ASUS Zenbook UX305 is finally available in Singapore from today. It is touted to be the slimmest 13.3-inch Ultrabook with a fanless design, measuring only 12.3mm thin and weighing just 1.2kg. The UX305 is powered by the latest Intel® Core™ M processor and sports an anti-glare 3200 x 1800 resolution display. It is retailing at S$999 at all ASUS authorised retailers and ASUS brand stores.
The ZenBook UX305 is an award-winning Ultrabook™ that has received special recognition from the jury of industry experts for its exceptional and forward-looking design, quality, innovation and functionality. It is a recipient of a 2014 Good Design Award from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion and the prestigious 2015 iF Design Award.
The Singapore pricing is reasonable as compared to the US pricing of US$799. The UX305 is an attractive alternative to a Macbook Air, featuring the latest Intel Core M processor. It looks to be a sleek 13-inch ultraportable suited for mobile users. It’s not very expensive, sports a sharp display, decent battery performance, and would be extremely quiet, since there’s no fan or spinning HDD. However, initial reviews seems to indicate that the Core M isn’t a fast performer so if speed’s important, then look for the Haswell or Broadwell I5 / I7 chips instead.
DETAILS (PRESS RELEASE)
Ultra-Slim Elegance in a Stunning New Colour
The ZenBook UX305 has a subtle and refined new shape that incorporates the DNA of the classic ZenBook. It features an elegantly-tapered wedge design with smooth, comfortable edges and diamond-cut edges that subtly emphasise the sleekness of the 12.3mm-thin chassis.
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.
Continuing the long-established ZenBook tradition of combining performance with luxury, this gorgeous ultraportable — which weighs only 1.2kg — is available in a sophisticated new Obsidian Stone colour with ZenBook’s signature spun-metal finish with its Zen-inspired concentric circle pattern.
Powerful Productivity with All-day Battery Life and Fanless Deisgn
The ZenBook UX305 is powered by the Intel® Core™ M processor, a remarkably power-efficient processor that delivers smooth performance for any task efforlessly. In combination with up to 4GB of RAM and an ultra-fast up to 128GB SSD, the ZenBook UX305 delivers impressive all-round performance. The SATA 6Gbit/s SSD which is up to six times faster than a traditional hard disk drive helps to increase office productivity tasks as applications load in an instant, and boot time is also reduced significantly.
In addition to the power efficient Intel® Core™ M processor, the ZenBook UX305 comes with a fanless design. Together with the advanced ASUS thermal management design, the ZenBook UX305 is fast yet completely silent, and remains cool at all times. ASUS IceCool technology also ensures that the palm-rest area remains below body temperature at all times for maximum user comfort.
The use of a lithium-polymer battery and power-efficient components also means that ZenBook UX305 provides all-day computing with a battery life of up to 10 hours, perfect for busy on-the-go professionals.
Despite its slim design, the ZenBook UX305 offers users full connectivity, with a total of three SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports. One of the USB ports supports ASUS Charger+ technology for rapid recharging of mobile devices. A USB-to-Ethernet adapter is bundled with the ZenBook UX305, along with a mini DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter for connecting to an external monitor. One quirk – it offers only a micro-HDMI instead of a full HDMI slot.
Incredible Touch, Incredible Sound
Touch is at the very heart of the ZenBook UX305. With its ultra-sensitive touchscreen, precise multi-touch touchpad with Smart Gesture support, and a superbly-engineered backlit full-size ergonomic keyboard, every part of the ZenBook UX305 is designed for the ultimate touch experience in Windows 8.1.
Incredible audio experience has always been a feature of the ZenBook family, and the ZenBook UX305 is no exception. ASUS SonicMaster audio, incorporating ICEpower®, Bang & Olufsen technology produces sound like you have never heard before from a laptop, with deep rich bass and crystal-clear vocals. The easy-to-use AudioWizard software has five presets optimised for different sound sources, so users can always enjoy the ultimate listening experience.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
Available from today, the ASUS ZenBook UX305 will be retailing at S$999 at all ASUS authorised retailers and ASUS brand stores in Singapore.
ASUS Brand Store Locations
Funan DigitaLife Mall
109 North Brdige Road, Funan DigitaLife Mall #03-07, Singapore 179097
Sim Lim Square
1 Rochor Canal Road, Sim Lim Square #01-52, Singapore 188504
1 Harbourfront Walk #02-216A VivoCity Singapore 098585