ASUS Zenbook UX310 is a new ultrabook Taiwanese company, similar to the Zenbook UX330, but with Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 (Skylake), up to 1TB of HDD space with 512GB SSD and Nvidia GeForce MX 920 and MX 940.
In the ASUS booth at Computex 2016, right next to Zenbook UX330 , we found the ‘ ASUS Zenbook UX310 and we could not resist a direct comparison. The two ultrabook are very similar in terms of both hardware and aesthetically, although there are some important differences that distinguish them for the user and target customers.
L ‘ ASUS Zenbook UX310 (UX310UQ) has a brushed aluminum chassis, like all his family, but already eye we see that its thickness is not as thin as that of the Zenbook UX330. We speak of a frame 323 x 223 x 18.5 mm at a weight of 1.45 kg compared to 323 x 222.3 x 13.5 mm and 1.2 kg, and the reason lies mainly in the equipment hardware. This model can fit a dedicated graphics card and based storage magnetic HDD , to meet the needs of professional customers.
In particular, the Zenbook UX310 can be equipped with a processor Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 (Skylake) until 16GB RAM DDR4 2133MHz and up to 1TB of HDD space combined to 512GB of SSD storage, expandable with a microSD card slot. The display of 13.3-inch IPS can have resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) or QHD (3200 x 1800 pixels) with GPU Nvidia GeForce 920MX or 940 MX 2GB VRAM in the more expensive SKU. It ‘Clearly, then, to make way for these solutions, ASUS has had to give up those 5 mm thick, but probably it was worth it.
The rest of the budget is reminiscent of the Zenbook UX330, but with full-sized interfaces: a door USB 3.0 Type-C , two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, one USB 3.0 Type-A, a HDMI, audio jack combo, 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1. Only the battery has less capacity, 3-cell 48 Wh, but enough to work for one working day. The keyboard is very comfortable typing, can be backlit but only on some models.
ASUS Zenbook UX310 (UX310UQ) will be available soon at the starting price of $ 699.
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