Asus is one of the brands that continue to innovate in consumer computing solutions. Asus recently launched its first 360° flippable ultraportable laptop, the Zenbook UX360CA for Malaysia. The laptop fulfills what we were looking for the Zenbook UX305 which we reviewed here earlier.
01| Beautiful on the outside
The new Asus Zenbook UX360CA features a full 360° flip for those who wanted that beautiful thin design which was unable to be accomplished on the UX305 earlier.
The new Zenbook is made premium being one of the thinnest and lightest laptops on the market at 13,9mm thin while weighing a mere 1.3kg thanks to the featherweight single-sheet aluminum build. To spice things up, Asus has it’s signature concentric pattern on the top of the laptop and has given two color options to choose from, Gold or Grey.
As for the internals, the new Zenbook UX306CA runs on Intel’s Core M3-6Y30 (up to Core M7, optional) with Intel’s integrated HD Graphics 515 paired with 4GB of RAM (up to 8GB).
As for the storage options, you could have as low as 128GB M.2 SATA III SSD for the base model and up to 512GB M.2 SATA III SSD if you want to max out on the storage. Asus also claims that their new Zenbook UX360CA could last 12 hours. Oh yeah did we forget to mention it also has a USB 3.1 port?
03|The Star of the Show! The screen!
Also Read: Asus Transformer Book TP200S Review
Earlier this year we reviewed Asus’s Transformer book TP200S, which you could have a look at here, a convertible that switches from a laptop to a tablet. We criticized the Transformer book TP200s for two major design flaws, first the fat bezels, and next, the weight which forced us to use the transformer book in laptop mode. With the Zenbook UX360CA, we expect this issue to be resolved with the addition of the touchscreen to such a laptop.
It’ll also be interesting to see how well the functionality will improve with the addition of a touchscreen. The UX360CA comes with a Full HD 1080p display as the base model with another option to bump up to QHD+ 3200 x 1800 if you are starving for eye candy.
Here are the specs for Malaysia
|ASUS ZenBook UX360CA Specifications (Malaysia)|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ M (‘Skylake’) M3-6Y30|
|Graphics||Intel® HD Graphics 515 (300MHz, Max 1GHz)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Display||Size: 13.3-inch IPS touchscreen
Resolution: Full HD 1920 x 1080
Viewing angle: 178 degrees
Touchscreen sensor diameter: 6mm
Color gamut: 72% NTSC/100% sRGB
|Memory / RAM||4GB LPDDR3 RAM (1866 MT/s)|
|Mass Storage||128G M.2 SATA III SSD|
|Cameras||Front-facing HD webcam|
|Network Adapter||1000Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet|
|Wireless||Intel AC 8260 Dual Band 802.11ac adapter
|Connectivity||2 x USB 3.0 Type-A (one with Charger+)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
1 x Micro-HDMI display port
1 x 3.5mm audio jack
SD/SDXC card reader
|Audio||ASUS SonicMaster, incorporating ICEpower®, Bang & Olufsen technology
|Battery||54Whr / 4590mAh Lithium Polymer
Up to 12 hours of battery life
|Power Adapter||19V 45W / 100~240V AC universal adapter|
|Colors||Icicle Gold, Mineral Gray|
|Size||323 x 220 x 13.9 mm|
The Zenbook UX360CA is priced at RM3099 ($750), for the above configuration. To purchase, simply visit any Asus Authorized Resellers. Or if you need any more information, visit Asus’s website here.
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