ASUS Zenbook UX305 13.3” Ultrabook in White - further price drop now only £549.97 **Now £499.97** @ Currys/PC World PLUS qualifies for £100 trade in
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ASUS Zenbook UX305 13.3” Ultrabook in White - further price drop now only £549.97 **Now £499.97** @ Currys/PC World PLUS qualifies for £100 trade in

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Found 27th Oct 2015
Very well reviewed ultra portable laptop at a fantastic price. This went hot when I posted it just over a week ago but now an even better deal as the price has dropped by a further £50 (Thanks Scrungee)

Plus : Claim £100 cashback when you trade in a qualifying computer potentially making this just £449.97 - Now £499

Trade in a working laptop (11.3” or over) or desktop pc under 6 years old to get £100 cashback. To claim visit easytradeup.com/gb within 14 days of purchase. Offer extended by Microsoft. Now ends 15.11.15 Terms & Conditions apply.

Highlights

- One of the slimmest and lightest 13.3” laptops in the world

- Premium all-aluminium construction

- Intel® Core™ M processing delivers great performance without compromising battery life

- Full HD screen makes for highly-detailed films, games and everyday browsing

Premium portable computing

The Zenbook UX305 is just 12.3 mm thick and weighs a mere 1.2 kg, making it one of the slimmest laptops in the world.

Despite its size, it isn't at all fragile thanks to the all-aluminium construction. Plus, the clearly premium spun cover gives a discrete and refined look that fits into any professional situation.

All-new Intel® technology

One of the reasons the Zenbook UX305 is so thin is that it's powered by the new Intel® Core™ M processor. It's much more compact than other processors and requires no large cooling fans, so can be intelligently placed inside the chassis to completely maximise space.

The Core™ M is designed to deliver power when you need it and efficiency when you don't, so you can enjoy high performance computing when working and a longer battery life when simply browsing the web or chatting to friends.

Cutting-edge storage

On-board file storage comes courtesy of a solid-state drive (SSD). Much smaller and faster than a regular hard drive, an SSD speeds up booting, loading and helps deliver smooth computing from the second you turn on.

High definition media

From quickly editing a photo to streaming HD films, you can expect beautifully detailed visuals thanks to the Full HD screen.

Bang & Olufsen ICEpower audio makes sure your films and music sound great, whether you're listening through via headphones or the built-in speakers.

Windows 10

If you're an experienced Windows user you'll be pleased with the return of the familiar Start button and menu, while everyone will benefit from the many new and exciting features designed to make accessing what matters to you quick and easy.

Windows 10 features the new Edge browser, which gives you a much bigger viewing area for enjoying your online content at its best. You can write notes directly onto web pages and share them with anyone - perfect for students or business.

Working between different software or keeping an eye on social media while you work has never been easier; you can now snap up to four apps to any location on the screen for effortless multitasking. You can even create individual desktops for specific projects and tasks.

Whatever you're doing, Windows 10 makes your PC work the way you want.

Beautifully designed and built from premium materials, the Asus Zenbook UX305 13.3” Laptop is ideal for high-end computing on the go.

OVERVIEW
Type Laptop
Operating system - Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
- Free Windows 10 download
SPECIFICATION
Processor - Intel® Core™ M-5Y10 Processor
- Dual-core
- 0.8 GHz / 2.0 GHz with Turbo Boost
- 4 MB cache
Memory (RAM) 8 GB
Storage 128 GB SSD
SCREEN
Screen size 13.3"
Screen type LED
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Touchscreen No
Screen features LED backlighting
CONNECTIVTY
Wireless 802.11 ac
Ethernet No
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
USB USB 3.0 x 3
Video interface HDMI x 1
Audio interface 3.5 mm jack
MEDIA
Optical disc drive No
Memory card reader SD card reader
SOUND
Sound - Bang & Olufsen ICEpower
- SonicMaster
Speakers Integrated stereo speakers
FEATURES
Camera Integrated webcam
Microphone Yes
Mouse / trackpad Multitouch trackpad
Keyboard Island-style keyboard
POWER
Battery type 3-cell Lithium-ion
Battery life Up to 7 hours
GENERAL
Colour White
Box contents - Asus Zenbook UX305 13.3” Laptop
- AC power adapter
- User manual
Dimensions 12 x 324 x 226 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 1.2 kg
Manufacturer’s guarantee 1 year
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1% Quidco / 1.05% TopCashback too!
For those looking for a ultrabook i would recommend pc.co.uk , they have 14" Enigma VI which can be configured. With Core M, 8gb RAM and 256gb SSD its £582inc VAT. Have not bought this model myself but have bought another previously and happy with the company and product.
safb123

For those looking for a ultrabook i would recommend pc.co.uk , they have … For those looking for a ultrabook i would recommend pc.co.uk , they have 14" Enigma VI which can be configured. With Core M, 8gb RAM and 256gb SSD its £582inc VAT. Have not bought this model myself but have bought another previously and happy with the company and product.




