ASUS launches its first Windows 10 QHD laptop in India with flagship ZenBook UX305LA

ASUS has announced the launch of its first premium Windows 10 laptop with its flagship ZenBook UX305LA in India. The Ultrabook will be powered by a full range of high-performance Intel processors – Core M, Core i5, and Core i7 and will be available in multiple color options like black, white, and gold.

The UX305LA is the next generation of the Zenbook UX305 launched earlier this year, which my friend Richard Devine described as 'A gorgeous Windows 8.1 Ultrabook at an excellent price' in his review here at Windows Central.

Asus ZenBook UX305LA

The ultraportable laptop has been currently launched with Intel Core i7 processor, and the Core i5 version of the same will be launched by the end of this quarter. With 8GB RAM and the latest 5th-generation i7 processor, ZenBook UX305LA would easily breeze through any task. At just 12.3mm, the UX305LA is the world's slimmest 13.3-inch QHD ultraportable laptop. The advanced ASUS thermal management design removes the need for cooling fans, so UX305LA is fast yet completely silent and remains cool at all times. There's also the ASUS IceCool technology that ensures that the palm-rest area remains below body temperature at all times for maximum user comfort.

Peter Chang, Regional Head of South Asia and Managing Director for Asus India said

"The UX305LA is a perfect balance of great looks and functionality which delivers a powerful performance with the Windows 10 combination. The Indian consumers are increasingly moving towards ultraportable products and the featherweight ZenBook UX305LA is a real performer that redefines this segment with its svelte design. It is one of the most affordable products in this category, and we truly believe that it deserves a top spot in the festive shopping list of the Indian consumers."

Asus Zenbook UX305LA

  • Model Name: UX305LA-FB055T
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-5500U Processor, 2.4GHz (4M Cache, up to 3.0GHz)
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64bit)
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Storage: SATA3 512GB SSD
  • Display: 13.3' | LED Back-lit | QHD+ 3200x1800 16:9
  • Video Camera: HD web camera
  • USB Ports: 1x USB 2.0 | 2x USB 3.0
  • Display port: 1x micro HDMI
  • Weight: 1kg (without battery) | 1.30kg (with 6 cell battery)
  • Dimensions (cm): 32.4(W) x 22.6(D) x 0.55 ~ 1.49 (H)

Asus ZenBook UX305LA

ASUS ZenBook UX305LA will be available from October 15 at a starting price of ₹97,990 ($1500) across all Asus exclusive stores and online retailers. It's steep on the price, but with QHD display, 8GB RAM with 512GB solid-state disk and battery life of up to 10 hours, ZenBook UX305LA could be the perfect ultraportable laptop for power users.

What do you think of the Zenbook UX305LA? Tell us in the comments!

Abhishek Baxi