Take a shine to new Zenbook


    Dec 20, 2013

    Take a shine to new Zenbook

    Asus Zenbook Ultrabook

    WITH a sleek and slim design, Asus' Zenbook Ultrabook made waves when it was first launched a few years back.

    The latest iterations of the Zenbook, the UX301 and UX302, have the same basic design, except that the cover now has a layer of scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3, coated with a sheer high-gloss finish.

    The UX301 has an i7 CPU and a 2,560x1,440 13.3-inch display.

    The UX302 comes in two configurations, i5 and i7 CPUs, with a 1,920x1,080 full-HD 13.3-inch screen.

    The higher-end model sports a 128GB SSD while the UX302 comes with hybrid storage of 750GB HDD and 16GB SSD.

    Battery life is a respectable eight hours. Another improvement is the larger chamber size of the speakers, which deliver louder and better sound.

    How much: Zenbook UX302 - $1,698 (i5), $1,998 (i7); Zenbook UX301 - $2,798