Heheh... Sounds like an advert!
Why is this so expensive? Are the specs equivalent to a high end pc?

Not voted either.
genk

Why is this so expensive? Are the specs equivalent to a high end pc? Not … Why is this so expensive? Are the specs equivalent to a high end pc? Not voted either.



Because it's an Ultrabook - thinner, lighter, more portable, and arguably sexier than your average laptop. You could say it's the PC equivalent of a Macbook Air.

The specs are certainly not top-end, but they're good enough for normal usage. Whether the price premium is worth it depends entirely on your point of view.
deleted57959

self promotion isn't allowed here, but nice try


I am not affiliated with the company in anyway. I was going to buy the Asus but found the one i previously talked about which is better for the money. I am a student so just waiting to find some extra cash before buying. I dont get grants and didnt take a loan so it might be a while.
safb123

I am not affiliated with the company in anyway. I was going to buy the … I am not affiliated with the company in anyway. I was going to buy the Asus but found the one i previously talked about which is better for the money. I am a student so just waiting to find some extra cash before buying. I dont get grants and didnt take a loan so it might be a while.



If you are a student it might be worth considering the current Unidays promotion giving you 20% off virtually anything in Currys, so you could get this for about 440£ which makes it a far better deal than the pc.co.uk one, not to mention this is a pretty mainstream device hence far more support and other people using it if something goes wrong.

Don't get me wrong, I love pcspecialist and would actually say Lafite 2 is a better buy than engima (but that depends on what you are looking for I guess). But the problem with their pricing is that they are never really a deal but always an ok price so if you can't wait for deals like this you can buy from them but apart from some rare occasions I have never seen a truly awesome deal there (they have to make money after all) and there are some appalling examples of poor customer service from them to be taken into consideration.

Nexusfifth

If you are a student it might be worth considering the current Unidays … If you are a student it might be worth considering the current Unidays promotion giving you 20% off virtually anything in Currys, so you could get this for about 440£ which makes it a far better deal than the pc.co.uk one, not to mention this is a pretty mainstream device hence far more support and other people using it if something goes wrong.Don't get me wrong, I love pcspecialist and would actually say Lafite 2 is a better buy than engima (but that depends on what you are looking for I guess). But the problem with their pricing is that they are never really a deal but always an ok price so if you can't wait for deals like this you can buy from them but apart from some rare occasions I have never seen a truly awesome deal there (they have to make money after all) and there are some appalling examples of poor customer service from them to be taken into consideration.



​I'm not sure laptops are included in the 20% off deal are they. I had a nose but couldn't see them mentioned
any worth it, compared to apple products?
Didn't like the trackpad personally, rest of it is fairly nice though. They have them set up in PCworld and Currys, so pop along and try it.

Great de for students if it is.love my zen book but i5 3.5years old....it is fine but is it time to upgrade?????

seanrtkelly

​I'm not sure laptops are included in the 20% off deal are they. I had a n … ​I'm not sure laptops are included in the 20% off deal are they. I had a nose but couldn't see them mentioned


Any concerns over the M-5Y10 processor in these?
They seem to be sold out pretty much everywhere in London
Would this be okay for gaming?

I'm not expecting it to run the latest games at Ultra, of course, but I'm looking for something that'll run recent games on low settings, and play games from a year or two ago just fine...

I'm not very technically minded, but basically I want something that's fairly comparable to my desktop - which has an i3-4160 cpu and a 750ti gpu. Knowing very little about computers and having never owned a laptop I have no idea what I'm looking at/for, so any help or advice is very much appreciated!
Late

Would this be okay for gaming?I'm not expecting it to run the latest … Would this be okay for gaming?I'm not expecting it to run the latest games at Ultra, of course, but I'm looking for something that'll run recent games on low settings, and play games from a year or two ago just fine...I'm not very technically minded, but basically I want something that's fairly comparable to my desktop - which has an i3-4160 cpu and a 750ti gpu. Knowing very little about computers and having never owned a laptop I have no idea what I'm looking at/for, so any help or advice is very much appreciated!



