The Taiwan-based firm Asus has unveiled a new 13.3-inch QHD+ ultraportable laptop at 12.3mm in India, availavle for $599 shipment. Its a full-fledged MackBook killer priced at Rs 49,999 ($699) and will go on sale in two color variants namely Obsidian Stone and Ceramic Alloy. Flipkart will be retailing it starting May 15 and will also be available to purchase across all ASUS Stores in India. More details on Asus ZenBook UX305 Crystal White Limited Edition for $999 can be grabbed right after this jump.
Finally here to compete with the might of an Apple MackBook, ZenBook UX305 is a Windows notebook which is more than capable of competing or even bettering the latest MacBook for that matter with its price and the hardware in tow. Sports a 13.3-inch MacBook form size powered by a full-HD (1920x1080p) resolution multi-touch display and running on Windows 8/8.1 version.
The Asus ZenBook UX 305 is packed with the latest set of Intel Core M-5Y10 CPU, paired with an 8GB of RAM and adds 512GB SSD storage capacity. In the terms of design, the new ZenBook offers a sleek wedge-shaped design, said to be crafted from solid aluminum and enhanced with diamond-cut highights.
Weighs at 1.2kg and ZenBook UX305 features an in-plane switching (IPS) anti-glare display with a 3200 x 1800 pixels resolution. Also claims that it have five times the resolution of a standard HD dispplay, and when talked about the pixel density – it goes with 275ppi for images and video. The ultrabook also sports a 300cd/m2 brightness, a contrast ratio of 770:1 and an ergonomic anti-glare coating.
Asus states that, “the full-size ergonomic keyboard has an improved layout for comfortable and accurate typing in any lighting conditions, and the large responsive touchpad supports Smart Gestures for intuitive control of Windows 8.1.”
The slim-figurine stature will cost you just under Rs 50K i.e. Rs 49,999. Asus ZenBook UX305 offers a battery life of up to 10 hours and integrated with Asus IceCool technology, which ensures a cooler palm rest area. Connectivity options includes a total of three USB 3.0 ports. One of the USB ports supports ASUS Charger+ tech for rapid recharging of mobile phones. A USB-to-Ethernet adapter is bundled with UX305, along with a mini DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter for connecting to an external monitor.
Limited Edition Crystal White is designed to compete with the likes of the Apple Retina MackBook, which is powered by an Intel Core M-5Y71, offering higher clock speeds than on the base model. Support for 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 3 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x micro HDMI, and SDXC card ports is given
The ZenBook UX305 Crystal White is priced at $999 and available to purchase from the Asus online store.