Asus' Head-Turning ZenBook UX301LA Is Now Just $699

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Asus is renowned for creating head-turning Yltrabooks, but the ZenBook UX301LA is a slightly different beast. It ditches the traditional aluminum laptop frame for one that features a lid coated in scratch resistant Gorilla Glass. That makes this ZenBook look more luxurious thanĀ its price would suggest, especially now that it's $300 off, selling for just $699 at B&H Photo Video.

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The beautiful, midnight blue laptop weighs a slim 2.6 pounds. It's been outfitted with a bright 13.3-inch 2560 x 1440 WQHD touch screen display. The LCD may not top the resolution of Apple's Retina laptops, but it certainly beats many of today's 1080p laptops.

Powering Asus' ultrabook is a 2.4GHz Core i7-5500U processor, which despite being two generations old, should still provide enough muscle for work and casual movie streaming. The system also has 8GB of RAM and a 256GB M.2 SSD.

Now that B&H Photo Video has temporarily lowered its price to $699, down from $999, the ZenBook UX301LA is a solid option for shoppers looking for a nice mix of beauty, power, and portability in a package that stands out from the rest of the pack.

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  • Mike P Says:

    This is the most pathetic tech article I've ever read. The i7 is good enough for "casual movie streaming". In other news, a Ferrari is great for driving to visit grandma's tombstone at the cemetery!

    In all seriousness, this is probably the most beautiful laptop ever made. It's also super powerful (though that 8 GB is dated) and decent on battery (~6hrs). Heck, it is capable of playing modded skyrim at close to high settings. I like the keyboard better than even the pre-butterfly MBPs,and the glass touch pad was as good as you could hope for.

    Especially at the time of its release, it was a massive feat of engineering. The only downside is that I paid $2k for mine 4 years ago :( I have an Xps15 now which is absolutely stellar, but I can't help but miss how wonderful the 301la looked and felt. It's a steal sub-$1000, nontheless $700.

  • Arthur Says:

    Doesn't matter how light it is because 3 hours of battery life is absolutely unacceptable for this price

  • kms kms Says:

    laptopmag is riddled with so many errors, " head-turning Yltrabooks", there seriously needs to be editing and proofing of this type of content.

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