May 30, 2015
Asus Zenbook UX305FA w/ 256GB SSD for $599 with Promo Code
The Asus Zenbook UX305FA is an extraordinarily lightweight little ultrabook. Weighing in at only 2.65 lbs and boasting an easy 8 hours of battery life with average use, it’s an incredibly portable and efficient little machine.
The Intel Core M-5Y10 processor isn’t a substantially powerful processor, but even as an M series processor it can be compared to the last-gen Intel Core i3-4030U, making it more than enough to handle everyday Office applications, streaming video, even a really light level of gaming is perfectly manageable. What makes it such an incredible value is the 13.3″ 1920×1080 IPS display, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD, which is absolutely unheard of in this price bracket.
Right now it’s on sale for only $599 at the Microsoft Store if you use coupon code PCGRAD15 at checkout.
Full specs are as follows:
- Intel M-5Y10
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB SSD
- 13.3″ 1920×1080 IPS Dsiplay
- ~8 hour battery life
- 3.2 lbs
This is the ideal machine for a student or professional who needs a really efficient and portable machine to carry around from place to place, doing research, writing documents or spreadsheets, and being able to survive a day doing it without needing to run to a charger every few hours. If your budget is sitting in the sub-$600 range, and you want an ultrabook, but can’t afford the high price tags, this is probably a deal to jump on.