Asus ZenBook UX390UA Core i5-7200 8GB 512GB SSD 12.5 Inch £805 @ Debenhams plus
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Asus ZenBook UX390UA Core i5-7200 8GB 512GB SSD 12.5 Inch £805 @ Debenhams plus

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Found 6th Aug 2017
Always wanted one of those little 12 inch macbooks (without the mac os and the £1500 price tag). These aren't perfect but get pretty close to them and at £800 with those specs seems like a good deal. Usually £1000 +

Debenhams doing 25% off to get that price. Think you can get 2% cashback as well. Couldn't find any codes that would work with it though.
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  • 12.5 Inch Screen
  • Intel Core i5 7200u Processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • Windows 10 Operating System
  • 9 hours Battery Life
  • Blue (top)
  • 1920 x 1080 Resolution
  • 1 year warranty
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    Voted hot

    Does anyone know how it compares against Dell XPS 13?
    Edited by: "Ghulam35" 6th Aug 2017
    WOW X 2. Looks great. Thanks...!!!
    This is a decent competitor for the 12" MacBook, at an excellent price. Hot.
    It's a similar price most places now. I'd rather pay £45 for an extra year warranty with John Lewis: m.johnlewis.com/asu…653

    Also, isn't this a better deal for the i7 / 16GB version -
    amazon.co.uk/dp/…HNC

    Your thoughts??? I'm thinking of getting one. Good reviews out there on YouTube.
    Edited by: "akky79" 6th Aug 2017
    Same laptop available at Laptop Direct for £799.97, also has the possibility of an extra £15 discount with a trial to Which? magazine and also 2% quidco cashback (possible ~£769.27). laptopsdirect.co.uk/asu…asp
    Are these touch screen?
    akky792 h, 5 m ago

    Isn't this a better deal for the i7 / 16GB version - …Isn't this a better deal for the i7 / 16GB version - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LYI2AE8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_E4VHzb9SHEHNC Your thoughts?


    The i7 is still dual core so hardly any faster (~10%) so it comes down to whether you need the extra RAM badly enough to spend an extra £200.
    Edited by: "Agharta" 6th Aug 2017
    akky791 h, 10 m ago

    It's a similar price most places now. I'd rather pay £45 for an extra year …It's a similar price most places now. I'd rather pay £45 for an extra year warranty with John Lewis: https://m.johnlewis.com/asus-zenbook-3-ux390-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-512gb-ssd-12-5-inch-full-hd/p/3095653 Also, isn't this a better deal for the i7 / 16GB version - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LYI2AE8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_E4VHzb9SHEHNC Your thoughts??? I'm thinking of getting one. Good reviews out there on YouTube.

    I7 just slightly faster, 16gb ram will have not difference in normal use. This is better value.
    ILOVEYOUMAN45 m ago

    Same laptop available at Laptop Direct for £799.97, also has the …Same laptop available at Laptop Direct for £799.97, also has the possibility of an extra £15 discount with a trial to Which? magazine and also 2% quidco cashback (possible ~£769.27). http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/asus-zenbook-core-i5-7200-8gb-512gb-ssd-12.5-inch-windows-10-laptop-ux390ua-gs041t/version.asp



    Not sure if still the case but Laptops Direct and Debenhams electronics were all part of the Buy It Direct group and I suspect if you buy it from Debenhams you're actually dealing with the same company as Laptops Direct.
    Agharta53 m ago

    The i7 is still single core so hardly any faster (~10%) so it comes down …The i7 is still single core so hardly any faster (~10%) so it comes down to whether you need the extra RAM badly enough to spend an extra £200.



    Neither is single core...
    nublets2k8 m ago

    Neither is single core...


    Oops, I've updated.
    nublets2k12 m ago

    Neither is single core...

