Customers who can wait to buy the latest gadget in the ever-changing landscape of consumer technology are usually best rewarded.
Until the next big thing comes out a few months later, of course.
But for those who waited for the ASUS Zenbook UX305 line of notebooks to get a refresh since their debut late last year in December, now is the time to finally make the jump and buy one.
The UX305's are thin, light, and are, for the most part, affordable. Usually, such a combination of features also meant that a device was also underpowered. But with ASUS's latest update, the company's lineup of thin-and-light laptops just got an upgrade to Core i5 Skylake chips, all for just $750.
The new ASUS UX305UA model comes with a 13.3-inch screen on a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution IPS anti-glare display, a Core i5-6200u processor, 256 GB of solid state storage (up to 512 GB), and 8 GB of RAM.
At about 2.9 pounds and measuring as little as 0.6-inches at its thickest part, where the screen and keyboard meet at the hinge, the UX305UA matches the svelte proportions of Apple's Macbook Air. The device also features 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, and a micro HDMI port.
Unlike the Macbook Air and other more expensive ultrabooks, what's missing in the UX350UA is a backlit keyboard. But for all of that at just $750, buyers can make use of the light coming from 276 ppi screen to light their keyboard.
There are other flavors of the ASUS Zenbook UX305. Equipped with a lower-end Core M3-6y30 processor, the laptop can be had for an even lower price at $599. For those looking for a touchscreen display, ASUS has one for you too with a 3,200 x 1,800 pixel multi-touch screen and a Core M3 processor for $699.
No matter which variant of the ASUS Zenbook UX305UA is purchased, the notebook is rated to last up to 12 hours on a single charge connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi. Battery mileage vary, however.