Asus Zenbook UX305

Asus announced its latest entry in the Zenbook Ultrabook line, the Zenbook UX305, at the IFA today. Sporting an all-aluminium chassis and a 13.3-inch 3200 x 1800 display with a pixel density of 267 ppi along with a new Intel low-power Broadwell-based Core M CPU, Asus claims that the Zenbook UX305 can offer over 10 hours of battery life. In terms of storage, Asus is offering a 256 GB or 512 GB SSD.

During the announcement, Asus was quick to point out that at 12 mm, the Zenbook UX305 is thinner than the MacBook Air, which has a thickness of 17 mm at its widest point. At 2.6 pounds, it is also lighter than the MacBook Air at 2.98 pounds. In terms of connectivity, the Zenbook UX305 offers a full-size HDMI out, Wi-Fi ac, three USB 3.0 ports and an SD card reader.

The Windows 8.1-toting Zenbook UX305 will be offered in Obsidian Stone and Ceramic Alloy, and will be available in time for the holidays.