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ASUS ZenBook UX305 is Best Slim Windows Notebook

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ASUS laptops are indeed one of the best. ASUS Philippines achieved a total of 39.5% market share in the ultraportable 13.3 inch notebook category with the ZenBook series, besting the Apple Macbook according to a report by GFK last December 2015. The same report marks ASUS as the number one brand in the 13.3 inch notebook category worldwide. Their success is credited to their best selling ultraportable laptop, the ZenBook UX305.asus-ux305-tb0216

The lightest 13.3 inch notebook in the ultraportable category, the ZenBook UX305 has an ultra-slim body with a thickness of only 12.3mm and weighs just 1.2kg. Equipped with a Core i7 processor and an ultra-fast SSD storage, the premium notebook comes with three USB 3.0 ports (with Quick Charging), one Micro-HMI output, one Audio Jack and an SD Card reader.

ZenBook UX305 Configurations

Now available in the Philippines, the ZenBook UX305 comes in four major configurations:

  1. Entry Level – UX305CA. This is the most affordable ZenBook UX305. Priced at PHP39,995, this model is powered by the latest Intel Core M3-6Y30 and comes with 4GB DDR3L RAM and 128GB of SSD storage. It has a splendid 13.3 inch FHD IPS Matte Display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. It is available in Ceramic White.
  2. Middle Range – UX305LA. This is the mid-range model powered by an Intel Core i5-5200U with 4GB DDR3L RAM and 256GB Storage. Priced at PHP49,995, this one also has a 13.3 inch FHD IPS Matte Display. It is available in Black.
  3. High Level – UX305LA. Available in Black and Gold, this model is priced at PHP59,995.It is powered by an Intel Core i5-5200U with 8GB DDR3L RAM and 512GB SSD Storage. Like all models within the ZenBook series, this also comes with a splendid 13.3 inch 1920×1080 FHD IPS Matte Display.
  4. Ultimate Performance – UX305LA. This model is made for top performance. Priced at PHP65,995, the UX305LA is powered by an Intel Core i7-5500U with whopping 8GB DDR3L RAM and 512GB SSD Storage. It uses a Quad-HD display with a resolution of 3200 x 1800.

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ZenBook UX305 Complete Specs

Model Name

UX305CA-FC050T (White)

UX305LA-FC014T (Black)

UX305LA-FC083T (Black) / 

UX305LA-FC084T

(Aurora Gold)

UX305LA-FB053T (Black) / 

UX305LA-FB049T

(Aurora Gold)

Operating System

Windows 10 64Bit

Windows 10 64Bit

Windows 10 64Bit

Windows 10 64Bit

Processor

Intel® Core™ m3-6Y30 Processor (4M Cache, up to 2.2 GHz)

Intel® Core™ i5-5200U Processor, 2.2GHz (3M Cache, up to 2.7GHz)

Intel® Core™ i5-5200U Processor, 2.2GHz (3M Cache, up to 2.7GHz)

Intel® Core™ i7-5500U Processor, 2.4GHz (4M Cache, up to 3.0GHz)

RAM

4GB DDR3L

(Non-Removable)

4GB DDR3L

(Non-Removable)

8GB DDR3L

(Non-Removable)

8GB DDR3L

(Non-Removable)

Graphics

Intel® HD Graphics 515

Intel® HD Graphics 5500

Intel® HD Graphics 5500

Intel® HD Graphics 5500

Display 

Matte Finish 13.3” IPS FHD 1920×1080 Non-Touch

Matte Finish 13.3” IPS FHD 1920×1080 Non-Touch

Matte Finish 13.3” IPS FHD 1920×1080 Non-Touch

Matte Finish 13.3” IPS QHD+ 3200×1800 Non-Touch

Storage

SATA3 128G M.2 SSD

SATA3 256G 

M.2 SSD 

SATA3 512G 

M.2 SSD

SATA3 512G 

M.2 SSD

Wireless Connectivity

802.11 ac/n/g Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 4.0

802.11 ac/n/g Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 4.0

802.11 ac/n/g Wi-Fi / Bluetooth

802.11 ac/n/g Wi-Fi / Bluetooth

Connectivity Ports

1x USB 2.0
2x USB 3.0

1x Microphone-in jack
1x Headphone-out jack
1x micro HDMI

1x USB 2.0
2x USB 3.0

1x Microphone-in jack
1x Headphone-out jack
1x micro HDMI

1x USB 2.0
2x USB 3.0

1x Microphone-in jack
1x Headphone-out jack
1x micro HDMI

1x USB 2.0
2x USB 3.0

1x Microphone-in jack
1x Headphone-out jack
1x micro HDMI

Battery & Charger Details 

Up to 10 Hours

45W AC Adapter: Output: 19V DC, 2.37A, 45W: Input: 100~240V AC
50/60Hz universal

Up to 12 Hours

45W AC Adapter: Output: 19V DC, 2.37A, 45W: Input: 100~240V AC
50/60Hz universal

Up to 12 Hours

45W AC Adapter: Output: 19V DC, 2.37A, 45W: Input: 100~240V AC
50/60Hz universal

Up to 12 Hours

45W AC Adapter: Output: 19V DC, 2.37A, 45W: Input: 100~240V AC
50/60Hz universal

Dimensions

32.4(W) x 22.6(D) x 0.00 ~ 1.23 (H) cm

32.4(W) x 22.6(D) x 0.55 ~ 1.49 (H) cm

32.4(W) x 22.6(D) x 0.55 ~ 1.49 (H) cm

32.4(W) x 22.6(D) x 0.55 ~ 1.49 (H) cm

Weight

1.2kg

1.3kg

1.3kg

1.3kg

Price 

PHP39,995

PHP49,995

PHP59,995

PHP65,995

All models under the ZenBook series comes with a 2 Years Global Warranty. Buyers can take advantage 100% Parts and Service warranty worth PHP2,500, available in more than 55 countries worldwide with ASUS. Visit https://www.asus.com/support for complete details. Those looking to get one can click on this link:  http://bit.ly/WTBZenBook

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Bryan is a tech and gadget enthusiast who spends his day blogging, writing fiction, and watching NBA clips on YouTube.

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