Asus' ultra-thin ZenBook UX305 lands in the U.S. for $699

Asus launched the latest addition in the ZenBook series, the ZenBook UX305, in the UK earlier this month, and is now bringing the Ultrabook to the U.S. The 0.48-inch thick notebook will be available in the country for just $699 for the full-HD model, with the QHD+ variant set to debut at a later date.

The ZenBook UX305 features a 13.3-inch full-HD display, Intel's latest generation Core M CPU, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. There's dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, a USB to Ethernet adapter, one micro-HDMI port and three USB 3.0 ports, one of which can be used to charge your mobile device quickly through Asus' Charger+ technology. Also included is the vendor's SonicMaster audio technology that delivers clear sound from the built-in speakers. The notebook runs Windows 8.1 out of the box.

The all-aluminum Ultrabook comes with a wedge design and will be offered in an Obsidian Stone color variant. The full-HD model will be available in the U.S. for $699, which is much lower than other notebooks that offer similar specs. We'll let you know where you can get one as soon as it goes on sale.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.