This won't even be close to your desktop for gaming.
smokinhot

This won't even be close to your desktop for gaming.


Thanks mate

I think they are having problems with stock on this product. I ordered yesterday with next day delivery, quickly got an email saying:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret to inform you that you may not … Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret to inform you that you may not receive your order within the delivery timescale indicated on the website.



And the order in the My Account area reads:

YOUR ITEMS WILL BE DESPATCHED AS SOON AS STOCK IS AVAILABLE.



seanrtkelly

​I'm not sure laptops are included in the 20% off deal are they. I had a n … ​I'm not sure laptops are included in the 20% off deal are they. I had a nose but couldn't see them mentioned



7.5% for laptops, 10% for a surface 3
Edited by: "fiendishlyclever" 30th Oct 2015
If john lewis will price match then you would get a 3 year warranty included as it says at no extra cost so cannot really say it is 100 more as you get that extra.
Edited by: "paulsssss" 31st Oct 2015
Dropped further, updated
goonertillidie

Dropped further, updated



Thanks! :-)
Fantastic deal. I'm going down to John Lewis for a price match on the black windows 10 one today. Assuming all goes well with the trade in of my old one I'll have a proper bargain
Only drawback is the white case - they look grubby in no time. Ideal for Essex folk though (_;)
No stock anywhere nearby
hotukdeals.com/dea…949
I Posted a New Deal That is In stock Everywhere On Separate Deal Not Clearance. £499.00
Good deal.

Should be able to get JL to price match even though it's OOS
Asus Zenbook is not a deal at all.
Here for £495 you have:
http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/lafiteII/

OS: Windows 10
Screen: "IPS" LED 13.3 1920x1080 (better screen)
CPU: Dual Core 2.10 (better cpu)
Storage: SSD 850 Evo samsung 250Gb (twice the storage)
RAM: 8Gb 1600MHz
Camera: 720p webcam

EDIT: And also 3 years warranty
Edited by: "nice-new" 5th Nov 2015
O2 priority have a £20 off £300 spend instore voucher as well
What is the 1080p screen like?
mushi1989

O2 priority have a £20 off £300 spend instore voucher as well


With the £20 off do you think it would still qualify for the £100 cash back?
I wonder whether I should upgrade to this.

I bought an Acer s7-391 white ultrabook 2 1/2 years ago, and paid £430 for an ex display at Currys. The specs are similar, Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz 128GB SSD, only 4GB RAM, but a 13.3 IPS touchscreen full HD. The battery life is not impressive on the Acer, probably half that of the Asus.But it's a very thin and light laptop at 1.2kg

I somehow expected the Asus to have a touchscreen, given the cost of material probably came down a bit. Not sure how the CPUs compare ? Is a newer M processor better than the third gen i5 ?
Edited by: "sbirsen" 5th Nov 2015
jiggerouzo

With the £20 off do you think it would still qualify for the £100 cash b … With the £20 off do you think it would still qualify for the £100 cash back?



My apologies.

Just read the T&C's - 'Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer' & 'For any issues redeeming this offer please speak to store manager'

Still worth a punt maybe.
Obviously, this is a great discount, but there is no touch screen (which with W10 really comes into its own) and at this price, you are in Surface Pro 3 territory: microsoftstore.com/sto…615
Nice post if you fancy and ultrabook. I have a Lenovo Yoga and dont think I could go back to a normal laptop. I think there is a further £20 off to be had with the below O2 prioirty deal too.

priority.o2.co.uk/off…ore
Hey, if you've been chasing one of these - relax! From tomorrow (or today in some stores) the standard price will be £499. The clearance was on models that hadn't been updated to Windows 10. But all stores now have the new models and the price has been cut.

Still not sure if I want one though.... hmm..
That's the price on the PC World website. That's what I've requested JL to price-match.
Not sure that trade in is very generous. Might save a bit of hassle selling in the small ads, but would guess not many have a computer meeting their spec worth much less than £100 anyway.
Plus an extra £20 off with O2 Priority.
paulsssss

If john lewis will price match then you would get a 3 year warranty … If john lewis will price match then you would get a 3 year warranty included as it says at no extra cost so cannot really say it is 100 more as you get that extra.



I have an Asus S200e, small and cheap laptop that fits the bill. I'll probably trade that up after my JL price-match request comes through.
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