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ASUS comes to the party with the thin, light ZenBook UX305 for just $699

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Feb 2015 22:44 User comments (3)

ASUS comes to the party with the thin, light ZenBook UX305 for just $699 Earlier this month, Dell took the ultrabook industry by storm with its 2015 XPS 13, starting at $799 with a nearly bezel-less display and an extremely tiny frame.
ASUS has just unveiled their rival, the ZenBook UX305, the "world's slimmest 13.3-inch ultra" at just 0.48-inch thin.

The device has a 13.3-inch 1080p display with anti-glare, a brand new Intel Core M processor, 10 hours of battery life and a "solid aluminum frame enhanced with diamond-cut highlights." The ultrabook has 8GB RAM, a 256GB SSD, three USB 3.0 ports and an ethernet port.

To go along with its thin frame, the ultra weighs in at 2.6 pounds, in line with the XPS 13 and the MacBook Air.

Most notably, the ultrabook will sell for just $699, undercutting the Dell XPS 13's lowest model by $100 with more RAM and internal storage.

Source:
Asus via TechPowerUp

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3 user comments

117.2.2015 0:31

Interesting read. A close friend of mine switched to a Dell from a MacBook and advised that I do the same due to how slow MacBook's become over time. Thankfully www.detoxmymac.org helped to make mine like new, but I think there is something to be said about how the new XPS 13 is really focused on the internal hardware updates as opposed to aesthetics - it seems like Apple's focus is on aesthetics as opposed to functionality.

218.2.2015 20:21

If its not a convertible with dedicated graphics I am not interested....


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322.2.2015 8:23

i am not interested because asus doesn't support there products long enough and make upgradable parts available remember the asus EEE pc where you had to purchase a 3rd party adapter to upgrade the machine and purchase a 300.00 micro hard drive hell no never again.

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