Review: Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC010T

Okay, okay, just one more ASUS product. Promise. For this week, anyway. Because you really, really want to see the ASUS Zenbook UX305UA. In person, preferably, because this machine can’t have justice done unless you’re holding it.

Why? Because the Zenbook UX305UA is the closest you’re going to get to a MacBook Air, Apple’s lightweight notebook, while retaining a native Windows environment. And we’re just talking in terms of weight and engineering here. The Zenbook UX305UA is impeccable on both fronts.

The other specifications are nothing to sneeze at either. There’s an Intel Core i5 6200U processor in there, 4GB of RAM and storage consists of a 128GB solid state drive. This might sound like it’s not a big deal, Skylake chip aside, but when you see just how skinny this machine is you’ll understand what an achievement this is for ASUS.

The 13.3-inch display is a full HD affair, so you’ve got the full 1080p resolution in front of you. The panel is also gorgeous, even when the UX305UA is powered off.

WiFi, Bluetooth, a webcam, USB 3.0 and 2.0 support, an SD card reader and a microHDMI port make this lightweight, thin notebook something that needs to be experienced, ideally. Because this Windows 10 machine weighs in at just 1.3kg – oh, and the battery life is also great. Just in case you needed another reason to check it out.

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