ASUS Zenbook UX305FA Is The Cheapest Alternative To The Newly Announced Apple Macbook

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Apple yesterday announced their new Macbook which is their lightest and thinnest Macbook yet. As expected, Apple was hyping about its design, how thin it is and other stuff. I want to highlight the fact that there are several PCs of same power with thinner and lighter designs. Today, I want to highlight the cheapest Apple Macbook alternative in the Windows ecosystem. ASUS Zenbook UX305FA is an elegant, ultra-slim, and plenty powerful  laptop that measures under a half-inch thick, weighs only 2.65 pounds, and has an Intel Core M processor. It’s pretty luxurious, too, built from a single block of aluminum that’s finished with ASUS’ signature spun-metal finish on the lid. Read the full list of features below.
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  • 13.3-inch matte anti-glare wide-angle IPS Full HD display for up to 1920 by 1080 resolution with an ultra-wide 170-degree viewing angle
  • Signature ZenBook aluminum unibody under a half inch thin and just over 2.5lbs with silent fanless thermal design
  • Latest Intel Core M-5Y10 (turbo up to 2GHz) processor to do more with longer lasting portability
  • 256GB Solid State Drive for incredibly responsive mobile performance
  • Dual-band 2-stream 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 for high-speed wireless connectivity
  • SonicMaster Premium sound design with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower for louder volume, clearer vocals and all-around amazing sound
  • 1 year Accidental Damage Protection from ASUS (registration required) with 30 days Zero Bright Dot Guarantee for warranty protection against drops, spills and electrical surges while ensuring a flawless display

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So, what about the price? Apple Macbook costs $1299 for this same configuration except the screen resolution which is 2304 x 1440. ASUS Zenbook UX305FA costs $699. Yes, half the price of Apple Macbook if you include Apple Care which has Accidental Damage Protection. For the half the price, you get a Windows device which is thinner than the new Apple Macbook.