    So is it faster or not??? Is it worth spending the extra £200 for 16GB and i7???
    akky798 m ago

    So is it faster or not??? Is it worth spending the extra £200 for 16GB and …So is it faster or not??? Is it worth spending the extra £200 for 16GB and i7???



    It's likely that most people won't notice a difference. If you don't need 16gb ram then it's not worth it.
    akky7939 m ago

    So is it faster or not??? Is it worth spending the extra £200 for 16GB and …So is it faster or not??? Is it worth spending the extra £200 for 16GB and i7???


    CPU is ~10% faster. If you really need 16GB of RAM then you should buy a laptop with that amount.
    Agharta3 h, 36 m ago

    CPU is ~10% faster. If you really need 16GB of RAM then you should buy a …CPU is ~10% faster. If you really need 16GB of RAM then you should buy a laptop with that amount.


    For those of you who don't know if you need it, you don't. I'm a programmer and I only have 8GB of RAM in my laptop, it keeps up with tens of chrome tabs, VMs etc. with ease.
    Ghulam356 h, 43 m ago

    Voted hotDoes anyone know how it compares against Dell XPS 13?


    Poorly in some respects, the 12" macbook is a better comparison. For instance, it's only 1080p, no 3200x1800 option here. Its SSD may well be SATA3 instead of NVMe (so it's slower). It only has a 3.5mm jack and one USB-C port with no special functions like thunderbolt 3, vs the XPS 13's SD card slot, thunderbolt 3 capable USB-C port, separate charging port, 2 x USB type A (i.e. normal) ports. Internal battery's smaller at 40Wh vs 60Wh for the XPS.

    It wins in the weight department (910g vs about 1.2kg for XPS) and in webcam placement. That's about it.
    akky797 h, 11 m ago

    It's a similar price most places now. I'd rather pay £45 for an extra year …It's a similar price most places now. I'd rather pay £45 for an extra year warranty with John Lewis: https://m.johnlewis.com/asus-zenbook-3-ux390-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-512gb-ssd-12-5-inch-full-hd/p/3095653 Also, isn't this a better deal for the i7 / 16GB version - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LYI2AE8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_E4VHzb9SHEHNC Your thoughts??? I'm thinking of getting one. Good reviews out there on YouTube.

    John lewis will price match debenhams even with a voucher
    fm9915 h, 3 m ago

    John lewis will price match debenhams even with a voucher

    Debenhams, Yes. Debenhams Plus, No.
    Can you add RAM yourself easily?
    CampGareth15 h, 48 m ago

    For those of you who don't know if you need it, you don't. I'm a …For those of you who don't know if you need it, you don't. I'm a programmer and I only have 8GB of RAM in my laptop, it keeps up with tens of chrome tabs, VMs etc. with ease. Poorly in some respects, the 12" macbook is a better comparison. For instance, it's only 1080p, no 3200x1800 option here. Its SSD may well be SATA3 instead of NVMe (so it's slower). It only has a 3.5mm jack and one USB-C port with no special functions like thunderbolt 3, vs the XPS 13's SD card slot, thunderbolt 3 capable USB-C port, separate charging port, 2 x USB type A (i.e. normal) ports. Internal battery's smaller at 40Wh vs 60Wh for the XPS.It wins in the weight department (910g vs about 1.2kg for XPS) and in webcam placement. That's about it.

    Thank you Gareth that's great help, the other option is the hp spectre 13 (or x360)
    I have a 3rd gen i7 cpu 3770K in a desktop which I bought 5 years ago and is still 90% faster than the i7-7500. Yes I know this isn't a desktop but I wanted to make the point you should ignore the model numbers intel use and look up the performance speed at cpubenchmark.net
    Ghulam3531 m ago

    Thank you Gareth that's great help, the other option is the hp spectre 13 …Thank you Gareth that's great help, the other option is the hp spectre 13 (or x360)



    Ghulam3531 m ago

    Thank you Gareth that's great help, the other option is the hp spectre 13 …Thank you Gareth that's great help, the other option is the hp spectre 13 (or x360)


    I don't know much about those models, whereas I own the XPS 13. They seem generally impressive, though beware the lack of classic ports. Apparently there was a BIOS update to fix the one major problem they had which was that they wouldn't charge off any USB-C PD capable chargers except HP's own.
    Ghulam3523 h, 30 m ago

    Voted hotDoes anyone know how it compares against Dell XPS 13?


