ethernet, SD card reader
  • Operating system: Windows 8.1
  • Dimensions: 12.8X8.9X.0.5 inches

This slim portable can last for up to 10 hours on a single charge and features Asus SonicMaster audio with ICEpower technology from Bang & Olufsen. It also has an integrated microphone and 11.26-inch frameless chiclet keyboard.

While the model mentioned above is already available in the US at $699 USD, it will get a sibling featuring a QHD+ touchscreen, but the official press release available below only reveals it will arrive "at a later date."

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-02-17 (Update: 2015-02-17)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.