Asus Zenbook UX305: A Macbook Alternative

Asus Zenbook UX305: A Macbook Alternative

Asus Zenbook UX305

The Asus ZenBook UX305 is one of the best and most affordable Ultrabooks available now.  Asus has answered this call for thinner and lighter machines with its own Intel Core M powered ZenBook UX305.

Asus Zenbook UX305

Intel’s Core M mobile processors are revolutionising what we expect from an ultra-portable laptop. The new chip is at the core of the much-hyped new 12in MacBook. However, Apple isn’t the first to market, with a number of Windows-based laptops coming out. Better still, the chips aren’t exclusive to top-end devices and can be found in laptops under £700. Enter Asus with the 1.2kg Zenbook UX305 – which at £650 is almost half the price of the new top-end MacBook.

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This stunningly thin laptop takes full advantage of the low power consumption and low thermal footprint of its 0.8GHz Intel Core M-5Y10c processor. 800MHz may sound pathetically slow, but keep in mind that it can Turbo Boost to an impressive 2GHz when thermal conditions allow. If we didn’t know what processor was inside the laptop, we’d have guessed it was a Core i3.

The advantages of such a low-power processor are clear. First, the laptop has a fanless design meaning it’s completely silent no matter how heavy a load it’s under. As a result, it’s thin (just 12.3mm) and extremely light thanks to the lack of a heavy cooling system. The thin design means you’re left with just a single micro HDMI output, SD card reader and no Ethernet port alongside the 3 USB3 ports and 3.5mm audio jack, although that’s a heck of a lot more than you’ll get in the new MacBook.

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Source:Michael Passingham

Image Source:Pierre Lecourt