ASUS Announces ZenBook UX305 Ultrabook Starting at $699

KEY POINTS

- World's slimmest 13.3-inch QHD+ ultraportable at only 0.48-inch thin and weighing 2.6 lbs.

- Powered by an Intel Core M processor with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD for superb all-around performance.

- Sleek new wedge-shaped all-aluminum design with new Obsidian Stone color.

- Pricing starts at $699 for Full HD model.

16 Feb, 2015, 01:38 ET from ASUS

FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ASUS today announced the elegant and powerful ZenBook UX305, which is the world's slimmest 13.3-inch ultraportable laptop at 0.48-inch thin. The UX305 weighs 2.6lbs and features crisp and vibrant in-plane switching (IPS) anti-glare displays. Powered by the all-new Intel® Core M processor for seamless multitasking and standard solid state storage, the UX305 is the ultimate ultraportable laptop for discerning users. Up to 10 hours[1] of battery life gives users true all-day computing.

A wedge-shaped design crafted from solid aluminum and enhanced with diamond-cut highlights gives the ZenBook UX305 a sleek look while a new obsidian stone color finishes the elegant design. The award winning ZenBook UX305 is the recipient of a 2014 Good Design Award from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) and also included in the Good Design Best 100 list, which is a selection of products receiving special recognition from the jury of industry experts for their exceptional and forward-looking designs.

The ZenBook UX305 also recently received the prestigious 2015 iF Design Award, an award globally recognized as a seal of quality for products that excel in specific criteria including design quality, degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics and more. An independent jury of 50 experts from all around the world assesses products and selects the most notable ones as the winner.

Super-slim elegance with gorgeous new color

A refined new shape that incorporates the DNA of the classic ZenBook gives the UX305 a subtle new wedge design with elegantly-tapered and smooth diamond-cut edges that emphasize the sleek ultra-thin chassis. The full-size ergonomic keyboard features an improved layout for comfortable and accurate typing coupled with a large responsive touchpad that supports Smart Gestures for precise control of Windows 8.1.

Continuing the long-established ZenBook tradition of combining performance with luxury, the gorgeous UX305 ultraportable, which weighs only 2.6lbs, is available in a sophisticated new Obsidian Stone color with ZenBook's signature spun-metal finish with its Zen-inspired concentric circle pattern.

Powerful productivity with all-day battery life and full connectivity

The ZenBook UX305 is powered by the all-new Intel Core M processor, a remarkably power-efficient processor that effortlessly delivers smooth performance for any task. Combined with 8GB of RAM and an ultra-fast 256GB SSD, the UX305 delivers impressive all-around performance. The screaming-fast SATA 6.0Gb/s SSD — which is up to six times faster than a traditional hard disk drive — tears through file-intensive office productivity tasks with ease. Applications instantly load while boot time is significantly reduced on the ZenBook UX305.

The advanced ASUS thermal management design removes the need for cooling fans to make the UX305 fast yet completely silent while remaining cool at all times. ASUS IceCool technology ensures the palm-rest area remains below body temperature at all times for maximum user comfort.

A lithium-polymer battery and power-efficient components makes the UX305 perfect for busy on-the-go professionals with up to 10 hours1 of battery life.

Despite its slim design, the UX305 offers full connectivity options with three SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, offering data transfers that are up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. One of the USB 3.0 ports supports ASUS Charger+ technology for rapid recharging of mobile devices. A USB Ethernet adapter is bundled with the UX305 for simple wired network connectivity when wireless is unavailable.

Stunningly displays

The stunning ZenBook UX305 features two 13.3-inch in-plane switching (IPS) display options for wide viewing angles, including a matte Full HD (1920x1080) that provides amazing images and an optional QHD+ (3200x1800) multi-touch display for extremely sharp visuals. QHD+ offers five times the resolution of standard HD displays for an extraordinary pixel density of 275ppi for crisp, vivid and life-like images and video.

Incredible Sound

Incredible sound has always been a highlight of the ZenBook family and the UX305 is no exception. ASUS SonicMaster audio with ICEpower® technology from Bang & Olufsen produces deep bass, rich mids and crystal-clear highs. The easy-to-use AudioWizard software has five presets optimized for different audio sources to always enjoy the ultimate listening experience.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS ZenBook UX305 (Model: UX305FA-ASM1) with matte Full HD display, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD is available immediately in the US at MSRP $699.  The UX305 with QHD+ display will be available at a later date. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

SPECIFICATIONS[2]

 


ASUS ZenBook UX305


Operating system

Windows 8.1

CPU

  Intel® Core™ M 5Y10

Graphics

Intel® HD Graphics 5300

Memory

LP DDR3 1600MHz 8GB

Display

13.3in 16:9 IPS QHD+ (3200x1800) multi-touch / IPS FHD (1920x1080) matte

Card Reader

SD/SDXC

Storage

256GB SSD

Network Connectivity

802.11n (dual-band)

External cable supports10/100Mbit/s Ethernet

Bluetooth 4.0

Camera

HD 720p CMOS module

Keyboard

11.26-inch frameless chiclet keyboard

Interface

 1 x Micro HDMI port  

 3 x USB 3.0 port (1x charger+)

 1 x audio jack combo

 1 x SD/SDXC card reader

Audio

 ASUS SonicMaster audio system

 Integrated microphone

Battery Pack

Lithium-polymer 45Wh

AC Adapter

Output 19V 45W

input: 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal

Dimensions & weight

12.8 x 8.9 x 0.5-inch, 2.6lbs

About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world's best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.

[1] Tested in office productivity mode with Wi-Fi connected, Intel® Core™ M 5Y10, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 120cd/m2 bightness.

[2] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

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