Asus on Thursday launched Zenbook UX305 laptop in India, which it claims is the "world's slimmest 13.3-inch QHD+ ultraportable laptop." However, the company has not brought the QHD+ (3200x1800) display variant to India. Priced starting Rs. 49,999, the Zenbook UX305 will be available with Flipkart and Asus exclusive stores starting Friday.
The 64-bit Windows 8.1-based ultraportable laptop features a 13.3-inch full-HD (1920x1080 pixels) resolution LED-backlit display, and is powered by Intel Core M-5Y10 Processor (4MB cache, 2 cores, 4 threads, 800MHz base frequency, 2GHz Turbo frequency) clubbed with 4GB of RAM and Intel HD Graphics 5300.
As for the inbuilt storage, the Asus Zenbook UX305 includes a 256GB SATA 3 SSD. With a thickness of 12.3mm, the firm says the laptop's thermal management design and IceCool technology keeps it from reaching high temperature during heavy usage.
As for connectivity, the Asus Zenbook UX305 equips a total of three USB 3.0 ports with one of the ports supporting Asus Charger+ technology for quick recharging of mobile devices, a Micro-HDMI v1.4 port, a headphone and audio-in combo jack, and a SDXC card reader slot. Since there is not Ethernet port, a USB-to-Ethernet adapter is also bundled. It features a 3-cell Li-ion Polymer battery
Asus Zenbook UX305 also comes with Smart Gesture support alongside the Asus SonicMaster audio, ICEpower and Bang & Olufsen technology for enhanced sound experience for users. AudioWizard, an audio software with five presets, is also included in the laptop.
The 1.2kg laptop will be available in Obsidian Stone colour variant with the company's spun-metal finish and concentric circle pattern.
"Today's introduction of our latest Asus Zenbook is our step ahead to make the incredible available for the Indian masses. Being the pioneers of bringing ultrabooks in the country, we comprehend the market for Ultrabooks here and have timely introduced various variants to cater to the demand. Zenbook UX305 is one of our elite ranges of products and will further enhance our Ultrabook Series and quality offerings for our existing and prospective customers," said Peter Chang, Region Head - South Asia & Country Manager - System Business Group - Asus India during the launch.