    I work as an IT refurbisher, based on the customer service from Asus I would never buy anything from them. HP's are the most popular brand and therefore we get the most failures with them, they do seem to fail significantly more than other brands in my experience. I would get the Dell XPS 13, if it's the bezeless one, then it looks great and has a great screen. Asus are a bunch of **&*s.
    Thank you guys Dell XPS 13 it is
    akky7923 h, 52 m ago

    It's a similar price most places now. I'd rather pay £45 for an extra year …It's a similar price most places now. I'd rather pay £45 for an extra year warranty with John Lewis: https://m.johnlewis.com/asus-zenbook-3-ux390-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-512gb-ssd-12-5-inch-full-hd/p/3095653 Also, isn't this a better deal for the i7 / 16GB version - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LYI2AE8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_E4VHzb9SHEHNC Your thoughts??? I'm thinking of getting one. Good reviews out there on YouTube.


    What would you be doing on one of these that would need 16GB of RAM? If you cannot answer that then its probably not a better deal as the CPU alone isn't worth the extra money. I can think of lots of uses of over that RAM but not on a 12 inch notebook!
    This is a "premium" range ultra book,so design and build quality is focused on.
    not suitable for people that don't understand/don't care about design and that high quality "feel".

    they price is reflective of attention to details,design and build quality too,not just the specs and guts inside.

    these are great if your after premium Windows Ultrabooks,but I suggest looking at Huawei Matebook X too,that one is the best for Windows.almost as good build and design as 12" Macbook.maybe even better designed
    910g - nice.
    A 512GB ssd is pretty impressive at this price. A £1100 macbook only has half that capacity.
    fishmaster1 h, 35 m ago

    I work as an IT refurbisher, based on the customer service from Asus I …I work as an IT refurbisher, based on the customer service from Asus I would never buy anything from them. HP's are the most popular brand and therefore we get the most failures with them, they do seem to fail significantly more than other brands in my experience. I would get the Dell XPS 13, if it's the bezeless one, then it looks great and has a great screen. Asus are a bunch of **&*s.



    A different day, a different job eh Fishy
    fishmaster6 h, 45 m ago

    I work as an IT refurbisher, based on the customer service from Asus I …I work as an IT refurbisher, based on the customer service from Asus I would never buy anything from them. HP's are the most popular brand and therefore we get the most failures with them, they do seem to fail significantly more than other brands in my experience. I would get the Dell XPS 13, if it's the bezeless one, then it looks great and has a great screen. Asus are a bunch of **&*s.


    I have to say as a PC gamer of nearly 25 years I agree.





    ASUS are terrible to deal with.
    Edited by: "ollie87" 7th Aug 2017
    nublets2k5 h, 50 m ago

    A different day, a different job eh Fishy


    Meaning? Perhaps I mistook what you were trying to say. I've had this job 6 years as an I.T. refurbisher and before that I used to build computers for the visually impaired. I do see a heck of a lot of different laptops in this job but each day isn't that different really.
    Edited by: "fishmaster" 7th Aug 2017
    Can't wait for when Ryzen chips are in laptops
    I purchased it from John Lewis who price matched the laptops direct price. Plus 2 year warranty.
    akky799th Aug

    I purchased it from John Lewis who price matched the laptops direct price. …I purchased it from John Lewis who price matched the laptops direct price. Plus 2 year warranty.


    did a usb c dongle come with yours?
    Yes, a white c dongle with a single usb 3, hdmi and charging slot.
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